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  • Breezeway Connector

3 Critical Connections

Breezeway Connector There are times when we want to add a room or even a building to a home but we need some space between them to make the addition work well.  There are [...]

  • Simple Porch

Cutting Construction Costs

Simple Porch Between the shortage of materials and the high demand, we are all scrambling to understand the current price of projects.  Covid has shut down factories and interrupted supply chains like no other [...]

  • Complete Renovation

Renovate, or Knock it Down – 5 Examples

Complete Renovation After You would think that it is an easy decision whether to renovate or to take an existing home down to the foundation.  Many times, that decision is complex as well as difficult.  It [...]

  • Carriage House/Garage

Carriage House/Garage

Carriage House/Garage The homeowners wanted comfortable quarters for family members and friends that could accommodate long-term visits. This guest house with 3 bedrooms, a great kitchen opening onto the living room, mudroom, and laundry [...]

  • Berkshire Family Compound Almost Finished

Under Construction 3-21

Berkshire Family Compound Almost Finished Berkshire Family Compound Almost Finished It is a real adventure visiting job sites these days.  I go from mud pits to ice sheets to snowdrifts sometimes all [...]

  • Pool House

16 Accessory Buildings

Pool House With Sliding Barn Door Our clients have asked us to design accessory buildings which range from potting sheds to elaborate family sports centers.  No two are exactly alike in their form or [...]

  • Metal Tub

Bath Time – 15 Fun Bathtubs

Metal Tub When I was growing up, we took baths.  It wasn’t fancy, we didn’t bathe to relax, bathing was just to get the dirt off (I spent many formative years on a farm). [...]

  • New Born Lambs

It Was a Dark and Snowy Night…

New Born Lambs It was 2:30 AM, I was doing my best to sleep after eating too many appetizers while watching the Super Bowl game with my family.  Of course, about that time, two [...]

  • View From Family/Living Room

17 Living/Family Rooms

View From Family/Living Room in New Berkshire Lake Home Living rooms are the place we gather with friends and family.  They come in all sizes, shapes, and decors, and are as diverse as families [...]

  • Modern Farmhouse at Dusk

21 Homes at Dusk

Modern Farmhouse at Dusk Sometimes, we ask our photographer, Rob Karosis, to work overtime and take some photographs as the sun goes down.  This is usually after he has already put in a 10 [...]