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  • Cornfield Early Summer

Out Takes-6 Beautiful Photographs

Ferns Our architectural photographer, Rob Karosis is an artist who cannot turn off his creative eye when taking a break between architectural shots.  We always look for those bonus photographs that come back from [...]

  • Indoor Pool

13 Pool Structures

Indoor Pool Nothing says summer like kids splashing around in a pool–except perhaps an adult party centered around a pool on a balmy summer evening. In either case, a pool house makes everything easier. [...]

  • Screened Porch with Folding Doors

13 Screened Porches

Screened Porch with Folding Doors When it is buggy out, a screened porch is in its glory!  I love to eat dinner on my open porch (as well as drink my morning coffee), but [...]

  • Berkshire Addition/Renovation Barn

Under Construction 5-21

Greenwich Waterfront Home The spring and the fall are great times to visit job sites.  As long as the construction sites are not too muddy, the weather is usually fine and the countryside is [...]

  • 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 [...]