Living Room After

Living Room After

One of the pleasures of working with a great photographer(Rob Karosis), is the thrill of seeing new photos of one of our projects for the first time.  After spending months and sometimes years, on a renovation project it is always gratifying to go back and see what the space looked like before anything was done.  It is easy to forget how far from the original house a design has come.

We hope you enjoy some of our favorite ‘Before and After’ shots.


Living Room Before

Exterior W Barn

Farmhouse After

Farmhouse Before

Farmhouse Before


Kitchen After

09 Before

Kitchen Before

Home After

Home After

Home Before

Home Before

Living Room After

Living Room After

Living Room Before

Living Room Before

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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    Dan Madsen Jr. May 17, 2012 at 7:20 am

    Truly beautiful work, Mr. Crisp. I would have never guessed that you could take such a worn out and drab space and make it into what you did. The garage transformation is a little disappointing though… : )

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    Tom Dieck May 17, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Outstanding Jim. TRD would love to compliment the farm feel with a Green touch around the property.

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    Maura Wolf May 17, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Great idea to show before and after! I will use this for customers to excite them. Beautiful job on construction! Thank you. Maura Wolf

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    James Crisp May 17, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Thanks. We like them too.

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    James Crisp May 17, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    We are lucky to have great clients.

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    CB January 19, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Mr. Crisp – Your beautiful work is the reason I’m no longer afraid to buy a house that is less than optimal at the start. Yours is the firm for me. Now if only I can find the money!

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    James Crisp January 19, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Thank you! I hope you hit the jackpot.

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    M Price June 7, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Great Space.

    Can you tell us where you found the chandeliets.? They tie the rustic beams with the iron table legs.and I’m wondering the age of the structure. Did you remove a low ceiling to make the space appear more open? Love it!

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