Private Reading Room

These days, tranquility is often hard to find.  We live in a stressful time and must find ways to reduce that stress.  Many of us have hobbies and sports that help us relax, while others meditate or exercise to achieve the same goal.  When the weather permits, I go to unwind and relax on my back porch.  Even though it is outside my home, I consider it another room of my house.  Although my wife loves our porch, her favorite place on our property is the barn, where she cares for our sheep.  Having a place in the home to find peace and quiet is important and essential.  Tranquility, in the end, is where each of us finds it, but to find it in our own home is just a bonus.

Porch Overlooking Stream

Porch Overlooking Stream (Outdoor Room)

A Great Kitchen Can Be A Happy Relaxing Place

A Great Kitchen Can Be a Happy Relaxing Place

Fishing And Hunting Room

Fishing and Hunting Room For the Outdoor Enthusiast

Basement Getaway Tv Room

Basement Getaway TV Room

For Some A Good Workout Does The Trick

For Some, a Good Workout Does the Trick

If All Else Fails, There Is Always The Basement Pub

If All Else Fails, There is Always the Basement Pub

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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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