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Fine Home Source 2013

We are now a little over a month away from our 6th and largest Fine Home Source Home show.  We have enlarged the tent and added vendors and have reached a milestone of 6 years keeping craftmanship and quality design alive.  Join us in the celebration of quality services,craftsmanship, and design on September 28th in Millbrook, New York.  Here are a few of the vendors who will be there: [...]

Quiet Spaces

We all need time to think, read and/or write, to sketch or simply dream.  A quiet space within our home can be a refuge from hectic lives and too many electronic diversions.  That space doesn’t need to be a closed room with a heavy door, you may want to be close to the activity inside your home, just not in the middle of it all the time. When planning a quiet or contemplative space, care should be taken [...]

By |2012-05-23T16:52:51-04:00November 2nd, 2011|Categories: Design, Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

3 of Our Favorite Architectural Details (#1)

This is the first of a series of articles showcasing some of our favorite architectural details. No architectural project is successful unless the details are well thought out, proportional, and designed to last.  The details do make the project. We often use cupolas to bring in light and for ventilation.  Best of all, they add detail to a roof and make an historical connection to the barns built in the nineteenth century and before. A fireplace [...]

By |2012-05-23T16:44:26-04:00June 6th, 2011|Categories: Additions, Design, Fireplaces, Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , |3 Comments


Every autumn as leaves and temperatures fall, I anticipate the first fire in the fireplace. I continue to build fires well through the cool spring nights. Each new fire is a personal test of my log selection and arranging skills-some of which I fail; my father-in-law and I have a running contest to see who's fire will smoke and go out the fastest. When my home (and his) was built in the late eighteenth century, building fires was serious business. [...]

By |2010-06-03T13:43:05-04:00September 29th, 2009|Categories: Fireplaces|Tags: , , , |1 Comment
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