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: [...]

5 Before and Afters

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 [...]

The Garden and The Home (Updated)

The arrival of spring inspired me to revisit this blog from 2009, add some photos, and use the found time to plant my garden.  Please enjoy the weather and this visual reminder of spring! A beautiful landscape can enhance any architectural project. A talented landscape architect, landscape designer or homeowner with a green thumb makes any project we design more beautiful. That partnership works even better when it begins early in the design process. Architects spend a lot [...]

5 Garage Door Solutions

Garage doors may seem to be a very mundane topic, not worth much thought in the overall scheme of home design, but in our office, that is not the case.  When you think about it, garage doors are quite large elements, which need to be worked into the composition of a building. Those considerations are important whether it is a stand-alone garage, garage/guest house, or a garage connected to a home. We have designed 3” thick authentic swinging [...]

By |2011-07-06T13:04:38-04:00July 3rd, 2011|Categories: Accessory Buildings, Garages|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Breakfast In The Bay

From Monticello to the house next door, it is common when planning a construction project, to create a master plan and then build in phases.  Phasing a renovation can allow the homeowners to live in the house during construction or spread out the cost over several years.  When building a new home, the construction of a guest house or garage before the main house, can create a secure space to store materials and/or establish a home base to [...]

By |2012-05-23T15:58:24-04:00November 1st, 2010|Categories: Additions, Construction, Miscellaneous, New Homes|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Garage Conversion

In many homes the garage takes up some of the most valuable real estate on the property. Often the garage is the first thing you see when you drive up and it is connected right into the heart of the house just off the kitchen. That may make sense in some cases, but just as often the garage (if you could see through the walls) has the best views on the property and blocks the view from the rest of [...]

By |2010-06-03T13:37:43-04:00November 25th, 2009|Categories: Garages, Renovations|Tags: , , |4 Comments