7 Screened Porches(Revisited)

Owning a screened porch on a buggy summer evening is like owning a castle with a moat when the barbarians attack. The screened porch provides a place to relax outdoors without having to pay attention to the barbarian bug population.In general, the screened porches we design are larger than the average open porch. Most often they are designed as outdoor rooms and are furnished with sofas and chairs as well as dining tables and occasionally a fireplace. Screened [...]

By |2014-06-06T13:17:13-04:00March 31st, 2014|Categories: Porches|Tags: , , |1 Comment

5 Ceiling Treatments

Even though it may not be the first thing you notice when you enter a room, the ceiling makes a big impact on how you perceive the space.  A well designed room should include careful study of how the ceiling is perceived.  Simple unadorned ceilings are fine as long as they fit the rooms they are above.  There is almost no limit to the design options available when considering the ceiling of a home. When additional [...]

By |2012-05-23T17:01:16-04:00February 2nd, 2012|Categories: Design, Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , , |7 Comments

4 Screened Porches

As I sat down to dinner on our porch the other night, I knew something was wrong.  The kids were already scratching.  I turned on the ceiling fan, which normally blows away all but the most determined bugs and it barely had any effect.  The next thing I knew, the kids were going for the bug spray.  We made it through dinner, but until this crop of mosquitoes has gone south, we will be eating indoors. It dawned [...]

By |2012-05-23T16:48:25-04:00October 3rd, 2011|Categories: Porches|Tags: , , , |7 Comments

The Magic (and the Work) of Architectural Photography

It was on a rainy morning a couple of weeks ago that our photographer, Rob Karosis, began shooting the first of our recently completed projects.  If it were my first photo shoot with Rob, I might have been worried.  As always he pulled it off beautifully, and you really can’t tell it was drizzling. We have been working with Rob for many years and our photos are a team effort.  We borrowed some props from our friend, Ruthie [...]

By |2011-09-13T10:58:44-04:00September 8th, 2011|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Fine Home Source

A Few of Our Exhibitors Saturday, September 24th, 2011 From 10:00am to 5:00pm Four years ago we gathered friends and colleagues in a huge tent to showcase their craftsmanship, their technology, and their art; we called it Fine Home Source. The organizational feat is overseen by  our office manager and event planner, Lois.  Meanwhile, everyone else in the office does their part to make this a wonderful show, while maintaining our day jobs. In one place you can talk to [...]

The Philip Hart House-Sleeping Porch

Every old home needs an advocate. A special someone who understands and cares about the details, the history, and the sense of place inherent in a period home. Those advocates may save that home from the wrecking ball or the vinyl siding salesman or the addition that would look better on a gas station. Two of those advocates are David and Nan Greenwood. Their home is in Hart’s Village just outside of the Village of Millbrook. Philip Hart built his [...]

By |2010-06-03T13:45:17-04:00July 26th, 2009|Categories: Porches|Tags: , , , , |7 Comments

Screened Porches

Owning a screened porch on a buggy summer evening is like owning a castle with a moat when the barbarians attack. The screened porch provides a place to relax outdoors without having to pay attention to the barbarian bug population. In general, the screened porches we design are larger than the average open porch. Most often they are designed as outdoor rooms and are furnished with sofas and chairs as well as dining tables and occasionally a fireplace. Screened porches [...]

By |2010-06-03T13:53:25-04:00April 20th, 2009|Categories: Porches|Tags: , , , |0 Comments