Simple Home(Revisited)

Whether you are designing an iphone or a country home, keeping it simple is harder than it looks.  Instead of relying on flash and dash, a simple design relies on substance, proportion, and details.  Most people cannot tell exactly what is wrong with a home when the proportions are off, but they know a beautiful home when they see it and good proportions are always the key. In the eighteenth century, nails and bricks, as well as most [...]

By |2014-06-06T13:31:08-04:00January 7th, 2014|Categories: Design|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Simple is Sometimes Best

There is a wonderful hamlet of period homes near my house which are owned by a group of lifelong friends.  They are all meticulously cared for by their owners, and the idea of adding on to one of these jewels is taken very seriously.   When I was asked to design an addition to this particular home, I lived in New York City and only weekended in the area. The task I was given was to design a dining room addition [...]

By |2012-05-23T15:32:24-04:00July 14th, 2010|Categories: Additions, Design, Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |1 Comment
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