Custom Millwork For Your Remodel

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Custom millwork for your cabinets, panels and molding really show off your home. Historically millwork was any milled wood product used for construction. If you look at antique wood furniture you can see the design and styling that went into its manufacture. Many styles come to us from European furniture and home builders, including Tudor,… Read more »

National Architecture Week

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It’s National Architecture Week. Nice to have a whole week for your own profession. I still love being an architect although it has been many years since I launched my career. I still love working with homeowners, designers and builders to create beautiful and practical living environments. The esthetic quality of a good build in… Read more »

Could You Live in an All-Glass House?

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An architect I admire, Philip Johnson built an all-glass house in 1949, and lived in it. I really thought it was an amazing piece of design work. The house, in New Canaan, Connecticut has been open to the public for the last few years. Haven’t made the trip but it’s on my bucket list. Found… Read more »

Corn Chicago Style?

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Chicago, Illinois has some interesting architecture. One of my favorite is the two towers of the Corn Cob Condominium Complex.The balconies have the shape of, you guessed it, corn kernels. It is actually known as Marina City. Architect Bertrand Goldberg designed the complex in 1959, and it was completed in 1964. At the time it… Read more »

Designing In Earthquake Country

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We live on the edge of the San Andreas fault, one of the largest fault lines in California. The San Francisco bay area is known, among other things, for the 1906 San Francisco and 1989 Loma Prieta earthquakes. So how does that impact my architectural design plans?  I educate my clients about design elements to… Read more »

Architect For Your Project?

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So why use an architect when planning your remodel? If you look at the technical side, architects are duty bound to know and apply local and county building codes. Other design professional may not. In fact I sometimes receive calls on a project from the client’s designer to help manage the structural portion of the buildout. … Read more »

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Have you taken a look at Houzz? In many ways Houzz has replaced magazines and books (which were our best resources in the not so distant past) for inspiration, design ideas, and finding the right architect for your job. It’s a fabulous resource. It helps my clients understand the layout, elements and details and just… Read more »

Renovate Before You Sell?

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I was asked recently about renovating ahead of a resale. No right answer – it has something to do with the house’s location, condition, the owners expectations for what they want to get out of it.  I told them that they should get a good real estate agent that can help with this because they… Read more »

Good Acoustics

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Many elements go into a well-designed architectural plan, be it a new construction or a remodel. It’s not all visual. It’s tactical, harmonious and now days more acoustical. We’re aware of how outdoor noise pollution affects us in our homes. But a thoughtful design includes considerations on the audio aspects as well. I recently attended… Read more »