Great American Architecture

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Great American cities wouldn’t be as great without the uniquely American architectural design of some of their most famous edifices. Cities with the Best Architecture, according to some. For example, the architecture of Chicago is considered world class and has had a considerable influence on much of America’s architecture. And New York easily comes to mind with the Empire State Building,… Read more »

Thinking About Working With An Architect?

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  There is a lot to consider when building or remodeling a house. I’ve gathered a variety of sites that will hopefully provide useful insights for you in designing, building, or remodeling your home. Some great places to get inspired with a photo library and information. Architectural Digest BuilderOnline.com Assembling the team Architectural Inspiration on TED… Read more »

The Flatiron

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One of my favorite New York landmarks is the Flatiron Building at 175 5th Avenue in Manhattan. It has graced the New York skies for over a century and when it was completed in 1902 it was one of the city’s tallest skyscrapers. But what really makes the Flatiron stand out is its design, which… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Silicon Valley Has Mansions Too

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We know that housing prices in Silicon Valley have gone through the room in the recent years. But $88 million? That’s a bit steep. Take a look at this Architectural Digest feature on this 24,000, (yes that’s thousand) square feet home in Los Altos. Take the slide show tour of this amazing mansion. Although I’m… Read more »