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My Kitchen Design is All Set…Think Again!

My Kitchen Design is All Set…Think Again!

Our ongoing series from kitchen designer Cheryl Clendenon continues as she answers this common question. “I have already thought everything through and won’t have any decisions to make” If you are someone with design knowledge or your architect, if you have one, has already walked through every detail with you, […]

When Should You Call In a Design Professional?

When Should You Call In a Design Professional?

I love my finish nailer. Well, I don’t really love it, but I like it, I enjoy it, I find it useful for creating the world’s most perfect crown molding corner (a future blog post, for sure). But do I bring out the pancake compressor and finish nailer to drive […]

What You Need to Know about Working with your Architect

What You Need to Know about Working with your Architect

So you’ve got ideas on designing your own home but don’t know where to start? There are some great 3D modeling and virtual room and house planners that you can fiddle with but when it’s time to really get serious you’ll probably need to start a relationship with an architect. […]

Ask the Architect

Ask the Architect

We were recently introduced to a new website and blog called AsktheArchitect.org which is run by Washington D.C. based architect/contractor, Bruce Wentworth. He has some great profiles of house styles that are common in the D.C. area and does answer some interesting questions regarding how these older style homes can […]

Homes from Earth to Sky

Homes from Earth to Sky

This beautiful home from Una Arquitectos is the best example we’ve seen of a home that blends seamlessly into it’s environment (literally).

Landscaping for Energy Conservation

Landscaping for Energy Conservation

The art of landscaping can get lost in the chaos of remodeling or building a new home. The approach should start from the beginning with your architect and flow from the site plan and footprint of your home. Taking into account geographic elements around your site such as rolling hills, […]

Save the Neutra House

Save the Neutra House

Richard Neutra is one of the primary architects responsible for the modern home movement. Unfortunately his own residence (VDL Research House) located in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles is in a state of disrepair.

Celebrity Real Estate Endorsements

Celebrity Real Estate Endorsements

Celebrity endorsements can jump start a business. Whether it’s fashion, nightclubs, or presidential candidates, celebrities bump the exposure and financial status of any business. This is now being played out in New York real estate as it’s not just amenities or “starchitects” that sell the building but which celeb has […]

Fans of Prefab head to MOMA this Summer

Fans of Prefab head to MOMA this Summer

In July 2008, MOMA in New York city will be presenting “Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling“. MOMA has selected five architects from 400 to build a prefab home for this exhibit that will take place on a parking lot adjacent to MOMA on 53rd St.

Get a Jump on a Renovation…Before Closing?

Get a Jump on a Renovation…Before Closing?

Time is money and getting a jump on planning and preparation for a remodel on a recently purchased home is a great idea but how far should you take the process before you’ve closed? The decision to not start any work on property is universal in the Brownstoner forums, but […]

Building on a Steep Slope

Building on a Steep Slope

You’ve found the perfect location for your dream home but the land is on a steep grade and you are concerned about the costs and difficulties of building on a slope. There are some natural advantages to building on a slope which include great views, natural air ventilation, and water […]

Architectural Record

Architectural Record

We are honored to have been selected as an Editor’s Bookmark for June 2007 by the Architectural Record. The publication has been a leader in the industry for over 100 years and their new website is as content rich as you’ll find anywhere.

Choosing an Architect

Choosing an Architect

When planning your new home or an addition, the right architect can make or break the building process. The American Institute of Architects provides some helpful suggestions for selecting an architect.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

Thanks to Hewn and Hammered to showed us the way to this great video tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater house. If you’re a fan of his organic architecture it doesn’t get any better than this.