A study must be just the right amount of beautiful. Beautiful enough to inspire excellent work, but muted enough not to distract. The ideal study is a finely-tuned space: a chair at center-stage, plenty of light streaming through the windows, a view to inspire, and enough decorum to settle unobtrusively in the background when the […]
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The sky is blue, an impossibly bright shade of blue that is just about the only thing to tip you off that the house is not in England. It is grand and rambling, unfolding across the lawns in a wonderfully earthy sprawl of rustic charm. Stately like it has been there for centuries, the kind […]
A thought seized us recently as we were discussing a previous blog post on the history and influence of shingle-style architecture. Near the end of the article, we point out that the style reflects “the slow and romantic lifestyle of the Victorian era.” And it does. But at the height of its popularity, shingle-style architecture […]
Shingle-style architecture is a uniquely American brand that marks a point of convergence for several different influences from Queen Anne Victorian to Medieval Romanesque. A popular New England style that appeared just as the nineteenth century wound to a close, shingle-style architecture paints a sweeping portrait of the nation at that point in time: high fashion with […]
As summer rises in Boston, our construction progress continues to accelerate in St. Kitts, whose splendid tropical allure is as welcome as ever (even if it is no longer quite such a necessary respite from the harsh New England winter). Our most recent trip to the West Indies coincided with a visit from our client—her […]
When retired schoolteacher Jim Reed purchased a plot of land overlooking the Ozark Hills in 1971, he did not know it would soon be the site of one of the greatest marvels of modern architecture: Thorncrown Chapel. Though the space was intended for a new home for Reed and his wife to enjoy in their […]
In terms of classic New England architecture, the traditional Cape Cod home is a time-honored standard. Built to provide shelter from the vicious winter storms that whipped in off the Atlantic, these homes have remained popular due to their charming simplicity and the nostalgic element of tradition that suffuses them. They are uniquely New England. […]
Verdant hills, violet lupines springing from the ground, rugged mountains rising and falling all the way to the horizon—it is a paradise enough to convince anyone to drop everything and race away somewhere quieter to be in nature. But even this idyllic haven faced its obstacles when it encountered the Northeast’s fiercest foe: an endless […]
Looking out across Nevsky Prospekt, there is an overwhelming sense of being somewhere entirely other. The history and grandeur are palpable: you stand on an avenue designed by Peter the Great to reach the ancient city of Novgorod; you can glimpse the imposing (and imposingly named) Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood; you are acutely aware […]
Construction is in full swing for our St. Kitts project, which you can see here nestled in among the dunes and indigenous flora. To honor and reflect the natural beauty of the surrounding seascape, our design incorporates neutral-toned Ludowici clay tiles for all of the home’s many roof planes. At present, the tiles are 50% installed, and […]
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