Architect's Toolbox: The Sketches That Spark a House

Architect's Toolbox: The Sketches That Spark a House

With everything that goes into creating a house today, it’s tough to envision where everything starts. How do you communicate your thoughts to another person, and how does an architect translate things such as “indoor-outdoor stream, tons of natural lighting…

6 Tower Houses Boost to Today's Tastes

6 Tower Houses Boost to Today's Tastes

Although most of us are lucky to not need to reside in fortified houses today, there’s some thing about tower homes that continue to capture our imagination. We often think of towers too dark, foreboding places where water always seeps…

Deconstruction Reshapes Log Cabin Style

Deconstruction Reshapes Log Cabin Style

All these Chicago homeowners pictured this home as a romantic log cabin getaway from their city resides. Set out of Pinedale, Wyoming, this scenic 10-acre riverside property is like something out of a dream. However, the clients were not interested…

Grand Historic Estate at New York

Grand Historic Estate at New York

Nestled along the Gold Coast of Long Island, New York — a fitting title for an area that houses the personal estates of some of America’s richest families — is the A.H. Lyons estate, that goes to interior designer Kim…

Classic Design: The Language Allergic

Classic Design: The Language Allergic

From high-end luxury houses to the most basic spec-built residence, it appears that a traditionally designed home must have at least one column based on designs from antiquity. Around 2,500 years ago, the Greeks invented what have become known as…

Curb Appeal: 10 Updated Brick Designs

Curb Appeal: 10 Updated Brick Designs

A home with the ideal curb appeal will increase value for you personally and for your community. Before building or renovating your house, understanding which architectural style your home belongs to is important to give leadership for any changes you…