It would be safe to say that architect Jim Olson from Olson Kundig Architects is an incredibly patient man. In a world where architects strive to build skyscapers at record-breaking speed, the award-winning architect took his time with the construction of his own lake house, as in 55 years. Olson began to build the cabin, … Continue reading 55 Year Renovation
A home without a television is like a castle in the clouds — it exists only in fairy tales. And that’s only a slight overstatement. The Nielsen Company reports that 96.7 percent of U.S. homes have television sets. In my experience, over the course of hundreds of home construction projects, I can’t recall a single … Continue reading A Helpful Tip Just in Time for Spring and Summer Sports!
I wish I had a dollar for every time I describe something as “light and airy.” I love a light and airy space. Most people love a light and airy space. They commission designers to create light and airy out of dark and musty. A large percentage of the time, light and airy is the … Continue reading 9 Dark Wall Colors to Suit Your Mood From Houzz.com
This family’s vacation home, in the Suncadia Resort of Washington state, had some special requirements — the daughter has special needs, and the mother of one of the homeowners is in a wheelchair. Universal design with the appropriate access and clearances was paramount. Architect David Clinkston and interior designer Barbara Hyde Evans teamed up, creating … Continue reading Room of the Day: A Modern Lodge Embraces Universal Design
It’s freezing outside, and you just want your home to be warm, dry, and comfortable. The last thing you want to worry about is a sky-high heating bill... See more.
Every holiday season the Oak Park, Illinois, home of Frank Lloyd Wright is decorated as it would have been in the early 20th century. Led by "junior interpreters" and organized by the Frank Lloyd Wright PreservationTrust, half-hour guided tours "for kids, by kids," according to the description, take visitors back in time to experience the … Continue reading Experience the Holiday’s with Frank Lloyd Wright
Thinking about buying an older home? Currently live in an older home? About five million homes in use today were built before 1915, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development in a 2009 study. Many of these are beautiful Italianate, Victorian and Queen Anne style homes located mostly in the eastern seaboard states, but … Continue reading For those of you who own an older home from Porch.com
This main floor makeover remodeled the kitchen, family and dining room, gallery, two bathrooms, and piano room. (While also converting two bedrooms into a home office!) With the goal of removing funny angles and creating a better flow from room to room, this $250k renovation unified a more functional space. Contemporary Main Floor Remodel from … Continue reading Porch.com Article on a contemporary main floor remodel