An exterior Trellis: design concepts and ideas

An exterior Trellis: design concepts and ideas

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The full weekend is in front of us, spring is finally coming and I find myself working with 3 clients on exterior living spaces, sunrooms and even an orangery. As we shift our focus to the outside of our homes,  I wanted to share some of my early design inspirations and talk through my approach to design and construction. Good trellis-work is a hallmark of Timeless Building. When done…

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The library-Part 2. 5 books to build your personal library

The library-Part 2. 5 books to build your personal library

Part 1 of this post (2 weeks ago) dealt with 5 “must have” books for the builder and contractor. This week I list 5 books for the homeowner. These books are a little less technical but there is still some overlap between library types. This overlap is necessary because there is still information that must be shared between the homeowner and the builder/architect which encourages the building of…

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5 must-have books for the craftsman/builder’s architectural library.

5 must-have books for the craftsman/builder’s architectural library.

In my upcoming book, I contend that we have lost “the art of building” and need to learn how to build timelessly again. This re-learning, starts with books and it is the reason I think builders and craftsmen should invest and build working libraries. Part one of this post is geared for craftsmen and builders. Part 2 (next week) will focus on the homeowner’s library.

That you should have a…

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The Death of Craftsmanship part 2, the problem with manufacturers.

The Death of Craftsmanship part 2, the problem with manufacturers.

As you may know, I’m in the final stages of the new book release, A Timeless House in an Instant Age”. God willing, it will go to the printer soon. I have been pursuing a few friends and key influencers for endorsements. One of these influencers is Gary Katz. Gary is the model of a modern-day master craftsman. He rose to this stature and ironically, cut his teeth trimming out apartments.…

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