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2501 Barcelona Addition

2501 Barcelona Addition

Outdoor living, in Florida, is as much a part of the local lifestyle as a clam bake is in New England. Our most recent, major commission began as the expansion of small porch, on a 10 year old, Mediterranean Revival home in Fort Lauderdale. It evolved into new outdoor living and activity space for every member of the family. “Additions and Renovations to houses should look as though they were designed by the original architect and should enhance the original building as a result of the new construction.” Un-named architect. We take this premise very seriously and execute our design and construction work accordingly. Patterns and material selections utilized in the existing residence were the starting point for the design of the addition. Finish selections, consistent with and upgraded from the original, migrate across the project, blurring the line between the new and existing portions of the house. “You’d think I designed the entire building” the original Architect said to me as we neared completion of the project … a pretty nice compliment from one of your peers.

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A Lost Shotgun

A Lost Shotgun

This lovely Greek Revival "shotgun" house in New Orleans is a beautiful example a common style of southern residential architecture.

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An Affordable Production Pocket-Hole Machine

An Affordable Production Pocket-Hole Machine

Kreg's $400 Foreman pocket-hole machine is nearly as fast and less expensive than cabinet-shop versions.

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Bringing the Outside In

Bringing the Outside In

A Seattle Architect re-imagines the relationship between a home and its surroundings.

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Wood Walls - 3 Tips

Wood Walls - 3 Tips

Everyone loves wood interior walls! In this video I'll show you three tips to ensuring your wood walls look great after installation. The wood in this video is reclaimed from the 30's house we were remodeling and was used originally as a wallpaper backer.

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Floor to Ceiling Bookshelves

Floor to Ceiling Bookshelves

Once a bedroom, this renovated space houses a library of family books from floor to ceiling with a desk area and windows seats.

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A Great Great Room

A "Great" Great Room

An exciting great room forms the center of this "X" shaped beachfront house on Cape Cod.

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CAMO Edge Pro

CAMO Edge Pro

The CAMO Edge Pro speeds up edge-screw decking installation without bending over.

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Historic Factory converted into Live Work Lofts In Oakland Ca.

Historic Factory converted into Live Work Lofts In Oakland Ca.

Using the bones of a 1940s factory, an architect creates beautiful light filled living spaces in an industrial section of Oakland Ca.

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Cut Drywall Without a T-Square

Cut Drywall Without a T-Square

A utility knife and tape measure are all you need to make clean, straight cuts in drywall

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An Out There Shower

An "Out There" Shower

Hutker Architects of Martha's Vineyard and Cape Cod have developed a reputation for designing great houses and for their innovative and beautiful outdoor showers.

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Just Big Enough

Just Big Enough

Surrounded by towering Red and Scots pine trees, this couple finds refuge and renewal in a rebuilt house that is just the right size.

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Paradox Lake House

Paradox Lake House

A year round home carved into the forest, at the edge of Paradox Lake, in upstate New York. Careful site planning and a rustic casual design help this well crafted home take its place among the 'great camps' of the Adirondack Park.

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Thin is In

Thin is In

This light filled in fill house gives new meaning to the phrase small spaces

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Self-Taught MBA: The Tailgate vs. the Water Cooler

Self-Taught MBA: The Tailgate vs. the Water Cooler

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Job-site communication styles don’t readily translate to the office environment. I almost lost my job learning this important fact of life.

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Bunkhouse Game room in Jackson Wyoming

Bunkhouse Game room in Jackson Wyoming

A game room provides a cozy getaway for the kids.

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CAMO Marksman Edge

CAMO Marksman Edge

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The CAMO Marksman Edge edge-screws wet pressure treated lumber even with the boards tight together.

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Fresh Summer Color

Fresh Summer Color

Sunshine and color fill this lakeside kitchen that has stood the test of time.

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The Artists Floor

The Artist's Floor

Fine Homebuilding spoke with craftsman, Tom Ourada, about building his award-winning artisan wood floors

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A Sense of Direction

A Sense of Direction

Here is a beautiful sight that orients everyone who comes down the stairs at this house designed by Eric Chase Architects of Brooksville, Maine.

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