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Katie Hutchison, Warren, Rhode Island
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Call for Submissions for a Small-House Book

Call for Submissions for a Small-House Book

Do you know of a beautiful home that we could feature in a new book tentatively titled "The New Small House"?

Design snapshot: Shingled swordfish as sea

Design snapshot: Shingled swordfish as sea

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of an artful shingle pattern.

Design snapshot: Vestige of Victorian era entry

Design snapshot: Vestige of Victorian era entry

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a pair of striking entry doors.

Design snapshot: Alley gateway

Design snapshot: Alley gateway

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a gateway that tempts and thwarts our curiosity.

Design snapshot: Distinctive bay window with a view

Design snapshot: Distinctive bay window with a view

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a corbelled oriel.

Design snapshot: Understated classical entry

Design snapshot: Understated classical entry

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a photogenic treat.

Design snapshot: An entry door with a touch of mystery

Design snapshot: An entry door with a touch of mystery

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a beguiling "Design snapshot" detail.

Design snapshot: Brick-paving pointers

Design snapshot: Brick-paving pointers

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of brick underfoot

Design snapshot: Victorian dormer

Design snapshot: Victorian dormer

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a rooftop jewel.

Design snapshot: Romantic cottage and garden

Design snapshot: Romantic cottage and garden

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a storybook-like scene.

Design snapshot: Chimney tale

Design snapshot: Chimney tale

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of an exuberant chimney.

Design snapshot: Entry-porch essentials

Design snapshot: Entry-porch essentials

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of an integral entry porch.

Design snapshot: A roof-type reverie

Design snapshot: A roof-type reverie

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a hipped gable.

Design snapshot: Sliding shutter doors

Design snapshot: Sliding shutter doors

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of slatted doors for a large opening.

Design snapshot: Cable guardrail revisited

Design snapshot: Cable guardrail revisited

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a streamlined guardrail.

Design snapshot: Marblehead work-building works

Design snapshot: Marblehead work-building works

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a vernacular charmer.

Design snapshot: Captivated by 17th-century craft

Design snapshot: Captivated by 17th-century craft

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of time-worn handiwork.

Design snapshot: The skys the limit

Design snapshot: The sky's the limit

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a Nantucket-style dormer and widow's walk.

Design snapshot: Cottage placemaking

Design snapshot: Cottage placemaking

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of engaged siting.

Design snapshot: New England vernacular tower

Design snapshot: New England vernacular tower

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a work-building-turned-gallery.

Design snapshot: Frame it to fathom it

Design snapshot: Frame it to fathom it

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a divided window.

Design snapshot: Interior inspiration

Design snapshot: Interior inspiration

Architect Katie Hutchison shares an interior "Design snapshot" of an eyebrow dormer window.

Design snapshot: Humble picket fence

Design snapshot: Humble picket fence

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a picket fence.

Design snapshot: Porch paradigm

Design snapshot: Porch paradigm

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a dreamy wrap-around porch.

Design snapshot: A view with windows

Design snapshot: A view with windows

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of an historic barn.

Design snapshot: Classical comments

Design snapshot: Classical comments

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a Doric pilaster.

Design snapshot: Elemental outdoor fireplace

Design snapshot: Elemental outdoor fireplace

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of an outdoor fireplace to warm your heart.

Design snapshot: Procession pointers

Design snapshot: Procession pointers

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a landscaped transition from car to house garden.

Design snapshot: Tobacco barn truth and beauty

Design snapshot: Tobacco barn truth and beauty

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a veracious vernacular.

Design snapshot: Boat-like boat

Design snapshot: Boat-like boat

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of an inspirational wooden, row boat.

Design snapshot: Driveway dos

Design snapshot: Driveway do's

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of a versatile driveway.

Design snapshot: Gardening outside the box

Design snapshot: Gardening outside the box

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of verdant window boxes.

Design snapshot: Cable guardrail

Design snapshot: Cable guardrail

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of a waterfront guardrail.

Design snapshot: Provincetown dune shack

Design snapshot: Provincetown dune shack

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of a weathered retreat.

Design snapshot: Esprit despalier

Design snapshot: Esprit d'espalier

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of an espaliered, dwarf, pear tree with a barn backdrop.

Design snapshot: Pleasing pavers and plantings

Design snapshot: Pleasing pavers and plantings

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of a patio pattern.

Design snapshot: A woodshed to remember

Design snapshot: A woodshed to remember

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of a landscape marker worth noting.

Design snapshot: Classic carriage-house doors

Design snapshot: Classic carriage-house doors

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of doors to inspire.

Design snapshot: Celebrating the edge

Design snapshot: Celebrating the edge

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of scalloped edges.

Design snapshot: The art of the stone wall

Design snapshot: The art of the stone wall

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of a classic, New England, stone wall.

Design snapshot: Small house, big windows

Design snapshot: Small house, big windows

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" about making a big impact on a small house.

Design snapshot: Winter white

Design snapshot: Winter white

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of an all-white house exterior.

Design snapshot: Piles, piers, and poetic sheds

Design snapshot: Piles, piers, and poetic sheds

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of a seasonal perspective.

Design snapshot: Kitchen desk with a view

Design snapshot: Kitchen desk with a view

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of a kitchen command-center.

Design snapshot: Engaging enclosed porch

Design snapshot: Engaging enclosed porch

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of a favorite enclosed porch.

Design snapshot: Beach boardwalk

Design snapshot: Beach boardwalk

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of a path worth taking.

Design snapshot: Shaker blues

Design snapshot: Shaker blues

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of enticing blues.

Design snapshot: Painted-floor patina

Design snapshot: Painted-floor patina

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of a vibrant painted floor.

How to look at houses (like an architect): Top

How to look at houses (like an architect): Top

Take a video tour with architect Katie Hutchison to train your eye on houses – finishing with the top.

Design snapshot: Stair with flair

Design snapshot: Stair with flair

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of a well-crafted Georgian stair.

Design snapshot: Roof riddle

Design snapshot: Roof riddle

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of a roof rake and eave intersection.

Design snapshot: From fishing shacks to home

Design snapshot: From fishing shacks to home

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of a home comprised of former fishing shacks.

Design snapshot: Sachs covered bridge

Design snapshot: Sach's covered bridge

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of a classic covered bridge.

Design snapshot: Harvest-inspired palette

Design snapshot: Harvest-inspired palette

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of an antique window in a colorful wall.

How to look at houses (like an architect): Middle

How to look at houses (like an architect): Middle

Take a video tour with architect Katie Hutchison to train your eye on houses – looking at the middle.

Design snapshot: Barn three-season bonus

Design snapshot: Barn three-season bonus

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a barn adapted for a creative indoor/outdoor use.

How to look at houses (like an architect): Base II

How to look at houses (like an architect): Base II

Take a video tour with architect Katie Hutchison to train your eye on houses – continuing with the base.

How to look at houses (like an architect): Base

How to look at houses (like an architect): Base

Take a video tour with architect Katie Hutchison to train your eye on houses -- starting with the base.

Home with Katie: Design Tips for Upper-level Oriels

Home with Katie: Design Tips for Upper-level Oriels

Join architect Katie Hutchison for a companion video to her Fine Homebuilding Drawing Board column about upper-level oriels*. (* An oriel is a window bay without a foundation.)



Recent comments


Re: Design snapshot: Sliding shutter doors

I say "rooflet"; others say "pent". A "rooflet" seems to befit a "porchlet".

Re: Design snapshot: Humble picket fence

Hi MichelleVelasquez,
I'm afraid I can't take credit for designing this fence; I simply admire it.

Re: Design snapshot: Driveway do's

Rob and WL_Minneapolis,

Another nice, brick-driveway option that can be a little lighter on your pocketbook, is to install two brick "paths" for the tires and plant grass or a mossy ground cover between and adjacent to the tire "paths". This can have a landscaped look, somewhat akin to the patio driveway in the "design snapshot" above.

Re: Design snapshot: Provincetown dune shack

Good idea, Rob. It's on my "bucket" list.

Re: Design snapshot: Pleasing pavers and plantings

Rob, I believe this was just one "square" of a patio pattern -- not a border -- owned and designed by some very creative folks.

Re: Design snapshot: Classic carriage-house doors

TheTimberTailor, I haven't been back to check on those doors lately, but let's hope that the flat panels were just a temporary fix.

Re: Design snapshot: The art of the stone wall

I'm so glad to learn the term "lace wall" and the pragmatic thinking behind it. Thanks, Rob, Brian, and TheTimberTailor.

Re: Just Right @ 144 sq.ft.

Diana, what a beautiful home you have and what a beautiful outlook you have toward it. You and your home are an inspiration.

Re: Design snapshot: Small house, big windows

Rob, it often takes a number of elevation studies to get it right. It's a matter of balancing not only window size, relative to the overall elevation, but the amount of surrounding wall. A window that's too big may feel too dominant, and leave too tenuous a surrounding wall; a window that's too small may look somewhat lost in too vast a surrounding wall.

Re: Design snapshot: Stair with flair

This stair dates back to c. 1768, so it's non-conforming.

Re: Design: Playing with Scale

See the stair-landing oriel by Gale Goff, and hear her discuss it in this video about upper-level oriels that I created for the September issue (#221) of Fine Homebuilding. http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/18907/home-with-katie-design-tips-for-upper-level-oriels