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While midway through the planning of our clients’ Elkins Park home, they got an offer to sell that they could not refuse. This left them searching for a new home. more
Every room usually has seating, tables of some sort, carpet and lighting. But if the walls are bare, the space also appears bare. more
Some houses have to be helped to find their true nature. Others have nothing but their own inherent style and ooze existing character. For these properties, the only thing to do is follow their lead. more
Preserving and maintaining your older home is not cheap. Neither is it cheap to renovate them without diminishing their character, or their value.  more
When we help people plan a kitchen, we tell them to design to fit the way they actually live. But that’s not always so easy to do when you’re looking at a blank slate. more
A number of new design-centered stores have recently popped up on the lower end of Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill. more
Welcome Spring! It is the time of renewal, revival and redecorating. The time to put away the blankets and bring out the bunnies. And what goes with bunnies? Flowers.  more
This is the second of three articles about innovative urban housing in south Chestnut Hill.  more
"The Decoration of Houses” continues to be an exact and authentic classic, and is arguably the most important book of its kind. more
The first of three articles about innovative group housing in south Chestnut Hill, which discusses developers George and Gertrude Woodward and their architects.  more
We worked for over a decade with one couple in their search for domestic simplicity.  more
For many years, newspaper real estate sections included the much sought after building description “open floor plan,” touting homes with no walls.  I happen to like rooms. more
In last week’s By Design column, Patricia Cove gave wise advice about the value of certain renovation decisions. This week, I thought I’d add to that discussion. more
Building sustainability is a huge topic within architectural and design circles these days. more
Many of us are sort of color blind, seeing so many colors every day that they may not even register. Yet color is an essential element of the visual arts. more
A little over 16 years ago, I was driving down Indian Queen Lane and saw a “for sale” sign in front of the Falls United Methodist Church. I knew right away that I wanted it.  more
The real estate market appears to have cooled somewhat. But no matter what the market trends are, there always seems to be an interest in renovation. more
I was returning voicemails while vacationing in Monte Verde, Costa Rica, when I got a call from a most curious gentleman. We spoke for over an hour about design, travel and whimsy.  more
If you own an historically significant building, you may be interested in a firm that specializes in the preservation and design of buildings built within a specific time frame.  more
If the prospect of a frigid February and arctic March makes you daydream about sunny days tending your garden, then the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has compiled a list to prepare you for the spring ahead. more
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