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05.14.19 Architecture & Details / Cabinetry & Millwork / Historic Preservation / Thoughts on Design
If a house could talk, what would it say? Quite a bit, if you make time to open your eyes and ears and listen. Thanks to the generosity of the Peabody Essex Museum, I recently had the opportunity to visit the Cotting-Smith House, located in Salem’s McIntyre Historic District, and field measure architectural details and photo document...
10.10.18 Architecture & Details / Cabinetry & Millwork / Historic Preservation / Thoughts on Design
Creating classical crown moulding profiles is going to be made easy for you in this post. I will be sharing my knowledge and sources, giving you the confidence the mouldings you create in your home will look beautiful. Let’s see what’s behind Door Number 1. The premise behind classical Crown moulding profiles. As I mentioned...
08.07.18 Architecture & Details / Cabinetry & Millwork / Historic Preservation / Thoughts on Design
Creating simple classical moulding profiles should be easy. Right? That’s what I thought when I began this “little project” back in June. Little did I know… As I worked on the previous two classical moulding posts, I learned I had two misconceptions. My Misconceptions… Understanding/translating and interpreting the Classical Orders is like stepping into Rocky...
04.23.17 Architecture & Details / Events & Happenings / Historic Preservation / Interiors & Antiques / Thoughts on Design
Architecture & Details / Events & Happenings / Historic Preservation / Interiors & Antiques / Thoughts on Design
Sally and I had a wonderful time late Saturday afternoon helping our client with the Manchester Historical Museum’s sponsored tour of their beautifully renovated 1804 Federal Period home, known at the Forster Leach House, shown below. Now, we are looking forward to next Saturday night and the 2017 Bulfinch Awards Presentation Ceremony and Dinner at...
08.31.15 Architecture & Details / Cabinetry & Millwork / Historic Preservation / Interiors & Antiques
There was no Sunday Drive today, not even a Friday drive as happened last week… This weekend the construction drawings for a Belgian style kitchen took precedence… So… I’m going to circle back to the weekend of August 1, when Sally and I drove to Lenox to meet her brother Pat and and his daughter Stephanie. Pat...
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