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Monthly Archives: August, 2007

Choose authentic roofing materials for best look

Today there are an abundance of roofing materials available on the market. At my office, roofing choices are probably the number one question we’re asked by clients. No surprise, as a roof is one of the most important and most costly exterior features on a home. Choosing materials wisely is key. Building codes in many […]

Add separation in master suite for more privacy.

Master suites are growing in importance in the homes I design today. They not only provide a restful retreat for harried parents or empty nesters–the master is like a home within the home, including spa-like bath amenities, libraries or sitting rooms and breakfast bars to serve the morning coffee. In my own home, I arranged […]

Consider a chimney pot for your flue.

My fascination with European-style architecture includes every detail that makes this genre of design so unique–the shed roof, an occasional turret, the timber lintels, a surprising garden or courtyard. In the past few years, I’ve especially focused on the chimney pot, a 13th century European invention created to draw smoke from the fireplace flue. The […]

Jack Arnold, AIA