Living Well in Westchester

Tested by Time

The boys and I have returned from our time at the River. As I do every year, I took many photos of the castles and cottages that line the shores between Clayton and Alex Bay, but there is something about the old boathouses that intrigue me most. Utilitarian in use. Tested by time. Weathered by wind, rain [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 8 years ago

Palisades Clouds

Scenic Hudson has announced the winners of their online digital photography contest. And the winner is….. Jack Gilman of Yonkers, New York. The above photo, Palisades Clouds, was taken from the Yonkers waterfront. If you haven’t recently been to the Yonkers waterfront, its worth the trip.
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 8 years ago

Kitchen & Bath Portfolio 2008

From Architectural Record: Central to the function and vitality of every home, kitchens and baths are also hubs of creative energy in the latest residential interior design—as shown by our annual picks, each of which bends the “rules” with an ingenious twist of spatial relationships and/or use of materials. Living Well Link of the Week: Kitchen & [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 8 years ago

Treeless

I have always been fascinated with historic photos of places I know and love. Here is a very interesting photo of the bridge leading into downtown Chappaqua taken around 1930. Notice the lack of trees? Well, if you are a New Castle resident or enjoy visiting the shops downtown, you’d better get used to this look. [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 8 years ago

Living Well with Leather

Back in college, I was president of the AIAS chapter and attended Forum in Miami. A local house tour took us to a very modern residence with a stained concrete floor with a warm, reddish brown finish. It looked so much like leather, I needed to touch it to be sure is wasn’t. Since that [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 8 years ago
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