Living Well in Westchester

Westchester Wetlands

A post written by Bjorn Slate, AIA, Project Manager, Fivecat Studio: “Wetlands” can be a daunting word for anyone considering building an addition on their home, especially those with a stream, pond or even with ferns (!) on their property. But wetlands aren’t all bad…They do [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 11 years ago

Small Change… Big Consequence

A complete set of construction drawings are the result of hundreds of hours and thousands of decisions. When a change is made in the field, during construction, it is usually done quickly and without much consideration. “Let’s make this room bigger.” Well, moving that wall six inches may not sound like a very big deal, but in [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 11 years ago

White Chapel Hardware

  Skimming through an old copy of Fine Woodworking, I found an ad for White Chapel hardware. Very high quality, solid brass hardware for all sorts of applications; doors, cabinets, desks, beds, clocks, even harpsichord hardware. If you are looking for top of the line hardware, your search ends with White Chapel. From the White Chapel website: Most of [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 11 years ago

Viking Range Alternatives

The ubiquitous Viking range has become the starting point for so many custom kitchens these days. How much of that cache’ is actually found in the logo on the oven door? Here are a couple of alternatives to Viking and Wolf. BlueStar’s freestanding ranges are a cooking lover’s dream. Our range line includes 24”, 30”, 36”, 48”, [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 11 years ago

Barn Light Electric Company

While I am still daydreaming about the river, here’s a link to Barn Light Electric. They have some really great utilitarian light fixtures. The river house has an original that matches Barn Light’s “Warehouse 16“. I am sure Dad found it at a garage sale during their weekly Saturday morning junk hunt (I call it [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 12 years ago
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