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Richard Meier, Residential Archi...

Best known today for his modern corporate, institutional and civic buildings, Richard Meier has always been one of my favorite residential architects. His inspirational monograph (the first of many) never left my board in architecture school. Check out his residential portfolio here. The Rachofsky House (shown above) in Dallas, Texas, is open to the public by [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 12 years ago

Do You Squidoo?

I have not posted about my Squidoo lens lately. For those of my readers who don’t know, my lens is a comprehensive resource for all things Residential Architecture and Design. It includes links to online guides, organizations, directories, conferences, awards programs, magazines, books, videos and a list of leading residential architecture firms in the nation. Check [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 12 years ago

Feel the Knob

I just love this photo… It’s so, “Modern Hot Rod“. After reading Kathleen’s tale of woe (a lesson we should all learn), I sent her a recommendation for Thermador’s Freedom Collection. She is searching for a ‘fridge to replace her long lost beloved Liebherr refrigerator. While checking on the Thermador link, I stumbled upon this image. One [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 12 years ago

Remodeling Cost vs. Value

What does the average major kitchen remodel cost in the NY Metro area? According to the Remodeling Online 2007 Cost vs. Value Report, you will need to shell out about $58,000. Don’t worry though, you’ll recoup more than 70% of that when you sell the house. What is the most valuable project, in terms of recouping [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 12 years ago

A Familiar and Well-Loved Landmark

Chuck Napoli sent me a copy of the letter from Grey Williams of the New Castle Landmark Advisory Committee addressed to Supervisor Janet Wells. If you are wondering what all the fuss is about, Mr. Williams has done an excellent job of describing why it is so important to preserve the character of the historic Chappaqua Bridge. Here’s [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 12 years ago
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