Living Well in Westchester

Architecture as Art

A few weeks back, I posted about the Kaufman House; a mid-century modern masterpiece designed by architect Richard Neutra, which will be auctioned as art by Christies in May. Well, another architectural gem is destined for a similar fate. AIArchitect reports that Louis Kahn’s Esherick House will soon be auctioned as art and is expected to [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 11 years ago

Cement vs. Cedar - Hardie Wins

I received this comment on James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding from Tom yesterday; Been reading your blog. I really like it. I know you live in Chappaqua and you are a fan of fiber cement. I would like to hear your opinion about replacing wood clapboard siding with Hardie or building with Hardie in more affluent [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 11 years ago

Shhhh! Shouting Shutters

Katie Hutchison shares her thoughts on shutters. I agree. See my post, Shutters Should Shut, from January ‘07.
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 11 years ago

Cutler Anderson Architects

My friend, architect Bob Swinburne, has a new website and has started writing a very interesting blog. His blog includes a list of links to his favorite firms, which reminded me of one of my favorites too… Cutler Anderson. James Cutler’s attention to detail and sensitive approach to siting each project makes every house he designs [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 11 years ago

Porous Paving

My friend Kathleen from House Things I Like sent an email today asking me about gravel driveways: Hi Mark, When our construction is complete, we are going to have to put in a new driveway.  It has to be a pervious surface so we don’t contribute to run-off in the Chesapeake.  I’ve been researching the subject and [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 11 years ago
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