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Advice from a Kitchen Designer « Choosing The Right Refrigerator For Your Home

Source: Gaggenau   As a kitchen designer I find that there are so many people, places and things that inspire me. Whether I am creating fine kitchen cabinets, baths, architectural millwork – or an everlasting, functional kitchen – I must ensure that the design fundamentals are going to meet today’s challenges. I must consider the integration … Read the full article

Institute of Classical Architecture and Art | Arthur Ross Awards

photo: Classically inspired kitchen and butler’s pantry in a home collaborated on with esteemed architect Richard Franklin Sammons   For the past 35 years the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art holds the Annual Arthur Ross Awards in the Mckim, Mead and White designed University Club at 1 West 54th St. There are no words to describe how … Read the full article

Would An Open Kitchen Floor Plan Work For You?

The Architectural Digest show ran from March 19th through 22nd. At the lecture THE ART & SCIENCE OF SOURCING THE KITCHEN the panel discussed the open floor plan kitchen as the direction of today – that an open land is the layout of choice…  Being a kitchen designer for 34 years my first thought was shouldn’t … Read the full article

Bayou Bend

  John Staub was born during the late summer of 1892 in Knoxville, TN. His grandfather, Peter Staub, a Swiss-German tailor, was the first to settle in the railroad city. Peter’s business and investments brought him fortune and recognition so that by the time John was born his family had already been absorbed into the … Read the full article

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Estate, in Fairfax County Virginia was the plantation home of George Washington, the first President of the United States.  The original structure was built by his father in 1734. Washington began leasing the estate from his older half-brother Lawrence’s widow, Ann, in 1754. At this time the home was smaller and less decorated.  … Read the full article

Clermont House

“The spirit of Clermont is one of love, loyalty, generosity, and right living and one cannot remain within its walls and harbor thoughts contrary to that spirit—nor live a life unimbued by its enobling influence.” – Peyton Miller, 1927, A Frequent Guest At Clermont   Clermont is the oldest of the mid-Hudson River Valley estates. … Read the full article

Glenview Mansion

The Glenview Mansion listed on the National Register of Historic places as the John Bond Trevor house, is located on Warburton Avenue in Yonkers, New York.  The stone house, designed by Charles W. Clinton, was built in the 1870s in the late Victorian architectural style.  John Bond Trevor, a New York Financier, built the home … Read the full article

Glenmere Mansion

In 1911 the Glenmere mansion, overlooking Glenmere Lake, just fifty miles northwest of New York City in Orange County, New York, was built by New York City real estate developer Robert Wilson Goelet , on the grounds of his sprawling estate in Sugar Loaf, a hamlet of the town of Chester, New York. Goelet commissioned … Read the full article

18th Century Millwork

In Design and Build a Great 18th Century Room author Jeff Knudsen writes, “In this age of specialization, disciplines are often disconnected; the designer designs, the cabinet maker builds, and the installer installs. As a result, continuity is lost and quality often suffers.” In other words, the quality of the millwork can easily be lost … Read the full article

Kykuit Pergola

  Kykuit has so many magical wonders. Home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, the six story stone house and beautiful grounds have been added to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The villa, built in the Classical Revival style, is absolutely stunning, a picture of understated elegance. Originally built for one of the … Read the full article