up to a back entry. An unassuming neutral palette is enhanced with ipe decking and weathered fixtures. Ipe, a Braziian hardwood, is ideal for outdoor applications, lasting 25 to 40 years without treatment. Gayle says, "It is lower maintenance if you let it age naturally, like teak or cedar, but we've
adjacent back entry to create a useful little mudroom, and in the space between the two designed a thick arched opening with shelves for cookbooks and a pull-out broom closet. Photo by Lincoln Barbour.
converted a back entry into this hardworking mudroom. The floors extend the gorgeous tilework from the kitchen; vintage light fixtures from France provide character — and much-needed light in the evenings.
repeat back your desires, or does he repeatedly push his own? (If the latter, it's time to rethink your choice of architect.)Then, to borrow a popular technology buzzword, the architect will take an "iterative" approach: He will create an initial plan and, with your feedback, keep "going back to the drawing
closed in back.
with this idea the library flows into l.r. . . . more continuity
between entry and dinning room could be book shelves
organize the back entry, mudroom, kitchen, family dining booth, kitchen office/work areas — two of them — and the transition to the living and dining area," says Tom Hurt of Hurt Partners Architects. "The bookcase is made of a clear finished maple," he points out, "and parts of this cabinet system have solid
separate back entry with laundry/mud room or have the mudroom and laundry off of something like this (on a smaller scale).
Entry Look. Tile pattern is good.
back entry - blue stone floors
room is a back entry, maybe out to the garden and yard, doesn't mean it shouldn't be beautiful. Certainly, this room's durable materials — blue stone flooring and horizontal lap siding — can hold their own against an onslaught of muddy boots and backpacks. But while those materials are functional, the tall