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Houzz Tour: Strong, Modern Lines Stand Up to the Trees
Modernism takes kindly to the New York woods, with double-height ceilings for openness and a burbling creek for music
"it's a strongly styled statement house that is very attractive - it doesn't disappear... projects with strong lines. Being based in the Pacific Northwest, of course, we are spoiled... has a strong striation. The architect had it cut to resemble a mitered picture frame... “With the strong lines of windows and doors, slats and screened-in porch, we envisioned..."
Zest for Orange Stays Strong in Fall 2012
Houzz Tour: Strong Enough for Storms, Comfy Enough for a Family
Hurricanes won’t faze this contemporary waterfront home in North Carolina — and mixed reactions don’t faze its owner
Steel Connections Make Strong Impression
Steel joints provide more than just industrial-strength architectural support; they add a mighty dose of character
Get a Mudroom Floor That’s Strong and Beautiful Too
Learn the flooring materials that can handle splashes and splatters with ease and still keep their good looks
10 Rock Wall Ideas for a Style-Strong Patio
Strengthen the look of your yard — and solve landscape design dilemmas — with a rock wall that fits right in
Bone Made Strong Showing at High Point Market
From small boxes to big lighting fixtures, bone and bone inlay had a solid presence at the 2012 High Point Market
Cornice Boards Strike a Strong Top Note
Structured and sturdy yet just as elegant as valances, cornice boards slip neatly into classic, eclectic and modern spaces
A Brief Recap of Historical American Home Design
Two contradictory desires have fueled American architecture since its birth. See how the tension has played out in home design
"fueled American architecture since its birth. See how the tension has played out in... his book American Architecture and Urbanism, a defining characteristic of the American... at how American home design has expressed and attempted to resolve this tension —... But we Americans altered that style to suit our character. So it was not the idealized... of the American dream and the California lifestyle. At times a house can take on the..."
Timeline of American House Styles
"how the American house has changed over a few centuries and how wonderful home photos... significant in American architecture especially out here in the West. Hi schrumi - You're... much of American housing has depended on an abundance of unskilled and skilled trades... day, the American house has been heavily influenced by European models. Whether British... the new American democracy, the Gothic Revival came about when a more picturesque and..."
American Home Style: The Row House
Narrow, tall and efficient to build, row houses are still going strong in urban centers after more than a hundred years
So Your Style Is: American Gothic
If Puritan with a touch of glam is pure style heaven to you, let the painting that started it all be your guiding light
"resulted, “American Gothic,” has influenced American style and popular culture for 84... painting, American Gothic, always reminded me of my Grandfather from Prince Edwards Island... two in American Gothic would think of "a touch of glam".... I'm not a fan of the gothic... Wood's American Gothic for many years. I loved the painting as a kid so my Dad started... love for American Gothic grew out of my love for my country church on a hill. Like..."
Roots of Style: The Indelible Charm of American Tudors
Rich details and an intimate scale give this English-inspired architectural style memorable character and flexibilty
"wonderful American houses inspired by late-medieval English architecture that exude so... These American interpretations of the original Tudor homes began appearing in the... Lots of Americans have English ancestry which could be a reason some of these styles... constructed of American wood brought to England and then pre-built; knocked apart and re-shipped... did the American tutor homes have front porches? @sandtown, Book is in the works. Follow..."
Roots of Style: American Farmhouses Pay Tribute to Regional Traditions
"this American vernacular style has garnered steady admiration and has been replicated... right. American farmhouses, like 19th century New England churches, are the original... Not that American farmhouse style would be appropriate either, but you get the drift... hope more American architects go the farmhouse route in design and show some restraint... de-to-American-Houses--- Also, here is a project that I have in development. SCR..."
Must-Have Book: ‘A Field Guide to American Houses’
Be the architectural historian of your neighborhood with this invaluable updated version of a well-researched classic
"Guide to American Houses, by Virginia and Lee McAlester. The then-just-released book... significant American homes: "A Treasury of Early American Homes" (1950) and "A Second... resource for American architecture. Great article, which should be on the save list for... Early American Homes - North & South Combined Edition" by Dorothy and Richard Pratt... Early American Homes" (1955). As an architectural historian, this book has been..."