Surfers EndCraftsman Exterior, New York
Alexandra Rowley Photography
What Houzz contributors are saying:
1. Have a plan A ... and a plan B and C too. Even when you set what seem like perfectly reasonable goals, things have a way of coming up unexpectedly to bump your project completion date further and further back. Having a back-up plan (or two) is key.I find it helps immensely to think of your goal in three parts. There is the ideal goal — if everything went right and there were no snafus, this is what you would want done by a certain date. Then there is your plan B, where you pare down your list to the essentials. To make a plan C, pick just one thing that if you got done would still make you feel somewhat accomplished.
The overall style of the home is Arts and Crafts meets Coastal Shingle Style meets modern times. Each facade has a unique composition that responds to the immediate context (such as neighboring houses) and greater context (views of the Manasquan River), yet common elements tie all four sides together."Most of the architecture in the neighborhood is quite traditional, so we kept the front facade more conservative," says Bubnowski. This side is a good example of how he balances symmetry and asymmetry. While the house has a symmetrical outline, the placement of the front door and other elements is asymmetrical.