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Enhancing Your Home: Makeover Ideas for A Colonial Home Addition

This blog post explores various colonial addition ideas and discusses the benefits of hiring an architect to ensure your project enhances your home’s charm and functionality.

Embracing the Sun: Mediterranean Flair in New England’s Residential Architecture

In a region renowned for its Colonial and Cape Cod influences, the infusion of Mediterranean elements brings a refreshing twist to residential architecture.

Timeless Heritage: Exploring Cape Cod Style Homes in New England

Nestled along the picturesque landscapes of New England, Cape Cod style homes stand as charming testaments to the region’s rich architectural history.

Embracing Timeless Charm: Exploring the Allure of Farmhouse Style Residential Architecture

In the ever-evolving landscape of residential architecture, certain styles stand the test of time. One such style that has gained immense popularity in recent years is farmhouse architecture.

Unlocking the Potential: The Benefits of Collaborating with a Residential Architect in Massachusetts

When it comes to designing and building your dream home in Massachusetts, the importance of partnering with a skilled residential architect cannot be overstated. In this blog post, we’ll explore the unique advantages of collaborating with a residential architect in the Bay State.

Crafting the Future: The Art and Science of Smart Home Design

In the digital age, the concept of a home has transcended traditional boundaries, evolving into a space where technology seamlessly integrates with daily living. Smart home design has emerged as a key player in this transformation, offering not just convenience but also sustainability, security, and comfort.

FUN FACT: ‘GOOD MORNING’ STAIR

The “Good Morning Stair” in original Cape homes is a staircase that rises towards the chimney block to reach the upper chambers. The stairs rise from the front vestibule and are defined by a steep rise, whether they are supported by the chimney block or are placed at the end of what is called the Keeping Room

Understanding HERS Rating in MA: A Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners

Home Energy Rating System (HERS) has become a crucial factor in the realm of energy-efficient homes, especially in Massachusetts. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the significance of HERS rating in Massachusetts and explore how it can benefit homeowners.

Creating a Sustainable Haven: Building a Net Zero Home in New England

As the world grapples with climate change, a greener future entails the construction of net-zero homes. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the essential components and practices involved in building a net-zero home in New England

TUDOR STYLE RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE

Era and Location Tudor style residential architecture is a revival of medieval architecture and is characterized by its…

COLONIAL STYLE RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE

Details, Materials, and Color Palette Colonial style in residential architecture is characterized by its traditional, symmetrical design and…

THE GAMBREL STYLE HOME

Gambrel style homes incorporate a type of architectural design that features a roof with two different slopes on…

FUN FACT: THE SALTBOX HOUSE

So why is it called The Saltbox House? Salt was necessary for preserving food, and so it was…

DECIDING ON AN ARCHITECT

You have been thinking about a new build, addition, or renovation project for a long time and you…

FUN FACT: COLOR AND ARCHITECTURAL STYLE

Painting can be a fun, economical way to refresh a room or even give your whole house a…

FUN FACT: COLORFUL ORIGINS

New England’s early years were not colorless. Yes, the earliest homes often remained unpainted since early homeowners didn’t…

FUN FACT: LEVITTOWN, NY

I grew-up on Long Island and my recent visit sparked a desire to highlight the first suburban mass-produced…

WHY HOMEOWNERS SHOULD NOT PULL A PERMIT

As an Architect I come across many homeowners who would like to perform their own renovations or pull…