Diamond in the Rough

by Ken Avery

Moving to Portland, Oregon in 2007 was the beginning of a new life rich with opportunities for discovery and growth. St. Johns suspension bridgePeninsula Park, Portland’s original rose gardenOn east side of the river in Portland lies a vast network of very pedestrian friendly, tree lined residential streets. Throug... Read More

04/19/17

Cedar, that's a wrap!

by Joe Carline

In our office, we get excited about cedar. There is no better material to blend a building into its landscape. Whether for a grand estate or humble barn, cedar can adapt to the occasion. Not only are cedar shingles beautiful and versatile, they are simple to produce, naturally rot and insect resistant, requir... Read More

04/13/17

East End Family Compound

by John Ike

The medical injunction “first do no harm” can be as useful to architects as it is to doctors. In the case of this renovation and extension of a 1980s shingled Dutch gambrel residence on eastern Long Island, I believe it helped get us the job, as we were the first architects who didn’t recommend tearing the place down.... Read More

01/26/17

Watch Hill Aerie

by Thomas A. Kligerman

 Ever since I was ten years old, I have spent nearly every summer in a small oceanside town in New England. Set on a point of land that juts out into the Atlantic, it is dotted with simple shingle cottages, many built in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Despite the passage of time, those cottages have never l... Read More

11/10/16

Jethro Coffin House Reimagined

by Ike Kligerman Barkley

A group of NYSID students designed two rooms in the Jethro Coffin House, the oldest house on Nantucket, for Nantucket by Design, a festival of design taking place this week, organized by the Nantucket Historical Association. The house was built in 1686 as a wedding gift to Jethro Coffin and his ... Read More

08/10/16

A Week in Nantucket

by Ike Kligerman Barkley

This week we were invited to speak at the Nantucket By Design luncheon benefiting the Nantucket Historical Association (NHA).  Celebrating creative design across many fields and disciplines the week of events, formerly the August Antiques Show and the Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket, builds on 38 years of histo... Read More

08/04/16

Lighthouses

by Thomas A. Kligerman

Nantucket has been top of mind lately, as John Ike, Joel Barkley and I are heading out there Tuesday morning to take part in all the Nantucket by Design festivities. I grew up in New England and I love going to the island to see all the great buildings, in fact I've even be lucky enough to design some. Nantucket, ... Read More

07/28/16

A Mood of Sunny Summers Past

by Ike Kligerman Barkley

"Summer sky, summer sea, summer breeze - a house built to savor them all" An enticing title for the cover story of the July 1968 issue of House Beautiful, written by Editor Elizabeth Sverbeyeff. This week we took a look back at summer houses buried in our precious collection of design magazines from the late ... Read More

06/30/16

Summer House Essentials

by Ross Padluck

With the height of the summer season upon us, summer Fridays conjure up thoughts and anticipation of an early escape from the city to a tranquil weekend retreat.  Whether you’re heading out East this summer, to the Vineyard or up to the Catskills, there are some key essentials to look for whether you're renting... Read More

06/16/16

Off the Grid: Mohonk Mountain House

by Margie Lavender

There's a magical place right outside New York City. Lake Mohonk Mountain House. Albert Smiley purchased a small inn and 280 acres of land in 1869, and expanded on the historic resort hotel until 1910.  It sits on the Shawangunk Ridge, on the western side of the Hudson River.Smiley continually expan... Read More

04/28/16

Scouting Sinker Cypress

by Alexander R. Eng

There’s a lot more to being an architect than drawing all day.  One of the most important parts of my job is sourcing materials for the design of a house.  Materials give personality, character, and texture to a home.This is where my story of scouting sinker cypress comes in.  At the turn of the 20th ce... Read More

03/10/16

A Shingle Style Pilgrimage in Newport: Stanford White's Isaac Bell House

by Thomas A. Kligerman

As an architect from the northeast who often designs in the shingle style, I have long been fascinated with the shingle style homes that dot New England towns. Courtesy of The Preservation Society of Newport County. I’ve written before on The Journal about my fondness for these residences, but there are some ... Read More

08/13/15