Category: Well Composed
Man, these lines have been rolling around in my head all week. “By Wisdom a House is Built, And Through Understanding it is Established”.
Is is absolutely crazy, yet, everywhere you turn, it will lead one to believe that we live in an entirely disposable world these days. We race to grab the lowest price, the most readily available and/or the replica of the real thing because, hey, it’s close enough. Stores will limit options to maximize earnings. Products are designed to breakdown after a pre-determined length of … Read More Disposable World
You know, I may be a little weird. I recognize that. I own that fact. You see, I was just out back opening the pool and taking great satisfaction in the process. I find comfort in the act of restoring order to that chaotic mess. Enjoying the evening in a tranquil, restful, easy frame of mind. Just three days ago, it was a hibernating, … Read More Opening Season !
Ha ~ This one totally cracked me up. You know how in my last post, I talked about the elusive masterpieces tucked away on gracious Atlantan Lots. Architectural gems that are hidden all around town. Beautifully sculpted dream homes with magnificent detailing designed by abundantly talented artisans. Well, I’ve been intrigued with this one from the road for some time now. You’d think that … Read More What a Trip
Welcome to Grand Ol’ Atlanta. There’s no other place like it. 75 to 100 years ago, the outlining boundary of the city was acre after acre of rolling country side. Gentleman farms for the families of the business tycoons who pioneered this burgeoning new town. It was not uncommon at all for a family to build their estate on a 60+ acre piece while … Read More Home ~ Forever and a Day
Hey ~ we’ll get straight to the meat with this one. It’s Thanksgiving weekend and I’m having a wonderful time down in Macon, GA. Enjoying the season with the extended family and soaking in the beautiful weather. As with a lot of family get-togethers though, some of the conversations have settled in around current events. All the basic junk that you hear over and over. Kind of a steady … Read More Charge On!
The other day I wrote a post about an amazing home that we had a chance to explore and about the conversations that subsequently developed surrounding the “Character” of the home. How it primarily goes back to the level of thought that is put forward into the formation of the project. As I think about it a little bit more though, there is another piece of … Read More The Source Of Character
Well… all I can say is, I hate it that you missed this one. What an amazing home to run through. Evening was falling; and yet, the entire crew was converging fast. Filled with anticipation. Darting through Atlanta’s traffic with a single purpose in mind. I knew that we would have a great turn out, but, I was truly impressed when I turned the corner onto Andrews … Read More Highlights From The Home On The Hill
Well ~ It’s that time of year. The holiday season is upon us and a ton of cool events are comin’ down the pipes. Stay plugged in here and I’ll feed you as many as I can. Let me start out these postings with one of my favorite groups: The Insitute of Classical Architecture and Art. The other week, we had a guest lecture and … Read More Here’s A Twofer
You know I love architecture. I live for it. I suppose that most people get that about me. (Hopefully, not to the point of bordering on excessive / just to be seen as a genuine passion). That’s certainly why I do what I do. Whether restoring an older home back to it’s original beauty or bringing a new one up out of the ground to stand on its own, … Read More More Than Words Can Express