It is in the details

By: shushou | 11 Nov 2011

Most frequently, I find that the beauty of a house is in the details. How all the pieces of the puzzle go together is as important as the pieces themselves. In this picture, note how the windows are all tied together by the trim. This makes all the windows read as one unit. Then, how the roof beams interplay with the window trim ties everything together, turning a fairly basic geometry look like a work of art. Greene and Greene, brothers who were architects in the early 1900’s were masters of turning their designs into works of art. The house pictured here attempts to bring their artwork into the 21st century. It is the little things like this that make site visits during construction so rewarding.

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