Listening to the Past: Looking for Details in Old Homes so New Projects "Fit"


This balustrade I built last month was chosen by the owner based on the obvious sunburst design over the front door. I also offered to build a diamond pattern into the rail to echo the diamonds over the door. Sometimes the design clues are not so obvious.
You can see more about how the past can inform our design choices in this Building Moxie guest post: http://www.buildingmoxie.com/2012/10/how-architectural-details-inform-our-work/
listening to the past looking for details in old homes so new projects fit, decks, outdoor living
listening to the past looking for details in old homes so new projects fit, decks, outdoor living
listening to the past looking for details in old homes so new projects fit, decks, outdoor living
listening to the past looking for details in old homes so new projects fit, decks, outdoor living
listening to the past looking for details in old homes so new projects fit, decks, outdoor living

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  • Kate
    on Aug 29, 2016

    Beautiful work.

  • Barb
    on Jan 8, 2018

    Love the color combo you chose for the house and steps /rails fantastic !!!
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