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most popular home styles in the U.S. -Midcentury Modern

13 Most Popular Home Styles Across the U.S.

Beattie Residence by architect Ulrich Franzen, 1958 My love for beautiful residential architecture began in childhood. I was fortunate to grow up in an eary twentieth century suburb that featured homes of many styles. They included many of the most

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New York City Co-Op Renovations

Co-op and condominium renovations in New York City present unique challenges to even s Co-op and condominium renovations in New York City present unique challenges to even seasoned buyers. Even a knowledgeable owner can run into unnecessary complications and delayed

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Renovation Requests

My top renovation requests from City Families.

A family that lives in a city is sometimes short of space. Using the space they have efficiently is crucial.  Here are the top renovation requests that I receive from these families.  WALK-IN CLOSETS: Walk-in closets are great because they allow

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Lessons from Modern Architecture

Lately, there is a renewed interest in Modern Architecture. Many concepts of this new architecture were introduced at the beginning of the 20th century through master architects of the Bauhaus Movement such and Meis Van der Rohe and Walter Gropius

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Wood Floors: A popular choice

Wood floors are more popular than ever. I find my clients to be attracted by their visual warmth and simplicity. They express a clean and uncluttered sensibility. Today there are a myriad of options available. TYPES OF WOOD FLOORING There

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Improving your Real Esate Investment in New York

Improving Your Real Estate Investment

Whether you are building a new home or improving an existing one, there are many ways an architectural firm can help you by improving your real estate investment. An architect should begin with your functional requirements and also with your

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Apartment Renovations

Apartment Renovations: Mark Holmquist on Brick Underground

I have been very pleased to have been interviewed by Leah Hochbaum Rosner at Brick Underground over the past few years on the potential of apartment renovations. https://www.brickunderground.com/improve/reno-ready-holmquist-bay-ridgereconfigure-kitchen-brooklyn https://www.brickunderground.com/improve/reno-ready-jackson-heightsbrighten-dark-apartment https://www.brickunderground.com/improve/reno-ready-aggregation  

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Designing Interiors for Children

Designing Interiors for Children

As an architect I find that there are unique challenges in designing interiors for children. From infancy, children can enjoy a huge range of educational toys. This means more and more clutter as children grow and toys are saved for

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Interior Design

Interior Design: A Perfect Picture

Interior Design magazines and websites can be seductive. Editors with critical eyes  have scoured the design world to present masterfully executed projects with  images that tempt you to renovate your home. Pictures can be a great resource for setting goals

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