Cheery and Breezy Pittsburgh Home

Inspired by their destination wedding in Key West, Florida, first-time homeowners Matt and Sara Bates brought the island’s balmy color palette back to their Pittsburgh home. Both attorneys desired their 1930s house to allude to the island’s imperial disposition and signature conch houses. “Since Pittsburgh will have long, dreary winters, drenching our house with bright Read more about Cheery and Breezy Pittsburgh Home[…]

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Damage From Falling Tree Limbs?

The rain is pouring. The wind is howling. And suddenly, you hear a massive crash and a roar that sounds like the roof gave way. The offender? A large branch in the fir tree outside back has snapped off and crashed through your roof, carrying out a window in the procedure. Since the rain pours Read more about Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Damage From Falling Tree Limbs?[…]

Efficient Architecture Suggests a New Future for Design

Why is something effective? Merriam-Webster defines “effective” as “effective without waste” Apple’s senior vice president of design, Jonathan Ive, applied the idea of efficacy to layout when he sought to eliminate anything that was not absolutely necessary. The notion of an efficient home has increased in popularity during the past ten years, largely in the Read more about Efficient Architecture Suggests a New Future for Design[…]

8 Modern Hamptons Homes Buck Convention

The Houses at Sagaponac, a community of 32 modern homes, was intended for 70 acres in the Hamptons, New York. It railed against the bloated pseudohistorical structure of much of the Hamptons, with the notion of offering compact homes on small websites for approximately $300,000. The project was launched in 2001 by developer Harry “Coco” Read more about 8 Modern Hamptons Homes Buck Convention[…]

Guest Groups: Set Your Table Dutch-Master Style

Not sure what direction to go for your Thanksgiving table this year? Leave the autumn foliage, pumpkin tureens, chestnuts and iron squirrel candle holders independently, and turn instead to the distinctive, light, rich saturation and still-life ephemera of a Dutch Master painting. This way when drunk Nana cleans her fourth glass of Pinot Noir, it Read more about Guest Groups: Set Your Table Dutch-Master Style[…]