tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3623161289267120420Fri, 27 Jul 2012 08:48:26 +0000housesCarpenter GothicFrançois HalardMETROMetro RaillandmarkWim Pauwelslightantiquesnew antiquariansgardenartinteriorsAgainst NatureTexas Farm HouselofthomesummerJapanese Tea HouseRyan MatthewKevin BaumanresourcesCasaSugarSoHofound objectsMontroseReestoreabandonedflea marketUSGBCFound for the HomeMichele VariandoorrecycleNew Yorkinterior designseatingchairaccessoriessalvageTiny Texas HouseshoustonLight RailfurniturebuildingproductsPreservation Resource CenterNew York TimesComme des Garçonsvendorshouse tourHeightsJohn ZemanekLEEDstoriesarchitectureNew OrleansAxel VervoordtApartment Therapybuilding constructionrauschenbergDiscovery Architectural AntiquesDan PhillipsflavourdesignvintageBreakfast at Tiffany'sPhoenix CommotionMarc Canadell DesignhistoricQueen AnneRough Luxe HotelTheRedVaultmaterialssalvagedREDNewsBrad RobertsEastwoodBaysidehistoric preservationhome tourrough luxedealersmemoriessofaManhattanRabih HageHuntsvilleJill SlaterHollister HoveyVictorianrefurbishedsalvaged materialsBelgiandesignersBeta-Plus PublishingMichael Stravatoadaptive reuseMarburgerRound Toparchitecturalrepurposedheadboardvacationphotographyarchitectural antiquescottageWoolworth BuildingRei KawakuboCy TwomblyTexasart decoMontoyaTrashFormacioneshouseMainereclaimedBig Red BarnbathtubreusedDetroitThe Architectural Antique ReviewA review of pieces, places, and people following antiques from origin to market to home.http://www.architecturalantiquereview.com/noreply@blogger.com (Spencer Howard)Blogger20125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3623161289267120420.post-5982404949196503285Fri, 15 Jun 2012 23:36:00 +00002012-06-16T09:39:28.068-05:00New Facebook Page<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TTmDQTRrR4Q/T9vGiInReHI/AAAAAAAAAyk/E-JEbL4rIv0/s1600/facebook.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="226" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TTmDQTRrR4Q/T9vGiInReHI/AAAAAAAAAyk/E-JEbL4rIv0/s320/facebook.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.facebook.com/spencerhoward.net" target="_blank">Check out my new Facebook page!</a>&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;">And please "like" it so Facebook will think I'm important :)</span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3623161289267120420-5982404949196503285?l=www.architecturalantiquereview.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.architecturalantiquereview.com/2012/06/check-out-my-new-facebook-page-and.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Spencer Howard)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3623161289267120420.post-4423460697193402837Wed, 14 Oct 2009 21:11:00 +00002009-10-19T08:00:06.128-05:00Tiny Texas HousesdealerssalvageDiscovery Architectural Antiquesarchitectural antiquesTexasmaterialsDiscovery Architectural Antiques & Tiny Texas Houses<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT57kD-GGI/AAAAAAAAAp0/mG2OKHw3o_c/s1600-h/01+paneling.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT57kD-GGI/AAAAAAAAAp0/mG2OKHw3o_c/s400/01+paneling.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Last weekend, on my way to Boerne, Texas, I took a detour off Interstate 10 towards the town of Gonzales.&nbsp; Located two hours west of Houston and one hour east of San Antonio or Austin, <a href="http://www.discoverys.net/">Discovery Architectural Antiques</a> is worth the diversion.&nbsp; The business has grown to over 140,000 square feet of inventory in 13 buildings around the town.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT6GCY0y6I/AAAAAAAAAp8/4GsnqIy1jOo/s1600-h/02+storefront1.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT6GCY0y6I/AAAAAAAAAp8/4GsnqIy1jOo/s400/02+storefront1.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">The starting point is this storefront in downtown Gonzales, which showcases only a fraction of their inventory in four adjoining buildings.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT6NQp8CCI/AAAAAAAAAqE/LjmRXWX3ZsY/s1600-h/03+L1040504.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT6NQp8CCI/AAAAAAAAAqE/LjmRXWX3ZsY/s400/03+L1040504.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">The real excitement for me came when I visited their largest warehouse just six blocks away.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT6STbVy2I/AAAAAAAAAqM/0qnLp1cHoZ4/s1600-h/04+L1040505.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT6STbVy2I/AAAAAAAAAqM/0qnLp1cHoZ4/s400/04+L1040505.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Here, over 5000 doors, 3000 windows, and thousands and thousands of tubs, sinks, brick, clay roofing tile, wood flooring, barn wood, siding, trim, beams, dimensional lumber, beaded wood, ship lap and other construction material quietly await new homes on the 2 1/2 acre site.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT6XxDctYI/AAAAAAAAAqU/IB3N7KPW6pQ/s1600-h/05+L1040502.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT6XxDctYI/AAAAAAAAAqU/IB3N7KPW6pQ/s400/05+L1040502.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I am assuming that these headstones came from a bankrupt monument company or had typos, rather than an actual cemetery.&nbsp; I plan to use these on a project by turning them face down and stacking them for steps up to a porch... Shh, don't tell my client!<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT6htk6HHI/AAAAAAAAAqc/gI4hb84ZzOU/s1600-h/06+L1040506.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT6htk6HHI/AAAAAAAAAqc/gI4hb84ZzOU/s400/06+L1040506.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">As far as the eye can see in any direction is salvage material.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT6kVNwXVI/AAAAAAAAAqk/D5JBUuyLFWo/s1600-h/07+L1040509.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT6kVNwXVI/AAAAAAAAAqk/D5JBUuyLFWo/s400/07+L1040509.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Floor material.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT6m_68LtI/AAAAAAAAAqs/L_4wrWltMB8/s1600-h/08+L1040510.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT6m_68LtI/AAAAAAAAAqs/L_4wrWltMB8/s400/08+L1040510.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Trim material.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT6qJfzZoI/AAAAAAAAAq0/HuC82RPYV5A/s1600-h/09+L1040511.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT6qJfzZoI/AAAAAAAAAq0/HuC82RPYV5A/s400/09+L1040511.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Industrial carts... and a kitten following me around.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT6um498kI/AAAAAAAAAq8/rKZnOdYSXGI/s1600-h/10+L1040514.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT6um498kI/AAAAAAAAAq8/rKZnOdYSXGI/s400/10+L1040514.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Sign material.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT6yISkv9I/AAAAAAAAArE/Q72FH3XRKZA/s1600-h/11+L1040515.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT6yISkv9I/AAAAAAAAArE/Q72FH3XRKZA/s400/11+L1040515.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Wood beams.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT66-OSU3I/AAAAAAAAArM/caG9Qrh6WMU/s1600-h/12+L1040519.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT66-OSU3I/AAAAAAAAArM/caG9Qrh6WMU/s400/12+L1040519.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Entire gables.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT69SzjR1I/AAAAAAAAArU/t7gBgO-q43o/s1600-h/13+L1040518.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT69SzjR1I/AAAAAAAAArU/t7gBgO-q43o/s400/13+L1040518.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">A nice vent hood or canopy.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT7BRzyolI/AAAAAAAAArc/whqrNT3KJKw/s1600-h/14+L1040520.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT7BRzyolI/AAAAAAAAArc/whqrNT3KJKw/s400/14+L1040520.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Stuff.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT7DxnP1dI/AAAAAAAAArk/tx_r69ARyrw/s1600-h/15+L1040521.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT7DxnP1dI/AAAAAAAAArk/tx_r69ARyrw/s400/15+L1040521.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">The workshop.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT7Hna1wxI/AAAAAAAAArs/nhg2QARC4cA/s1600-h/16+L1040523.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT7Hna1wxI/AAAAAAAAArs/nhg2QARC4cA/s400/16+L1040523.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">These windows are great for headboards.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT7QGhDjEI/AAAAAAAAAr8/ZEELw6rXohM/s1600-h/17+L1040525.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT7QGhDjEI/AAAAAAAAAr8/ZEELw6rXohM/s400/17+L1040525.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT7X4vKAOI/AAAAAAAAAsE/gL00UmNYrew/s1600-h/18+L1040528.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT7X4vKAOI/AAAAAAAAAsE/gL00UmNYrew/s400/18+L1040528.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Nicely colored shutters.&nbsp; Maybe I'll do a ceiling or wall like this <a href="http://paloma81.blogspot.com/2009/10/whirlwind-california-weekend.html">restaurant</a>.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT7b0q1JBI/AAAAAAAAAsM/2rZ-IJaT_6c/s1600-h/19+L1040530.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT7b0q1JBI/AAAAAAAAAsM/2rZ-IJaT_6c/s400/19+L1040530.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I don't know what this is, but I think it is upside down.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT7kvOfYoI/AAAAAAAAAsU/bbN0-R0VSyQ/s1600-h/20+L1040531.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT7kvOfYoI/AAAAAAAAAsU/bbN0-R0VSyQ/s400/20+L1040531.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">After walking the entire 140,000 square feet of inventory, I fell in love with this piece.&nbsp; It is a trolley for a hay lifter and belongs in my home.&nbsp; Unfortunately, I was told that it is not for sale... probably the only thing NOT for sale there.&nbsp; If Discovery Architectural Antiques is reading this and would like to reconsider, please <a href="mailto:spencer@spencerhoward.net">CONTACT</a> me!<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT7utD6bzI/AAAAAAAAAsc/jDqF3I9Ua4g/s1600-h/21+Bear+House+on+skates.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT7utD6bzI/AAAAAAAAAsc/jDqF3I9Ua4g/s400/21+Bear+House+on+skates.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Well, the two-year drought in central Texas ended the day of my visit and the storms prevented me from visiting Discovery's other venture down the road in Luling called <a href="http://www.tinytexashouses.com/">Tiny Texas Houses</a>.&nbsp; These photos came from their website and Sarah Wilson.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT7x5TrdVI/AAAAAAAAAsk/g2I1N4s2EH4/s1600-h/22+chapel+cropped.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT7x5TrdVI/AAAAAAAAAsk/g2I1N4s2EH4/s400/22+chapel+cropped.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">What material isn't purchased may end up in one of these houses in someone's backyard.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT70RQNnQI/AAAAAAAAAss/WIVYmrZXG50/s1600-h/23+collins+thumb1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT70RQNnQI/AAAAAAAAAss/WIVYmrZXG50/s400/23+collins+thumb1.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I lived in a cabin in my parent's backyard in high school and college, so I can relate to the allure of small spaces as an architecture of relevance versus an architecture of excess.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT76J1srRI/AAAAAAAAAs0/EUfYQvH70Bk/s1600-h/24+hud+frnt+cact+small.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT76J1srRI/AAAAAAAAAs0/EUfYQvH70Bk/s400/24+hud+frnt+cact+small.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">The Rustic Ranch House.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT7-0mL0gI/AAAAAAAAAs8/5U_YfTN0T2I/s1600-h/25+Stabler+interior+in+progress+%286%29.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT7-0mL0gI/AAAAAAAAAs8/5U_YfTN0T2I/s400/25+Stabler+interior+in+progress+%286%29.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">The Victorian Farm House.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT8CuTZHiI/AAAAAAAAAtE/tZfYiUJZrN8/s1600-h/26+tth3011.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT8CuTZHiI/AAAAAAAAAtE/tZfYiUJZrN8/s400/26+tth3011.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Rustic Farm House on Bear Creek.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT8GOQFG8I/AAAAAAAAAtM/2Zdgexeq6oY/s1600-h/27+Shakti+House.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT8GOQFG8I/AAAAAAAAAtM/2Zdgexeq6oY/s400/27+Shakti+House.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Carpenter Victorian Bed and Breakfast in Austin.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT8JXlm4BI/AAAAAAAAAtU/riVaQO5Mh3k/s1600-h/28+tth1005.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT8JXlm4BI/AAAAAAAAAtU/riVaQO5Mh3k/s400/28+tth1005.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Living room.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT8MChpCuI/AAAAAAAAAtc/FP1Lde_GIJk/s1600-h/29+shaktis+inside.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT8MChpCuI/AAAAAAAAAtc/FP1Lde_GIJk/s400/29+shaktis+inside.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Bathroom with sleeping loft above.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT8P7ca-zI/AAAAAAAAAtk/tXzRN36G-mo/s1600-h/30+texas-home.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT8P7ca-zI/AAAAAAAAAtk/tXzRN36G-mo/s400/30+texas-home.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Rustic Ranch Styled Cabin and the Victorian.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT8VAjjFtI/AAAAAAAAAts/EGZD2KRJ1o8/s1600-h/31+L1040533.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/StT8VAjjFtI/AAAAAAAAAts/EGZD2KRJ1o8/s400/31+L1040533.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Once in Boerne, I met up with family to support my dad's recently completed 1923 Ford T-Bucket in the Key to the Hills Rod Run.&nbsp; Best in Show, IMO!<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">. . .<br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Check out <a href="http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/">Between Naps on the Porch</a> for <a href="http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2009/10/welcome-to-40th-metamorphosis-monday.html">Metamorphosis Monday</a>!<br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3623161289267120420-4423460697193402837?l=www.architecturalantiquereview.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.architecturalantiquereview.com/2009/10/discovery-architectural-antiques-tiny.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Spencer Howard)29tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3623161289267120420.post-4266166053925520604Mon, 05 Oct 2009 17:53:00 +00002009-10-05T21:32:27.646-05:00MarburgerWoolworth BuildingRound TopFound for the HomeBig Red BarnRound Top and Found for the Home<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsohanTedzI/AAAAAAAAAnU/rytpVu_MGfk/s1600-h/01+round-top-sign.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsohanTedzI/AAAAAAAAAnU/rytpVu_MGfk/s400/01+round-top-sign.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Last week, I made the two hour trek from Houston to Round Top for their semi-annual antique show.&nbsp; I only did <a href="http://www.roundtop-marburger.com/">Marburger</a> and <a href="http://www.roundtoptexasantiques.com/">Big Red Barn</a>, and all the French, Swedish, and Belgian trends to make my home look like the cover of Veranda magazine were there. The other smaller venues looked to have the typical country primitives from Texas and Mexico for balance.<br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsohfUqQQlI/AAAAAAAAAnc/kAmmNr-TTgA/s1600-h/02+found4.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsohfUqQQlI/AAAAAAAAAnc/kAmmNr-TTgA/s400/02+found4.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">While architectural antiques were light in attendance this year, one of the more memorable pieces was this fragment in the <a href="http://foundforthehome.com/">Found for the Home</a> booth.&nbsp; The rest of the show only had a small variety of European-style doors and shutters, and for the prices, I'll assume they were based on weight... in ounces.&nbsp; (The best places for European-style doors and shutters in this region, in terms of price, quality, and selection, are <a href="http://www.thebankantiques.com/">The Bank</a> and <a href="http://www.riccasarchitectural.com/">Ricca's</a> in New Orleans, or even <a href="http://www.galvestonhistory.org/Salvage_Warehouse.asp">The Galveston Historical Foundation</a>, where shutters start at $45 a piece.)<br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsohicbO2gI/AAAAAAAAAnk/04o8Cgylva4/s1600-h/03+found5.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsohicbO2gI/AAAAAAAAAnk/04o8Cgylva4/s400/03+found5.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">On the drive home, my thoughts kept going back to this copper piece and the next day I contacted Ruth Davis and Aaron Rambo, at <a href="http://foundforthehome.com/">Found for the Home</a>, to get me more pictures and information.&nbsp; To my surprise, Aaron was told by another dealer that the piece is from the Woolworth Building in New York City, which completed a restoration a few years back.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsohmzSOaKI/AAAAAAAAAns/Gu4LQXGJza4/s1600-h/03+WoolworthBuilding.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsohmzSOaKI/AAAAAAAAAns/Gu4LQXGJza4/s400/03+WoolworthBuilding.JPG" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">This is exciting because the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woolworth_Building">Woolworth Building</a> is one of the oldest—and one of the most famous—skyscrapers in New York City. More than 95 years after its construction, it is still one of the fifty tallest buildings in the United States as well as one of the twenty tallest buildings in New York City. The building is a National Historic Landmark, having been listed in 1966.&nbsp; Upon completion in 1913, the structure ushered in the Cathedral of Commerce era for skyscrapers, where buildings became the corporate identity for businesses.<br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsohrysHBrI/AAAAAAAAAn0/chqYdzTD29U/s1600-h/04+found.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsohrysHBrI/AAAAAAAAAn0/chqYdzTD29U/s400/04+found.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://foundforthehome.com/">Found for the Home</a> has a store in Houston, where all of their finds are beautifully displayed like museum acquisitions.&nbsp; They are also on <a href="http://www.found.1stdibs.com/">1stDibs</a>, where the following pieces come from.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsohwEsnkiI/AAAAAAAAAn8/tH2QJik4U_0/s1600-h/05+dibs_august_016.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsohwEsnkiI/AAAAAAAAAn8/tH2QJik4U_0/s400/05+dibs_august_016.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Mounted Iron Grate<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Ssoh45mFArI/AAAAAAAAAoE/vrbuskNMz6g/s1600-h/06+feb09_016.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Ssoh45mFArI/AAAAAAAAAoE/vrbuskNMz6g/s400/06+feb09_016.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Pair of Hay Feeders<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Ssoh756buxI/AAAAAAAAAoM/cYVqYvKsgfQ/s1600-h/07+DSC_7394-419x304.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Ssoh756buxI/AAAAAAAAAoM/cYVqYvKsgfQ/s400/07+DSC_7394-419x304.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">from the Found for the Home website<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsoiElL9kMI/AAAAAAAAAoU/E2Z38t0XXmQ/s1600-h/08+aa_008_1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsoiElL9kMI/AAAAAAAAAoU/E2Z38t0XXmQ/s400/08+aa_008_1.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">19th Century Giltwood Fragment<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsoiH_gcw4I/AAAAAAAAAoc/IPoHtb7pZxc/s1600-h/09+DSC_7522-419x304.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsoiH_gcw4I/AAAAAAAAAoc/IPoHtb7pZxc/s400/09+DSC_7522-419x304.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">from the Found for the Home website<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsoiK7jq8LI/AAAAAAAAAok/B38Y8SVB90Q/s1600-h/10+XXX_july_012.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsoiK7jq8LI/AAAAAAAAAok/B38Y8SVB90Q/s400/10+XXX_july_012.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Heavily Carved Stool<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsoiQEhYrVI/AAAAAAAAAos/BCn3M_yaaR0/s1600-h/11+dibs2_013.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsoiQEhYrVI/AAAAAAAAAos/BCn3M_yaaR0/s400/11+dibs2_013.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Mounted architectural columns<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsoiTqKG1WI/AAAAAAAAAo0/3MIyzyKSCf0/s1600-h/12+a_009.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsoiTqKG1WI/AAAAAAAAAo0/3MIyzyKSCf0/s400/12+a_009.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Capital and Column<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsoicUDSgYI/AAAAAAAAAo8/jdgI7rlIfVU/s1600-h/13+april_001.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsoicUDSgYI/AAAAAAAAAo8/jdgI7rlIfVU/s400/13+april_001.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Pair of Garden Urns<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Ssoiidsm6GI/AAAAAAAAApE/8AjiKT9-cHk/s1600-h/14+_mg_8281.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Ssoiidsm6GI/AAAAAAAAApE/8AjiKT9-cHk/s400/14+_mg_8281.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Carved stone finials<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">. . .<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">The following is an article about <a href="http://www.foundforthehome.com/">Found for the Home</a> with great photos from <a href="http://foundforthehome.com/img/press/found_pc_nov2007.pdf"><i>Paper City</i></a>:<br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Ssoinn514pI/AAAAAAAAApM/j5Ii4elYoO8/s1600-h/15+pc1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Ssoinn514pI/AAAAAAAAApM/j5Ii4elYoO8/s400/15+pc1.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsoitarTKFI/AAAAAAAAApU/D2WbhmgooGY/s1600-h/16+pc2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsoitarTKFI/AAAAAAAAApU/D2WbhmgooGY/s400/16+pc2.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsoiwSBtHOI/AAAAAAAAApc/QNWSZ5hDCdw/s1600-h/17+pc3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsoiwSBtHOI/AAAAAAAAApc/QNWSZ5hDCdw/s400/17+pc3.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">. . .<br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;<a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsowWhFsvxI/AAAAAAAAAps/agVGdWVnk5o/s1600-h/18+axis.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsowWhFsvxI/AAAAAAAAAps/agVGdWVnk5o/s320/18+axis.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;I didn't purchase any architectural antiques this trip, but I did find this European axis deer mount at a roadside tent on the way home, which added the finishing touches to my Burmese water buffalo bell collection!<br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">. . .<br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Check out <a href="http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/">Between Naps on the Porch</a> for <a href="http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2009/10/welcome-to-38th-metamorphosis-monday.html">Metamorphosis Monday</a>!<br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3623161289267120420-4266166053925520604?l=www.architecturalantiquereview.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.architecturalantiquereview.com/2009/10/round-top-and-found-for-home.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Spencer Howard)33tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3623161289267120420.post-4414134423858950132Thu, 01 Oct 2009 20:00:00 +00002009-10-03T08:30:55.934-05:00Eastwoodhistoric preservationMETROart decoLight RailMetro Raillandmarkhoustonarchitectureadaptive reuseGoodbye, 4819 Harrisburg.<div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsT_UKl2_UI/AAAAAAAAAmU/l_XCTh6GSmg/s1600-h/00.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsT_UKl2_UI/AAAAAAAAAmU/l_XCTh6GSmg/s400/00.jpg" /></a><i>&nbsp;</i><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Photo by David Bush</i><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">The old Sterling Laundry &amp; Cleaning Company building, and former studio/residence of late artist Bill Steen, at 4819 Harrisburg is no more. In preparation for the new East End light rail line in Houston, METRO began the disassembly of the building last week.<br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsT_cuIRhNI/AAAAAAAAAmc/wgmErjdo2w8/s1600-h/L1040483.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsT_cuIRhNI/AAAAAAAAAmc/wgmErjdo2w8/s400/L1040483.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">After several days of careful planning, joints were sawed into the steel-framed, stucco-clad facade. <br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsT_h_1Ld5I/AAAAAAAAAmk/3lJqoLD9usE/s1600-h/L1040484.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsT_h_1Ld5I/AAAAAAAAAmk/3lJqoLD9usE/s400/L1040484.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsUADUbh7NI/AAAAAAAAAm0/y5CbaqlMvHk/s1600-h/8325_1229866313753_1441955874_30652561_7954071_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsUADUbh7NI/AAAAAAAAAm0/y5CbaqlMvHk/s320/8325_1229866313753_1441955874_30652561_7954071_n.jpg" /></a><i>&nbsp;</i><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Photo by Steve Parker</i><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">By the end of the week, a large crane was delivered to the site to assist with the removal of the facade.<br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><object height="344" width="425"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/CHxnBWnrPfw&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/CHxnBWnrPfw&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsT_mAhDeZI/AAAAAAAAAms/_Neq_zzyeZw/s1600-h/L1040485.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsT_mAhDeZI/AAAAAAAAAms/_Neq_zzyeZw/s400/L1040485.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">What remained of the building waited over the weekend to meet its fate.<br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsUAR-CeyMI/AAAAAAAAAm8/qTznT9fYJ18/s1600-h/L1040486.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsUAR-CeyMI/AAAAAAAAAm8/qTznT9fYJ18/s400/L1040486.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsUAXvL1wkI/AAAAAAAAAnE/ZKoGarHyQJ0/s1600-h/L1040491.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsUAXvL1wkI/AAAAAAAAAnE/ZKoGarHyQJ0/s400/L1040491.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">And on Monday morning, the rest was demolished in a matter of hours.<br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">While it is unfortunate to lose an iconic landmark on the neighborhood's main thoroughfare, the community is excited for the long-awaited light rail line and is grateful for METRO's donation of the facade to the city park across the street.<br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsUAj7YRHgI/AAAAAAAAAnM/gu3WmvJj-Pc/s1600-h/083109_Page_08.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SsUAj7YRHgI/AAAAAAAAAnM/gu3WmvJj-Pc/s400/083109_Page_08.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">A rendering proposing what <a href="http://swamplot.com/saving-time-on-the-east-end-line-sterling-laundry-and-long-term-storage/2009-09-02/#more-11983">Swamplot</a> called, "Eastwood's very own mini Arc de Triomphe, celebrating the victory of time over the forces that wish to prevent its passage."<br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">For more information, see my earlier posts, <a href="http://www.architecturalantiquereview.com/2009/08/metros-destruction.html">Light Rail's Destruction</a> and <a href="http://www.architecturalantiquereview.com/2009/09/4819-harrisburg-update.html">4819 Harrisburg Update</a>.<br /><br />Also, <a href="http://swamplot.com/just-about-time-in-eastwood-great-moments-in-houston-clock-rescue-and-storage/2009-10-01/">Just About Time in Eastwood: Great Moments in Houston Clock Rescue and Storage</a>.<br /><br />. . .<br /><br />Check out <a href="http://hookedonhouses.net/">Hooked on Houses</a> for the <a href="http://hookedonhouses.net/2009/10/01/hooked-on-built-in-bookshelves/">Hooked on Fridays</a> blog party! <br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3623161289267120420-4414134423858950132?l=www.architecturalantiquereview.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.architecturalantiquereview.com/2009/10/goodbye-4819-harrisburg.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Spencer Howard)6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3623161289267120420.post-8685561285311488616Sat, 26 Sep 2009 18:00:00 +00002009-09-28T07:38:48.152-05:00New York TimeshouseDan PhillipssalvageHuntsvillePhoenix CommotionMichael StravatohoustonrecycleTexashomeOne Man’s Trash ...<div align="center"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5YVs08dtI/AAAAAAAAAko/uzFTxipCoPM/s1600-h/17.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5385839334215415506" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 267px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5YVs08dtI/AAAAAAAAAko/uzFTxipCoPM/s400/17.jpg" border="0" /></a> Dan Phillips and his construction company <a href="http://www.phoenixcommotion.com/">Phoenix Commotion</a> were featured in the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/03/garden/03recycle.html?pagewanted=all"><em>New York Times</em></a> a few weeks ago. The article, written by <a href="http://labs.daylife.com/journalist/kate_murphy">Kate Murphy</a>, included beautiful images of Dan's work, photographed by <a href="http://www.michaelstravato.com/">Michael Stravato</a>. For more videos and photographs, see my previous post, <a href="http://www.architecturalantiquereview.com/2009/08/recycled-houses.html">Recycled Houses</a>, and the <em>Houston House &amp; Home</em> article, <a href="http://www.phoenixcommotion.com/pdf/hh_ha.pdf">From Garbage to Glorious</a>.<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5YKUE1V6I/AAAAAAAAAkg/-NVPraDpbmw/s1600-h/01.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5385839138592610210" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 267px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5YKUE1V6I/AAAAAAAAAkg/-NVPraDpbmw/s400/01.jpg" border="0" /></a>About 12 years ago, Dan Phillips started Phoenix Commotion, a construction business in his hometown, Huntsville, Texas, where he builds low-income housing out of salvaged items.<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5YJ9Zfk1I/AAAAAAAAAkY/XG_ZJoC6w5E/s1600-h/02.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5385839132505248594" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 267px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5YJ9Zfk1I/AAAAAAAAAkY/XG_ZJoC6w5E/s400/02.jpg" border="0" /></a>So far, he has built 14 homes on lots either purchased or received as a donation. A self-taught carpenter, electrician and plumber, Mr. Phillips said 80 percent of the materials are salvaged from other construction projects, hauled out of trash heaps or just picked up from the side of the road.<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5YJmX0bgI/AAAAAAAAAkQ/WqU0xUD167I/s1600-h/03.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5385839126324211202" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 267px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5YJmX0bgI/AAAAAAAAAkQ/WqU0xUD167I/s400/03.jpg" border="0" /></a>Salvaged wine corks, which are easy to come by, provide an inexpensive form of cork flooring. "We have some heavy drinkers in town," Mr. Phillips said.<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5YJOj_7tI/AAAAAAAAAkI/t2eDeIYdJLM/s1600-h/04.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5385839119932845778" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 267px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5YJOj_7tI/AAAAAAAAAkI/t2eDeIYdJLM/s400/04.jpg" border="0" /></a>The bases of wine bottles function like stained glass on the top of a Dutch door.<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5YIxTWPbI/AAAAAAAAAkA/VX8DgBeGqPg/s1600-h/05.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5385839112078376370" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 267px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5YIxTWPbI/AAAAAAAAAkA/VX8DgBeGqPg/s400/05.jpg" border="0" /></a>Mr. Phillips created a counter out of slices of osage orange wood, a ubiquitous material in East Texas that many builders find difficult to use.<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5X4BosrOI/AAAAAAAAAj4/rE86DV4P0Zw/s1600-h/06.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5385838824405118178" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 267px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5X4BosrOI/AAAAAAAAAj4/rE86DV4P0Zw/s400/06.jpg" border="0" /></a>The osage orange wood is used as railing.<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5X3sN0sfI/AAAAAAAAAjw/FZrT0fNT4eg/s1600-h/07.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5385838818655252978" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 266px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5X3sN0sfI/AAAAAAAAAjw/FZrT0fNT4eg/s400/07.jpg" border="0" /></a>Mr. Phillips's houses use scrap wood for siding. City officials worked closely with him to set up a recycled building materials warehouse where builders, demolition crews and building product manufacturers can drop off items rather than throwing them in a landfill.<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5X3Ne67sI/AAAAAAAAAjo/GHUY5JloXFQ/s1600-h/08.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5385838810405465794" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 267px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5X3Ne67sI/AAAAAAAAAjo/GHUY5JloXFQ/s400/08.jpg" border="0" /></a>Thousands of picture frame corners were used to create the ceiling at left. Mr. Phillips said, "A frame shop was getting rid of old samples and I was there waiting."<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5X2-Q9AsI/AAAAAAAAAjg/pCnK8LWwZeI/s1600-h/09.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5385838806320349890" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 266px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5X2-Q9AsI/AAAAAAAAAjg/pCnK8LWwZeI/s400/09.jpg" border="0" /></a>A wood-burning stove from an old ship found a new home in Mr. Phillips's "tree house."<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5X2qE9X5I/AAAAAAAAAjY/uOaX6-H33QA/s1600-h/10.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5385838800901332882" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 267px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5X2qE9X5I/AAAAAAAAAjY/uOaX6-H33QA/s400/10.jpg" border="0" /></a>Kristie Stevens rents one of Mr. Phillips's houses. She is working with him on building a house of her own nearby, since Mr. Phillips requires the eventual owner of a house to help with its construction.<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5XkqZpw4I/AAAAAAAAAjQ/ikMk5Lw9D8w/s1600-h/11.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5385838491750482818" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 267px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5XkqZpw4I/AAAAAAAAAjQ/ikMk5Lw9D8w/s400/11.jpg" border="0" /></a>"If the walls are wonky, it will be my fault but also my pride," she said.<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5XkMUJK6I/AAAAAAAAAjI/dR2Bshx5LbI/s1600-h/12.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5385838483674311586" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 266px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5XkMUJK6I/AAAAAAAAAjI/dR2Bshx5LbI/s400/12.jpg" border="0" /></a>A chair's back is fashioned out of cattle bones.<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5XjzmvWbI/AAAAAAAAAjA/0ZhLYULXWus/s1600-h/13.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5385838477041424818" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 267px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5XjzmvWbI/AAAAAAAAAjA/0ZhLYULXWus/s400/13.jpg" border="0" /></a>Cattle bones are also used to form address numbers.<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5XjUJtrzI/AAAAAAAAAi4/rhXE5NFk-Ns/s1600-h/14.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5385838468598181682" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 267px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5XjUJtrzI/AAAAAAAAAi4/rhXE5NFk-Ns/s400/14.jpg" border="0" /></a>Mr. Phillips oversees employees building a house. "I think mobile homes are a blight on the planet," he said. "Attractive, affordable housing is possible and I'm out to prove it."<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5XjJKoY3I/AAAAAAAAAiw/vVkr1ZQnK1s/s1600-h/15.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5385838465649238898" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 267px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5XjJKoY3I/AAAAAAAAAiw/vVkr1ZQnK1s/s400/15.jpg" border="0" /></a>One worker, Tom McKinney, applies mirror shards to a wall.<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5XUD2bJ4I/AAAAAAAAAio/VJcH8WM_RXM/s1600-h/16.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5385838206524270466" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 267px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5XUD2bJ4I/AAAAAAAAAio/VJcH8WM_RXM/s400/16.jpg" border="0" /></a>Broken tiles are brought together to make up a bathroom floor.<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5XT0NTqII/AAAAAAAAAig/l4pSQ22Y-Is/s1600-h/17.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5385838202325280898" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 267px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5XT0NTqII/AAAAAAAAAig/l4pSQ22Y-Is/s400/17.jpg" border="0" /></a>Mr. Phillips used old shingles, arranged by color, to build the roof of what he calls "the storybook house."<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5XTeE37JI/AAAAAAAAAiY/sYQcCtCveGY/s1600-h/18.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5385838196384328850" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 267px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5XTeE37JI/AAAAAAAAAiY/sYQcCtCveGY/s400/18.jpg" border="0" /></a>"You can't defy the laws of physics or building codes," Mr. Phillips said, "but beyond that, the possibilities are endless."<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5XTExXpPI/AAAAAAAAAiQ/wKgWF8aHXxY/s1600-h/19.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5385838189591635186" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 267px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5XTExXpPI/AAAAAAAAAiQ/wKgWF8aHXxY/s400/19.jpg" border="0" /></a>Other materials used in Mr. Phillips's houses include bull vertebra for decoration.<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5XSoj_GxI/AAAAAAAAAiI/JxZCsgLn0Oc/s1600-h/20.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5385838182019308306" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 266px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sr5XSoj_GxI/AAAAAAAAAiI/JxZCsgLn0Oc/s400/20.jpg" border="0" /></a>For the windows on the house, Mr. Phillips used crystal platters and lids of Pyrex bowls, creating a series of playful porthole-like accents. <br /><br /><br /></div><div align="center"></div><div align="center"></div><div align="center"></div><div align="center"></div><div align="center"></div><div align="center">. . .</div><div align="center"></div><div align="center"></div><div align="center"></div><div align="center"></div><div align="center"></div><div align="center"><br /><br /><br />Check out <a href="http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/">Between Naps on the Porch</a> for <a href="http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2009/09/welcome-to-37th-metamorphosis-monday.html">Metamorphosis Monday</a>! </div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3623161289267120420-8685561285311488616?l=www.architecturalantiquereview.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.architecturalantiquereview.com/2009/09/one-mans-trash.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Spencer Howard)12tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3623161289267120420.post-754173210287285215Wed, 23 Sep 2009 16:57:00 +00002009-09-25T08:14:25.891-05:00historicphotographyhousesalvageKevin BaumanabandonedDetroitarchitectureVictorianhouses100 Abandoned Houses<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrpUeuDll2I/AAAAAAAAAiA/_JKPD0qegfo/s1600-h/01.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5384709191210735458" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrpUeuDll2I/AAAAAAAAAiA/_JKPD0qegfo/s400/01.jpg" border="0" /></a><a href="http://www.kevinbauman.com/">Kevin Bauman</a> began photographing abandonment in Detroit in the 1990s. As the population fell from 2 million to 800,000, the once wealthy enclaves became 138 square miles of nearly 12,000 abandoned houses. <a href="http://www.100abandonedhouses.com/">100 Abandoned Houses</a> is just a sample of the, "concerned citizens, packs of wild dogs, 20 foot high piles of toilets, and houses with the facades torn off, filled with garbage," the photographer encountered.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrpUePfnVYI/AAAAAAAAAh4/39POTIn5cIc/s1600-h/02.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5384709183006791042" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrpUePfnVYI/AAAAAAAAAh4/39POTIn5cIc/s400/02.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrpUdqdc9AI/AAAAAAAAAhw/50Cc-1I2zjk/s1600-h/03.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5384709173065610242" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrpUdqdc9AI/AAAAAAAAAhw/50Cc-1I2zjk/s400/03.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrpUdDRhlpI/AAAAAAAAAho/JA41kAr99nw/s1600-h/04.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5384709162546599570" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrpUdDRhlpI/AAAAAAAAAho/JA41kAr99nw/s400/04.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrpUc6FhmvI/AAAAAAAAAhg/wkQ1RnYpg2Y/s1600-h/05.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5384709160080349938" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 398px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrpUc6FhmvI/AAAAAAAAAhg/wkQ1RnYpg2Y/s400/05.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrpUR4rhiWI/AAAAAAAAAhY/OEu08Z_xoMY/s1600-h/06.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5384708970724297058" style="DISPLAY: block; 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MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrpTtAv_NaI/AAAAAAAAAfI/dG0UnkuzW9Y/s400/24.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrpTsrmpqkI/AAAAAAAAAfA/dt2kxFx0t2E/s1600-h/25.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5384708331559037506" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrpTsrmpqkI/AAAAAAAAAfA/dt2kxFx0t2E/s400/25.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><p> </p><p> </p><p>Check out <a href="http://hookedonhouses.net/">Hooked on Houses</a> for the <a href="http://hookedonhouses.net/2009/09/24/hooked-on-a-cottage-in-carmel/">Hooked on Fridays</a> blog party! </p><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3623161289267120420-754173210287285215?l=www.architecturalantiquereview.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.architecturalantiquereview.com/2009/09/100-abandoned-house.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Spencer Howard)11tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3623161289267120420.post-8397115658854956414Fri, 18 Sep 2009 21:13:00 +00002009-09-19T09:20:28.799-05:00vintageAxel VervoordtCy TwomblyHollister Hoveyrough luxeComme des GarçonsAgainst NatureFrançois HalardRabih HageRyan MatthewRei KawakuboRough Luxe Hotelnew antiquariansRough Luxe and the New Antiquarians<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5ZnEqWyI/AAAAAAAAAe4/OU2bS7qe5TE/s1600-h/01+7900.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382920198018456354" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 321px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5ZnEqWyI/AAAAAAAAAe4/OU2bS7qe5TE/s400/01+7900.jpg" border="0" /></a>Rough Luxe is the soon to be cliché term replacing shabby chic, vintage, bohemian, loft like, etc; but whatever we call it, this movement has been around for several decades. The <a href="http://magazine.wsj.com/features/a-house-garden/rough-luxe/"><i>Wall Street Journal</i></a> published a story last week stating that the world of interiors has a new manifesto. Rough Luxe is antiminimalism and antiperfection. It is “a study in contradictions, an attempt to reconcile the antique or the just plain old with the contemporary, the accumulated with the newly acquired, the decrepit with the pristine.” The unfinished, unplanned and somewhat chaotic is now artful dissonance.<br /><br />As with design trends of the past, design always lags behind literature trends by 10 to 20 years. The 1980s minimalism of literature gave way to a new cultural hybridity, where the individual’s physical self and cultural self can be two different halves of the same whole. The battle of theatrical and perfect versus the authentic and imperfect is leading to “a rejection of the minimalism that dominated the world we grew up in—a style that began as industrial and makeshift and gradually progressed to extravagant and precious.” This cultural hybridity is no longer restricted in time, place, style or the emotional range of the space.<br /><br />Examples of the movement show a curiosity, almost ravenous appetite, for found objects and existing conditions, the use of unexpected materials in unpredictable ways, and the poetically juxtaposed. Decorating by the book is considered dry and unimaginative. These design rebels, referred to by the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/30/garden/30prewar.html?pagewanted=1&amp;_r=1"><i>New York Times</i></a> as the New Antiquarians, are spreading their rough luxe mantra of authenticity. The Future Laboratory is predicting authenticity as the next big thing and in their April 2009 trend report, called “Inspire: Rough Luxe,” stated, it “celebrates a heavy rawness erring on the artisanal. Because of the downturn, consumers are taking a bit longer to think about a purchase and they want to buy into a story.”<br /><br />Valerie Steele, the director of the Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology, says of the New Antiquarians, “It’s way more than anti-modernism, this sort of deep spelunking into the past. It’s not aspirational and it’s not nostalgic. It’s a fantasy world that is almost entirely a visual collage. It’s a stitched-together, bricolage world, an alternative world. Authenticity is such a fed-up idea. But collecting these old things, it’s like there is an aura attached to them. It’s not some prepackaged product being foisted on you by a big corporation. Too bad it’s going to be commodified. Everything in the fashion world gets hoovered up.”<br /><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5ZFpB0XI/AAAAAAAAAew/341EEYG-8kQ/s1600-h/02+twombly.jpeg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382920189044183410" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 274px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5ZFpB0XI/AAAAAAAAAew/341EEYG-8kQ/s400/02+twombly.jpeg" border="0" /></a><center>Cy Twombly’s apartment, <span style="FONT-STYLE: italic">Vogue</span>, 1966</center><br /><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5YuX5fdI/AAAAAAAAAeo/6uQ01kqYLnY/s1600-h/03+2388875870_f9aed5c9c4_o.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382920182798319058" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 399px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5YuX5fdI/AAAAAAAAAeo/6uQ01kqYLnY/s400/03+2388875870_f9aed5c9c4_o.jpg" border="0" /></a><center>Cy Twombly’s apartment, 1968</center><br /><br /><center>. . .</center><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5YRZxnAI/AAAAAAAAAeg/_QuBjUqIW1w/s1600-h/04+arar01_tell_all_vervoordt.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382920175021562882" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 310px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5YRZxnAI/AAAAAAAAAeg/_QuBjUqIW1w/s400/04+arar01_tell_all_vervoordt.jpg" border="0" /></a><a href="http://www.axel-vervoordt.com/">Axel Vervoordt</a>’s philosophy is, “Make people happy; make them discover things in themselves; make them feel at home and love their house.” With a love of everything that is real, the Belgian designer will recreate anything he cannot find and make it real. He says his spaces have a “timeless, universal feel and are not fashionable.”<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5YP9jVjI/AAAAAAAAAeY/gBQzQxgxOL4/s1600-h/05+residential_homes_2.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382920174634751538" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 369px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 369px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5YP9jVjI/AAAAAAAAAeY/gBQzQxgxOL4/s400/05+residential_homes_2.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5NhTF7zI/AAAAAAAAAeQ/q7rkuWgUiU0/s1600-h/06+residential_homes_3.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919990309941042" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 369px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 369px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5NhTF7zI/AAAAAAAAAeQ/q7rkuWgUiU0/s400/06+residential_homes_3.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5NfV_cPI/AAAAAAAAAeI/1m-GUS21dBw/s1600-h/07+apartment_2.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919989785227506" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 369px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 369px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5NfV_cPI/AAAAAAAAAeI/1m-GUS21dBw/s400/07+apartment_2.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5M9Ecz9I/AAAAAAAAAeA/ElQChVxqPr8/s1600-h/08+apartment_4.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919980584849362" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 369px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 369px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5M9Ecz9I/AAAAAAAAAeA/ElQChVxqPr8/s400/08+apartment_4.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5MqJzZ4I/AAAAAAAAAd4/gv8gmZp_OIw/s1600-h/09+castle_2.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919975507027842" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 369px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 369px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5MqJzZ4I/AAAAAAAAAd4/gv8gmZp_OIw/s400/09+castle_2.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5MNcfIZI/AAAAAAAAAdw/PeSIDRlyFyo/s1600-h/10+castle_4.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919967800762770" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 369px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 369px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5MNcfIZI/AAAAAAAAAdw/PeSIDRlyFyo/s400/10+castle_4.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br /><center>. . .</center><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5A-hEdQI/AAAAAAAAAdo/ENdrpBZhb_s/s1600-h/11+7900.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919774814893314" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 321px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5A-hEdQI/AAAAAAAAAdo/ENdrpBZhb_s/s400/11+7900.jpg" border="0" /></a>The well known architectural and interior photographer <a href="http://www.trishsouth.com/">François Halard</a>’s frequent commissions for <i>Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ</i> and <i>House &amp; Garden</i> have caught the eye of Armani, Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Yves Saint-Laurent, Hugo Boss and Ann Taylor. The photographer is fascinated by these artists and their creative dwellings, which has led to several collaborations. He describes the spaces as “autobiographical and a reflection of the soul.”<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5AiLWHOI/AAAAAAAAAdg/QSFV2SkW5D0/s1600-h/12+7850.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919767207582946" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 316px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5AiLWHOI/AAAAAAAAAdg/QSFV2SkW5D0/s400/12+7850.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5Afbx5lI/AAAAAAAAAdY/Xu9PBrkEE_w/s1600-h/13+7890.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919766471206482" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 321px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP5Afbx5lI/AAAAAAAAAdY/Xu9PBrkEE_w/s400/13+7890.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4_yAqixI/AAAAAAAAAdQ/8QImAvj-Byc/s1600-h/14+7930.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919754277882642" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 321px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4_yAqixI/AAAAAAAAAdQ/8QImAvj-Byc/s400/14+7930.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4_VGTS1I/AAAAAAAAAdI/EgKmwjaxRIU/s1600-h/15+7990.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919746516896594" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 320px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4_VGTS1I/AAAAAAAAAdI/EgKmwjaxRIU/s400/15+7990.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP42uc0v2I/AAAAAAAAAdA/fQdHX-MTUoA/s1600-h/16a+roughluxHome3_G_20090828160630.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919598703427426" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 267px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP42uc0v2I/AAAAAAAAAdA/fQdHX-MTUoA/s400/16a+roughluxHome3_G_20090828160630.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4yY4x6QI/AAAAAAAAAc4/uBczOa7Umus/s1600-h/16b+20090129010.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919524195625218" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 290px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4yY4x6QI/AAAAAAAAAc4/uBczOa7Umus/s400/16b+20090129010.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br /><center>. . .</center><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4x9h-ehI/AAAAAAAAAcw/d_Www5PimqM/s1600-h/17+commedesgarcons_pour_hm.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919516852222482" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 327px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4x9h-ehI/AAAAAAAAAcw/d_Www5PimqM/s400/17+commedesgarcons_pour_hm.jpg" border="0" /></a>Rei Kawakubo, Japanese fashion designer and founder of <a href="http://www.doverstreetmarket.com/">Comme des Garçons</a>, has been designing anti-fashion, austere, and deconstructed garments since the 1970s. She integrates graphic design, advertising and shop interiors as a part of one vision, deliberately synchronized.<br /><br /><center>. . .</center><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4xZbLQwI/AAAAAAAAAco/u9AMO2xkxS4/s1600-h/18+29150541.JPG"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919507160023810" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 267px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4xZbLQwI/AAAAAAAAAco/u9AMO2xkxS4/s400/18+29150541.JPG" border="0" /></a>Collectors like <a href="http://hollisterhovey.blogspot.com/">Hollister and Porter Hovey</a>, sisters with an appetite for late 19th-century relics like apothecary cabinets and dressmakers' dummies, are turning their homes into pastiches of the past.<br /><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4xD8QrJI/AAAAAAAAAcg/w1aY3iOmMZk/s1600-h/19+29150673.JPG"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919501393210514" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 266px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4xD8QrJI/AAAAAAAAAcg/w1aY3iOmMZk/s400/19+29150673.JPG" border="0" /></a>The <i>New York Times</i> article, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/30/garden/30prewar.html?pagewanted=1&amp;_r=1">The New Antiquarians</a>, presented these modern rebels as searching for a “new vintage life,” as the smooth surfaces of modern design having lost its allure.<br /><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4wj6QiLI/AAAAAAAAAcY/iHoCpipvpc0/s1600-h/20+29150757.JPG"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919492794878130" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 266px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4wj6QiLI/AAAAAAAAAcY/iHoCpipvpc0/s400/20+29150757.JPG" border="0" /></a>Sean Crowley, a neckware designer at Ralph Lauren, and Meredith Modzelewski’s apartment features Edwardian-style portraits, heraldic devices and mounted antlers. The connection between the objects and the impulse to acquire them is not nostalgia, they say. It is “the draw of authenticity, whether it's an aesthetic, a recipe or a technique.”<br /><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4lvk16uI/AAAAAAAAAcQ/4bzJJhwzxFI/s1600-h/21+29151783.JPG"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919306947717858" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 267px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4lvk16uI/AAAAAAAAAcQ/4bzJJhwzxFI/s400/21+29151783.JPG" border="0" /></a>Ryan Matthew collects Victorian oddities like domestic taxidermy and osteological antiques. His shop, <a href="http://doylemueser.com/">Against Nature</a>, just opened last week in Manhattan.<br /><br /><center>. . .</center><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4lNmbKPI/AAAAAAAAAcI/aFSJDMnuFac/s1600-h/22+reception.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919297827547378" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 200px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4lNmbKPI/AAAAAAAAAcI/aFSJDMnuFac/s400/22+reception.jpg" border="0" /></a><center>London’s <a href="http://www.roughluxe.co.uk/">Rough Luxe Hotel</a>, designed by <a href="http://www.rabih-hage.com/">Rabih Hage</a>.</center><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4kh10zfI/AAAAAAAAAcA/g8_j_bMvBMA/s1600-h/23+coffee_bar.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919286080982514" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 200px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4kh10zfI/AAAAAAAAAcA/g8_j_bMvBMA/s400/23+coffee_bar.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4kTJOYHI/AAAAAAAAAb4/jLg9ZEAH4f0/s1600-h/24+room_05.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919282135818354" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 200px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4kTJOYHI/AAAAAAAAAb4/jLg9ZEAH4f0/s400/24+room_05.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4j0mX3QI/AAAAAAAAAbw/U9rZITOMHJw/s1600-h/25+room_02.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919273936575746" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 200px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4j0mX3QI/AAAAAAAAAbw/U9rZITOMHJw/s400/25+room_02.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4aMG4MfI/AAAAAAAAAbo/hF8YvBkfn5k/s1600-h/26+room_06.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919108448236018" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 200px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4aMG4MfI/AAAAAAAAAbo/hF8YvBkfn5k/s400/26+room_06.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4ZztS4fI/AAAAAAAAAbg/fUe3uPO70ms/s1600-h/27+room_01.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919101898482162" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 200px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4ZztS4fI/AAAAAAAAAbg/fUe3uPO70ms/s400/27+room_01.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4ZQJBYKI/AAAAAAAAAbY/2a1rv3vjlqs/s1600-h/28+bathroom.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919092351099042" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 200px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4ZQJBYKI/AAAAAAAAAbY/2a1rv3vjlqs/s400/28+bathroom.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4Y0K-f6I/AAAAAAAAAbQ/lkfTwtP0SAI/s1600-h/29+copper_bath_1.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919084843106210" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 200px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4Y0K-f6I/AAAAAAAAAbQ/lkfTwtP0SAI/s400/29+copper_bath_1.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4YXwUllI/AAAAAAAAAbI/dw2BZ7Sap6o/s1600-h/30+copper_bath_2.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382919077215114834" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 200px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4YXwUllI/AAAAAAAAAbI/dw2BZ7Sap6o/s400/30+copper_bath_2.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4QXkt8iI/AAAAAAAAAbA/eLHqSIlZ6NE/s1600-h/31+stairs.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382918939727491618" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 200px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4QXkt8iI/AAAAAAAAAbA/eLHqSIlZ6NE/s400/31+stairs.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4P7rou_I/AAAAAAAAAa4/si_E7GydbRc/s1600-h/32+Picture13.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5382918932240317426" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 200px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SrP4P7rou_I/AAAAAAAAAa4/si_E7GydbRc/s400/32+Picture13.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br /><center>. . .</center><br /><br />Check out <a href="http://hookedonhouses.net/">Hooked on Houses</a> for the <a href="http://hookedonhouses.net/2009/09/17/hooked-on-painted-doors/">Hooked on Fridays</a> blog party!<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3623161289267120420-8397115658854956414?l=www.architecturalantiquereview.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.architecturalantiquereview.com/2009/09/rough-luxe-and-new-antiquarians.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Spencer Howard)9tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3623161289267120420.post-9180252266184701697Sun, 06 Sep 2009 14:48:00 +00002009-09-06T10:22:16.338-05:00accessoriesREDNewshoustonTexashomedesignersartdealersantiquesTheRedVaultfurnitureinterior designvendorsTheRedVault<a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SqPNTnnUCjI/AAAAAAAAAZw/1sZFtj4wDeA/s1600-h/RV_HomepageFade01.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5378368116945586738" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SqPNTnnUCjI/AAAAAAAAAZw/1sZFtj4wDeA/s400/RV_HomepageFade01.jpg" border="0" /></a><br />Mary Vuong from the <a href="http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/main/6603287.html">Houston Chronicle </a>writes:<br /><br /><em>Houston is full of spectacular treasures for the home — if you have time to drive all over town, wade through antiques and browse in every boutique.<br /></em><br /><em>Ginger Wheless hopes her new venture, <a href="http://www.theredvault.com/">TheRedVault</a>, will become a one-stop shop for design junkies who crave something unique. </em><em>The idea is based on her first baby, <a href="http://www.rednews.com/">REDNews</a>, a publication that spotlights commercial real estate listings in Texas.<br /></em><br /><em>Although the site is still in its infancy, Wheless has already signed up at least 19 dealers, with more on the way. </em><em>Most of them sell antiques and art; the list includes <a href="http://www.vieuxinteriors.com/">Vieux</a>, <a href="http://www.laurarathe.com/">Laura Rathe Fine Art</a>, <a href="http://www.maisonmaisonantiques.com/">Maison Maison</a>, <a href="http://www.sloanhall.com/">sloan/</em></a>hall<span style="font-size:+0;"></span> and<em> <a href="http://www.laurau.com/">Laura U Collection</a>.<br /></em><br /><em>Right now, it's more like a place to scout; the site features select merchandise from the dealers but doesn't sell it. </em><em>That will eventually change, Wheless says. She also plans to recruit stores from across Texas.</em><br /><br /><br /><p><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SqPNTPGDOdI/AAAAAAAAAZo/ZtlDLv0VYiQ/s1600-h/60011-1.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5378368110363621842" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 287px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SqPNTPGDOdI/AAAAAAAAAZo/ZtlDLv0VYiQ/s400/60011-1.jpg" border="0" /></a></p><p>Some of the architectural accessories include these beveled glass doors, from the early 20th century, now being used as a screen. Available from <a href="http://www.theredvault.com/listings/listing_detail.asp?listing_ID=1382">Vieux Interiors</a>.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.theredvault.com/"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5378368102924230322" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 283px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 191px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SqPNSzYXHrI/AAAAAAAAAZg/2sgFmrQsJr4/s400/bigbreak_r1_c1.jpg" border="0" /></a> </p><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3623161289267120420-9180252266184701697?l=www.architecturalantiquereview.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.architecturalantiquereview.com/2009/09/theredvault.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Spencer Howard)1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3623161289267120420.post-776202360902767093Tue, 01 Sep 2009 14:56:00 +00002009-09-02T16:50:47.121-05:00Eastwoodhistoric preservationMETROart decoLight RailMetro Raillandmarkhoustonarchitectureadaptive reuse4819 Harrisburg Update<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sp02-BhzwBI/AAAAAAAAAZY/jfu5WKiQIrk/s1600-h/083109_Page_01.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 312px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sp02-BhzwBI/AAAAAAAAAZY/jfu5WKiQIrk/s400/083109_Page_01.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5376513969340268562" border="0" /></a>METRO officials met yesterday with City Council members and neighborhood residents at the Greater East End Management District to discuss the fate of the Sterling Laundry &amp; Cleaning Company at 4819 Harrisburg. In less than a week from the initial meeting, METRO assembled a presentation outlining their investigation and findings for salvage opportunities.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sp0253Ucb8I/AAAAAAAAAZQ/MddwboeTM0I/s1600-h/083109_Page_02.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 312px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sp0253Ucb8I/AAAAAAAAAZQ/MddwboeTM0I/s400/083109_Page_02.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5376513897880383426" border="0" /></a>Unfortunately, the building is located across from a city park and current laws prevent the transit authority from taking park land for the new light rail line. This puts the new right-of-way line just behind the current facade location and in order to save any part of the building the facade must be moved.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sp025dRpEQI/AAAAAAAAAZI/ufa1vj-xa5k/s1600-h/083109_Page_03.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 312px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sp025dRpEQI/AAAAAAAAAZI/ufa1vj-xa5k/s400/083109_Page_03.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5376513890889306370" border="0" /></a>Originally, the options of moving the facade back on the property and reattaching it to the severed building or possibly relocating the facade to new private development on the rail line were discussed. However, these options were dismissed in favor of moving the facade across the street to a city owned park so that the asset is controlled by the community and not private developers.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sp0242-3bVI/AAAAAAAAAZA/1fS0u2Ok9do/s1600-h/083109_Page_04.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 312px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sp0242-3bVI/AAAAAAAAAZA/1fS0u2Ok9do/s400/083109_Page_04.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5376513880610008402" border="0" /></a>METRO quickly launched an investigation into the original construction methods and materials in order to determine the feasibility of disassembly, relocation, and reconstruction.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sp024grEeeI/AAAAAAAAAY4/CNIYyrCpwi8/s1600-h/083109_Page_05.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 312px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sp024grEeeI/AAAAAAAAAY4/CNIYyrCpwi8/s400/083109_Page_05.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5376513874621397474" border="0" /></a>The news was positive when METRO discovered the facade is an assembly of steel members covered with lath and plaster. This allows for easier deconstruction, whereas a solid masonry or concrete structure would be more costly and time consuming to disassemble.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sp024BOyXGI/AAAAAAAAAYw/3r4DnK1h6Lk/s1600-h/083109_Page_06.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 312px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sp024BOyXGI/AAAAAAAAAYw/3r4DnK1h6Lk/s400/083109_Page_06.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5376513866181270626" border="0" /></a>Also, to everyone's surprise, METRO offered to improve the soon to be vacant land at 4819 Harrisburg during construction. The proposal included building a temporary pocket part with a full size replica of the building facade. While neighbors were excited at the proposition, some were more interested in seeing project money spent on permanent assets for the community, rather than a temporary installation.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sp02o70MPSI/AAAAAAAAAYo/Ul7Eb5HYz20/s1600-h/083109_Page_07.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 312px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sp02o70MPSI/AAAAAAAAAYo/Ul7Eb5HYz20/s400/083109_Page_07.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5376513607029505314" border="0" /></a>METRO then went on to illustrate various options for the reuse of the building facade within Eastwood Park. Option 1 was to attach the facade to the existing community center, but with plans to build a new community center and parking lot in the near future, the facade would have to be stored for a longer time.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sp02ornRwAI/AAAAAAAAAYg/CngUe1NektA/s1600-h/083109_Page_08.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 312px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sp02ornRwAI/AAAAAAAAAYg/CngUe1NektA/s400/083109_Page_08.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5376513602680373250" border="0" /></a>Option 2 was the most favorable as it serves a gate to the park, keeps the facade facing the street, and allows for the possibility of adding mural walls to the rear for local artists to contribute to the piece.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sp02oBM_fKI/AAAAAAAAAYY/OVcmlJg1tEs/s1600-h/083109_Page_09.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 312px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sp02oBM_fKI/AAAAAAAAAYY/OVcmlJg1tEs/s400/083109_Page_09.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5376513591295835298" border="0" /></a>While the existing sign for Eastwood Park is strictly utilitarian (seen in Option 2), Option 3 provides the least expensive alternative of replacing the sign with the repurposed facade.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sp02nlE2Q9I/AAAAAAAAAYQ/5wZh35-x4rw/s1600-h/083109_Page_10.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 312px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sp02nlE2Q9I/AAAAAAAAAYQ/5wZh35-x4rw/s400/083109_Page_10.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5376513583745483730" border="0" /></a>Option 4 would modify the standard METRO bus shelter to accept the facade. Since the current bus routes on the street will be replaced by the new light rail line, the facade would no longer face Harrisburg and would have to be relocated to a nearby intersection.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sp02nH_B32I/AAAAAAAAAYI/e4tU3JsqxTQ/s1600-h/083109_Page_11.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 312px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sp02nH_B32I/AAAAAAAAAYI/e4tU3JsqxTQ/s400/083109_Page_11.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5376513575936450402" border="0" /></a>METRO is committed to the disassembly and transportation of the facade to a new location. The City and community would be responsible for the management and costs associated with the temporary storage and permanent home. However, METRO is looking into its flexibility to provide additional funding for the reconstruction of the facade on the new light rail line right-of-way.<br /><br />More information at:<br /><br />Original blog post, <a href="http://www.architecturalantiquereview.com/2009/08/metros-destruction.html">Light Rail's Destruction</a><br /><br />Houston Chronicle editorial, <a href="http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/editorial/6592067.html"></a><a href="http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/editorial/6592067.html">Facade Value: Saving the Skin isn’t the Same as Saving the Building. But at least it’s Something.</a><br /><br />KHOU Channel 11 News, <a href="http://www.khou.com/topstories/stories/khou090821_mp_light-rail-line-art-deco-building.102645550.html">Neighbors Say Metro Promised to Save a Building it Now Plans to Demolish</a><br /><br />Swamplot's <a href="http://swamplot.com/art-deco-slaughter-on-harrisburg-is-metro-taking-to-the-cleaners/2009-08-20/#more-11607">Art Deco Slaughter on Harrisburg: Is METRO Taking to the Cleaners?</a> and <a href="http://swamplot.com/saving-time-on-the-east-end-line-sterling-laundry-and-long-term-storage/2009-09-02/">Saving Time on the East End Line: Sterling Laundry and Long-Term Storage</a><h2 class="entry-title"><a href="http://swamplot.com/saving-time-on-the-east-end-line-sterling-laundry-and-long-term-storage/2009-09-02/" title="Permalink to Saving Time on the East End Line: Sterling Laundry and Long-Term Storage" rel="bookmark"></a></h2><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3623161289267120420-776202360902767093?l=www.architecturalantiquereview.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.architecturalantiquereview.com/2009/09/4819-harrisburg-update.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Spencer Howard)2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3623161289267120420.post-5982030818251635391Thu, 27 Aug 2009 16:54:00 +00002009-08-27T14:59:05.407-05:00New YorkJill SlaterApartment TherapyManhattanMichele Varianrepurposedflea markethome tourlightSoHohouse toursalvagedBrad RobertsloftIndividuality in Design<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa7HlB0G2I/AAAAAAAAAYA/fqKIWzXwA_Q/s1600-h/01+michelevhousetour13_rect640.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 267px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa7HlB0G2I/AAAAAAAAAYA/fqKIWzXwA_Q/s400/01+michelevhousetour13_rect640.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5374688944186465122" border="0" /></a>A few months ago, <a href="http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/house-tours/house-tour-michele-new-york-086302">Apartment Therapy</a> featured the SoHo loft of <a href="http://www.michelevarian.com/">Michele Varian</a> and Brad Roberts. Michele, a world traveler and collector, describes the space as an old school rustic NYC loft meets eccentric English manor. The space has interesting arrangements of pieces that play with light and air as it reaches the inner rooms of the loft.<br /><br />The organic home metabolized over 10 years, and Michele offers the following advice, "Only buy things that you LOVE and then figure out how to work them into your space. That way you are always surrounded by things that make you happy and your home will be a reflection of you and not look like anyone else's." This emphasis on less mass market appeal thus creates individuality in design.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa7HPX7FHI/AAAAAAAAAX4/zWf_aSS9nNY/s1600-h/02+michelevhousetour02_rect640.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 267px; height: 400px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa7HPX7FHI/AAAAAAAAAX4/zWf_aSS9nNY/s400/02+michelevhousetour02_rect640.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5374688938373616754" border="0" /></a>The kitchen is primarily hand built.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa7GjhvabI/AAAAAAAAAXw/Z4rcuv55axQ/s1600-h/03+michelevhousetour04_rect640.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 267px; height: 400px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa7GjhvabI/AAAAAAAAAXw/Z4rcuv55axQ/s400/03+michelevhousetour04_rect640.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5374688926603635122" border="0" /></a>A desk found at a flea market is used as a counter and breakfast bar.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa7GT1M-aI/AAAAAAAAAXo/ZkodZ2tEtlo/s1600-h/04+michelevhousetour01_rect640.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 267px; height: 400px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa7GT1M-aI/AAAAAAAAAXo/ZkodZ2tEtlo/s400/04+michelevhousetour01_rect640.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5374688922390296994" border="0" /></a>View towards the kitchen and rear light source.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa7F1dxFCI/AAAAAAAAAXg/rPoPN1hkSOk/s1600-h/05+michelevhousetour05_rect640.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 267px; height: 400px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa7F1dxFCI/AAAAAAAAAXg/rPoPN1hkSOk/s400/05+michelevhousetour05_rect640.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5374688914238936098" border="0" /></a>Glass bottles hanging over the stove create visual separation from the kitchen.<br />Note the pendant lamp that is mixed in and allows the bottles to glow at night!<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa69hw7VjI/AAAAAAAAAXY/bY9J7lhVG9I/s1600-h/06+michelevhousetour07_rect640.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 267px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa69hw7VjI/AAAAAAAAAXY/bY9J7lhVG9I/s400/06+michelevhousetour07_rect640.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5374688771511637554" border="0" /></a>Michele made these counters by gluing and clamping together strips of wood.<br />She then placed the counters on wood shelves, that are found throughout the house, and are an old stained IKEA product.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa69CqrGDI/AAAAAAAAAXQ/lUBo-kq2_T0/s1600-h/07+michelevhousetour10_rect640.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 267px; height: 400px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa69CqrGDI/AAAAAAAAAXQ/lUBo-kq2_T0/s400/07+michelevhousetour10_rect640.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5374688763163908146" border="0" /></a>The window seat is made from leftover pieces of wood from Michele's store renovation.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa688Q5YWI/AAAAAAAAAXI/YFwtIRN_TzE/s1600-h/08+michelevhousetour11_rect640.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 267px; height: 400px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa688Q5YWI/AAAAAAAAAXI/YFwtIRN_TzE/s400/08+michelevhousetour11_rect640.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5374688761445179746" border="0" /></a>The wood burning stove heats the front of the house in winter.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa68Zi_3zI/AAAAAAAAAXA/3lpe2fuYc9E/s1600-h/09+michelevhousetour19_rect640.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 267px; height: 400px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa68Zi_3zI/AAAAAAAAAXA/3lpe2fuYc9E/s400/09+michelevhousetour19_rect640.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5374688752125861682" border="0" /></a>A drying rack is used as a dividing screen.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa68BlvkUI/AAAAAAAAAW4/1F36pDcp4mU/s1600-h/10+michelevhousetour22_rect640.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 267px; height: 400px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa68BlvkUI/AAAAAAAAAW4/1F36pDcp4mU/s400/10+michelevhousetour22_rect640.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5374688745694925122" border="0" /></a>Why cover up great walls with huge paintings when you can use old frames to group smaller pieces together?<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa6tpoCvMI/AAAAAAAAAWw/kRdAT54DHrQ/s1600-h/11+michelevhousetour17_rect640.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 267px; height: 400px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa6tpoCvMI/AAAAAAAAAWw/kRdAT54DHrQ/s400/11+michelevhousetour17_rect640.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5374688498743950530" border="0" /></a>A repurposed wood mantel is wall mounted to serve as a dining table bench.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa6tDHnKBI/AAAAAAAAAWo/inS8lJdwKzw/s1600-h/12+michelevhousetour18_rect640.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 267px; height: 400px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa6tDHnKBI/AAAAAAAAAWo/inS8lJdwKzw/s400/12+michelevhousetour18_rect640.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5374688488407377938" border="0" /></a>The exposed electrical boxes are trimmed with wood and wallpaper to blend in.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa6spbJlbI/AAAAAAAAAWg/tjPNNjVLc1U/s1600-h/13+michelevhousetour23_rect640.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 267px; height: 400px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa6spbJlbI/AAAAAAAAAWg/tjPNNjVLc1U/s400/13+michelevhousetour23_rect640.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5374688481510004146" border="0" /></a>Salvaged cabinet windows installed in the hallway create a transom lite and regulate cross breezes.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa6sa3FWfI/AAAAAAAAAWY/Dm8PJg2V7cY/s1600-h/14+michelevhousetour26_rect640.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 267px; height: 400px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa6sa3FWfI/AAAAAAAAAWY/Dm8PJg2V7cY/s400/14+michelevhousetour26_rect640.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5374688477600635378" border="0" /></a>A window added to the wall and a mirror reflect additional light into the bedroom.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa6ryrwa6I/AAAAAAAAAWQ/KRQTPQv8qr4/s1600-h/15+michelevhousetour27_rect640.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 267px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa6ryrwa6I/AAAAAAAAAWQ/KRQTPQv8qr4/s400/15+michelevhousetour27_rect640.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5374688466815708066" border="0" /></a>View of the interior windows in the bedroom.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa6iuzvErI/AAAAAAAAAWI/HXIWvOtLnRM/s1600-h/16+michelevhousetour31_rect640.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 267px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa6iuzvErI/AAAAAAAAAWI/HXIWvOtLnRM/s400/16+michelevhousetour31_rect640.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5374688311156609714" border="0" /></a>Repurposed metal doors mats allow light and air to circulate between the bedroom and main front room.<br />The grill work creates a mosaic pattern of light and shadow on the walls.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa6ieboHCI/AAAAAAAAAWA/to1gPDXBMYE/s1600-h/17+michelevhousetour38_rect640.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 267px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa6ieboHCI/AAAAAAAAAWA/to1gPDXBMYE/s400/17+michelevhousetour38_rect640.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5374688306760522786" border="0" /></a>The dark circular disks on the wall are rubber jewelry molds.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa6hz38A_I/AAAAAAAAAV4/mBfXxnRh4EA/s1600-h/18+michelevhousetour41_rect640.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 267px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa6hz38A_I/AAAAAAAAAV4/mBfXxnRh4EA/s400/18+michelevhousetour41_rect640.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5374688295336543218" border="0" /></a>Looking back toward the bedroom in the middle of the loft space.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa6hs6_cyI/AAAAAAAAAVw/c5ICAuoStYA/s1600-h/19+michelevhousetour43_rect640.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 267px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa6hs6_cyI/AAAAAAAAAVw/c5ICAuoStYA/s400/19+michelevhousetour43_rect640.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5374688293470303010" border="0" /></a>The "big" room.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa6hXNo1SI/AAAAAAAAAVo/3wlLCrW2irY/s1600-h/20+michelevhousetour44_rect640.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 267px; height: 400px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Spa6hXNo1SI/AAAAAAAAAVo/3wlLCrW2irY/s400/20+michelevhousetour44_rect640.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5374688287642932514" border="0" /></a>An old ladder serves as decoration and furniture to access the top shelves.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Photos by <a href="http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/author/jill">Jill Slater</a><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3623161289267120420-5982030818251635391?l=www.architecturalantiquereview.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.architecturalantiquereview.com/2009/08/individuality-in-design.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Spencer Howard)1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3623161289267120420.post-636908176743161458Thu, 20 Aug 2009 15:31:00 +00002009-09-01T09:48:41.494-05:00Eastwoodhistoric preservationMETROart decoLight RailMetro Raillandmarkhoustonarchitectureadaptive reuseLight Rail's Destruction<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SpQeQlhDm9I/AAAAAAAAAVg/v3kRXncsihQ/s1600-h/6100_1201814532476_1441955874_30566291_2914571_n.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 300px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SpQeQlhDm9I/AAAAAAAAAVg/v3kRXncsihQ/s400/6100_1201814532476_1441955874_30566291_2914571_n.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5373953525657344978" border="0" /></a><br />The address appeared yesterday on <a href="http://swamplot.com/">Swamplot's</a> Daily Demolition Report, but the Google Street View link just showed the side of the building, which did not look very special. The facade that faces Harrisburg, not Stiles, <span style="font-style: italic;">is</span> very interesting though. It features an art deco canopy and clock tower! The building sold as an artist live/work/gallery just a few years ago for under $200k. Now the land is being cleared for METRO's new East End Light Rail line.<br /><br />Architectural historian Stephan Fox said, "The Sterling Laundry &amp; Cleaning Co. Building, was built in 1935 and designed by the architect Sol R. Slaughter. In the 1980s and '90s it was the residence and studio of the Houston artist William Steen, who died last year. It is illustrated in Jim Parsons and David Bush's book, <a href="http://www.houstondeco.org/"><span style="font-style: italic;">Houston Deco</span></a>, on page 37."<br /><br />Eastwood resident Steve Parker said, "METRO pledged to save the facade of the building with the clock on it, across from Eastwood Park. They preferred to have someone else buy it and move it, but if that didn't happen, they were going to move it back on the property and reattach it behind the new setback."<br /><br />Steve added, "I am very disappointed that METRO has decided to demolish an East End landmark that we had worked with them to save. They changed their mind without letting the community know. It just showed up on the demo list yesterday. Now we only have a couple of days to save it.<br /><br />The neighborhood has alerted their government representatives and local preservationists.<br /><br />More at <a href="http://swamplot.com/art-deco-slaughter-on-harrisburg-is-metro-taking-to-the-cleaners/2009-08-20/#more-11607">Art Deco Slaughter on Harrisburg: Is METRO Taking to the Cleaners?</a><br /><br />and <a href="http://www.khou.com/topstories/stories/khou090821_mp_light-rail-line-art-deco-building.102645550.html">Neighbors Say Metro Promised to Save a Building it Now Plans to Demolish,</a><br /><br />and <a href="http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/editorial/6592067.html">Facade Value: Saving the Skin isn’t the Same as Saving the Building. But at least it’s Something.</a><br /><br />UPDATE (08/25/2009):<br />Neighbors and concerned citizens met with Houston City Council members and Metro officials today to discuss preservation options. Below are photos of the interior and roof condition.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SpQeLIouh1I/AAAAAAAAAVY/sNoQNtxZIoY/s1600-h/01.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 300px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SpQeLIouh1I/AAAAAAAAAVY/sNoQNtxZIoY/s400/01.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5373953432005543762" border="0" /></a>Main gallery.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SpQd7SW9dEI/AAAAAAAAAVI/RIPbRtCcSuY/s1600-h/02.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 300px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SpQd7SW9dEI/AAAAAAAAAVI/RIPbRtCcSuY/s400/02.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5373953159737472066" border="0" /></a>Operable skylight.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SpQd7HrwS4I/AAAAAAAAAVA/Vqvz4NBB6gY/s1600-h/03.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 300px; height: 400px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SpQd7HrwS4I/AAAAAAAAAVA/Vqvz4NBB6gY/s400/03.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5373953156871900034" border="0" /></a>Main gallery.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SpQd6-P-F5I/AAAAAAAAAU4/DHUkvUI-7jw/s1600-h/04.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 300px; height: 400px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SpQd6-P-F5I/AAAAAAAAAU4/DHUkvUI-7jw/s400/04.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5373953154339444626" border="0" /></a>Skylight.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SpQd6SIyZPI/AAAAAAAAAUw/SFulVRbACcA/s1600-h/05.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 300px; height: 400px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SpQd6SIyZPI/AAAAAAAAAUw/SFulVRbACcA/s400/05.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5373953142498157810" border="0" /></a>Main gallery.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SpQd6B6tkxI/AAAAAAAAAUo/Itc3gLlY8Mo/s1600-h/06.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 300px; height: 400px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SpQd6B6tkxI/AAAAAAAAAUo/Itc3gLlY8Mo/s400/06.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5373953138144154386" border="0" /></a>Roof access stair.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SpQdpVc_iqI/AAAAAAAAAUg/I4J-k5qBwM8/s1600-h/07.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 300px; height: 400px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SpQdpVc_iqI/AAAAAAAAAUg/I4J-k5qBwM8/s400/07.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5373952851330435746" border="0" /></a>Skylight with roof access stair.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SpQdo0NB1zI/AAAAAAAAAUY/NBuq1A5pgoU/s1600-h/08.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 300px; height: 400px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SpQdo0NB1zI/AAAAAAAAAUY/NBuq1A5pgoU/s400/08.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5373952842405107506" border="0" /></a>Inspecting the condition of the tower.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SpQdoUXsJSI/AAAAAAAAAUQ/gZuNqov4iTY/s1600-h/09.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 300px; height: 400px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SpQdoUXsJSI/AAAAAAAAAUQ/gZuNqov4iTY/s400/09.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5373952833859888418" border="0" /></a>Skylight.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SpQdoHbP1uI/AAAAAAAAAUI/XJ1qdYP5CK8/s1600-h/10.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 300px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SpQdoHbP1uI/AAAAAAAAAUI/XJ1qdYP5CK8/s400/10.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5373952830385149666" border="0" /></a>View towards downtown.<br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SpQdn9E07iI/AAAAAAAAAUA/8nm3sT9DY_U/s1600-h/00.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 271px; height: 400px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SpQdn9E07iI/AAAAAAAAAUA/8nm3sT9DY_U/s400/00.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5373952827606756898" border="0" /></a>Photo by <a href="http://www.houstondeco.org/1930s/sterlaund.html">David Bush</a>.</div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3623161289267120420-636908176743161458?l=www.architecturalantiquereview.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.architecturalantiquereview.com/2009/08/metros-destruction.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Spencer Howard)1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3623161289267120420.post-2081353847235173364Tue, 18 Aug 2009 19:52:00 +00002009-08-19T07:48:05.141-05:00Texas Farm Housefound objectsartJohn ZemanekMontrosestoriesmemoriesJapanese Tea Housearchitectural antiqueshoustonarchitectureObjects and Memory<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoskPFKDlQI/AAAAAAAAATA/H479cPPOnCA/s1600-h/01.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5371426822070441218" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoskPFKDlQI/AAAAAAAAATA/H479cPPOnCA/s400/01.jpg" border="0" /></a>This home in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston illustrates that an architectural antique need not be a building material or element originally. The antique can be a tool, a machine, or even a piece of a tool or machine. These objects can be randomly found or part of a family estate. Regardless of the source, the object has some memory attached to it and it is this story that instills value.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoskLPvXU8I/AAAAAAAAAS4/obPP-jha9Kw/s1600-h/02.JPG"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5371426756191802306" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 225px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoskLPvXU8I/AAAAAAAAAS4/obPP-jha9Kw/s400/02.JPG" border="0" /></a>Inward looking, the home reveals little from the street. With circular openings placed at the front and side, the curious pedestrian may catch a glimpse of life inside. The owner and architect, John Zemanek, built the house from sketches in his mind that he had collected since childhood while growing up on the family farm in Fort Bend County.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoskKvjzi4I/AAAAAAAAASw/5M8LZ8FdnV4/s1600-h/03.JPG"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5371426747553385346" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 225px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoskKvjzi4I/AAAAAAAAASw/5M8LZ8FdnV4/s400/03.JPG" border="0" /></a>The form, space, and order of the design falls somewhere between a Texas farm house and Japanese Tea House. However, the landscape, structure and furniture are accented with mysterious objects. Some are recognizable and easily comprehended, but most are not -- engaging the viewer to imagine the story behind the piece.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoskKfooz5I/AAAAAAAAASo/P3Ok1WQePfU/s1600-h/04.JPG"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5371426743278686098" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 225px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoskKfooz5I/AAAAAAAAASo/P3Ok1WQePfU/s400/04.JPG" border="0" /></a>Walking through the front gate, visitors enter into a shaded courtyard and are greeted by the first objects...<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoskKPBKTpI/AAAAAAAAASg/f3qVib97aD8/s1600-h/05.JPG"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5371426738818141842" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 225px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoskKPBKTpI/AAAAAAAAASg/f3qVib97aD8/s400/05.JPG" border="0" /></a>These cylinders were part of a larger farming apparatus from the Zemanek Family farm, but now rest in peace within the home's courtyard.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoskJ7TDyLI/AAAAAAAAASY/a2gfZfaVDKk/s1600-h/06.JPG"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5371426733524502706" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 225px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoskJ7TDyLI/AAAAAAAAASY/a2gfZfaVDKk/s400/06.JPG" border="0" /></a>At the front door, while waiting for John to answer, the visitor can ponder the other objects around.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sosj9Aj10vI/AAAAAAAAASQ/EHy37C1sZ9Q/s1600-h/07.JPG"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5371426511598768882" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 225px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sosj9Aj10vI/AAAAAAAAASQ/EHy37C1sZ9Q/s400/07.JPG" border="0" /></a>Standing guard by the door is a piece of the engine from the family's 1923 Buick. Through the window, a mounted tracker seat also found at the farm.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sosj85dql5I/AAAAAAAAASI/zyucZA-UUdg/s1600-h/08.JPG"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5371426509693818770" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 225px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sosj85dql5I/AAAAAAAAASI/zyucZA-UUdg/s400/08.JPG" border="0" /></a>On a pedestal, the family typewriter sits frozen in time.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sosj8ZHtfSI/AAAAAAAAASA/k2yUlFFD8QY/s1600-h/09.JPG"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5371426501011799330" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 225px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sosj8ZHtfSI/AAAAAAAAASA/k2yUlFFD8QY/s400/09.JPG" border="0" /></a>The entry way gives view to the main axis of the house and several types of wood.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sosj8FwJ6oI/AAAAAAAAAR4/STaLom6nGEQ/s1600-h/10.JPG"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5371426495812725378" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 225px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sosj8FwJ6oI/AAAAAAAAAR4/STaLom6nGEQ/s400/10.JPG" border="0" /></a>Pine floor joists were salvaged from the original home on the property and reused for flooring, cabinets, and furniture.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sosj79pNRPI/AAAAAAAAARw/YlWoZ0lCMV8/s1600-h/11.JPG"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5371426493636101362" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 225px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sosj79pNRPI/AAAAAAAAARw/YlWoZ0lCMV8/s400/11.JPG" border="0" /></a>The side table is made of old floor joists, but the eye goes to what is sitting on the table.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SosjxLGnX8I/AAAAAAAAARo/CGa06VJNbH0/s1600-h/12.JPG"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5371426308270546882" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 225px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SosjxLGnX8I/AAAAAAAAARo/CGa06VJNbH0/s400/12.JPG" border="0" /></a>Another piece from a farming apparatus is beautifully displayed as abstract art.<br /><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SosjwdyKX4I/AAAAAAAAARg/ssUpG4w5wMg/s1600-h/13.JPG"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5371426296105164674" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 225px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SosjwdyKX4I/AAAAAAAAARg/ssUpG4w5wMg/s400/13.JPG" border="0" /></a>A walnut table, pine column, sliding cedar panels and shoji screens made by former students.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SosjwCItyDI/AAAAAAAAARY/jKI1QOTVx2s/s1600-h/14.JPG"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5371426288683567154" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 225px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SosjwCItyDI/AAAAAAAAARY/jKI1QOTVx2s/s400/14.JPG" border="0" /></a>A cast iron vice attached to an exterior column with wood pegs -- a great center piece for an outdoor workshop!<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SosjvkZeRUI/AAAAAAAAARQ/W8J9XqwRPds/s1600-h/15.JPG"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5371426280700790082" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 225px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SosjvkZeRUI/AAAAAAAAARQ/W8J9XqwRPds/s400/15.JPG" border="0" /></a>A bucket of carpentry tools sits just outside the office.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SosjvaNmbJI/AAAAAAAAARI/JIN1vK7R41U/s1600-h/16.JPG"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5371426277966638226" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 225px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SosjvaNmbJI/AAAAAAAAARI/JIN1vK7R41U/s400/16.JPG" border="0" /></a>Architecturally, these ordinary objects are defining a space. The pieces are communicating a story from the past and it is this dialogue that gives life to a place. Without the stories, the significance of the antiques are lost forever.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3623161289267120420-2081353847235173364?l=www.architecturalantiquereview.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.architecturalantiquereview.com/2009/08/objects-and-memory.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Spencer Howard)2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3623161289267120420.post-7658473058734991468Wed, 12 Aug 2009 20:17:00 +00002009-08-12T16:20:32.706-05:00historichouseBaysidevacationcottagearchitectureVictoriansummerMainehomegardenCarpenter GothicBayside, a State of Mind<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMsOA4woHI/AAAAAAAAARA/9IwLI4BMEKE/s1600-h/01.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 225px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMsOA4woHI/AAAAAAAAARA/9IwLI4BMEKE/s400/01.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369183800023621746" border="0" /></a><br />A few miles south of Belfast, Maine, is a tiny Victorian village of architectural antiques. The pieces are not furniture, however, but rather entire houses.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMsNyy7JmI/AAAAAAAAAQ4/e-ORfHXSPDA/s1600-h/01A+Wharf+Aerial.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 265px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMsNyy7JmI/AAAAAAAAAQ4/e-ORfHXSPDA/s400/01A+Wharf+Aerial.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369183796241049186" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMsNUeARDI/AAAAAAAAAQw/zysNrQaRuro/s1600-h/02.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 225px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMsNUeARDI/AAAAAAAAAQw/zysNrQaRuro/s400/02.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369183788100240434" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMsFONSlII/AAAAAAAAAQo/6iLuXdi1OKw/s1600-h/03.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 225px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMsFONSlII/AAAAAAAAAQo/6iLuXdi1OKw/s400/03.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369183648980571266" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMsEmtpNvI/AAAAAAAAAQg/-TfflwiSAME/s1600-h/03A+Merithew+Square+Cottages.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 270px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMsEmtpNvI/AAAAAAAAAQg/-TfflwiSAME/s400/03A+Merithew+Square+Cottages.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369183638378854130" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMsD44ERII/AAAAAAAAAQY/oPCjYfNj63o/s1600-h/04.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 225px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMsD44ERII/AAAAAAAAAQY/oPCjYfNj63o/s400/04.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369183626074539138" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMsDYoT0rI/AAAAAAAAAQQ/UuVWqeQ4Jy0/s1600-h/05.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 225px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMsDYoT0rI/AAAAAAAAAQQ/UuVWqeQ4Jy0/s400/05.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369183617418515122" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMsDHGJCKI/AAAAAAAAAQI/BrjEG5cvo_I/s1600-h/06.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 225px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMsDHGJCKI/AAAAAAAAAQI/BrjEG5cvo_I/s400/06.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369183612711798946" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMr3-NAeiI/AAAAAAAAAQA/4CR2KB2Ny2o/s1600-h/07.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; 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display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 225px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMrpiVKeRI/AAAAAAAAAPQ/wUBzroFg6ac/s400/12.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369183173345966354" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMro3k9C4I/AAAAAAAAAPI/CLR_ckmJV6E/s1600-h/13.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 225px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMro3k9C4I/AAAAAAAAAPI/CLR_ckmJV6E/s400/13.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369183161869470594" border="0" /></a><br />During the 1850s, the village sprung up as a Methodist camp where each church had their own campsite. In time, larger ships began arriving, delivering more people, and the temporary campsites were built into permanent structures.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMroRqIL-I/AAAAAAAAAPA/yNLjF3f7lmM/s1600-h/14.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 225px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMroRqIL-I/AAAAAAAAAPA/yNLjF3f7lmM/s400/14.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369183151690624994" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMrnkmFywI/AAAAAAAAAO4/hJjN5dAAqIw/s1600-h/15.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 225px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMrnkmFywI/AAAAAAAAAO4/hJjN5dAAqIw/s400/15.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369183139594095362" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMrYoRqGKI/AAAAAAAAAOw/zK4EeatANuU/s1600-h/16.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; 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display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 225px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMq99zsUbI/AAAAAAAAANo/w20OrFvQIto/s400/24.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369182424807526834" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMq9VkoIzI/AAAAAAAAANg/sht5zHFPT3U/s1600-h/25.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 225px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMq9VkoIzI/AAAAAAAAANg/sht5zHFPT3U/s400/25.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369182414006919986" border="0" /></a><br />The cottages are grouped around a grassy square that slopes to a pier overlooking Penobscot Bay and then spreads out to over 30 acres of charm. The gingerbread style is known as Carpenter Gothic and Bayside is one of the oldest and most intact collections of the style.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMqRkvuYdI/AAAAAAAAAMw/HiXmV3_WAP4/s1600-h/26.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 225px; height: 400px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMqRkvuYdI/AAAAAAAAAMw/HiXmV3_WAP4/s400/26.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369181662165754322" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMqI0GkMJI/AAAAAAAAAMg/Vepi-8sDkMo/s1600-h/27.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 225px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMqI0GkMJI/AAAAAAAAAMg/Vepi-8sDkMo/s400/27.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369181511669264530" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMqFdFDBBI/AAAAAAAAAMY/j7ZTS47Ne2I/s1600-h/28.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; 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cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 225px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMpH8B13eI/AAAAAAAAAKo/42NbbAlFWT0/s400/35.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369180397105438178" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMpHXeuAbI/AAAAAAAAAKg/McLSsSx1BKM/s1600-h/36.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 225px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMpHXeuAbI/AAAAAAAAAKg/McLSsSx1BKM/s400/36.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369180387294446002" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMpGwAB9XI/AAAAAAAAAKY/qQzkV4Q8g0Y/s1600-h/37.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 225px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMpGwAB9XI/AAAAAAAAAKY/qQzkV4Q8g0Y/s400/37.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369180376696747378" border="0" /></a><br />Today the hidden hamlet serves as a storybook paradise to the families that purchased these homes long ago and have been handing them down for generations. Each summer the population grows to around 300, much less than the thousands a century before. Staying in Bayside is quiet and reflective, cool and calming.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMo60eJrjI/AAAAAAAAAKQ/5urJIto4ttE/s1600-h/38.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 225px; height: 400px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMo60eJrjI/AAAAAAAAAKQ/5urJIto4ttE/s400/38.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369180171738394162" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMlw5RTzWI/AAAAAAAAAJw/PA1Bd96LKdU/s1600-h/39.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 225px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMlw5RTzWI/AAAAAAAAAJw/PA1Bd96LKdU/s400/39.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369176702693133666" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMlrozaokI/AAAAAAAAAJo/EiN2yNilWkg/s1600-h/40.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; 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display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 225px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMkno85bAI/AAAAAAAAAI4/1_V1_vv5gEY/s400/43.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369175444182100994" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMknb4ewiI/AAAAAAAAAIw/v52Ey1_OI60/s1600-h/44.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 225px; height: 400px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMknb4ewiI/AAAAAAAAAIw/v52Ey1_OI60/s400/44.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369175440673915426" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMkcXtWQyI/AAAAAAAAAIo/0nFP565OMYM/s1600-h/45.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 225px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMkcXtWQyI/AAAAAAAAAIo/0nFP565OMYM/s400/45.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369175250574918434" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMjnumtMZI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/p1sun73L0ss/s1600-h/46.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 225px; height: 400px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMjnumtMZI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/p1sun73L0ss/s400/46.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369174346188009874" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMjnJcRI1I/AAAAAAAAAII/l1DPIFhALAI/s1600-h/47.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 225px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMjnJcRI1I/AAAAAAAAAII/l1DPIFhALAI/s400/47.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369174336212116306" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMjmcGtmrI/AAAAAAAAAIA/OXUKgsWKsW0/s1600-h/48.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 225px; height: 400px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMjmcGtmrI/AAAAAAAAAIA/OXUKgsWKsW0/s400/48.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369174324042111666" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMjl5INn-I/AAAAAAAAAH4/HuU28FOL_SQ/s1600-h/49.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 225px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMjl5INn-I/AAAAAAAAAH4/HuU28FOL_SQ/s400/49.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369174314653163490" border="0" /></a><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMjlY2Ck0I/AAAAAAAAAHw/Sa4hIwKr8PA/s1600-h/49A+Park+Row+c1907.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 249px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMjlY2Ck0I/AAAAAAAAAHw/Sa4hIwKr8PA/s400/49A+Park+Row+c1907.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369174305987007298" border="0" /></a><br />Bayside is the genuine article and its authenticity takes you back in time. Most interiors are not winterized, so the framing is still visible as the structures list, buckle, and sag. The open framing in the walls serve as shelves for books and beach treasure that begin to reveal this Bayside state of mind.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMjVy2x_4I/AAAAAAAAAHo/169eG8zrVXE/s1600-h/50.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 225px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SoMjVy2x_4I/AAAAAAAAAHo/169eG8zrVXE/s400/50.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5369174038091530114" border="0" /></a><br /><div> </div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3623161289267120420-7658473058734991468?l=www.architecturalantiquereview.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.architecturalantiquereview.com/2009/08/bayside-state-of-mind.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Spencer Howard)3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3623161289267120420.post-5589748389575698944Sun, 09 Aug 2009 04:38:00 +00002009-08-23T15:48:38.417-05:00Wim Pauwelsbuilding constructionBeta-Plus Publishingarchitectural antiquesarchitectureinterior designsalvaged materialsBelgianinteriorsThe Most Beautiful Place in a Home<a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sn5ZQyM8gWI/AAAAAAAAAGo/kMOtdc9YmD8/s1600-h/51LYGQcHFpL__SS500_.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5367825950761058658" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 292px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sn5ZQyM8gWI/AAAAAAAAAGo/kMOtdc9YmD8/s400/51LYGQcHFpL__SS500_.jpg" border="0" /></a><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/9077213945/ref=cm_cr_thx_view">Architectural Antiques</a> by Wim Pauwels is a pricey addition to the coffee table, but the book is a wonderful resource for the reader.<br /><br />Divided into two sections, Inspirational Interiors and The Architectural Antique Dealers, the casual layout provides very few words, leaving beautiful photography to stimulate the mind.<br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sn5UJAcgD9I/AAAAAAAAAGY/KsFrwWhuBUg/s1600-h/activiteiten02.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5367820319587307474" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 369px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 369px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sn5UJAcgD9I/AAAAAAAAAGY/KsFrwWhuBUg/s400/activiteiten02.jpg" border="0" /></a> Each section features individual reports that pay tribute to homes, designers, craftsmen and dealers. Their contact information is included with each report.<br /><br />The homes are primarily country houses in Belgium, however, the monastic calm of the interiors illustrate an intercontinental style familiar to everyone.<br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sn5UI-zKTsI/AAAAAAAAAGQ/y_7auLF_FZY/s1600-h/large_De_Prez_-_Gent_21.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5367820319145479874" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sn5UI-zKTsI/AAAAAAAAAGQ/y_7auLF_FZY/s400/large_De_Prez_-_Gent_21.jpg" border="0" /></a>Focusing more on reintegrating salvaged building materials, rather than reusing furniture and fixtures, the muted tones of the finishes are beeswax, soap, or oil, with paints and varnishes strictly forbidden.<br /><br />The author proclaims, “A growing number of individuals are working to create authentic and personal living environments.” So with the history of the architectural antique long lost, the journey of discovering the perfect piece can lead to the creation of the most beautiful place in a home.<br /><br />Sources: <a href="http://www.betaplus.com/">Beta-Plus Publishing</a>, <a href="http://www.chateaudevierset.be/">Chateau de Vierset</a>, <a href="http://www.cousaert-vanderdonckt.be/">Cousaert - Van der Donckt</a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3623161289267120420-5589748389575698944?l=www.architecturalantiquereview.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.architecturalantiquereview.com/2009/08/most-beautiful-place-in-home.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Spencer Howard)1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3623161289267120420.post-1428451964170993578Fri, 07 Aug 2009 20:36:00 +00002009-08-08T12:40:04.359-05:00salvagePreservation Resource CenterantiquesNew OrleansQueen AnnearchitecturalhoustonVictorianHeightsFrom New Orleans to Houston<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SnyQc76k25I/AAAAAAAAAGA/Dl1b9zeVSEI/s1600-h/L1020304.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5367323682712902546" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 225px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SnyQc76k25I/AAAAAAAAAGA/Dl1b9zeVSEI/s400/L1020304.jpg" border="0" /></a>New Orleans is a delightful place to shop for architectural antiques. One interesting salvage warehouse is ran by the <a href="http://www.prcno.org/">Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans</a>. The non-profit organization has a contract with FEMA to salvage elements from homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Most of the items are reused in new homes built for the victims and the remaining pieces are brought to the warehouse for public sale.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SnyQcn7YzpI/AAAAAAAAAF4/xfIPQqxb_zM/s1600-h/L1020305.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5367323677347597970" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 225px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SnyQcn7YzpI/AAAAAAAAAF4/xfIPQqxb_zM/s400/L1020305.jpg" border="0" /></a>What is fascinating is that the organization continues a preservation tradition of writing the address of the original home on the back of each piece. Some pieces have several addresses and have been reused 3 or 4 times over the years!<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SnyQcbjjYoI/AAAAAAAAAFw/HSCdDCFxqIU/s1600-h/L1040317.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5367323674026402434" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 225px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SnyQcbjjYoI/AAAAAAAAAFw/HSCdDCFxqIU/s400/L1040317.jpg" border="0" /></a>These three stained glass windows were part of one unit originally and came from a deconstructed house in the Garden District.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SnyQcOkrCrI/AAAAAAAAAFo/mRxZgGXjdt8/s1600-h/L1040319.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5367323670541437618" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 225px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SnyQcOkrCrI/AAAAAAAAAFo/mRxZgGXjdt8/s400/L1040319.jpg" border="0" /></a>They have since found their way to Houston to become part of a Queen Anne Victorian renovation in the Heights.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SnyQb5yWq9I/AAAAAAAAAFg/N1M58BEzPq4/s1600-h/L1040322.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5367323664961678290" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: pointer; HEIGHT: 230px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SnyQb5yWq9I/AAAAAAAAAFg/N1M58BEzPq4/s400/L1040322.jpg" border="0" /></a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3623161289267120420-1428451964170993578?l=www.architecturalantiquereview.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.architecturalantiquereview.com/2009/08/new-orleans-is-delightful-place-to-shop.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Spencer Howard)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3623161289267120420.post-2783285309538683728Thu, 06 Aug 2009 17:45:00 +00002009-08-06T13:04:42.510-05:00salvagedMarc Canadell DesignantiquesCasaSugardoorheadboardAntique Door Headboard<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SnsWqQvadfI/AAAAAAAAAFQ/EOFU6-dBHQI/s1600-h/door+headboard.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 228px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SnsWqQvadfI/AAAAAAAAAFQ/EOFU6-dBHQI/s400/door+headboard.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5366908296246228466" border="0" /></a>Repurposing an antique door is one of the easiest projects for the home. Usually, old doors are used for table or counter tops, but that requires carpentry skills and possibly a sheet of glass to make the paneled surface flat and usable.<br /><br />In this Barcelona apartment, by <a href="http://www.marccanadell.com/">Marc Canadell Design</a> and featured on <a href="http://www.casasugar.com">CasaSugar</a>, the salvaged door is simply screwed to the wall above a bed. No modifcation was necessary to make the door into a headboard. The finish was obtained by stripping the paint and applying a wax sealer. The waxed whitewashed color gives the piece a velvety texture!<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3623161289267120420-2783285309538683728?l=www.architecturalantiquereview.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.architecturalantiquereview.com/2009/08/antique-door-headboard.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Spencer Howard)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3623161289267120420.post-6725359394242370895Wed, 05 Aug 2009 16:45:00 +00002009-08-05T12:21:40.474-05:00TrashFormacionesflavourdesignsalvagedReestoreMontoyaBreakfast at Tiffany'ssofabathtubchairrepurposedseatingBathtub Seating<a style="font-weight: bold;" onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Snm3W0LZxdI/AAAAAAAAAFA/GUir3UlFw3A/s1600-h/bathtub-sofa-breakfast-at-tiffanys.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 320px; height: 284px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Snm3W0LZxdI/AAAAAAAAAFA/GUir3UlFw3A/s400/bathtub-sofa-breakfast-at-tiffanys.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5366522033580131794" border="0" /></a>The internet is now as littered with sofas made from salvaged bathtubs as salvage yards are littered with bathtubs. Regardless of actual comfort or design taste, these repurposed tubs stem from the movie <span style="font-style: italic;">Breakfast at Tiffany's</span>, starring Audrey Hepburn.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Snm3WvZcjJI/AAAAAAAAAE4/6Rd1VtAf8Fg/s1600-h/max_2_2.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 397px; height: 300px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Snm3WvZcjJI/AAAAAAAAAE4/6Rd1VtAf8Fg/s400/max_2_2.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5366522032296856722" border="0" /></a>The contemporary eco designer <a href="http://www.reestore.com/max.htm">Reestore</a> offers their version for $3150...<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Snm3WWkPaTI/AAAAAAAAAEw/ztEFYNiOehc/s1600-h/living_savon.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 276px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Snm3WWkPaTI/AAAAAAAAAEw/ztEFYNiOehc/s400/living_savon.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5366522025631246642" border="0" /></a>...and the as seen on HGTV <a href="http://www.flavourdesign.com/product.php?ProdNo=100">flavourdesign</a> sells theirs (with pillows) for $3500.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Snm3WAkbCxI/AAAAAAAAAEo/JtEY5LC8U_Q/s1600-h/trashformaciones.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 350px; height: 320px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Snm3WAkbCxI/AAAAAAAAAEo/JtEY5LC8U_Q/s400/trashformaciones.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5366522019726428946" border="0" /></a>However, the most progressive versions come from a Spanish collective lead by the Montoya brothers called <a href="http://trashformaciones.com/">TrashFormaciones</a>. Their design features a higher seat that allows for the piece to participate as a side chair and gives a chance of seriously being considered furniture, rather than just mere folk art.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3623161289267120420-6725359394242370895?l=www.architecturalantiquereview.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.architecturalantiquereview.com/2009/08/bathtub-seating.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Spencer Howard)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3623161289267120420.post-2266632605141721284Tue, 04 Aug 2009 03:56:00 +00002009-08-03T23:13:50.857-05:00resourcesLEEDsalvagedreusedreclaimedbuildingrefurbishedfurnitureUSGBCproductsmaterialsLEED 2009<a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sney_nR8e2I/AAAAAAAAADo/pwqelWlgLhc/s1600-h/LEED.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5365954286980987746" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 300px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/Sney_nR8e2I/AAAAAAAAADo/pwqelWlgLhc/s400/LEED.jpg" border="0" /></a><strong><em>LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations</em></strong><br /><br />MR Credit 3: Materials Reuse<br />1–2 Points<br /><br /><strong>Intent<br /></strong>To reuse building materials and products to reduce demand for virgin materials and reduce waste, thereby lessening impacts associated with the extraction and processing of virgin resources.<br /><br /><strong>Requirements</strong><br />Use salvaged, refurbished or reused materials, the sum of which constitutes at least 5% or 10%, based on cost, of the total value of materials on the project. The minimum percentage materials reused for each point threshold is asfollows:<br /><br /><strong>Reused Materials - <br />5% = 1 Point<br />10% = 2 Points<br /></strong><br />Mechanical, electrical and plumbing components and specialty items such as elevators and equipment cannot be included in this calculation. Include only materials permanently installed in the project. Furniture may be included if it is included consistently in MR Credit 3: Materials Reuse through MR Credit 7: Certified Wood.<br /><br /><strong>Potential Technologies &amp; Strategies<br /></strong>Identify opportunities to incorporate salvaged materials into the building design, and research potential material suppliers. Consider salvaged materials such as beams and posts, flooring, paneling, doors and frames, cabinetry and furniture, brick, and decorative items.<br /><br />Copyright © 2009 by the U.S. Green Building Council, Inc. All rights reserved.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.usgbc.org/">http://www.usgbc.org/</a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3623161289267120420-2266632605141721284?l=www.architecturalantiquereview.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.architecturalantiquereview.com/2009/08/leed-2009.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Spencer Howard)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3623161289267120420.post-1469549787803355979Sun, 02 Aug 2009 22:31:00 +00002009-09-26T15:14:19.816-05:00New York TimeshouseDan PhillipssalvageHuntsvillePhoenix CommotionMichael StravatohoustonrecycleTexashomeRecycled HousesVideos of Dan Phillips on PBS Living Smart and Texas Country Reporter:<br /><p align="center"><object height="344" width="425"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Std5taGTP6I&amp;color1=0xb1b1b1&amp;color2=0xcfcfcf&amp;hl=en&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;fs=1"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Std5taGTP6I&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="425" height="344"></embed></object></p><p align="center"><object height="344" width="425"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/a9JkPk0CIo4&amp;color1=0xb1b1b1&amp;color2=0xcfcfcf&amp;hl=en&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;fs=1"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/a9JkPk0CIo4&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="425" height="344"></embed></object></p>Houston House and Home article with photos of Dan Phillips' work:<br /><a href="http://www.phoenixcommotion.com/pdf/hh_ha.pdf">http://www.phoenixcommotion.com/pdf/hh_ha.pdf</a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3623161289267120420-1469549787803355979?l=www.architecturalantiquereview.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.architecturalantiquereview.com/2009/08/recycled-houses.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Spencer Howard)1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3623161289267120420.post-7862334562816794406Sun, 02 Aug 2009 21:13:00 +00002009-08-02T18:27:47.353-05:00artsalvagerauschenbergTrash or Treasure?<a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SnYE00BVtRI/AAAAAAAAACw/RQm3Rn6ygKM/s1600-h/shinglesSM1.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5365481311422493970" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 225px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iiDJKaK3VUs/SnYE00BVtRI/AAAAAAAAACw/RQm3Rn6ygKM/s400/shinglesSM1.jpg" border="0" /></a>OK, most likely trash, but there is a Rauschenberg aesthetic to appreciate. The piece is a section of cedar roof shingles that had been discarded. The cedar was covered for 80 years with layers of copper, tar paper, and asphalt composition shingles.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3623161289267120420-7862334562816794406?l=www.architecturalantiquereview.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.architecturalantiquereview.com/2009/08/trash-or-treasure.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Spencer Howard)0