Architect Jimmy Crisp Remedies Low Ceiling in Restored Farmhouse


Stop banging your head against the ceiling- Architect Jimmy Crisp raises the roof and uncovers a bit of history in the process.  The architect’s table above speaks volumes about the design challenge and the head-banging peril inherent in the low ceilings of old buildings. “Here in the kitchen, the ceilings were barely above the trim of […]

Judy King’s Bauhan: Updated With Modern Design and Rustic Details


Judy King’s project started with a yen for a bigger kitchen and an open family space in her elegant house designed by famed architect Rolf W. Bauhan. A graduate from Princeton University 100 years ago, Bauhan made homes and buildings, mostly Colonial Revival style, that changed the landscape of Princeton from 1920 to 1966, lending […]

Netherlands Hotel Modez Features 30 Designers Over 20 Rooms


In the illustrious Fashion Quarter of Arnhem in the Netherlands, you will find a uniquely decorated hotel. 30 Arnhem fashion designers and artists were invited to design one of the hotel’s 20 rooms. The designers and artists chosen are predominantly from the fashion industry, and therefore most of the rooms feature creatively-used textiles to modify […]

Not Your Dad’s Garage: Architect Jimmy Crisp Creates Stylish Spaces


No more Garage Band- An elegant solution for changing building codes, Architect Jimmy Crisp transforms attached garages into stylish living spaces. “We’re doing more and more garage conversions like this,” says Crisp. “The reason is that, quite frequently, the garage is taking up the best real estate on the lot. It usually has easy access […]

Nourish Mind and Body With Nature, Architecture and Design


Authentic. That’s what Scandinavian couple Jeanette Bronée, founder of the Path for Life Self-Nourishment Center,  and Torkil Stavdal, photographer, imagined when they began dreaming of a home in the country, and that’s what they’ve created in a verdant secret meadow in Bovina, NY. “I’d wanted to get out of town and to find a place […]

Hudson Valley Architecture Meets Interior Design

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Hudson Valley architect Jimmy Crisp teams up with Florida interior designer Jill Shevlin to redefine upscale living. Seeking the perfect site for a year-round home, architect Jimmy Crisp and his client bushwhacked their way up a steep hillside, armed only with thorn-proof leggings and machetes. When they finally arrived at the top huffing and puffing, there it was – […]

Feng Shui Goes Rustic

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The designer known as Reiko transformed this century-old Brooklyn loft into an intimate, tranquil space where modern meets time-traveled. Reiko (pronounced RAY-ko), a well-known feng shui expert, has added calm and harmony to a range of spaces, from high-end spas and offices to Hamptons homes and city apartments. Clients say her studied approach has enhanced […]

22 Central Park South: Reimagining the Low-Rise

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Bigger is not always better. c . 1908 • Landmarked • Prewar • NYC It seems that nearly every new residential building going up in Manhattan is a large glass tower, but the new condominiums at 22 Central Park South (CPS) provide a welcome antidote to huge, anonymous buildings. Originally built in 1908 and redeveloped by the Elad […]

An Artistic Abode in Palisades, NY


When driving up the winding roads of Snedens Landing in Palisades, NY, it’s hard to believe that Manhattan is only half an hour away. Grand, palatial homes punctuate the wooded glen, but at the end of the lane, you will find a home completely unique from its neighbors. The first visible hint is the cedar […]

$14.995 M Triplex Penthouse Loft Offers Family-Friendly Luxury


The loft-style penthouse at 39 Vestry St. combines the lifestyle benefits of living outside the city with a prime location in northern Tribeca. It’s like living in a six-bedroom house, albeit on the top three floors of a charming boutique condominium. Once a warehouse, this late 1880′s building maintains some of its more beautiful architectural […]