On A Mission

Sometimes an opportunity comes along that is simply too good to pass up. That was the case for Venice, California–based architect Lewin Wertheimer and his clients, who were collaborating on a remodel/addition project when a double lot became available across the...

Detail Oriented

Overlooking Long Island Sound, this home in Rye, New York, which houses a young family of five, boasts a wealth of details that tells the story of the family and their home. “The mother is super-organized,” explains David Thiergartner, of Bradley Thiergartner...

Join The Coupon Craze

You need only watch an episode of Extreme Couponing to recognize that everyone from moms to busy professionals has caught coupon fever—and with good reason. In these lean times, couponing helps shoppers save on groceries and household items and “buy” products without...

Living The Dream

When Guy and Charlene Leavitt decided to build their dream home, they didn’t have to go far. In fact, just two blocks from the home they lived and raised their six children in over the past twenty-five years was a vacant lot that would become the setting for their...

Formality in Today’s Gardens

As a designer of small formal European-style gardens, I’ve found that my love of symmetry, balance, dramatic scale, and simplicity is what drives my creations. Some people believe that formal gardens are suited only to sites on a grand scale. But I have found...