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VOL. 9/NO. 6, NOVEMBER 2008

Table of Contents

PROFILE
Seaside Style
Cate Comerford AIA, LLC, restores the Victorian-era historic fabric of Ocean Grove, NJ, and designs new-construction projects sympathetic to the architectural traditions of the region. By Dan Cooper

FEATURE
Profiting from History
The transformation of two of New York City's iconic buildings – the Plaza Hotel and the Williamsburgh Savings Bank tower – to condominiums shows the value of converting historic structures, even in an erratic housing market. by Eve M. Kahn

RECENT PROJECTS
Connecting to the Past
An early-19th-century stone farmhouse in Oley, PA, is renovated, expanded and updated with modern conveniences by Peter Zimmerman Architects. By Martha McDonald

Order of Succession
Oehrlein & Associates Architects and Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates join the long line of distinguished architects who have worked on Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC. By Eve M. Kahn

Family Ties
An Arthur Kelly-designed Spanish Colonial Revival house near Los Angeles is renovated and nearly doubled in size by Michael Burch Architects. By Will Holloway

Plantation Revival
An historically significant mid-19th-century Greek Revival plantation house in Howardsville, VA, is restored by Frazier Associates. By Annabel Hsin

BOOK REVIEWS
The Victorian House Book: A Practical Guide to Home Repair and Decoration, Fourth Edition, by Robin Guild. Reviewed by Lynne Lavelle

Winfield House, by Maria Tuttle and Marcus Binney. Reviewed by Nicole V. Gagne

THE FORUM
Common Sense Green Building, by Michael C. Connor
Engineered-wood products made from waste-stream material save trees and are thus touted as environmentally friendly. But is this really a green practice?

 

 

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