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DIGITAL EDITION | January 2021

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Sanctuary From South Transept, Elkus Manfredi Architects

The choir was relocated from the sanctuary to the nave floor to create more of a connection with the worshippers.

Elkus Manfredi Architects Updates a Gothic Revival Cathedral
Elkus Manfredi Architects updates the 1875 Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston.

historic interior, Cavalier hotel

The interior gleams with ornamental ironwork, decorative plaster, wood paneling, and terrazzo.

Historic Restoration of the Cavalier Hotel
The Cavalier Hotel was rescued from the wrecking ball by an architectural firm that specializes in historic restoration.


Book Review: Houses by Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Gordon Bock reviews the new book Houses by Robert A.M. Stern Architects.

Charles Hilton's French Normandy Manor House
For a French Normandy manor house on a Greenwich, Connecticut, estate, architect Charles Hilton took inspiration from Marie Antoinette’s Hameau de la Reine at Versailles.

A New Sorority House by Michael G. Imber
Michael G. Imber designs a Georgian-inspired building at the University of Arkansas.

St. Regis office, Suzanne Lovell interior design

Lovell created this glamorous owner’s suite at the legendary St. Regis in Manhattan to feature a fantastical interior landscape in eglomise glass panels with hand-sketched ink renderings. She added a black lacquered portal to frame the approach to the monumental painting by Kara Walker.

Interview: Interior Designer Suzanne Lovell
Traditional Building sits down with architect and interior designer Suzanne Lovell.

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A Prairie Foursquare in Memphis
The 1903 house in Memphis, Tennessee, is a boldly detailed example of the Midwest Prairie School genre on the familiar foursquare type. The well-preserved house never looked better than now.

Restoring a Shingle Style House
A collection of architectural salvage played a role in the restoration of this handsome Shingle Style house.

Modern Craftsman Kitchen
To replace nondescript space in an old house, an architect designs a hard-working “modern Craftsman” kitchen for a friend who has strong ideas about design and function.

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Tracing the Lineage of Arts & Crafts Furniture
The movement’s furniture proves that Arts & Crafts is a design philosophy and a way of working, much more so than a “style.” How else to explain so many design vocabularies?

Jewel-Box Kitchen
Framed by a stepped arch, this gem of a kitchen stars in the sensitive renovation of a 1920s bungalow.

New Arts & Crafts in a Traditional Neighborhood: A Perfect Fit
Tradition runs strong on Crane Island in Lake Minnetonka: the new house had to look like it was built in 1910.


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