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Fivecat Studio is featured in the current issue of Westchester Home magazine.

Our Own “Before and After Bath” Featured in This Old House Magazine

My sons, James and Henry, are rather excited these days…

Yes, it’s Christmas time and they’ve been busy composing their letters to Santa, but that’s not their sole source of passion and pride.

A few days ago we received our copy of This Old House magazine and found a pleasant surprise. On pages 28 and 29 is a full spread of our family bathroom, including a photo of the boys sharing the sink to wash their hands (an image that is not quite accurate, in that brothers at that age are rarely found “happily” sharing the bathroom sink).

Annmarie and I are rather excited too. It’s our second project published in This Old House magazine. Our dining room was featured back in April and being life-long fans of TOH, we are honored to be included in the pages of their publication.

As for our three year old daughter, she’s not at all disappointed. A little birdie told us that a future issue may feature her own bedroom with Charlotte posing solo.

Stay tuned…

Download a PDF of the article here.

The Most Beautiful Homes in Westchester

Have you received your Fall issue of Westchester Home yet? Not me… It might be in my mailbox though. I’m sure the kids will check in the morning while we’re waiting for the school bus. They do every morning.

Well, yesterday, my brother Scott (who also happens to be my architectural photographer) received a Google Alert for Scott LePage Photography, which lead him to this.

We are very proud to have our Lake Katonah project be selected as one of The 10 Most Beautiful Homes in Westchester. WOW!!! That’s what we said.

We feel very honored.


Thanks to Julie and Il for inviting us to be a part of this amazing project and thanks to Scott for a great photo.

Friends of Fivecat: Uttermost

You may know Uttermost as a purveyor of fine home decorative products, such as frames, mirrors, lamps and accessories. We’ve spec’d their goods for our restaurant and retail work in the early years of Fivecat Studio. More recently, a few of their mirrors have found their way into our high-end residential projects.

What I did not know, until Annmarie showed me a recent ad in Veranda magazine, is that the people who run Uttermost are animal rescuers, just like us.

We’ve found over the years that folks who love animals, and go the extra mile to ensure their happiness and safety, are just good people. Good people run good companies.

If you’re in the market for home decor, check out Uttermost. A portion of every sale goes to support animal rescue organizations. For more information on Uttermost, their work with homeless animals and a few canine bios (Simon’s too) from their recent advertisements, visit the Uttermost Newsroom.

Fivecat Studio in THIS OLD HOUSE Magazine

A few months back, I posted about the photo shoot for an upcoming article about our own dining room project. The piece is published in the current (April) issue of This Old House magazine, and this week, the article was posted on their website as well.

Annmarie and I are pretty excited about the whole thing. Its our first “national” exposure. We’ve been fans of This Old House since we were kids, so to see our hard work associated with TOH is a really big thrill.

Stay tuned for more Fivecat Studio work among the pages of TOH. We’ve been told that we may be reading more about our little cottage in the woods of Chappaqua.

Living Well Link of the Week: Custom Wainscot for $4.49 a Square Foot

Westchester Home Magazine’s Great Kitchens Contest

A few months back, Westchester Magazine editor Nancy Claus invited me to be a panelist for their Great Kitchen Contest. All the finalists are published in the current issue of Westchester Home Magazine and can be found online here. Enjoy…

Frank Gehry: The Houses

He has created art museums that have put little known cities on the cultural map and penned designs for quarter-billion dollar concert halls. Most famous for his metallic paneled sculptures of flamboyant architecture, Frank Gehry has also designed his fair share of houses. In fact, his own home in Santa Monica, CA is the project that brought him into the now blinding “starchitect” spotlight.

In October, architecture and design publishing house, Rizzoli released a new monograph dedicated to the simpler residential side of the world famous architect. It’s on my wish list.

Living Well Link of the Week: Frank Gehry: The Houses

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Are You A Tool Hound?

If you’re into tools, you’ll love Fine Homebuilding’s Tool Hound section. An insider’s guide to tools and materials for home builders, Tool Hound includes videos, photos, reviews, articles and even a daily blog.

Tool Hound is hosted by Justin Fink, Fine Homebuilding’s Senior Tool Editor.

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THIS OLD HOUSE Visits Our Old House

Wednesday was a very exciting day at our little house in Chappaqua. This Old House magazine came to shoot photographs of our dining room, bathroom and nursery. Even the kids were invited to participate. It was a day that is now and forever a part of the history of our home.

Look for an article about the dining room this spring and additional articles on the bathroom and nursery some time in the future.

I posted a few “behind the scenes” photos of my own over on Fivecat’s Facebook.

We can’t wait to read the article. I will keep you posted.

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Great Westchester Kitchens

I enjoyed my afternoon at the offices of Westchester Magazine today. Nancy Claus and Esther Davidowitz invited Kim Freeman, Phyllis Harbinger and me to join them and Halina Sabath, Westchester Home Magazine’s Creative Director, to judge their 2009 Great Kitchen Contest. We were presented with a wonderful selection of entries from all over the county; a broad range of styles from sleek modern to very traditional… and many in between. The winners are very special spaces and I look forward to seeing them published in an upcoming issue of Westchester Magazine.

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