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Fivecat Studio has Moved to Chappaqua

Annmarie and I are pleased to announce that our studio has moved to its new location in Chappaqua.

All future mailed correspondence may be sent to the address listed below.

Everything else (telephone, web, email) remains the same.

New Address
9 Campfire Road
Chappaqua, NY 10514
(914) 747-1177

www.fivecat.com

Introducing the “All New” Fivecat.com

The new Fivecat.com is beautifully simple.

In order to better present our work to the world, we’ve been busy developing some new online resources. If you follow our firm, you know well of our long-time online presence. We are very active throughout the World Wide Web, reaching out and introducing new fans to the work of Fivecat Studio. We are constantly improving your experience online and regularly update our profiles on Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter.

We use each site to serve a very different function. Linkedin is a great way to stay connected to valued business partners, as well as past and present Fivecat clients. If you consider yourself in either category, please send me a request to connect on Linkedin. I’d love to stay in touch. If we’ve done a good job for you, please consider a recommendation.

We feed our Facebook weekly with mobile updates on current projects and “behind the curtain” news and information. I personally tweet throughout the day on Twitter with thoughts, inspiration and interesting links.

Although less active, this blog serves well for more developed posts on architecture and design, happening here at Fivecat Studio, throughout Westchester County and beyond.

In May we went back to our cyber-roots and relaunched an all-new website. The decision to relaunch was not a simple one. Fivecat.com is our homebase online, and our previous site was entirely designed, built and maintained in-house. It served us very well since starting the firm back in 1999.

With the arrival of omnipresent high-speed Internet access, it was time to redesign. With such a broad online presence, we wanted the new Fivecat.com to be a simple and “straight to the point” online portfolio. After searching many presentation alternatives, including overhauling the site again in-house, we were very happy to be introduced to liveBooks.com (thanks to the guys at BUILD LLC). liveBooks is a company that has built their reputation serving the professional photographer. Their sites are beautifully simple and exactly what we were looking for. The new Fivecat.com is built entirely around high resolution, high quality photographs (mostly shot by my brother, photo pro Scott LePage). Together with liveBooks, we developed an online experience that meets our very high standards. The site is easy to navigate and visitors are totally immersed in full color images of our favorite work. I hope you find some time to visit the site and leave a comment here on what you think of the experience.

We think the site looks great. liveBooks thinks so too. So much so, that they featured Fivecat.com on their Success Stories blog.

We have more news to share on new ways to experience the world of Fivecat Studio online. Stay tuned. We’ve been busy…

Now you can take Fivecat Studio with you!

Today, we launched our mobile website at www.fivecat.com/mobile.

Check us out on your smartphone or iPad. Then, send the link to your friends and help us spread the word about Fivecat Studio.

Fivecat Christmas: The Holiday Card

Every October Annmarie starts sketching and developing her ideas for the annual Fivecat Christmas holiday card.

This year, come join our “furry family” on a winter adventure at the slopes of Fivecat Crossing.

To our extended Fivecat Family (clients, contractors, consultants and all our “fans” and “followers“… from everyone at Fivecat Studio, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a very happy holiday season.

Download Fivecat Christmas 2011

A Modern Shed

Last year we were commissioned to restore and renovate a fantastic 1969 Modern glass house in Chappaqua. When we completed that project, the owner asked us to work on two more little projects; a storage shed and a fence enclosure for the existing pool equipment.

They’re not quite 100% yet, but I thought I would share a few progress images. Our photographer is scheduled to shoot photography of the exterior this summer. So, we’ll post more then.

Stay tuned.

 

 

NanaWall takes Fivecat Studio to Vegas

KBIS, the premier Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, is happening in Las Vegas as of this writing.

This year, our favorite exterior folding partition company, NanaWall took Fivecat Studio with them to the big show. Check out the latest NanaWall Press Release regarding “transitional kitchens”, featuring our very own Marissa’s Kitchen project.

Project Update: 761 King Street

A multi-phase residential project, 761 King Street is progressing well. The snow has delayed the stucco installation, but much of the interior is nearing completion.

We have been working with this client since late 2004. A master plan was originally developed for a new entry porch, a new family room / kitchen and a new accessory workshop.

A few years back, we completed the entry porch. The family room / kitchen project is currently being constructed. Hopefully, the workshop will follow soon after the completion of the current phase.

This home was originally part of the Ginsberg Estate. The Ginsberg family owned a large tract of land at the south end of Chappaqua. The main house was lost to fire, but 761 King Street and 718 King Street both remain. These two homes were the private “cottages” for the Ginsberg sons.

About 10 years ago, we completed another multi-phase project at 718 King Street. You may check it out here and here.

Update: Montauk House 021411

We just posted a few progress photos of John Whalen’s latest project in Montauk over on our facebook. The framing is just about complete.

Be sure to “like” us while you’re there, so we can keep you updated on our latest news and updates.

Jen’s Community at Wildcliff

Our latest project… a new LEED certified restoration of an 1850′s Alexander Jackson Davis Gothic Revival manor house overlooking Long Island Sound. It’s the future home to Jen’s Community at Wildcliff; a new sustainable, nature-based nursery school.

Check out our facebook for more images; vintage photos and current conditions.

Stay tuned for updates and progress.

Merry Christmas from Fivecat Studio

Every year, as the summer weather cools, Annmarie starts to sketch. She often spends her autumn weekends developing our annual Fivecat Christmas card.

… and every year we send them out just in the nick of time. The last batch departed the Chappaqua post office this morning.

Each work of art features our own fuzzy family; six cats (I know… it makes no sense.) and two dogs. Every one of them a rescue. We have three beautiful children too, but somehow they rarely make it into Annmarie’s creative world of Anntics. :-)

Scroll to the bottom of this post and download the PDF. It includes a brief profile of each of the characters featured in this year’s card.

The theme of “Fivecat Christmas 2010″ is all about teamwork.

It’s during the Christmas season when we stop to look back at the success of the past year and remember that we could have not done it without our team of architects at Fivecat Studio. Annmarie and I are grateful to have them be an integral part of our grand experiment. (Thanks guys!)

To my loyal readers, I hope you all enjoy your holiday. Everyone at Fivecat Studio wishes you are yours a very Merry Christmas.

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A quick administrative note… In celebration of Christmas and the New Year, Fivecat Studio will be closed from Friday, 12/24 through Friday, 12/31. We’ll be back in the studio on Monday, 1/3.

Download your own PDF copy here.


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