A few months back Katie Hutchison posted a piece about my Squidoo lens, Your Complete Guide to Residential Architecture, on her informative blog, House Enthusiast. Within her very kind post regarding my work online, Katie suggested that I add a new section to the page linking users to house museums.
Well, I thought that was a great idea; an idea that I was surprised was not already on the lens. As a child, Mom would truck my brothers and me to dozens (maybe hundreds) of house museums during summer weekdays. I am sure it was mostly to stay sane and keep us kids busy and focused on something other than tormenting one another. I am also quite certain that all that exposure to historic properties lead me straight to architecture school.
It has taken me some time to add the section, but I would like to announce tonight that the section is live and ready for your perusal. Be sure to scroll through the first several sections to find the new list of house museums. It follows Honor Awards. If you do not find your favorite property, please leave a comment below or drop me an email (there’s a link at the top of this page). Send me a link and I’ll add it to the list.
Thanks again to Katie for the post, as well as the suggestion.
Katie Hutchison, over at House Enthusiast, posted a very nice piece about my Squidoo lens, Your Complete Guide to Residential Architecture.
She suggested that I add an architecture/house museum category. I think that’s a great idea and I am quite surprised that I don’t already have that list. My brothers and I grew up visiting every architecture/house museum within a day’s trip from home. It’s how Mom planned most Saturdays while Dad was working. (Now, as a father of three, I have a much better understanding of why Mom always had an interesting place for us to go… It’s called parent survival.) I am sure that our mini adventures to historic homes throughout the region had a huge influence on me becoming a residential architect.
Now, I just need to find the time to make the list for the lens. Maybe you can help. Send a link to your favorite architecture/house museum to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are a few to get us started.
Thanks for the idea and the kind post, Katie.
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Published November 11, 2008
Architecture , Blogs , Design , Reference , Squidoo
For my new readers, I want to share a link to my Squidoo lens; The Complete Guide to Residential Architecture.
This lens includes links to architecture and design blogs, resource guides, information based websites, organizations, directories, conferences, awards programs, magazines and a list of very talented residential architects from across the country. If you are looking to find information on residential architecture and design, there is no better place to find it.
Published April 4, 2008
Architecture , Reference , Squidoo
I’ve updated my Squidoo Lens on Residential Architecture and Design. If you’re looking for anything related to residential architecture, start your search here.
I have links to blogs, magazines, event calendars, guides, code resources, organizations, directories, award programs and a full library of books and videos available to buy direct from the lens. All proceeds go to Soldier’s Angels.
Published December 14, 2007
Reference , Squidoo
I have not posted about my Squidoo lens lately. For those of my readers who don’t know, my lens is a comprehensive resource for all things Residential Architecture and Design. It includes links to online guides, organizations, directories, conferences, awards programs, magazines, books, videos and a list of leading residential architecture firms in the nation.
Check it out. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please let me know and I will add it. My mission for the lens is to become the most comprehensive resource for information on residential architecture and design on the web.
All proceeds from the items for sale go to Soldiers’ Angels. May God bless the brave men and women of the US Armed Forces.
Published July 23, 2007
Jackie Craven’s Picture Dictionary of House Styles in America and Beyond is a great resource for identifying residential architectural styles from pre-history Adobe Pueblos to Katrina Cottages.
For more great resource guides, check out my Squidoo lens. Its all about residential architecture and design.
BTW: Lyndhurst (pictured above) is Gothic Revival. The photo is courtesy of WalkingGeek/Flickr.
Published June 6, 2007
Architecture , Blogs , Podcasts , Squidoo
I just added a new module to my Squidoo lens. Its a feed from Google Blog Search for “residential architecture”. I launched it and immediately found something worthwhile. I thought I would share it with you here. Enjoy.
Podcast: Feng Shui for Residential Architecture
Spring is here and the renovation juices are starting flow. There is something about this time of year that gets people inspired to build.
If you are considering a renovation project here are a few places to begin your research:
My posts on Renovations
My Living Well Link of the Week posts
My Residential Architecture & Design Lens on Squidoo
The Ultimate Garage lens
The Kitchen Designer blog
Residential Architect magazine
Fine Homebuilding magazine
The Not So Big House website
Jill Clarkson Color + Design blog
Once your are thoroughly inspired and ready to get started, check out Your Guide to Working with an Architect and find yourself a great architect. Not only will your project look, feel and function better, working with a residential architect will save you lots of time and money.
If you ever have any questions, you may post a comment above or e-mail me here anytime.
The image above is Magnolia Way at the Bronx Botanical Garden.
Published March 28, 2007
Books and Magazines , Squidoo
For even more inspiration, check out my Squidoo lens for a list of magazines and journals about residential architecture and design.