November 10, 2010
We are all unique individuals – a compilation of personalities, habits, education, interests passions and desires. Our living spaces reflect this unique mix to a greater or lesser degree.
Those in touch with the importance of sheltering their unique self will generally seek the guidance of an architect. They are motivated by the search for appropriate design to reflect their place in the world.
Others will consult a plan book.
Some will bring a plan book to the architect for some minor surgery. A simple procedure is never possible. The bigger issues of site and orientation always trump any stock plan. We see the unfortunate results sprawled around our suburbs and exurbs.
Seek your unique house through renovation and addition or infill. Invest your time and treasure in a not-so-big house design that recognizes its place in the environment and your unique self.