Lindstrom House by Cliff May in 1934

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In 1934, Architectural Digest included the Lindstrom House by Cliff May, which helped him gained regional attention as a significant designer (he was not a licensed architect). This issue (volume 9, number 1)… Continue reading

A Brick and Stone Entry Walk Doubles as a Driveway

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In Charleston, South Carolina, I spotted this newly installed brick entry walk trimmed and accented with stone–that doubles as a driveway.  In Charleston, many houses are turned on their lots so that the… Continue reading

Cobblestone Streets in Charleston

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In Charleston, South Carolina, one street is preserved with its cobblestone surface–a block-long stretch of Chalmers Street in downtown in the historic district.  Walking or driving on this streets gives you the feeling… Continue reading

Beautiful Entry Steps

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During a recent visit to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, I encountered a visual catalog of beautiful entry steps to the historic buildings.  Hope these inspire you to build something that’s both practical and… Continue reading

Eye-catching Stone Paving at Outdoor Mall

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The new open air City Creek Shopping Mall in downtown Salt Lake City emphasizes good design, even down to the paving stones.  Look at these perfectly laid irregular shapes.  The designer and masons… Continue reading