Architecture Archive

Better Design for a Lifetime

By Erica Christoffer, REALTOR® Magazine Accessible design is more than just grab bars; it’s about catering to easier living. Karen Kassik, residential designer, remodeling design specialist, and president and owner of Home Accessibilities, says that accessible is better for...
January 15, 2011

The World’s Smallest Homes

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine “Thin is in” when it comes to home design, writer Leah Konen with pointclickhome.com reminds us in the article 12 of the Narrowest Homes in the World. Homes are shrinking and architects are...
September 27, 2010

Making More Out of Space: 24 Rooms in a 350-Square-Foot Apartment

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Hong Kong architect Gary Chang doesn’t sacrifice any square inch of his tiny, 350-square-foot apartment. He’s found a way to turn it into a home office, master bedroom, kitchen, guest room, media center,...
August 9, 2010

It Ain’t Worth What it Used To Be

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine So what’s the going rate for a 132-room, 55,000-square foot mansion with 18 acres, 16 family-guest rooms, three kitchens, three elevators, 28 fireplaces, and an underground bunker? Oh, and we forgot to mention:...
January 28, 2010

Pop Quiz: Name This Architecture Style!

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Hint: Ionic or Corinthian columned porches often extend the full height of these homes. <br /> <a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/2481593/” mce_href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/2481593/”>What is this architectural style?</a><span style=”font-size:9px;” mce_style=”font-size:9px;”>(<a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com” mce_href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com”>polls</a>)</span><br /> ANSWER: See if you are correct >...
January 7, 2010

Survey Finds Home Owners Favor Brick

According to a recent survey conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Boral Bricks, 59 percent of all home owners with a siding preference would choose brick for their homes. The study was commissioned by Boral Bricks, Inc....
December 29, 2009

Remodelers Report Signs of Market Improvement

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Some home owners are starting to take on improvement projects they previously pushed off due to financial constraints. For the third straight quarter, the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) reported slight...
December 10, 2009

Pop Quiz: Name This Architecture Style!

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Hint: This architecture style is often known for being square or rectangular with one or one-and-a-half stories and steeply pitched, gabled roofs. In the mid-20th century these small homes were popular in suburban developments. <br...
October 22, 2009

Guiding Your Clients Through Home Modifications

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Home modifications are an important step in getting buyers with disabilities into a new home. That’s why it’s important for real estate practitioners to be educated on the needs of their clients,...
October 10, 2009

Pop Quiz: Name This Architecture Style!

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Hint: This style of home is known as being narrow and rectangular with one and one-half stories, low-pitched gable or hipped roofs, and small covered porches at the entry. This home style was popular in...
September 28, 2009