Sunday, April 26, 2015

An Acre

If there is a less understood measurement, I'm not aware of it.

42,560 sq ft.

A little than 1 football field.

Derived from the 15 Century England, thought to be about one man could plow in one day with one ox.

Houzz Posts

Modern Farmhouse - Hurricane Irene

&

Painting Black

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Farmhouse 30, Sold

Farm 30 in Olivebridge NY, just south of the Ashokan Reservoir.

Living room with a bank of windows looking at High Mountain.



From the kitchen.


Basement Wet Bar.  The basement's got some mojo, with the wet bar with salvaged wood, the wine closet, the  retractable  TV screen, the bookshelves, bedroom and bathroom.



We used a new cable rail, steel post, open tread system.  Pretty hot.





Really nice color, 4 panel doors, early american stain, simple light fixture.

Dual sink, walk in shower and complimentry light fixtures.

Walk out basement, salvaged half wall, built ins and a movie screen up there somewhere.


Homeowner mid-winter design meeting.

Where it all began.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lincoln's Assassination and the End of the Civil War





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 Fords Theater.

I remembered my overly cologned moustached 7th grade teacher teaching us how to remember how to spell Assassination.

It takes two asses to kill the number 1 man in the nation.  The fact that he used the word ass in class was borderline scandalous.  He's also the guy who taught us to remember dessert vs desert by remembering that you always want 2 desserts.

I'm a big history fan.  And a Big History fan.  And a big Civil War buff.  It's a little overdone and passe to be lincoln fan now, but I've been a fan for years and never have had a spec home furnished without hanging a good luck abe lincoln print.

The Times has been doing a once or twice weekly blog about the civil war for 5 years now, since it's the 150 anniversary of the attempted disunion of these United States.

Tomorrow is the 150 anniversary of Lincoln's assassination.  The war ended a few days ago, 150 years back.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Sullivan County, via Miami Beach

Last week in Sullivan County...







Meanwhile, the other half in Miami Beach....






















Not sure if I posted my recent Upstater.com musings -

Upstate Mini -Homes



Well Driller Blues



Man Vs Mud




Monday, March 30, 2015

Ranch, Farmhouse, and Barn

Catskill Farms common area.


Steve the Architect.


The Owner.


The Project Coordinator, Pete.


Narrowsburg Ranch.  1400 sq ft, 2 bedrooms.







Barn 14 in Saugerties.  Like a good Hotel, we skipped Barn 13.





Farm 34 in Saugerties.



Barn house in Saugerties.