Category Archives: Construction

The House and the Human Heart

What qualities make a house satisfying, comfortable, and even rewarding to live in? Surprise! We find the finest answer in a book written 2,030 years ago: De Architectura, by the Roman architect Vitruvius. "The ideal building has three elements," Vitruvius wrote. The first English translation, written in the 17th century, rendered these as "firmness, commodity, and...
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Porches

IMG_8729          In our last post we wrote that at The Highlands at Langley, "our focus is on sustainability and community." Here we'd like to talk about one specific feature of our homes that fosters exactly these qualities: Porches. The front porch used to be standard equipment on American...
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