A Point In Design


Residential Project – A link to something cool
January 30, 2017, 4:06 am
Filed under: Residential Projects

The photos on the home page will take you to my latest design post, however I thought I would create a post on this old blog to announce the new design as well.

Here is something cool.

Happy reading.

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Residential Project – Vaulted Villa
April 5, 2014, 4:07 am
Filed under: Residential Projects

To keep this site active, I thought I would just create a brief post directing you to my latest design featured on my main blog at http://www.apointindesign.com. You can either click the new link on the home page of this blog or click below to direct you to the new post. Also a big thanks to all who have subscribed and chosen to follow all of my blogs.

Vaulted Villa



Residential Design -Fun In Finland
May 23, 2012, 1:05 am
Filed under: Residential Projects

Click here to take you to the new post on the new site.



Residential Design – Arnie Jacobsen Lamp House
March 11, 2012, 12:15 am
Filed under: Residential Projects

AJ Lamp by Arnie Jacobsen

This house was patterned after the shape of a lighting fixture, the Jacobsen lamp designed in 1960 by the Dutch designer Arnie Jacobsen. Jacobsen was best known for his chairs, but he also designed lighting fixtures and other home accessories. The house’s footprint mimics the lines of the lamp but instead kinks to embrace the rear pool patio. This two story house is well suited for a Miami beach locale as it evokes many of the details associated with Miami and mid-century modern architecture. The house has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths and overlooks an impressive tiered infinity edge pool. Below are photos and plans.



Residential Design – New York City Tenement Bldg
February 20, 2012, 9:36 pm
Filed under: Residential Projects

Hello again readers,
This week I decided to create an infill housing project set in the heart of the NY city. My site was an open lot flanked by older tenement housing buildings. I took a more modern take on the structure and updated it as you can see below. My building is a 2 unit apartment complex with a two car garage (a total luxury in the city). The upper unit is a 2-floor, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath luxury apartment with features such as a gas fireplace, an aquarium, study, gourmet kitchen, ground level covered patio, and a small rear yard. The loft space overlooking the great room could easily be made into a 3rd bedroom if desired.

The basement apartment (garden level) is a 1 bedroom/1 bath apartment with eat-in kitchen and features exposed brick walls. Lots of light floods the basement apartment from a large light well adjacent to the ground floor patio. Both apartments come with laundry facilities within the apartment. I also designed the building to have a common entrance foyer with mailboxes and a bike storage area. The building doesn’t have a doorman, but with all these features I think you can live without one.

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Residential Project – Post Post Modernism
February 11, 2012, 3:09 am
Filed under: Residential Projects

North Elevation

Hello readers,

After a few commercial projects I thought I would return to residential design. I thought that I would try my hand at something that was both modern and traditional, a post-post modernist interpretation. Post modernism, a trend started by Philip Johnson in the early 1980s was a reaction against the modernist architecture of Mies and his contemporaries that the public felt was cold and overly sterile. Johnson reintroduced classical elements back into architecture reviving the ‘old’ details. The most famous example of post modernist architecture was his AT&T building in New York City.

Drafted Image of AT&T Skyscraper

The skyscraper was topped with an open pediment motif found on colonial furniture. I used a similar technique placing my modified pediment over a modernist box, the typical form of most pre-fab modern architecture.

The column is a central element to this house; the portico and pediment roof are supported by a series of columns and two massive 7′ diameter columns are visible just inside the front entry. These over-sized columns function as a fireplace chimney and a stairwell in the design. Finally there is a lone Tuscan column placed outside the master bath/bedroom which is illuminated at night creating a contemplative if not elegant display. This house has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths with a detached 3 car garage and open air pool house. There is also a second floor game room which could easily be converted into a 4th bedroom if desired. The house overlooks a pond so all of the living spaces and the pool face the view.

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Residential Design – The Moat House
November 26, 2011, 3:45 am
Filed under: Residential Projects

Need a place to put all of that leftover Thanksgiving gravy? This house designed around a moat just might fill the bill. This 3 bedroom 3.5 bath minimalist design is most notable for its wrap around pool/moat that surrounds the public rooms of the house. The house is very bright and airy with its many curtain walls, skylights and courtyard spaces. There are even underwater windows located in the downstairs bathroom and hallway looking into the depths of the moat. For added security, the house boasts its own gatehouse that mimics the profile of the main house. Obviously such a property would be expensive, but in the virtual world of design, we will not let a little thing called money get in our way.