Advanced Aging

July 30th 2015 Comments: 3

Fashion may fare well in pop culture and technology but in architecture, it just looks shallow and desperate. After all, buildings should not be disposable goods. Developers often talk of building lifespan. Just look at shopping centers as an example. They open their door with an expiration date built in. … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Advanced Aging

The Printed Works: Veranda March/April 2015

July 23rd 2015 Comments: 2

We are reprinting it with their kind permission. The article was written by Mimi Reed and¬†photographed by Erica George Dines. Susan Ferrier creates rooms that are the visual equivalent of a Gregorian chant. They’re dusky and glinting, tranquil and exciting. Her slipcovers even evoke the simplicity of monk’s robes. Bright … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Veranda

Open House: Under the Carolina Sun

July 16th 2015 Comments: 8

In Frances Mayes’ book Under The Tuscan Sun, the protagonist of the story finds herself renewed after the impulsive act of purchasing and restoring a villa in Italy. This house’s story was not one of wanderlust but of roots; our particular hero built this home with his deep roots in … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Open House


July 9th 2015 Comments: 3

The 30A corridor of Florida’s panhandle is hot. No, not just because it’s July on the Gulf Coast. It’s because this area’s beach real estate market continues to set new design standards. It began with the picturesque ‘New Urban Development” of Seaside in the mid 1980s. Rosemary Beach quickly followed … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Model

American Idyll

July 2nd 2015 Comments: 6

Scores of bucolic lakes pepper the landscape of this great country so once the pilgrims figured out how to survive (thanks Native Americans), the next step in American evolution was kicking it back lakeside. ¬†We dragged along with us tents and then erected meager huts, simple places to shelter us … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Holidays