lake cabin fever – contagion

June 25th 2013 Comments: 3

After he sold it, the simple design continued to haunt his memory. This little wooden tender box held such great lessons and memories within, he couldn’t seem to shake its elemental echoes.  A simple witness, it spoke as clearly as a boy’s first tree house. An idea hit him one … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Saliia Home

lake cabin fever

June 18th 2013 Comments: 8

Situated across three counties, Lake Martin is one of the largest man-made lakes in the country, boasting 750 miles of wooded shoreline. It’s been a home to recreational water bugs since its creation in the 1920s. Our history with this lake goes back a few decades.  In the mid-eighties, Bobby … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Camp Design

italian morningside

June 11th 2013 Comments: 4

Italian Morningside May’s End Far from Alabama And close to home Here on Italian shore My heart envelopes me And uses its eyes to see Things strange and familiar Things it had told me all along I was not crazy to imagine Emotional landscape crashing into sea The difficult beauty … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Garden Design

balcony scenes

June 4th 2013 Comments: 0

It’s as if the buildings are making a teasing offering to an awaiting scene below, holding out promise of something magical yet to emerge.  Romantic perches, these shallow aeries seem to demand witness.  How magnificent it must be to have a golden ticket to these prime box seats, poised to peruse … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Design Inspiration