available: mcalpine mod manse

January 15th 2015 Comments: 1

Now’s your chance. A few years ago, Bobby relocated from Nashville to Atlanta and his discerning eye landed upon this unique modern cottage. Originally built by the iconic Atlanta architect Henri Jova as a home for his beloved mother, this two story contemporary nest has been re-featherd in Bobby’s one-of-a-kind … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Living

the (digitally) printed works: TRADhome fall 2012

December 11th 2014 Comments: 1

A Tale of Two Styles:  Country When most people think of design in the Music City, contemporary rarely comes to mind.  Enter a new style in the New South, where country and city looks often meld. Case in point is the latest project from designer Ray Booth and the team … [read more]

the printed works: traditional home october 2014

November 20th 2014 Comments: 4

 And not just any issue but their 25th Silver Anniversary issue! We are reprinting it with their kind permission. As a bonus for our blog readers, I’ve included some of our original design drawings of the house. The article was written by Eleanor Lynn Nesmith and photographed by Emily Jenkins Followill.  David Baker … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Entry

downsize matters

November 13th 2014 Comments: 3

I’m walking through the sun-drenched courtyard of the A&P Lofts, manicured grass I’ve crossed countless times. I used to live in this building, but as I ascend the stairs I’m not headed to my old apartment on the right, but to the one on the left. Before today, I’d experienced … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Living

what style of house are you?

November 6th 2014 Comments: 16

Apparently, you answer a series of multiple choice questions about your own personality and said quiz tells you what Star Wars character or Walking Dead personality you are.  I don’t know what great insights come about in realizing, of the Seven Dwarfs, I am a “Doc” or of the hucksters … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Inspiration

portal authority

October 16th 2014 Comments: 5

Most see doorways as a practical necessity – a simple way to get from one room to another. I see them as avenues for potential glorification. After all, good buildings are more than just studied plans and composed elevations. Left as architectural exercises in flat artistry, they will be just … [read more]

parapet peeves

September 25th 2014 Comments: 0

While the angular form of the traditional (and more common) triangular gable has a certain staid formality to it, the frivolity of the Dutch and Flemish parapeted gable always seem to convey friendly invitation. They almost hint the owner has a touch of humor or kind countenance. Their roots originated … [read more]

musical shares

September 11th 2014 Comments: 4

We have a long-standing Friday ritual called “Show tune Friday.” It’s a musical custom, adored by some (mainly me) and abhorred by others. But in the words of Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof” – it’s tradition. Every day, we help to imagine houses that eventually become homes. Recently, I … [read more]

creole testament

August 7th 2014 Comments: 5

His project, a large house in Montgomery, Alabama, basically bankrolled our backbone. This charter commission gave us the courage (and funds) to hang out a shingle. Fast forward many years – kids grown and gone, retirement looming, golf courses softly calling his name. He and his wife, now older and … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Entry

walk with me

July 24th 2014 Comments: 7

After all, hallways and galleries are simply a means to an end – they’re not something that deserve elevation. These spaces are usually seen as the roadways of the house, efficiently depositing the pilgrim from one part of the house to the next. Decorating these secondary, but necessary, corridors and … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Crow Home
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