the printed works: house beautiful september 2014

October 9th 2014 Comments: 6

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 Lisa Cregan and photographed by Francesco Lagnese. Lisa Cregan: How do you create rooms that glow? Susan Ferrier: Dark walls … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Furniture

room with a review

August 21st 2014 Comments: 7

The following was written by Deborah Dluzen. Ms. Dluzen lives in Portland Oregon and is a self confessed “stalker” of ours. She’s also a poetic writer. These words (which I discovered on her FaceBook page – stalking you right back, my dear Deborah) perfectly captured the feel of our book. … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Window

still life lessons

May 15th 2014 Comments: 0

This new book focuses on five wooden cabins at Lake Martin, Alabama. The structures, part of the Camp at the Ridge, share basic architectural DNA but their interiors, all masterfully done by Susan Ferrier, are very different in style.   Siblings all, but with their own distinct personalities. I want … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Interior Design

two of a mind

April 24th 2014 Comments: 2

The event begins at 1:00 PM. The pair will discuss their multiple creative collaborations as well as their new book from Rizzoli, Art of the House: Reflections on Design. Copies of the newly released book will be available for sale and signing immediately following the talk. As a twist, Bobby … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Windows

open house: lakeside getaway

November 5th 2013 Comments: 3

Nestled in a wooded lot on the shoreline of North Carolina’s Lake Norman lies a grand shingled house we completed almost 15 years ago. A sleepy beast of a house, it almost seems to rise up from a lazy nap to spy who might be trotting up the pier, ready … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Home Architect

book report

August 27th 2013 Comments: 2

Authored by Bobby and Susan Ferrier, this will be a follow-up to our best selling book, The Home Within Us (which is now in its 6th printing). This latest book focuses on five lush interiors from our popular Camp at the Ridge lake houses. Art of the House, published by our … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Art of the House

all the shingle ladies

July 2nd 2013 Comments: 0

Created here in the good old USA, houses of this ilk populate our every coastline, their lineage traced from charming sea shanties to sprawling mansions – a virtual family tree of tree-clad structures. Romantic by nature and beloved by many, this style’s architectural evolution was not a result of aesthetics, … [read more]

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