After an unbelievable journey through court hearings, attorney meetings, television interviews and many months of struggle, Marsha Gordon and I finally occupied 516 Euclid St on December 1st. The house is not complete, lacking most cabinets and trim as well as kitchen appliances. It is, however, quite livable and a huge relief and pleasure to live there.
Come join us this Saturday, September 13th for the event "This is Happening Here" an informative walk through Historic Oakwood. The guided walk will highlight various houses within the neighborhood and will explore the issues surrounding historic neighborhoods in the twenty-first century. After the walk, a follow-up discussion will take place to discuss historic neighborhood design, featuring Louis Cherry as one of five panelist.
Walk begins at 9:30am at the AIA NC building.
Panel Discussion begins at 11:00am at the AIA NC building.
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Walter Magazine just published a great article by Larry Wheeler discussing the 17 year work in progress that is his and Don Doskey's home in Chapel Hill. I have had the pleasure to work with Larry and Don for many years on their house and it has been a unique opportunity to take the time and really digest design choices, always fine tuning and evolving.
Excited to see great progress in Geenex's vision to bring solar power to North Carolina. Check out their new video which captures the development of the solar array and previews the future Visitor Education Center:
Check out this letter from Myrick Howard about the style of my personal home (under construction) at 516 Euclid St. The discussion of style is useful looking backwards as a way to understand trends and almost always counterproductive as a tool to understand design that is happening now. In the case of our house controversy and in looking a new building in Oakwood, the discussion of style has been distracting from the actual important design issues.