Finally Moved into Euclid St

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.

Oakwood Walk and Follow-up Panel Discussion

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. 

 

Details and additional information below:

Modern is not a style

http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/08/28/4103432_myrick-howard-house-not-modernist.html?rh=1

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.

The design for 516 Euclid St is a contemporary interpretation of craftsman homes from the turn of the century through the 1930's. The emphasis on simple building forms, honest expression of locally sourced materials and exposed building details is well suited to a contemporary home in an historic district. Quite unlike the bold compositions of glass and steel seen in designs firmly rooted in the International Style of the early twentieth century, the Euclid St design uses familiar historic design elements in a manner clearly of the present tense.

The design for 516 Euclid St is a contemporary interpretation of craftsman homes from the turn of the century through the 1930's. The emphasis on simple building forms, honest expression of locally sourced materials and exposed building details is well suited to a contemporary home in an historic district. Quite unlike the bold compositions of glass and steel seen in designs firmly rooted in the International Style of the early twentieth century, the Euclid St design uses familiar historic design elements in a manner clearly of the present tense.