Primer: New regional vernacular (in Fine Homebuilding HOUSES 2014)

image courtesy of Fine Homebuilding magazineI first learned of a design approach that's come to be known as "new regional vernacular" when I was working for Mark Hutker on Martha's Vineyard some seventeen years ago. Then, this past January, I found myself back on Island touring one of Hutker Architects' stellar examples of new regional vernacular for a story Fine Homebuilding asked me to write for their HOUSES 2014 Awards Issue. The house, called The Nest, won their Editor's Choice award. The story brought me full circle: from my own introduction to new regional vernacular to an opportunity to introduce it to (and/or share it with) the readers of Fine Homebuilding and, now, you. 

To learn more about it, pick up the issue on newsstands now and/or peruse a PDF of the story from this link

Issue #243, Spring/Summer 2014. Reprinted with permission copyright 2014, The Taunton Press, Inc.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast

Primer: Breezeways as connectors and destinations

Image excerpt from my Fine Homebuilding "Drawing Board" column about breezeways. Offset breezeway example.Pick up a copy of the February/March 2014 Fine Homebuilding magazine to catch my latest "Drawing Board" contribution. This one explores designing breezeways that not only connect but serve as outdoor-living destinations.

Click here for a PDF of the column. "Three ways for breezeways" by Katie Hutchison, Issue #241, February/March 2014. Reprinted with permission copyright 2014, The Taunton Press, Inc.

Visit the KHS publications page to see other magazine columns and articles I've written.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast