How to look at houses... (like an architect)

Base II

Here's the second video in the series. This installment continues the discussion of the base of home -- focusing on foundation piers, openings, areaways, and bulkheads.

Future episodes will further explore exteriors as they relate to the hierarchy of base, middle, and top. If you would like to recommend a project to be referenced in a future video installment, please email it to You can also find this video posted to the Fine Homebuilding Square One blog here. Meanwhile, keep training your eye on houses.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast and SquareOne