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Hundred Year Old House Reveals Secrets

One of our current projects is a house in Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill. It’s a 1917 stone home on a 4-acre site, atop a hill that drops down into Fairmount Park – beautiful! The owner is semi-retired from the commercial insurance business; what he wants the home to be has evolved with changes in his life, so the design evolves as well. But the secrets the house revealed inspired the design’s evolution, too.

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Connecting Contemporary Design With Schaumburg Historic Farmhouse Guidelines

Studio21uses an architect led design+build process for many of their projects.  They took on the role of both architect and builder for this project in the Olde Schaumburg Centre Historic District in Schaumburg, Illinois. The clients are a husband and wife who purchased the home for the location with a possibility of a whole house renovation or tear down if necessary.

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Giusi Mastro: Italian Architect ‘Born Into Art’

“I have always been aware of my creativity, since I was very young,” says architect Giusi Mastro, “but the day that one of my favorite teachers told me‚ ‘Giusi, tu sei …figlio d’arte’ meaning you are ‘born into art,’ I at last felt validated.”

Giusi Mastro was born in Grottaglie, in the region of Puglia, Southern Italy. Her father and grandfather were ceramists; on her mother’s side were builders, and her grandmother was a famous seamstress.

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As An Italian Architect, Design Is Like A Wonderful Romance

In my practice, I have always tried to give each individual client the right amount of attention, and the peace of mind that each seeks. One occurrence especially enlightened me to a new perspective, through a special client. When it comes to collaborating with a couple on designing, often there is one person who is speaking just a little more, who is maybe getting the most attention to wants and needs.

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