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Modern Atlanta Reveals an Asheville, NC, Modern

ZŪM House by Unity Homes Featured on Tour by Rick Reynolds For its 2015 home tours, Modern Atlanta, an organization dedicated to promoting modern design, branched out to include other southeast regions. On May 30 and 31, 2015, as part of their Modern Asheville tour, the ZŪM house by Unity Homes was opened to the [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:49+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Comments Off on Modern Atlanta Reveals an Asheville, NC, Modern

Buying Homes: The Uncomparable “Comparables”

by Rick Reynolds In real estate, “comparables” seem to rule initial home valuations as much as any other single factor. Similar size homes in the same or similar neighborhoods often serve as a benchmark before other, less tangible characteristics, like condition, craftsmanship, energy performance, indoor health, or charm, come into play. And while one house [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:49+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Comments Off on Buying Homes: The Uncomparable “Comparables”

Bensonwood Builds Engineered Timber Structure for the Historic Bushnell Park Carousel

By Rick Reynolds In Hartford, Connecticut’s famed Bushnell Park, under a giant oak tree, 48 hand-carved wooden horses, two lovers’ chariots and a Wurlitzer band organ, whirl around under a 24-sided pavilion, to the delight of children, newlyweds, and nostalgia lovers throughout the region. To add to this historic wooden carousel attraction—originally carved out of [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:50+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Comments Off on Bensonwood Builds Engineered Timber Structure for the Historic Bushnell Park Carousel

Advantages of Working with a Montage Design/Build Firm

by Rick Reynolds Whether one is an architect working with a client—or a client working with an architect—or a client looking to streamline the design/build process, there are distinct advantages to realizing projects with a Montage design/build firm. Consider the following: Architects deserve to have their designs faithfully realized, on-budget and on-time. And since their [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:50+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Comments Off on Advantages of Working with a Montage Design/Build Firm

Mt. Desert Island Camp

An Architect’s Vision Brings Us Back to the Future by Rick Reynolds When sister and brother owner/builders, Louise and Richard Brodman, bought land on Mt. Desert Island, Maine, they shared a grand artistic vision to develop the property. Louise, an architect, came to Bensonwood with Sketchup drawings for two highly unusual outbuildings: one, a striking, [...]

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Interview with Structural Wood Engineer, Chris Carbone

by Rick Reynolds Q: Chris, Engineering News Report recently announced their 2015 Regional Winners for New England. You were one of 10 winners judged top in their fields in four areas: for leadership within their organizations, for creating landmark projects, for giving back to the industry, and finally, for giving back to the community. Starting [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:50+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Comments Off on Interview with Structural Wood Engineer, Chris Carbone

Photos of the R. W. Kern Center Raising

Here are a few photos of the R. W. Kern Center raising at Hampshire College. If you'd like to learn more, check out this recent story from our newsletter.   [envira-gallery id="13893"]

2017-01-12T13:48:50+00:00 May 29th, 2015|Comments Off on Photos of the R. W. Kern Center Raising

House Bling

By Rick Reynolds What is house bling? As it turns out, it’s an important question to ask. For the purposes of this article, “house bling” is any trophy appliance with a 10-year useful lifespan and purchased as part of a 30-year new home mortgage for the privilege of paying interest on it for an additional [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:50+00:00 May 28th, 2015|Comments Off on House Bling

Your New Custom Home: Sooner or Later?

Montage Building Meets Open-Built® by Rick Reynolds Many are into instant gratification when it comes to spur-of-the-moment getaway vacations, car buying, and any offer starting with the phrase, “free puppies.” But our homes, arguably the most important investment we’ll ever make, are not something we necessarily want expedited—or so it may seem. After all, why [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:50+00:00 May 28th, 2015|Comments Off on Your New Custom Home: Sooner or Later?

BULLETIN: Unity Homes Launches New Website

Interview with John Dunbar, Unity Sales by Rick Reynolds Q: John, along with Unity’s newly designed and expanded website launch, I know there has been a lot of activity going on within the company. What can you tell me about it? A: The new Unity website does, in a sense, signal the end of Phase [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:50+00:00 May 28th, 2015|Comments Off on BULLETIN: Unity Homes Launches New Website