Unlike standard bathroom sinks, vessel designs sit above the counter surface. Reminiscent of historical bedroom washstands that consisted of a wash basin and pitcher for freshening up, current vessel sinks utilize modern materials and designs to sculptural effect.
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5 Kid-Friendly DIY Home Projects
Having young children fills our house with a lot of noise, and a lot of laughter. They keep us so busy, it also makes me wonder when we will ever get to concentrate on some of the basic home projects on our ever-growing list. I’ve finally come to the conclusion that if we ever want to get anything done, we have to find a way to involve them.
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- Bob Vila Radio: Salvaged Treasure
Bob Vila Radio: Salvaged Treasure
Now that folks are more conscious about not sending everything to the landfill, and there are even tax incentives for recycling unwanted building materials, the pickings at architectural salvage yards are better than ever.
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- The Biltmore Estate: A Brief Architectural Tour
The Biltmore Estate: A Brief Architectural Tour
I recently toured The Biltmore in Asheville, NC—a 250-room estate on 8,000 acres, the largest private home built in America. It is architecturally splendid, wildly romantic, and absurdly luxurious.
Inspired by chateaux in France, George Vanderbilt hired architect Richard Morris Hunt to interpret his vision and Frederick Law Olmsted to landscape it.
Over six years, 1,000 men worked six days a week to complete the estate, with George Vanderbilt and his guests christening Biltmore on Christmas Eve 1895.
This was my first visit to the estate, and from the moment I glimpsed it, my heartbeat seriously raced. I was in awe of the scale, the scenery, and the lifestyle that it must have supported.
Here are six of the Biltmore’s most memorable architectural features: