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Parrilla Kitchen

A parrilla (origin: Argentina) is a cooking grill whose grilling surface is raised or lowered over an open fire. This project converted an original 1910 carriage house in Cincinnati, Ohio into an entertainment kitchen and dining space featuring a new parilla grill / fireplace.

The finished project includes a new oak bead-board ceiling, oak cabinetry and tile flooring. The original glazed and badly weathered interior brick wall surfaces were sandblasted and painted. The original carriage doors were stripped, painted and re-glazed. They sit open in good weather to expand the entertainment space into the adjacent motor court. New painted electrical conduit echoes the black finishes of lighting fixtures and fans.

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From Driveway 1 | From Driveway 2 | From Motorcourt Terrace 1 | From Motorcourt Terrace 2| From Motorcourt Terrace 3 | From Motorcourt Terrace 4 | From Motorcourt Terrace 5| From Motorcourt Terrace 6 | View @ Entry 1 | View @ Entry 2| Interior Towards Doors 1| Interior Towards Doors 2 | Interior Towards Doors 3 | View From Parrilla Grill| Ceiling Detail | Door Detail | Hardware Detail| Facade Detail | Detail @ Switch | Detail @ Wall Shelf | Exterior Before | Interior Before

Cincinnati Firehouse Alteration

This Cincinnati Fire Department engine company building was originally constructed in the 1880’s. The alteration completed in 2013 included restoring the original brick facades, adding an exterior courtyard, and converting the second floor to a private office.

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Courtyard view towards fountain | Courtyard view towards entry | Detail @ door canopy | Detail @ street facade | View @ second floor office | Second floor towards hose tower | Second floor conference area | Hose tower detail @ second floor | View @ ground floor parking | Firepole detail @ ground floor | Exterior view before alteration | Interior view before alteration

Residential Interior Remodel

This project included the remodelings of a kitchen and sitting room, master bath, and study in an historic 1847 Northern Kentucky mansion
Completed in 2012.

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Kitchen Window Wall | Kitchen Range Detail | Kitchen Ceiling Detail | Kitchen “Before” | Kitchen Sitting Room | Study Bookshelf Detail | Master Bath Vanity | Bath “Before” | Tub Deck and Shelf | Tub Deck and Vanity | Cabinet Detail

Current Project in Design Phase

These are design perspective / concept views for a residential remodel now underway in Kentucky.  The idea was to create a streamlined new kitchen and breakfast room within the existing traditionally styled house. The cabinets are to be a mixture of traditional and modern; painted wood and stainless steel. Drawings are pencil on paper.

View from Kitchen towards Breakfast Room | View @ Breakfast Room | View @ Breakfast Room / Sitting Area |

AIA Honor Award

I was really happy to receive an AIA Cincinnati C.O.R.A. Honor award for this project at the awards dinner here in Cincinnati on April 19. Thanks again to my wonderful clients Art and Cathy!  It was my first time working in the Charleston area. Loved my site visits. The old houses on Sullivan’s Island are facscinating. I love the history and  the deep porches and the sagging orange metal roofs on some of them. Looking forward to my next project down there!

Thanks to: Rhodes Residential Builders, Nandina Home and Design, Steven Schaefer Associates, Sanford Engineering, Stantec Landscape Design, and everybody else who helped make this such a great house!




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Rear Yard | Screen Porch Exterior | Rear Steps | Pool Deck Gallery | Living Room | Dining Room | Master Bedroom | Studio Ceiling Detail | Front Porch

Chapel Furniture Design

Located @ Mercy Hospital Clermont near Batavia, Ohio this furniture was installed in the interdenominational hospital chapel in February of 2011. The pieces include an altar, cross, candelsticks, water font and ambo (lectern). Fabrication by Bench Made Woodworking in Cincinnati.

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Altar | Ambo | Candlestick | Water Font | Water Font Detail |Rear of Cross