An architect and chef both use many of the same ingredients common to each profession and combine them in many unique ways. The architect can combine the ingredients of wood, stone, glass, and metal in many possible combinations and is often influenced by the lessons learned by generations of architects and builders. It is these many lessons that best illustrate the principles of scale, proportion, and visual delight that help create a sense of pleasure and satisfaction in our built environment.
These are a few of the hundreds of photos of homes that have inspired me over the years. I am not the architect of these houses – the names of their architects and builders are probably lost to time. I find their visual appeal interesting and am always studying them to see what makes them so appealing to many people. I believe that the lessons illustrated in these buildings can be used to create timeless architecture that is both contemporary and classic.