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Jerry Gropp Architect AIA April 17, 2014 at 08:55 PM
The Proposed Library Remodel eliminates the skylight that so well lights the interior. A greatRead Moredesig n by the original top-flight architects- Ibsen Nelson and Myron Lewis. JG
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA April 17, 2014 at 03:12 PM
There's long been a big difference between MI "Spec" homes & those carefully designed Read Moreand skillfully built to fit the site- and the personal needs of the Owners. It's not just looks but also ease of maintenance and/or upkeep.JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA April 15, 2014 at 05:59 PM
This was a remodel of an existing waterfront home. There are still a number of these on MercerRead MoreIslan d. Before buying one of these, do be sure to consult with an experienced residential architect such as myself. Although retired, I am available for this kind of expert work. Here's my WebSite. https://sites.google.com/site/jgropp2/alterationsanadditions
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA April 09, 2014 at 03:45 PM
Correction- a lovely really upscale place like Mercer Island. JG
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA April 14, 2014 at 12:23 PM
Looking at the "Spec" Homes being put up and offered for sale is rather dismaying. ItRead Morewoul d seem good home designers are in short supply these days. Or perhaps Developers are simply not hiring them. In any case, what's being skillfully built- are not being well designed. How unfortunate. Our Mercer Island deserves lots better JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA April 16, 2014 at 02:48 PM
More of my JG Thoughts on Home Design are in my JGRead MoreWebSite- https://sites.google.com/site/jgropp2/al terationsanadditions
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA April 04, 2014 at 07:08 PM
I'm very sympathetic to the need of our local business's to attract customers but the far too manyRead Mores igns around have really become an awful plague. Just a few- would be OK. How to limit or control these all over? JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA April 17, 2014 at 08:45 PM
The way to handle these signs would be to have City employees collect any they see. JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA April 04, 2014 at 01:28 PM
I guess seeing this set me off. This would result in a far less attractive and functional MIRead MoreLibrary that we have all come to love and appreciate. A bit of fine-tuning could be done- without closing down the Libe- and/or moving the collection. (Spend the money saved on more books). JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA April 11, 2014 at 10:57 AM
Here's the main discussion as to whether a Libe redo is needed. What do you think? JG-Read Morehttp://mercer island.patch.com/groups/opinion/p/unneeded-library-remodel
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA April 15, 2014 at 10:28 PM
Ibsen Nelson & Myron Lewis- They were the original architects of the Mercer I. Library. TheyRead Morewer e very good architects. I hate to see their fine work diminished- and/or otherwise messed with. JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA April 04, 2014 at 12:21 PM
Here's the main discussion as to whether a Libe redo is needed. What do you think? JG-Read Morehttp://mercer island.patch.com/groups/opinion/p/unneeded-library-remodel