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Jerry Gropp Architect AIA July 02, 2014 at 07:45 PM
A worthwhile thing to do. Mexico is one of our favorite places. We've been there many times. GreatRead Moren eighbors to the south. JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA July 16, 2014 at 12:40 PM
Island Square Apartments where we live now is being painted by a capable crew of Mexican painters-Read Morem ostly from Guadalajara. JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA July 16, 2014 at 02:24 PM
I still feel we should have our very own Mercer Island Patch Editor. JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA July 16, 2014 at 03:13 PM
I really still feel we should have our very own Mercer Island Patch Editor. JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA July 21, 2014 at 03:21 PM
I really feel we should again have our very own Mercer Island Patch Editor. JG-
islander fc May 17, 2014 at 01:29 PM
Christopher Sheridan is an excellent youth coach. He is thorough, very thoughtful and has aRead Morepassion for soccer that is contagious. Good Luck Chris!
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA May 12, 2014 at 11:43 PM
A number of earlier spec builder "DingBats" are being demolished and replaced with better Read Morehomes. Hopefully these will have design quality befitting this unique, well favored island. JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA June 17, 2014 at 03:37 PM
Returned a book through the Drive-In today. It reminded me how well designed our Mercer IslandRead MoreLibra ry is- and always has been. There's absolutely no need to spend our money on a redo. JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA June 17, 2014 at 04:35 PM
Returned a book through the Drive-In today. It reminded me how well designed our Library is- (andRead Moreal ways has been). There's absolutely no need to spend our money on an uneeded redo. JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA June 24, 2014 at 10:32 AM
Makes no sense for non-Islanders to manage OUR Library. JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA May 05, 2014 at 07:51 PM
First and foremost, the needs of all the people who will be living in the home need to be takenRead Moreinto account. Meaningless overwide white trim is often a sign of indifferent, untalented poor design. JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA May 03, 2014 at 12:47 PM
These sad builder-designed homes will be around our NorthWest for years to come. It's really tooRead Morebad a qualified home designer or a good house architect was not involved in the creation of same. JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA May 03, 2014 at 03:39 PM
Although I'm retired after many years of residential practice, I do consult with incipientRead Morehomebuyer s on any proposed homebuy. JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA May 06, 2014 at 10:31 AM
Home Design is one of the few remaining areas where one can influence a large part of one's way of Read Moreliving- by choosing to buy or rent only well-designed homes- rather then "Spec" homes lacking in good (or any) design integrity. JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA May 07, 2014 at 05:58 PM
Hopefully the idea of how important a well-designed & well-built family home is will beRead Moreimparted by this prominent homebuilder's sponsorship. JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA April 25, 2014 at 07:19 PM
I reviewed the original Plans and found them to be extraordinarily well conceived as well asRead Morecareful ly detailed. It's no wonder we've had such good performance from our Mercer Island Library for all these many past years. Jerry
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA April 25, 2014 at 11:38 PM
Really the best thing to do is make just the small updates needed (with minimal disruption) andRead Morejust minimal- or no Library closure. JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA April 26, 2014 at 09:26 PM
The best thing to do is make just the small updates needed (with minimal disruption) and justRead Moreminima l- or no Library closure. JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA April 30, 2014 at 11:12 AM
"Spec" homes should be as well designed as custom ones. They'll be around just as long as Read Moreone can easily see. JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA April 30, 2014 at 11:16 AM
"Spec" homes should be as well designed as custom ones. They'll be around as long as oneRead Morec an easily see. JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA May 05, 2014 at 03:56 PM
"Spec" homes should be as well designed as custom ones. They'll be around just as long-Read Moreas one can easily see. JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA April 15, 2014 at 02:16 PM
This was a much needed remodel of an existing waterfront home. There are still a number of these on Read MoreMercer Island. 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.
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA April 15, 2014 at 02:18 PM
This was a much needed remodel of an existing waterfront home. There are still a number of these on Read MoreMercer Island. 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 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 07:43 PM
Looking at the "Spec" Homes being put up and offered for sale is rather dismaying. ItRead Morewoul d seem good home designers/architects are in short supply these days. 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 06, 2014 at 03:41 PM
Perhaps the way to handle this rather awful unsightly off-premise display would be to have CityRead Morevehi cle drivers collect any they see. JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA April 15, 2014 at 06:04 PM
Perhaps the way to handle this unsightly off-premise display would be to have City vehicle driversRead Morec ollect any they see. 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 May 05, 2014 at 03:53 PM
Ibsen Nelson & Myron Lewis- They were the original architects of the Mercer Island Library.Read MoreThey were very good architects. I hate to see their fine work diminished- and/or otherwise messed with. JG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA May 05, 2014 at 03:58 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 May 30, 2014 at 06:43 AM
Still feel that way- from Cornwall. JG-
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