Live & Learn: The Well-Appointed House, Circa 2008
Waterworks tile and fixtures.
Ever had that nagging feeling when talking to one of those guys who charge a lot of dough to cure what ails your house that you are slogging through a marsh? (This sensation can be especially pronounced when a hyper-verbal Know-Nothing is holding up both ends of a conversation with a well-informed Man-of-Few-Words.) The solution: a crash course in all the latest goods and services available to the ambitious homeowner bent on having a Well-Appointed House, circa 2008.
Fine Home Source, hosted by Crisp Architects and Arrowsmith Forge, is an exposition of 44 mostly regional vendors who sell, install, apply, and/or create a wide variety of household and property enhancements. These range from elevators to wine cellars, custom cabinetry to garage doors, horse stalls to weathervanes, stone walls to an entire house or outbuilding. They also include unusual materials, alternatives to the same old same old—reclaimed lumber, concrete countertops, custom millwork, handforged hardware—as well as the latest wrinkles in green building. Ever heard of soy-based insulation? Your guy has, so you need to know about it too.
There’s also a lot of inspiring stuff to look at, including furniture, and persuasive people to explain it all. So spend a couple of hours at Fine Home Source, and the next time a faux finisher throws out an enigmatic, “Stipple or drag?”, or the heating-and-cooling man utters, “geo-thermal,” you can jump right in.
Fine Home Source
3788 Route 44, Millbrook; 845.677.8256
Saturday, September 20; 10 - 4
Rain or Shine