Architecture Trends for 2014: Passive Homes

Passive House

You may not have heard too much about passive homes; however, you might see a lot more of them being built in 2014 and the years ahead. Passive houses have a variety of benefits for homeowners, so if you’re building a new home, it’s something to consider. Use this information from David Sharff Architect, P.C. to see if a passive home could be right for … [Read more...]

Architecture Inspired by Nature


An interesting incident occurred the other day while our team was taking photos of a newly built shingle style home designed by David Sharff. Photographer Michael J. Lee was getting some gorgeous shots of the home from the backyard so as to scout potential magazine publication photos. As Lee was capturing the exterior of the home and the new black gunite … [Read more...]

What is a Dormer?

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Today we are beginning a series about architectural terms. We live with the language of architecture and design so we sometimes forget that these terms can be a bit daunting to those who aren't immersed in them. We will be reviewing some of the architectural elements often found in classic New England Design. Today we are starting out with dormer. Dormer … [Read more...]