Summer Breeze: Porch Restoration Puts a Smile Back on this Craftsman's Face
Recreating the original front porch and reversing it's ill-conceived enclosure by a previous owner restored the original style and character to this Point Breeze home, a winner in the Post-Gazette's 2019 Renovation Inspiration Contest.
Getting a Handle on Garden Design: Overcoming Inertia & Actually Getting Your Project Started!
Architect Fred M. Fargotstein suggests a rational approach for selecting the appropriate "building blocks" for your own beautiful and inviting outdoor living spaces. This article appeared in the Summer 2010 edition of Squirrel Hill Magazine, and is the second in his series for that publication.
Kitchen Renovation a Finalist in Post-Gazette’s Renovation Inspiration Contest
Sometimes, the best part of a renovation is the part the homeowner never imagined. This article by columnist Gretchen McKay highlights a recent project by Architect Fred M. Fargotstein, and appeared in the 12/05/09 edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Replacing Your Home’s Original Wood Windows: An Unnecessary and a Costly Blunder?
In this article, Architect Fred M. Fargotstein examines how original wood windows contribute to the appearance and integrity of older homes. He takes aim at stylistically inappropriate replacement windows, and dispels some common misconceptions about their cost effectiveness. It appeared in the Winter 2009 edition of Squirrel Hill Magazine, a publication of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition.