Clayton classic inspires creativity: 1910 Arts and Craft-style bungalow sees extreme makeover

The Taylor family moved back to Clayton to raise their daughter on the St. Lawrence River that they both love. John, a historic architect, chose an Arts and Craft Bungalow in the heart of the village one block from the river and main business district as his home and office.

He opened Taylored Architecture this past year after renovating their home. Clients meet in the upper office, while they’re surrounded by John and Kristen’s creativity. What was the cold attic, became the “sky suite” which was dramatically brightened by skylights and painted wide plank floors in Benjamin Moore’s “freshly cut grass” swatch.

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Create outdoor spaces that shine: Hannawa Falls home great example of life with nature

Peggy DeYoung

Summer is finally here. Whether it is along the shores of the St. Lawrence River or Lake Ontario, at a retreat in the woods or backyard in town, outdoor living is a necessity.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Northern New Yorkers spend as much time as possible outdoors. Today, many new products are designed for outdoor living, tolerating sun, wind and the elements.

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