Square Footage is a State of Mind

I had the honor of growing up in Architecturally pleasing homes. From the beautiful 13,000+ sf Lawrence Homestead, a rambling Colonial Victorian mansion to the 6400 sf contemporary my father designed for our family. I’ve lived in small homes under 1200 sf and a 400 sf bedroom loft style apartment.…

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My late Father Anthony Hars, Architect

It’s been four years since my father passed away at the age 79 in Groton, Massachusetts. The following is his obituary which my sister Adele Hars wrote and I wanted to share it with you so you can understand my roots. Born Antal Emil Hars in Hungary in 1933, he was the son…

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First Time: From Dream to Reality: Accomplishments of First Times

As a child my favorite toys were building blocks. I played for hours creating cool buildings, well at least in my mind they were cool. Growing up in an Architects home helped lay the foundation for my life’s passion of helping others turn houses into homes. It’s been a long…

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Creating Scale: Tiny Home on Wheels

When one looks at pictures of tiny homes on wheels one doesn’t really think about height. Standing next to one, however,  the height is massive. 13’6″ from the ground is quite tall. How does one bring it into scale? By creating the illusion that it’s smaller by using horizontal and…

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Creating Space and Light in a Tiny Home on Wheels

I’ve been interested in the tiny house movement for many years. I love the creative freedom and expression these homes on wheels have. The ability to take your home with you on the open road is exhilarating: Easy Rider meets the Painted Ladies. After years of sitting by the sidelines…

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Because They Say That’s Why

We’ve all heard the statements: Green is to expensive. Green is cost prohibitive. Green products are inferior. Green is to this and Green is to that. Where are people getting their information? I have spoken to many intelligent people and it comes down to one place: “THEY”. Now I must…

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Why hire a designer?

I understand why people like to dabble in Do It Yourself projects. All those DIY TV programs and YouTube video’s  make it seem so easy to do. It gives you a sense of empowerment. Apparently they don’t always show the truth. Editing is a great way to hide a fallacy.…

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Kitchen Remodel: From cramped to spacious: Let the walls come down

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