“Traditional architecture for the modern world”
~Fairfax & Sammons Architecture
Years ago, when I wasn’t working full time in the corporate world, I used to go with my girlfriends on home tours. There was one in Pasadena that has been held annually since 1948. The tour benefits music programs such as Los Angeles Philharmonic, local symphonic, cultural and educational programs.
The often historic homes that I toured were really estates in the truest sense of the word. They were on nice sized pieces of land and often had “carriage houses” on their grounds.
A pattern began to emerge each year as I toured these homes, I invariably fell absolutely head over heals for the carriage house. There was something always charming and cozy about the smaller, utilitarian structure that had broad appeal for me.
Some time ago I happened upon a feature in Southern Accents about a Carriage House in New York’s Greenwich Village.
The architects are a husband and wife team and the firm bore their last names, Fairfax & Sammons (Anne Fairfax and Richard Sammons).
The details were appealing and while not overly small, the rooms were comfortable and inviting.
If you’d like to read more of what this firm has done and see the incredible pictures of their work visit HERE.