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Q. We’re looking at a property for a vacation home and the development is beautiful, but the only site we’re interested in is at the bottom of a steep hill. If we buy the property, how can we avoid the drainage problems . . . more
Q. We have a very big problem. Our house was lifted and is now sitting on its new foundation, but at the wrong height. Our architect and contractor were recommended by the NY Rising program . . . more
Q. We closed on our first house, and someone complained about our fences. We got a notice on our door they aren’t legal. We checked with the building inspector, who said . . . more
Q. We met with three architects, three contractors and an interior designer and also went to our building department because we just want everything to go smoothly, with no problems, since we’re doing a big job . . . more
Q. We were intrigued by the old house we bought, especially when we decided to renovate to add two bedrooms now that we’re expecting. The contractor we met with told us it would be a shame to change the house very much . . . more
Q. My home insurance premiums have increased over the past couple years. We haven’t been affected by storms or floods, yet my rate has gone up each year. From what little I can gather from them, my home is supposedly increasing in value . . . more
Q. We’re being told that our new front porch can be held up by fiberglass columns. This is confusing, because we wonder if it could be strong enough to hold up the roof. Is this a common thing to do? more
Q. We’ve been working with an architect to renovate our house, and want to know what she should be doing for us. We thought we’d get some things that we now find out aren’t going to be done. more
Q. I saw an online demonstration of how a robot was being trained to put ceiling and wall boards up and wondered, have you seen any other kinds of construction being done with robots? I’m concerned about seeing jobs taken away by machines. more
The Guggenheim Museum, as I outlined in last week’s column, was a landmark from the day it was conceived, always intended to be very different from the typical rectangular buildings that line the streets of Manhattan. The designer, Frank Lloyd Wright . . . more
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