SOLSTICE Architects
Old Lyme, Connecticut    Sarasota, Florida

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Year In Review: Our Favorite Moments from 2015

Visitors to this property get a real surprise when they walk around the existing house - a future tear-down - and discover this jaw-dropping infinity-edge pool and flanking glass, steel and concrete pool house.  It's a space you never want to leave!

This smart, fresh kitchen has breathed new life into an Upper West Side apartment. The trompe l'oeil mural is an enlarged photograph of Ginkgo trees taken by the owner's sister in neighboring Riverside Park.  It succeeds at creating a sense of depth along a blank wall. 

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SOLSTICE Architects was honored to receive a Home Builders Association award for Best Vacation Home, for their Thirty Oaks project. Christopher, Jonathan and Nik accepted the award from HBRA President Nort Wheeler at the annual ceremony in Southington, Connecticut, with over 500 builders from around the state in attendance.

The aforementioned award-winning project by Jonathan Parks, Principal Architect, SOLSTICE Architects, is a study in capturing and controlling daylight, and also achieves Platinum Level LEED certification for the green practices used in both process and products.

Jonathan Parks, Principal Architect, AIA, SOLSTICE Architects
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Our new design studio is located at 103 Halls Road in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

A handsome addition to a Brewer's Marina on Long Island's North Fork, this building was quickly dubbed "The Boathouse" because of its elongated shape and coastal finish.  In reality, it contains bathrooms, showers, laundry, and a "rainy day" recreation room, all for the convenience of the marina's tenants as well as transients.

Christopher Arelt, Principal Architect, AIA LEED AP, SOLSTICE Architects
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New Traditions and Favorite Picks for 2016 by our own Scott Allen, Architect, AIA

Solstice Journal
On December 21st, we made individual entries into our Solstice Journal to send to our Sarasota, Florida office of SOLSTICE Architects.  Our hope is for this tradition to continue through the years as the journal is passed back and forth between the offices.  We look forward to receiving replies each year at the Summer Solstice in June. 

Another "smart" gadget that's getting easier to use for homes:  Keyless Entry

 Love this pendant fan by Kichler products !

KOHLER NightLight: See Your Toilet in a Whole New Light
A toilet nightlight by Kohler, looks better than it sounds...ahem ! (see it in action)

Scott Allen, Architect, AIA
SOLSTICE Architects

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Model expertly crafted by Nikolas Vidakovic, Designer, Associate AIA, SOLSTICE Architects

Nik's Favorite Pick for 2015/2016

Nest Learning Thermostat
The 3rd gen Nest Thermostat programs itself. It helps save energy. And you can control it from anywhere on your phone, laptop, or tablet.

Nikolas Vidakovic, Designer, Associate AIA, SOLSTICE Architects
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Copyright © 2016 Christopher Arelt, Architect, AIA, All rights reserved.

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