Pools, tennis courts, screening rooms, wine cellars, boxing rings, large exercise facilities and "things as bizarre as bowling alleys" make it possible to recreate at home, according to William Hablinski, founding partner of Hablinski + Manion Architecture, a luxury housing firm focusing mostly on the Pacific Northwest.
Traditional architecture, as opposed to modern design, is popular these days, Hablinski
"Certain traditional period work, which has not been popular in this country since the 1920s and 1930s, is having a reemergence," Hablinski
said."People are going back to more traditional design work that emanates from traditional European themes, English, French, Italian."
In a cultural shift, Americans are becoming increasingly sensitive to design, according to Levy and Hablinski
"People are becoming sophisticated enough to ask for a Roman palazzo, a Gothic palazzo or a Tuscan farmhouse," Hablinski
said, citing three forms of Italianate architecture that are currently popular.English Georgian and Regency style homes are also popular, he
..."We've experienced the overly large home phenomenon for some time," said William Hablinski, founding partner of Hablinski + Manion Architecture, a luxury housing design firm focusing mostly on the Pacific Northwest.Hablinski
said 15,000- to 24,000-square-foot houses are the norm for his
"We're booked up through January 2006, we're turning work away and there doesn't seem to be any letup in demand," said Hablinski
says similar trends are happening in Florida, Long Island, Connecticut, the San Francisco area, the greater Chicago area, Atlanta, Dallas and other metropolitan hubs.
agreed, saying, "It can be symbolic of personal success if you have a big house."
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