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Florida Architect John Henry blogs on a variety of subjects, from personal thoughts about state of the art architectural design and historical examples to motivational topics, local Orlando and Florida statistics and general information, and humorous stories.
It is unavoidable to find a variety of flowers and shrubs in the Florida sun everywhere you look.  Just walking around your neighborhood or visiting local parks you will see some astonishing flora that thrives here year-round. The collection of photos below were taken in my neighborhood, the Mait...
For several months, before the current Covid conundrum......we were generally on a high five here on AR agreeing how important face to face, person to person contact is and how the best deals are negotiated in this manner -- the best value for time spent, the best results, the clearest communicat...
Frank Lloyd Wright vs. Andrea Palladio    This is a tale of two famous architects at their best.  Is it fair to compare their chief iconic residential designs separated by nearly 400 years?  Shouldn’t the new modernism trump the old classical order?The historic appeal and genius of Andrea Palladi...
I am writing this not as a medical expert but on this virus's potential architectural impact on the quality and value of residential and commercial real estate.The most recent understanding is that Covid-19 is most effectively transmitted as an airborne pathogen which can be expelled by coughing,...
We all have mental and written lists.Our 'things to do' overwhelms us.Especially for a small one-person outfit.There is much to do.And what happens is the 'stuff' needing to be done is overwhelming.You probably dread going through the list.But gnawing within you -- and you know what that is --are...
I've spent HOURS formatting email campaigns, changed the subject, graphics, offers, information, etc. I have sent out multiple automated emails to hundreds of contacts.  I have repeated them.I have had absolutely NO positive results, a few meager responses from only my own area, none from those I...
A famous Roman philosopher had a beautiful villa built high on a hill, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, many hundreds of feet below.  He and his wife loved the new abode which seemed to give them everything they desired: privacy, the ability to think and write, an inspiring view and perfect wea...
I don't know where to start.This morning as I was doing my part to mass immunize-- (outdoor breakfast with friends in Winter Park) we were discussing how texting was a difficult medium in which to communicate accurately and effectively.Then this blockbuster statement was made: 90% of all communic...
wouldn't that be a nice dream come true?? 
The inhabitants of our largest cities, taking advantage of technology that we have used to build infrastructures that enable high-density living and working environments, have been vulnerable to the rate of infection from the common cold or flu to a pandemic virus from the moment those glass and ...

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We have been designing luxury homes for over thirty years in not only Florida, but Texas, Tennessee, California, Delaware, Mississippi, Lousiana, North Carolina, Maryland, Utah and Alabama. We have also created custom homes in Sweden, China, and the Middle East.