Where Have You Been?

At 4/1, it’s been just a tad busy. We’ve got a full design slate (including three in Watts-Hillandale, two in Trinity Park, another pair in Old North, one in Duke Forest, one in far-off Hillsborough…), at least a half dozen tax credit projects ongoing, and some big projects afoot in the office.

All too much to make time for posts here. That said, we should have some new portfolio pictures coming this spring – plus new years resolutions to a better website upkeep. In the meantime, know that we’re still plugging along, and happy to help with any preservation or design needs you may have. Just drop us a line!

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info@fouroverone.com   (919) 339-1411
Office Address: 1235 Berkeley Ave, Durham, NC, 27701
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 355, Durham NC, 27702

Springtime!

All sorts of things are underway here at 4/1, and we are looking forward to the spring after some terrific winter weather. Projects are currently under construction in Watts-Hillandale, Trinity Park, Old North Durham, Duke Forest, and all the way out in Oxford. We are doing house research and certificates of appropriateness all over too, thanks to the work of Emily (stay tuned for ways to research your own house’s history in an upcoming post). And at some point we will do a major update of the portfolio page to show some of the new work that’s wrapped in the past year.

Also on the drawing board is Sara’s second child, due in mid-March. While she’s away on maternity leave, please direct all communication to Emily via the contact info on the sidebar. Sometime in early June, Sara will be back at her desk and ready to start new design projects – don’t hesitate to get in touch in the meantime with anything you may need.

Contact Us

info@fouroverone.com   (919) 339-1411
Office Address: 1235 Berkeley Ave, Durham, NC, 27701
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 355, Durham NC, 27702

Merry Merry!

Four over One will be closed from 12/19-1/3 this season (though we’ll do our best to answer email correspondence periodically).  Have a wonderful holiday and a happy new year!Image

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info@fouroverone.com   (919) 339-1411
Office Address: 1235 Berkeley Ave, Durham, NC, 27701
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 355, Durham NC, 27702

Annual Preservation Awards – We Won!

Happy owners at 813 BurchThis past Thursday night, Preservation Durham hosted their annual preservation awards ceremony.  There were twelve winners, six of which were 4/1 clients!  Two families had help with their tax credits, two were design consults, and two were whole-house renovations – and we’re super proud of all of them.  Write-ups of each property will be posted soon in the Herald-Sun, and I’ll link them all to here.  In the meantime, the folks at 813 Burch Avenue got straight home from the ceremony and popped in their yard sign (I take that to mean they’re excited too)!

More on the award winners soon…

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info@fouroverone.com   (919) 339-1411
Office Address: 1235 Berkeley Ave, Durham, NC, 27701
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 355, Durham NC, 27702

Best of? Really?

4/1 got news last week that Houzz.com has given us a ‘Best of 2012’ award.  I’m thrilled, of course, but puzzled – while I use the site with nearly all of my clients, I only just put up photographs of the Ottawa house recently and did not think they were getting that much traction (except the darling photo of Ash in his bedroom, which is getting all the attention).  After doing a little digging, it turns out it was based on customer satisfaction – and my clients who uses the site gave 4/1 a perfect score, so up goes the award!  I’m grateful and a little flabbergasted, and thought I’d take the opportunity to explain how and why I’ve been sending my clients there.

For the uninitiated, Houzz.com is a storehouse of interior photographs, showing every style, every room, and every finish you could possibly imagine.  The site allows easy bookmarking of images, tagging of the bits you like, and searching for particular details.  I have always recommended that my clients gather images of spaces they like as we work together, and Houzz has become an ideal way to gather it all in one place. If you’re considering doing a renovation, remodel, or addition, I’d highly recommend spending some time lost in their treasure trove, regardless of your future designer.

Of course, there’s nothing like seeing a space in person, and two 4/1 designs will be on a house tour coming up next month.  The Cleveland/Holloway tour, usually an affordable $5/person suggested donation, is scheduled for Saturday, June 9th.  I’ll be there, bouncing between 527 Holloway and 508 Ottawa – come and visit!

Contact Us

info@fouroverone.com   (919) 339-1411
Office Address: 1235 Berkeley Ave, Durham, NC, 27701
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 355, Durham NC, 27702