Feeney Features Blog

  1. November 01, 2018

    Look! Up In The Sky! It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s A Rooftop Deck!

    Arthur Steedle owns and runs Steedle Brothers Construction in Long Beach, Calif. He and his team of five construction professionals “… have remodeled, rehabbed and built just about everything” over the last 13 years. That includes numerous residential and commercial rooftop deck projects throughout southern California.

    November 01, 2018
  2. October 29, 2018

    Making the Most of Mountain Views

    ​Nestled in the Colorado Rockies within a national forest, the Moss Rock home in Evergreen, Colorado is truly a “home with a view.” With his design concept in place, Newcomer set out to find a simple, unobtrusive railing solution that would showcase the clear, wide open views of the mountains in the distance and provide the homeowners and their guests with a dramatic ‘wow’ impression whenever they stepped out onto the deck.

    October 29, 2018
  3. September 28, 2018

    Traditional + Contemporary = Transitional Design

    This hybrid design approach blends the best elements of traditional and contemporary looks into a wholly distinct aesthetic that simultaneously charms and soothes with an easy-going elegance. Commentators use terms like “the Goldilocks effect,” “the best of both worlds,” “checks all the boxes,” “perfect middle ground,” and “the art of mixing” to describe the rising popularity of this eclectic design system. Does a transitional style imply the only rule is there are no rules?

    September 28, 2018
  4. September 26, 2018

    4 Warning Signs of an Unsafe Deck

    Unfortunately, “When a deck reveals it has a problem is often when it has the most people on it,” says Tim Brown, owner of PHI Decks. “We see two or three of these incidents a year.” In fact, 224,000 people were injured nationally due to a deck or porch between 2003 and 2007. Of those injuries, 33,000 were a result of a structural failure or collapse, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which offers one of the few studies on deck collapse.

    September 26, 2018
  5. September 21, 2018

    A Winning Blueprint for Urban Housing Success

    Four years ago Robert Fornataro, AIA, LEED AP BD+C never imagined the vision of Charlotte Square would attain template status as Rochester, N.Y.’s unofficial housing blueprint. Give credit to Fornataro and the leadership team at SWBR for thinking far beyond the scope of the city’s RFP. The city embraced the vision and awarded the SWBR/Home Leasing team the business.

    September 21, 2018