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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.
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 Your ultimate Dream Home is going to be based on: desired lifestyle, the time you have to create and work out the perfect design, meeting your budget and schedule, satisfying property restrictions (local building codes), your interest in a particular style or approach, and chosen method of const...
01/15/2020
Overseas, not having any contact with college or pro sports of any kind, we had to figure out how to play the game: whether football, basketball, or baseball -- from scratch.I had no idea what was supposed to happen or any of the rules.  No TV to watch.  No live games.No one told me.  I was about...
01/12/2020
Are you busy?  Great.  Are you aware of what's coming around the corner?  Is something happening outside of your sphere that might impact you?  In the real estate and construction business, we all have to have our ear to the ground and be aware.  Sometimes we stare at what is coming at us but can...
01/12/2020
We live in a subdivision in Maitland Florida that has a single lane access to the loop road.  When you come and go, someone may have already entered the single lane portion and if you have done so a few split seconds later you are second and must back out.  It's almost a game of chicken.Today, a ...
01/09/2020
Since the last recession, I was flummoxed by lack of web traffic.  I thought it was simply the downturn but I hadn't even heard of Google Analytics and lo and behold, my web was flagged for nasty backlinks.   I wrote a letter to Google disavowing the backlinks.  THAT DIDN'T WORK I revamped my old...
01/06/2020
When I first designed my web with MS FrontPage a few years back, there were few sources online to explain how SEO worked best.  For those owning websites that are your principle contact to a public that is searching for your services, backlinks are crucial to your success.I read that 'reciprocal ...
01/05/2020
My newer Blackberry arrived and after 10 minutes I wanted to pull out my hair.  (see initial post of this diatribe here; keep in mind this post is filed under 'Just for Fun')My uncle invited me into a late 50s (?) push-button transmission Dodge.  It was neat.  I am sure that he could get into a 2...
12/28/2019
Orlando has six Historic Districts.  Any new construction or remodeling has to be presented to the Historic Preservation Board for review in order to judge compliance with regulations on style, colors, massing, setbacks, permeability ratio, fenestration, etc.John Henry was asked to design a 2,800...
12/28/2019
Oh yes, like a drug addict, I couldn't wait another day.  The craving wouldn't stop.  I had to ease the pain.Have you ever sat in front of a dinner partner and after the ordering and small talk are over, they pick up their cell phone and look through messages, a dozen feeds, and start playing a g...
12/22/2019
I received a call from a friendly builder several years back.  He had a hot prospect for a substantial custom home.  It was a hush-hush project.  Usually, this means a celebrity or some kind of political figure.  He wanted to get a meeting going right away in order to determine the exact requirem...
12/07/2019
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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.