Sunday, February 29, 2004
By Ellen Lyon
Architect moves his creative spirit from California to Lebanon County
Los Angeles architect Kip Kelly designed the Hollywood Hills home that Friends actress Courteney Cox Arquette bought for $4.5 million after she got in a bidding war with comedian Ellen DeGeneres. Kelly, now a Lebanon County architect, also designed Marty’s Music Store along Route 422 in Annville. It’s the first of what he hopes will be a long lien of projects in central Pennsylvania.
I think the area is primed for some new ideas, he said. Read more
By Anna David
Hollywood’s Hot New Address
The view from Tobey Maguire’s Los Angeles living room is surprisingly serene. An entire wall of sliding doors overlooks the infinity pool- one of those black bottom jobs that gives the illusion of water cascading over the edge. Past the pool, the sky opens to dramatic view of the valley below. While the traffic congeals on Sunset Boulevard, just a five-minute electric car ride down the hill, the only sound you’ll hear from Maguire’s backyard are a few chatty sparrows and a leaf blower in the distance. Read more
January 21, 2003
By Sandi Lynn Brown
Marty’s Music ready to soar Business to open Feb. 1st in Annville
To get to the new Marty’s Music Store, just listen for the ringing bell tower and follow the piano keys embedded underfoot to the showroom.
This is just a glimpse of what will await customers when they shop at the building in front of the Antique Depot on Route 422 in Annville Township, the new home for the longtime Lebanon establishment.
It’s beatiful, said David Moyer, who co-owns the business with his father Lee Moyer. We wanted to make an impression. It actually helps us to develop our business. It moves us to the next level of business. But we’re still family owned. Read more
Sunday, April 25, 2004
By Kathy Price-Roninson
Pardon Our Dust:
What they always wanted: a door.
Their Granada Hills bungalow was long missing a main entryway. Now they have that and more.
Since buying their vintage Granada Hills bungalow in 1972, schoolteachers Mike and Jill Tovey have infused it with what she calls an ?arts and crafts, country eclectic style. The couple placed an old fashioned stove in the kitchen, installed claw-foot tubs in the bathrooms and adorned the walls with collectibles and old family photos.
But there was one thing the Toveys could not give their 1921 home wihtout some major rethinking: a front entrance. Read more
By Dan Markham
Rails-to-Trails on the Right Track
In 2004, the Lebanon Valley Rails-to-Trails program will cross an important bridge-literally.
With the completion of a 1.5 mile Cornwall section that will include a 130-foot iron bridge, the existing route will be contiuous for 12.5 miles. The bridge will become a focal point of the trail system, says John Wengert, president of the Lebanon Valley Rails-to-Trails. Read more
October 27, 2003
By Karen S. Schneider
Together By Design
David Arquette is bugging his wife. Up until now Courteney Cox Arquette has has a perfectly lovely October day. She spent the morning rehearsing an episode of Friends, then had lunch, as usual, with costars pal Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow. Afterwards she headed to the Hollywood Hills to rearrange (yet again) some of the furniture in the $4.5 Million four-bedroom house she and Arquette have called home since February. Now, snuggled in the corner of a dimly lit Sunset Strip bar, she is all set to enjoy a predinner appetizer- if it weren’t for the maddening way he husband is reducing a piece of paper to shreads. “What are you doing” she asks. Read more
Garages Episode: Underground Museum
Peter Mullin needed a spacious garage, but didn’t want to disturb the architecture of his elegantly designed home. Although he had plenty of room behind the house, he also wanted to preserve his lavish gardens. His solution was to start digging, and he wound up with an underground museum for his collection of French cars. Read more
Though it is by means a large project, Marty’s Music Store blends metal construction products of various colors to make a big visual impact. At the heart of the building’s construction is a metal building system by VP Buildings. Elements of the 105’ x 104’ x 21’ framing were used to enhance the overall design and are visible from both inside and out. Economy was one of the reasons why the approach was utilized.
The building is topped with VP SSR standing seam metal roofing. The panel color is Felt Green. Two types of VP wall profiles were used on the project as well: 36” wide Panel Rib and 12” wide FP-12 soffit panels—in a Venetian Yellow color—are featured as the primary cladding, while the Classic Red FP-12 soffit panels were used vertically on both sides of the main customer entrance and to cover a large cupola. Both products were used on the interior of the building as well.
Visit www.nestarchitecture.com to view additional photos of this project.