press - classical architects nyc
  • EDITORIAL
  • BOOKS
  • VIDEO
classical architects nyc

Southern Accents - May 2003

"As inveterate classicists and founding members of the Institute of Classical Architecture, Fairfax and Sammons find proportion and scale paramount to their work. Although it is difficult to encapsulate the concept of proportion, Sammons describes it as "a harmonizing agent" and claims that "you recognize it when it is handled badly." Obviously, the Gulfstream home benefits from Fairfax and Sammons' mastery of this architectural cornerstone. "Each part is proportioned as a whole and in relation to every part -- not one thing is left to chance," says Sammons. The result is indeed a harmonized and serene residence that exudes Southern gentility." - Nancy Staab