“The typical Arlington house has little rooms, a little kitchen, and all the rooms are separated. It doesn’t fit the lifestyle of today,” says Bob Braddock, founder of Red House Architects and a former in-house ar- chitect for the local builder Mickey Simpson Ltd. “People want things to- day that are open.”


April 30, 2011

Bid a fond adieu to the living roomOnce a home’s showcase, the formal living room began disappearing from house plans years ago. According to a study by the National Association of Home Builders, by 2015 the living room may vanish from new homes.


March 21, 2011

The Skinny on “The Skinny House”If you have ever driven along N. Barton Street near Pershing Drive, you probably caught a glimpse of “The Skinny House”. Read More »

May 05, 2009

The Man Who Wants to Make Arlington ModernIn his day job, architect Bob Braddock works for custom homebuilder Mickey Simpson Ltd. in Arlington.

One day in late 2006 he bought a vacant plot of land that was languishing in the hands of his employer. Braddock saw in the small lot the perfect canvas for his work.