Monthly Archives: June 2010

America’s Residence: The White House

Posted on June 28th, 2010 by

To help celebrate the Fourth of July, we decided to talk a little about the number one residence in the nation, the White House.  The White House is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.

Designed by Irish-born architect, James Hoban, the house was built in the neoclassical style with white-painted Aquia sandstone.  John Adams was the first president to reside in the White House, moving in on November 1, 1800.

According to the official White House website, “There are 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, and 6 levels in the Residence. There are also 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 8 staircases, and 3 elevators.”

Take a look at some of the rooms that have inspired a nation.

White House Facade North

White House Facade South

The Kennedy Garden

In the Oval Office with former President Bush and President Obama

The famous Lincoln Bedroom

The Yellow Oval Room

White House Theater

The Red Room

The Green Room

The Latest 411

Posted on June 24th, 2010 by

We wanted to thank Joe Freenor and Joe Dusel of CFT411, Cabinet & Furniture Trends & Information, for the wonderful post they did on yours truly, Design Build Team.  Below is a excerpt from their article.

“They[DBT] bill themselves as creators of distinctive spaces, and looking at their output I have agree with that assessment. They have registered architects driving the design and building process, and since they build what they design, it means everyone’s on the same page.”

We appreciate the kind words!  Thanks for highlighting not only our work, but our dedication to our employees.  We look forward to reading more of your posts!

Click here to read the article in its entirety.

Design Your Room from Scratch!

Posted on June 21st, 2010 by

Someone recently sent us a link to a game called “Design Your Dream Room” on and we in turn wanted to share in the fun with you!  We are not really one for games, but we couldn’t help being sucked in.  This game allows one to design a room from scratch, complete with wall color, rugs, accessories and furniture.  I have already designed an entire home and vacation home by a simple click of some keys.  Try it out and see if you don’t become obsessed with this game as well.  Good luck and a little advice, try this at home and not at work!