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Stephen Gerard Dietemann

Stephen Gerard Dietemann graduated from Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art and Planning in 1976 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. He worked for noted American architect Victor Christ-Janer before starting his own architectural practice in 1988. Serving the N.Y. Capital District and the Berkshires, his practice focuses on contemporary, energy-conscious residential design. His architectural work has been presented on Home and Garden Television and in the New York Times, and has been recognized for design excellence by the AIA of Western Massachusetts. In addition, his artwork has been exhibited in New York City at the Soho Center for the Arts, Helio Gallery and the Katharina Perlow Gallery on 57th Street, as well as at galleries in Los Angles, Chicago and throughout Europe. His artwork is included in numerous public and private collections. Contact and additional information can be found at his website:

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The Diamond Residence: a ‘Purpose Built’ Renovation in Great Barrington, Mass.

The renovation of a 1989 split level contractor spec house yields spectacular results, making the house both more livable and more personal.

TRANSFORMATIONS: ‘Atomic Ranch’ in Tyringham

My contention has long been that everything we create is a lens through which we can understand the entire culture of the time; we really are what we build ... the end product represents a consensus of the values, aspirations, myths and fears of the cultures at that time and place.

TRANSFORMATIONS: The resurrection of a ‘modern’ house in the Berkshires

Renovations like this are done for many reasons, but the top three reasons are economic, practical considerations, and love. This renovation combines a bit of all three but “love” played no small role in the owner’s decision to do this work.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.