Kiley Jacques joined the Fine Homebuilding team as a senior editor in spring 2018. After years spent writing for home magazines, she is thrilled to be developing the department’s design content. The annual HOUSES, Kitchens & Baths, and Downsize issues are her purview, which means her time is spent looking for projects that are remarkable not only for their aesthetic appeal but also for the lessons they offer—her aim is to give readers thoroughly researched information that inspires. Kiley brings to the table a deep appreciation for design done right and an equally deep respect for the underlying construction methods and systems that make it work.
Hudson Valley Preservation strips a late 1700s house down to its original timber frame, and salvages components from two major renovations in order to tighten up the building envelope for net-zero performance