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  • The Passing of An Era: Sunset Magazine's Campus Sold

    Blogger Dan Gregory had the scoop weeks before Sunset magazine's Menlo Park property sold to Embarcadero Capital Partners. Here's the backstory of this landmark property.

    CUSTOM HOME December 15, 2014

  • Mastering the Curbless Shower

    The masterminds at Build LLC offer tips on pulling off a modernist design element that carries big implications for aging in place.

    CUSTOM HOME December 08, 2014

  • The Row Houses of Lancaster

    Lancaster, Pennsylvania was a manufacturing town for most of its two-hundred-year history, threaded through with railroad spurs and trolley lines that knitted together workshops, houses  and markets.

    CUSTOM HOME December 05, 2014

  • Standing Tall

    Why are tall buildings starting to be forgettable? Twenty stories high, 300 feet in the air and we don’t give them a second look.

    CUSTOM HOME November 21, 2014

  • Turning Prospects into Projects

    Guest blogger Mark R. LePage offers advice for how to grow a small business. (Spoiler alert: It doesn't involve highly paid consultants.)

    CUSTOM HOME November 06, 2014



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