The Guest Room

  • Notes on Perfection

    A design-builder reflects on the holy grail.

    CUSTOM HOME August 21, 2014

  • Backyards, Patios, and Borders

    A simple straight line can be powerful.

    CUSTOM HOME August 14, 2014

  • Five Ways Architects Can Serve Their Clients Better

    Here's how to educate existing and potential clients on what's involved in hiring an architect.

    CUSTOM HOME August 08, 2014

  • Bricks and Civil Rights in Atlanta

    To many people, the genteel mansions of Myrtle Street suggest a romantic story of the old South. But for others, these houses were on the...

    CUSTOM HOME July 31, 2014

  • Barragan’s Choice

    When Luis Barragan (1902-1988) left Mexico in 1931 to study architecture in Paris, he left behind the hacienda where he grew up. In Paris...

    CUSTOM HOME July 31, 2014


Business Profiles


Rainwater harvesting helps Rex Bost and his custom home building business weather the economic downturn

A sideline in rainwater harvesting systems helps stabilize Rex Bost's custom home...


The Eddinger clan puts work and family first

Eddinger Enterprises is a family-run custom home business that really works.

russell d. busa

Boston-area Builder Bets on Custom Modular Homes

Russell D. Busa has found a niche building modular custom homes.


The Guest Room

The Guest Room is a "group blog," featuring opinions and commentary from guest bloggers who are custom builders, residential architects and designers, and other industry pros.