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  • 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

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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...

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The Eddinger clan puts work and family first

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

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Boston-area Builder Bets on Custom Modular Homes

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

 
 
 

The Guest Room

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