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  • How Architects Can Find More Time and Make More Money

    On the second anniversary of his relaunch, an architect shares insights on doing business.

    CUSTOM HOME January 09, 2015

     
  • Anywhere But Here

    The Freedom Tower, the replacement for the World Trade Center, opened last month and not everyone was happy about it. On November 29, 2014, New York Times critic Michael Kimmelman wrote, “It could have been anywhere, which New York isn’t.”

    CUSTOM HOME December 19, 2014

     
  • 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

     

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    A stacked-log Colorado mountain house is a year-round retreat and takes its cues from the great lodges of the western United States.

     
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    Sitting on a roof can feel like sitting on top of the world. And considering how little it takes to make a roof habitable, a deck up top may deliver the biggest bang for the buck in residential construction.

     
 

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High-Performance Houses: A modern mountain house achieves jaw-dropping energy efficiency; rehabbed farmhouse ensures year-round comfort; an indoor/outdoor spa-style retreat.

 

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