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Enter the 2014 Builder's Choice Custom Home Design Awards Today!

Enter your best residential projects from the past five years in categories including custom, production, green, multifamily, modular, urban planning, outdoor spaces, detail, on the boards, and now light commercial. Winners will be published in our magazines, websites, and newsletters as well as honored at a gala ceremony.




  • Finalists Announced in 2014 Passive House Award

    Finalists Announced in 2014 Passive House Award

  • 3D Printers Are About to Change Your Life

    3D printing has arrived. The implications for building and design extend from architectural models to hardware to walls.

  • Grilling in the View

    Everyone wants to cook out while being able to enjoy a great view, but no one wants to look out from the house toward that view and see a bulky grill.

  • Architect's Choice: Elizabeth Whittaker

    Like many emerging and seasoned designers, the founder and principal of Merge Architects is a maker.

  • Soak it Up in a Luxury Bathtub

    Looking to make a statement in your next spa bathroom? These new bathtubs bring shapely silhouettes and dramatic weight to complete your ideal design.


The Guest Room

  • Five Steps To Turn Your Clients Into Raving Fans

    Entrepreneur Architect's Mark LePage on how to win 'em over.

    CUSTOM HOME April 10, 2014

  • Revolutionary New HVACD Equipment: Ultra-Aire's SD12 Split Dehumidifier

    Matt Risinger explains how humidity control can lower electrical bills by reducing the need for air conditioning and he talks about an onnovative new residential humidifier.

    CUSTOM HOME April 04, 2014

  • Designing Practical Mudrooms and Laundry Rooms

    For a young family, a mudroom or laundry room might be the hardest working room in the house. For other households, the room can be more minimal and streamlined. Either way, Build LLC shares details and strategies of three great examples.

    CUSTOM HOME March 28, 2014

  • Van Gogh's Chair

    Chairs are architecture. Like little buildings, they have a structure to hold people up and a function to make their occupants comfortable. Like buildings, they can tell a story.

    CUSTOM HOME March 21, 2014

  • Learning From Great Outdoor Spaces

    Eye on Design blogger Dan Gregory talks about bringing the best aspects of public outdoor spaces into residential design.

    CUSTOM HOME March 13, 2014



Newest Luxury Products


Business advice, profiles, Q + As, best practices, innovations, and more.


Top Design Studio Features

  • Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

    Custom Home editors have compiled a slideshow featuring the winners in the Outdoor Spaces and Accessory Building categories from our recent Custom Home Design Awards.

  • A Deluxe Outdoor Kitchen, Poolside

    It may be tucked away and minimalist in spirit, but this outdoor kitchen is loaded with great looks and ideal kitchen features. What better way to make each lovely day last as long as possible?

  • Successful Rooftop Transformation in Chicago

    A Chicago roof garden is lush and private, thanks to hardy plants, shoji screens, and well-camouflaged mechanicals.


2013 Builder's Choice Custom Home Design Awards

Madrona house, the Kucher residence, 3425 Denny Way, Seattle, Washington.

Client, Tyler Engle Architects, photographed, 2008_0329

© Benjamin Benschneider All Rights Reserved. Usage may be arranged by contacting Benjamin Benschneider Photography. E-mail: bbenschneider@comcast.net or phone 206-789-5973

Madrona Live / Work, Seattle

2013 Builder's Choice and Custom Home Design Awards Merit Winner for Architectural Interiors

Design Trends from the 2013 Design Awards Jury

The 2013 Builder's Choice and Custom Home Design Awards jury was made up of two builders and three architects.

Tucson Mountain Retreat, Tucson, Arizona, DUST, architect/contractor

Tucson Mountain Retreat, Tucson, Ariz.

2013 Builder's Choice Custom Home Design Awards Grand Award for Custom Home / 3,000 to 5,000 Square Feet


Read the Current Issue

Spring 2014

Our annual kitchen and bath design guide plus the latest luxury products.


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