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Custom Home Design
Custom Home Design
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In a career spanning decades Bloodgood transformed the practice of residential architecture.
Professional Builder's House Review design team shows how small details added to a stairway landing, hallway, foyer, or porch can be the special touch that transforms a house into a home.
RDC Fine Homes' first net-zero home employed a wide array of energy-efficient features. Image courtesy of RDC Fine Homes
Speakers who participated in the recent Net-Zero North American Leadership Summit share what the industry has recently learned about building to the green standard.
After three years of research and development, Proto Homes is rolling out houses produced by a patent-pending, hybrid prefab building system.
The Diamond is the highest honor a custom builder can achieve for the quality of its home-buyer experience. Avid Ratings honored Estes Builders for providing the best customer experience of all custom-home builders in the United States.
The poised white rectangle has the appeal of classic Modernism, but it is also a critical part of the sustainability story: The frame’s deep overhang helps shield the house’s main southern exposure from the region’s scorching sun.
A look at 14 economical upgrades for single-family homes.
Even the hottest-selling plans from a few years ago need updating to match the current trends in residential design. Professiona
Even the hottest-selling plans from a few years ago need updating to match the current trends in residential design. Professional Builder’s House Review team demonstrates how to revitalize past bestsellers.
Legendary residential architect Barry A. Berkus passed away on Friday, November 30 at the age of 77. He was surrounded by family at the Serenity House hospice care facility in Santa Barbara.
Like green building, universal design is no longer an unfamiliar concept to home buyers, but they still need sound advice from builders on making their homes livable for as long as possible.