Rendering of the exterior of ETCO Homes' 460 Palm, showing its contemporary, sleek styling.

460 Palm’s crisp, cool modern exterior uses a color palette of white, off-white, and shades of silver, gray, and blue. The exterior blends stone, smooth stucco, and aluminum cladding and accents. [Illustrations: Bucilla Group Architecture]

March 23, 2015

ETCO Homes has found its sweet spot: luxury condominiums built on infill sites in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The warm wood cabinets and slate-gray flooring in this kitchen at Truewind, in Huntington Beach, Calif., by TRI Pointe Homes, is a recent example of the transitional look.

Homebuyers who aren’t keen on contemporary interiors will often embrace transitional decor. This kitchen at Truewind, a community in Huntington Beach, Calif., by TRI Pointe Homes, illustrates the transitional look with warm wood cabinets and slate-gray flooring. [Photo: TRI Pointe Homes and Applied Photography]

March 24, 2015

Contemporary design is subject to a wide range of interpretations, from transitional suburban homes to edgy urban multifamily. We explore its most recent evolution

March 19, 2015

House plans that can accommodate the varied definitions of today’s family.

February 23, 2015

House plans that are in harmony with small-home neighborhoods, summer retreats, and weekend escapes

Zoraya Gold Damask wallcovering from Brewster Home Fashions' Alhambra Collection
February 06, 2015

A fresh twist on the Moorish charm of Spain’s Alhambra Palace 

The piazza design at La Vita at Orchard Hills

Brookfield Residential and architect SDK Atelier employed an innovative piazza
concept at La Vita at Orchard Hills where homes are clustered in groups of four
around shared motor courts. The courtyards also serve as community gathering spots.
Photos: Eric Figge

February 06, 2015

At La Vita at Orchard Hills, Tuscan-style homes clustered around small piazzas bring a little Italian flavor to Orange County


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