Design



Sway’s 1850 Clubhouse is an open-air lounge with private nooks, a community bar, and a custom billiard table. Photo: Adrian Tiemens Photography. Click here to enlarge.

Features
June 06, 2016

Demand for rental housing is at an all-time high, fueled by a wave of Millennials who are taking their first steps into living on their own.

Homes at The Edge satisfy Costa Mesa’s parking requirements, says architect Alan Scales: “You’re getting two cars in the garage and a third car in the driveway.” The exteriors have a transitional flavor, he points out, with elements of traditional design such as lap siding and warm, earth-tone colors and veneers, but placed to offer an innovative look. 

Features
April 28, 2016

High-density detached housing offers maximum value on small lots

“We sell a lot of upgrades,” says Drees Homes’ VP of national purchasing and operations, David Metz. “But they’re not the main focus of the design studio. Our philosophy is that it’s there to enhance the home-buying experience and make building a house easy and straightforward.” 

Features
April 08, 2016

Today’s design centers take a page (or two) from successful retailers to improve the buyer experience

From KGA Studio Architects, these Millennial-targeted starter homes are part of an infill project in Utah.
Features
March 14, 2016

How do you deliver a home within reach that excites the imagination of a first-time buyer? 

Private Residence, Winter Park, Fla.
Builder/Architect: Phil Kean Design Group, Winter Park
Photo: Uneek Luxury Tours/Courtesy Phil Kean Design Group

This courtyard home uses 12-foot sliding glass doors to open the interior living space to the lanai. The lanai itself is 1,132 square feet and features a koi pond, a summer kitchen, and an outdoor dining and seating area. Opening the home to the outdoors doubles the home’s living space.

 

Features
March 14, 2016

Well-designed exterior living enhances a new home’s appeal in all types of climates

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Want some elevation education? Pros offer tips on nailing the classics for greatest curb appeal

Multigenerational house plan by Robert Hidey Architects, Fiano at Pacific Ridge, Plan 1
Features
February 09, 2016

The term multigenerational refers to at least three generations under the same roof, though homes designed for two generations are often tagged that way

Goldencer Dacha tile
Products
February 05, 2016
Taylor Junction is located across the street from a commuter train line into Chicago and is within walking distance of shops and restaurants in Deerfield.
Features
February 05, 2016

New construction appeals to “recently liberated” empty nesters

Paul Rudolph’s iconic 1952 Walker Guest House, in Sarasota, Fla., is now open free of charge to visitors
Features
February 05, 2016

Reconstructed by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation, the original cottage was named one of the most important houses of the 20th century in a 1957 survey of Architectural Record readers 

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