Technology has become integrated into our homes with devices such as networked doorbells, smart thermostats, and wireless light bulbs.
“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.”
Today’s design centers take a page (or two) from successful retailers to improve the buyer experience
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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.
Well-designed exterior living enhances a new home’s appeal in all types of climates
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The term multigenerational refers to at least three generations under the same roof, though homes designed for two generations are often tagged that way
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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
These projects received honorable mention awards in Duravit's annual competition for excellence in bathroom design
These winning projects highlight Duravit products and excellence in bathroom design