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.


March 14, 2016

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

March 14, 2016

Effective fiscal management goes far beyond monitoring the cost of building materials. Here’s a guide to thorough tracking 

March 14, 2016

Reaching out to elected officials and fighting excessive regulations are two of the main ways NAHB will be looking to advance its policy agenda

NKBA Reports Top Kitchen & Bath Trends

Photo: Mike Tuell, Tom E. Lutz, AKBD

March 14, 2016

The NKBA's 2016 Design Trends Survey explores the top 10 trends in kitchens and the top 10 trends in baths, as well as a compilation of other new developments.

Dwell Development built this Zero Energy Ready Home in Seattle.

March 14, 2016

A new survey from the Net-Zero Energy Coalition found that there are currently 6,771 residential units that produce as much renewable energy as they con­sume, or could do so with slight modifications.

Entire house moves to track path of the sun

Photo: Yusuke Takahashi/Creative Commons.

March 14, 2016

The combined rotation of the building and roof produces 25,000 kWh/year of electricity, five times as much energy as a home of comparable size would typically use.

2016 Outlook: Housing Market Adjusts to Affordability, Demographics

Photo: Roadsidepictures/Creative Commons.

March 14, 2016

In a pre­sentation titled “2016 Economic and Housing Outlook,” during the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, Kevin C. Gillen, chief economist at Meyers Research, laid out the major issues facing the industry in 2016.

March 14, 2016

The lack of skilled labor is a massive problem for the construction industry, but so far there's been little effort made to find solutions

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

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

Decorative glass Quill door by Masonite

Photo of Quill exterior decorative glass courtesy of Masonite

March 14, 2016

Builders and architects share their top considerations for selecting windows and doors


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