The beloved architectural style known as Craftsman has undeniably British roots, yet it’s unmistakably American, from Oregon to Alabama to Illinois. Might that explain its enduring appeal?
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More than 80 percent of houses built in New England or the Middle Atlantic region last year were two stories or more.
The median lot size peaked at 10,000 square feet in 1995 and has dipped since then
Attainable homes are single-family detached houses that aim to be profitable for builders and within reach of buyers currently being shut out of the housing market (Image: KTGY Architecture + Planning/MABO)
Delivering homes that are affordable, appealing, builder-friendly, and profitable is a tall order—or is it? These prototypes offer answers
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Many builders have little choice but to look farther and farther out into the suburbs, where the prices need to be highly competitive to entice enough buyers
Left to right: John Collier, VP of Waterscapes Pools & Spas; Randy Turkovics, president, Neal Signature Homes; Pat Neal, owner/chairman executive committee; Charlene Neal, president, Charlene Neal PureStyle; Michael Storey, president; Michael Greenberg, Southwest Florida regional president. Photo: Gary Bogdon/DB Photo Agency.
The Great Recession offered some hard lessons for Neal Communities—and a chance to do better than ever before.
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Lennar and KB Home are among builders building homes for multiple generations
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
At La Vita at Orchard Hills, Tuscan-style homes clustered around small piazzas bring a little Italian flavor to Orange County
Smaller-scale infill designs are not just for well-established urban areas anymore.
Architects and designers see more L-shaped great rooms, more spatial definition, and a stronger connection to the outdoors.
Seattle architect Ross Chapin knows all about designing smaller, smarter homes. Chapin, principal of Ross Chapin Architects, Langley, Wash., has long been a proponent of conserving resources by cutting down on unnecessary square footage.