The Design Side

Long-time design editor Susan Bady blogs on the latest trends, ideas, and innovations in residential design



March 22, 2017

If a hurricane, tornado, or flood ravaged one of your communities, how would your houses fare? How about the multimillion-dollar custom home you just completed for a client?

January 03, 2017

The start of a new year is the perfect time to share a list of home-design trends, this one courtesy of Charter Homes & Neighborhoods in Lancaster, Pa. Here is Charter’s  top five:

There are many awards programs for new-home design, but I contend that the best and the brightest is the Best in American Living Awards.

May 25, 2016

Everyone in the housing business recognizes that Bill Pulte is the founder of PulteGroup, in Atlanta.

March 21, 2016

Rendering: The Mini Lotus, courtesy Blu Homes

January 19, 2016

Photo: Chang Kyun Kim Photography

November 24, 2015

The documentary Los Angeles Plays Itself is a fascinating look at how Hollywood has treated L.A. over the years. The film was made in 2003 but has just now become available on DVD, no doubt due to the cumbersome copyright issues that filmmaker Thom Andersen had to overcome.

July 08, 2015

One of my favorite childhood memories is spending weekends at my grandparents’ bungalow in Rockaway Beach, N.Y., during the summer. The bungalow was one of many located a few blocks from the beach. It was nothing fancy—an eat-in kitchen and living room on the main level and bedrooms upstairs.

June 01, 2015

Small, infill multifamily projects like this one exemplify the tenets of Lean Urbanism, a growing movement that was born out of New Urbanism.

Photo: Anderson|Kim Architeture & Design

 

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