Design

Integrally colored finishes used to be found only in hotels, museums, upscale restaurants or luxury homes, but the warm texture and color has become so popular that more interior designers and architects are…

Ground has been broken on Chicagoland’s first "Health/Energy Star/Technology" concept house and will showcase a cohesive package of special construction techniques aimed at building a healthy, energy efficient and…

So you’ve hit upon the right design for your target market. One expert emphasizes the importance of finishing your model with lighting and decorative elements.

 

One prominent trend of the last few years has been the rise of specialty rooms, which fit into the broader construction category of built-ins. And while elaborate theater rooms and spaces pre-wired for computers and…

Sometimes, fine-tuning is all that's necessary to turn a good model presentation into a great one. Witness Toll Brothers' experience in Sarasota, Fla.

 

When every home in your development has a view of either the community park, the surrounding desert mountains or the city lights of Las Vegas, you may expect brisk sales. When the homes are luxurious works of…

Someone once said that sameness is the mother of disgust, and variety is the cure. Judging by the way Life Forms Homes does business, that saying could pass for their company motto. Before allowing buyers to sign on…

High ceilings, a towering stone chimney and walls of glass open up this floor plan, making it…

No one knows for sure why the luxury home market in Florida is on such a binge. Certainly, aging baby boomers in their peak earning years and well-heeled retirees form the core of the buyer profile. And wealth…

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The truth of that well-known phrase is evident at One Ford Road, a planned community of five housing types by the same builder and architect. Through land planning,…

Houses are a lot like fashion. When it looks good, is priced right and is in the right spot, shoppers buy. Such is the case with Amador by Bill Davidson where home shoppers purchased 10 houses in the first weekend of…

David Weekley Homes has been enjoying great success at Cinco Ranch outside Houston since they began building in the planned community, mainly because they have the relocation market figured out pretty well.

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