Custom Home Design



Gnar House in Squaw Valley, Calif., with charred wood exterior

PROJECT: Gnar House, Squaw Valley, Calif. BUILDER/DESIGNER: Rob Wells/sixteenfifty.com, La Jolla, Calif.; CNC FABRICATOR: Byecraft Cabinet, Sparks, Nev. Photo: Jon Rouse/Rouse Photography

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San Diego designer/builder Rob Wells creates the Gnar (short for gnarly) House that breaks some rules

 Exterior, dusk, of modern home by Build LLC in Seattle

Build LLC’s homes combine Scandinavian influences and contemporary materials. Photo: Courtesy Build LLC

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Seattle-based Build LLC draws on Scandinavian influences to create modern homes that are functional and timeless

Exterior, poolside, of modern mansion in hills above Los Angeles

Los Angeles-based Landry Design Group collaborates with structural and civil engineers on hillside homes to determine if the best seismic reinforcement is concrete caissons sunk into the ground, or a mat-slab foundation in which the home’s weight is evenly distributed across the foundation. Photo: Erhard Pfeiffer

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Resilient design creates homes that can survive natural disasters and stay functional in the aftermath

Craftsman-style portico
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A Minnetonka, Minn. builder answers the call to build a Craftsman-style house that doesn't look like every other Craftsman

Semi-circular front entrance

Architect Luis Jauregui’s design/build firm offers a full complement of services. His homes, such as Bentwater Lakehouse, in Houston, are often influenced by the modernists of his native Mexico (Photos Courtesy of Jauregui Architecture, Construction, & Interiors)

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An entrepreneurial spirit helped Luis Jauregui blaze an early path for design/build, as well as a variety of other profit centers

Gilmer Kitchen with island and bookcase
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A kitchen design by Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath's Sarah Kahn Turner that connects the Japanese shou sugi ban wood exterior to the counters, shelving and natural light inside

Kevin Hansen headshot
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Building a solid, trusting relationship with your clients is the first rule

Cathedral ceiling and entry
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The kitchen as part of open plan living design by Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders, an integrated architecture and construction firm based in coastal New England.

Kitchen and great room with sliding doors open to terrace

The kitchen and great room open to terraces that capture sublime views of northern California's wine country. Decorative ceiling trusses are a nod to the home's original Craftsman style, but these living spaces have a contemporary flavor. Photo: Tim Maloney/Technical Imagery Studios

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Building custom homes in out-of-the-way locations poses many challenges, not the least of which is septic

San Francisco architect Jonathan Feldman designed this 800-square-foot cottage on Martha's Vineyard, Mass., for a couple and their three children. The expansive deck is used as an outdoor living room. Jack Gray was the builder. Photo: Warren Patterson Photography

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Thoughtfully designed, scaled-down homes are more sustainable, enabling clients to live well with less

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SPRING 2018

This Month in Custom Builder

Products

Whitebark, boasts a brighter color palette influenced by sun-whitened poplar trees

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Details are the thread that tie environments together

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