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Numerous indoor and outdoor conversation areas give this Scottsdale, Ariz. residence a warm and inviting character that complements its function not only as an entertaining destination, but also a multi-generational family home.

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This spec-built home in Beaverton, Ore. gets its distinctive character from a combination of polished high-end finishes, rustic outdoor materials and contemporary amenities which accent its interior living spaces.

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Over the years, the relationship between builders and architects has been akin to the relationship between two head-strong brothers.

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This ranch-inspired custom residence in Georgetown, Texas provides its owners with multiple outdoor terraces all designed to maximize the owner's entertaining options. Included in the house are an outdoor living room with its own fireplace, a summer kitchen and an inviting covered terrace on the home's entry elevation.

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Although her primary residence is on the East Coast, the owner of this fantastic custom home in Lake Geneva, Wis., remains firmly connected to her family roots, opting to build her vacation retreat on the same treasured homestead where she grew up. "This property was originally a working farm and has been in my client's family for decades," says Chicago-based architect, Ray Hartshorne, who desi...

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With its upscale appliances, elegant palette of materials and finishes, and open floor plan, the kitchen in this luxury residence in Scottsdale, Ariz. is designed to boost the home's entertaining space when the occasion calls for it, says Gina Spiller, design director for builder, Calvis Wyant Luxury Homes.

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Inspired by the eclectic architecture of a West Indies beach retreat the "indoor/outdoor" design theme of the master suite in this custom California home reflects the unique style that makes the 3800-square-foot home a standout in its exclusive Newport Beach enclave of high-end homes. "We maintained a consistent use of materials and finishes indoors and out and from the main floor living spaces...

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For pre-baby boomers, luxury was about the intrinsic qualities of the things acquired — price, exclusivity, quality of materials and workmanship. The old European concept of luxury reflects this mode of thinking. Class distinctions were rigid, and the accumulation of wealth through fortune or celebrity did not necessarily provide access to the accoutrements of the upper classes.

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When developing the layout for the master suite in this spec-built luxury show house in Lake Oswego, Ore., interior designer Tina Barclay went to the kitchen for inspiration — literally. She made the focus of this master bath a striking center island, with back-to-back vanities, which not only gave the space a distinctive look, but also enhanced the functionality of the room.

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Although it was the first custom home that they'd ever had built for themselves, the owners of this seashore gem on Kiawah Island, S.C. approached the ambitious undertaking in the manner of seasoned pros. In fact, at the outset of the project, the couple presented architect Chris Rose with a detailed "manifesto" that they had created to serve as a design guide for him to use as he developed the...

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WINTER 2019

This Month in Custom Builder

Products

Dura Supreme Cabinetry has launched a new selection of stains.

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A hidden library door gives this new custom-built house the quirkiness of an old home.

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