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Taylor Morrison, California, Vista Del Verde, planned community

Taylor Morrison buys last parcels of Calif. planned community

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In one of the largest land sales in California in recent years, Taylor Morrison bought almost 16 acres in the Vista Del Verde master-planned project in Yorba Linda, Calif.

Valle Group builds Passive House-certified home in New England

Valle Group builds Passive House-certified home in New England

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Earlier this month, the Valle Group completed construction on the nation’s 24th certified Passive House, located in East Falmouth, Mass. The house was built virtually airtight and is heated through passive solar gain, according to standards set by the Passive House Institute in Urbana, Ill.

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One of these homes was built for empty nesters who wished to downsize. The other is currently a vacation home, but will be a primary residence when the owners retire. The homes have more in common than you’d think.

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They may be scaling down in other areas, but custom-home clients aren’t skimping on bathroom amenities. Many master baths resemble sumptuous, spa-like retreats. Here are six trends in bathroom design.

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Arthur Rutenberg moves into N.C., develops new design collection

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Arthur Rutenberg Homes has confirmed its move into North Carolina and introduces the Southern Design Collection. 

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Survey shows they see environmental goals as important, but worry about getting products

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Ceiling beams made of reclaimed pine and kitchen countertops with recycled material are among the green features in this LEED Go

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Big, expensive custom homes don’t have to be wasteful of energy and other resources, as long as builders educate themselves and their clients about green features and technologies.

3 custom homes that redefine retirement living

3 custom homes that redefine retirement living

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We profile three custom-home projects that redefine retirement living, including a hilltop home in Connecticut designed for a working retired couple and a sprawling ranch in the Texas Hill Country.

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2012 color palette back to basics

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The Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2012 forecast proves a color palette doesn’t need to stray far from its roots to make a big design impact. Forty hues highlighted in the 2012 selection indicate Earth-inspired color family groups with reds, blues, greens and neutrals dominating the palette.

And you thought a sink was just a sink

And you thought a sink was just a sink

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From built-in drain boards to trough sinks to integrated food-prep areas, there are countless options and accessories for sinks today. Kitchen and bath designer Carol Lamkins provides an overview of the latest sink systems and accessories.

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FALL 2018

This Month in Custom Builder

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A scientist and an accountant combine their varied skills in a sustainable building company

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