Design



Contemporary lake house on Lake Geneva, Wis.
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A summer cottage master suite at a Lake Geneva, Wis., custom home

Master Suite designed by Shanna Kerr
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Focus on the client to design spaces that are deeply personal like the master suite

Black walnut and white oak stairway
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A Seattle woodworker is earning a reputation as a stair artist (and tubs too)

Cary Bernstein photo
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Cary Bernstein talks about an architect's key criteria for selecting building partners

Chicago three flat

Goldberg General Contracting and architect Seth Romig converted an 1886 Chicago three-flat into a single-family home, gutting the building and reconstructing its rear facade (Photo: Tony Soluri)

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Despite design challenges, permit hurdles, and pressure from the neighbors, two urban homes offer inspired solutions

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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

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SUMMER 2018

This Month in Custom Builder

Products

The Dorrance collection of bath accessories includes a wall-mounted faucet, tub fillers, and bidet and shower sets

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Custom home builders share how managing client expectations can eliminate drama and create a better customer experience

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