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The master bath, part of a main-floor retreat that includes a spacious bedroom, sitting room and fireplace, adheres to this traditional design theme and reflects the clients’ desire for a comfortable but elegant residence.

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The master bath, with its central glass block shower, skylight and pair of windows, establishes an open, naturally bright retreat consistent with the rest of the living space.

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Visitors to Homerama 2002 in South Lebanon, Ohio, are in for an organic experience: The focal point of the showcase is an organic home designed by Taliesin Architects, the continuation of the architectural practice started by Frank Lloyd Wright. Eagle ...

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Builder Jay Grant contracts with his custom-home clients using an 'open-book' construction management fee arrangement. He collects 20% of the cost of labor and materials rather than agreeing with the client on a set fee in advance.

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Palatialness and practicality strike an accord in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s newest show house, part of the Turtle Lake development in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

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The 'nature' of the site determined the design of this two-home estate along the Loxahachee River in Martin County, Fla. Left in nearly pristine condition by the previous owners, the two-lot property contained an abundance of trees, including coco, roy...

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Having the vistas and recreational opportunities of the Catskill Mountains in New York is probably enough for many home buyers. Yet builder Steve Dubrovsky and his design partners set a new standard with the Chapin Estate, embracing green building conc...

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Quality is paramount for the Dutch-born builder, who says he represents at least the third generation of his family to be involved in construction. An engineer by profession, Smallegange brings an unrelenting quest for design and construction elegance ...

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Looking for ways to create an outdoor living environment? Try Coventry Pool and Garden House Plans, from Manor House Publishing. The 128-page book has comprehensive building plans for 50 pool houses, eight garden houses and five English summerhouses.

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Tuscany-style homes in the Shady Canyon community in Irvine, Calif., might look like they’re 100 years old, but they opened less than six months ago. The secret to their aged appearance? Tumbled brick.

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