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The first impression of Cielo, a luxury residential land preserve in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., is truly grand, established by an entryway and gatehouse that merge Italian-style architecture with lush landscaping.

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Builder Jay Grant says he sits in on all design meetings with his custom home clients. 'The process begins by my meeting with the clients and getting a feel for what they want in the house, their lifestyle and even what type of personality they have,' ...

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Inspired by the architecture of Tuscan hill towns in Italy, this sprawling, 13,819-square-foot estate in Martin County, Fla., is designed to function as a family 'compound.' It includes a 9,990-square-foot, two-story primary residence and a smaller yet...

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To capitalize on the view potential of its wooded, 2-acre site in Mendham, N.J., this $1.8 million custom home features a floor plan that orients the key living areas toward the front of the property, enabling the homeowners to enjoy a vista of the rol...

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When it comes to constructing a show house, custom builder Gary Striegler can’t say enough about the value of teamwork.

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Across the country, custom home builders have been returning to the architecture of the past, to familiar forms that resonate so strongly with clients.

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The American garage is where bands are born, family cribs and rockers are given new life, and old trash awaits its transformation into treasure. It is also, occasionally, where the car is kept.

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For Warren Sirzyk, president of Renaissance Development Corp., this 14,800-square-foot Southern belle in Atlanta’s desirable Buckhead community was his first venture into the challenging but rewarding task of constructing a “showcase” home to not only ...

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Custom home builder Scott Sevon’s goal was to turn as many people as he could green after they toured his latest project, Millennium II, a spectacular showcase house in Glen Ellyn, Ill., a suburb west of Chicago.

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Typically, less than a third of all kitchen cabinets are easily accessible, which means a lot of time is spent placing objects high overhead, bending down to remove heavy pots and pans, or climbing on chairs to find what is needed.

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