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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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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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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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