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Kitchen and great room with sliding doors open to terrace

The kitchen and great room open to terraces that capture sublime views of northern California's wine country. Decorative ceiling trusses are a nod to the home's original Craftsman style, but these living spaces have a contemporary flavor. Photo: Tim Maloney/Technical Imagery Studios

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Building custom homes in out-of-the-way locations poses many challenges, not the least of which is septic

San Francisco architect Jonathan Feldman designed this 800-square-foot cottage on Martha's Vineyard, Mass., for a couple and their three children. The expansive deck is used as an outdoor living room. Jack Gray was the builder. Photo: Warren Patterson Photography

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Thoughtfully designed, scaled-down homes are more sustainable, enabling clients to live well with less

Front of Minneapolis house infill project sloped offset roof

Nordeast Nest in Minneapolis has a south-facing roof that is sloped to accommodate a future solar array. The porch roof is also sloped. These elements bring a contemporary flair to the mix, says architect Tim Eian of TE Studio. RJ Stegora was the builder. Photo: Corey Gaffer Photography

Features

Custom infill projects require architects and builders to play nice with neighbors and planning officials

Evolutionary Home Builders ribbon cutting

Brandon Weiss, founder of Evolutionary Home Builders, does the honors at a ribbon cutting ceremony at his company's new Geneva, Ill. location.

News

Chicago-based homebuilder Weiss Building & Development is rebranding and changing its name to Evolutionary Home Builders.

Mark Richardson on selling: 'Embrace it, then master it'

Mark Richardson on selling: 'Embrace it, then master it'

Features

Most successful business people are also masters at selling. Here are three proven approaches for becoming a sales pro.

Mark Richardson: What is growth?

Mark Richardson: What is growth?

Features

We often think of growth strictly as an increase in top-line sales, number of projects, or number of team members. But there’s much more to it, writes business coach Mark Richardson.

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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

Features

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

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