Contemporary lake house on Lake Geneva, Wis.
July 13, 2018

A summer cottage master suite at a Lake Geneva, Wis., custom home

Master Suite designed by Shanna Kerr
June 18, 2018

Focus on the client to design spaces that are deeply personal like the master suite

Top down view of Kitchen sink

True to his nature, builder Nick Schiffer immediately said, “Of course we can build a wood dish-drying rack that would drain into the sink,” then set about researching the best way to do it (Photos: Sabrina Cole Quinn Photography).


July 11, 2018

A craftsman's use of social media puts him on the map

Black walnut and white oak stairway
July 09, 2018

A Seattle woodworker is earning a reputation as a stair artist (and tubs too)

Cary Bernstein photo
July 09, 2018

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

Master Suite designed by Kelsey Roberts
July 09, 2018

See the master suite and bath with fancy textures from viscose to crystal

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)

July 05, 2018

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

Rob Pressman
July 03, 2018

On designing a great outdoor program and making sure it gets built

Modern House clad in corrugated metal

A modern home in Bend, Ore., by Seattle-based architect Nils Finne and builders Tim and Trevin Duey, clad in corrugated metal and red cedar, met the constraints of a tight riverside lot and the desires of a couple embarking on a new phase of life (Photos: Ben Benschneider).

June 11, 2018

For empty nesters, the world of design is their oyster

Kitchen backsplash by B. David Levine

Photos: Mark Parry

April 16, 2018

Details are the thread that tie environments together


FALL 2018

This Month in Custom Builder


Custom home builders talk about what they do on the front end of a project to achieve better margins

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