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

Gnar House in Squaw Valley, Calif., with charred wood exterior

PROJECT: Gnar House, Squaw Valley, Calif. BUILDER/DESIGNER: Rob Wells/, La Jolla, Calif.; CNC FABRICATOR: Byecraft Cabinet, Sparks, Nev. Photo: Jon Rouse/Rouse Photography

April 15, 2018

San Diego designer/builder Rob Wells creates the Gnar (short for gnarly) House that breaks some rules

Coastal Mediterranean gathering room and wine cellar

Photos: Joshua Curry Photography

March 26, 2018

Seaside sunbeams and maritime stargazing are reflected through the textures and colors in this North Carolina Low Country home.

Bulasters on the balcony deck of a Golden Eagle log cabin home

Photos: Courtesy of Golden Eagle & Timber Homes

April 12, 2018

The right attention to detail can connect modern with log cabin rustic.

A redwood barrel vault entryway invites visitors to the house. | Copyright ©Marco Zecchin Ent LLC

April 11, 2018

Drawing inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright, this home is fitted with intricate windows and expansive openings that allow for magnificent views and fluidity between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Exterior, dusk, of hillside home in Phoenix, Ariz. by Cullum Homes

This hillside house in Phoenix built by Cullum Homes at The Estates at Paradise Reserve won Custom Home of the Year from the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona. Cullum also built the adjacent subdivision, The Village at Paradise Reserve, using a new model of unitized pricing to build out both. Photo: NCKX Photography

April 11, 2018

Two custom builders seek to improve margins: one by unitizing pricing relationships with trades, the other by pursuing a coveted homebuyer group

Paul Masi headshot
April 09, 2018

An architect who photographs his own work explains how and why

 Exterior, dusk, of modern home by Build LLC in Seattle

Build LLC’s homes combine Scandinavian influences and contemporary materials. Photo: Courtesy Build LLC

April 09, 2018

Seattle-based Build LLC draws on Scandinavian influences to create modern homes that are functional and timeless


FALL 2018

This Month in Custom Builder


A scientist and an accountant combine their varied skills in a sustainable building company

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