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

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.



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