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Exterior, poolside of modern mansion in hills above Los Angeles by Landry Design Group

Los Angeles-based Landry Design Group collaborates with structural and civil engineers on hillside homes to determine if the best seismic reinforcement is concrete caissons sunk into the ground, or a mat-slab foundation in which the home’s weight is evenly distributed across the foundation. Photo: Erhard Pfeiffer

March 23, 2018

Resilient design creates homes that can survive natural disasters and stay functional in the aftermath

Craig McMahon Headshot
April 03, 2018

Craig McMahon, principal of Craig McMahon Architects, San Antonio writes about how dealing with clients is kind of like marriage counseling.

Window and Light Filled Interior Room

With abundant windows and light-filled rooms, Little Camp, by Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects and Doyle Construction, straddles modern and traditional styles (Photo: Brian Vanden Brink).

April 01, 2018

Three New England contemporary homes show modern architecture's softer side

Craftsman-style portico
January 15, 2018

A Minnetonka, Minn. builder answers the call to build a Craftsman-style house that doesn't look like every other Craftsman

Semi-circular front entrance

Architect Luis Jauregui’s design/build firm offers a full complement of services. His homes, such as Bentwater Lakehouse, in Houston, are often influenced by the modernists of his native Mexico (Photos Courtesy of Jauregui Architecture, Construction, & Interiors)

January 12, 2018

An entrepreneurial spirit helped Luis Jauregui blaze an early path for design/build, as well as a variety of other profit centers

limestone facade of Lincoln Park, Chicago home

The limestone facade and mansard roof of Lincoln Park Transitional Home in Chicago express the clients' love of all things French.

January 11, 2017

These custom homes captured top honors in the 2017 Best in American Living Awards with their brillant synthesis of design and craftsmanship

Corner Kitchen drawers
January 09, 2018

Unique storage configurations by White Wood Kitchens' Gail O'Rourke

Gilmer Kitchen with island and bookcase
January 08, 2018

A kitchen design by Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath's Sarah Kahn Turner that connects the Japanese shou sugi ban wood exterior to the counters, shelving and natural light inside

Chinese Zodiak Board
January 05, 2018

Foreign buyers are playing a signifcant role in new-home sales and understanding the international nuances of negotiating can help close a deal

Will Duderstadt
January 05, 2018

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: Do custom builders need any of it? A web maven offers advice

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