Kevin Hansen headshot
January 04, 2018

Building a solid, trusting relationship with your clients is the first rule

Cathedral ceiling and entry
January 03, 2018

The kitchen as part of open plan living design by Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders, an integrated architecture and construction firm based in coastal New England.

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

January 02, 2018

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

December 18, 2017

Quality Crafted Homes started using Fypon’s exterior products in place of wood moulding, but still keeping the beautiful look of custom, handmade products.

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

April 03, 2017

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

November 13, 2017

Genuine Custom Homes used lightweight, easy-to-install, polyurethane Fypon woodgrain beams on the interior of a rustic-themed home.

Jeremy Meek
October 11, 2017

Integrated project delivery minimizes inefficiencies and mazimizes the talents of every team member


(Photo: Scott Shigley Photography)

September 13, 2017

Dual landscaping, permeable pavers, and pool with integrated hot tub are among the outdoor living elements featured in Design Spotlight.

Conservatory by Tanglewood
October 07, 2016

Three contributors offer their designs for letting the light in.

Girl looking into the woods from  floor to ceiling windows

(Photos: Tzu Chen)

September 15, 2017

A creative duo's partnership is driven by client needs, site specifics, and school schedules


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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