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

Will Duderstadt
January 05, 2018

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

Chinese Zodiak Board
January 05, 2018

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

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



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A hidden library door gives this new custom-built house the quirkiness of an old home.

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