A meditation room designed by Landry Design Group, Los Angeles (Photo: Erhard Pfeiffer).

January 16, 2017

See how two builders and an architect executed their visions for wine rooms, a basement spa, and a children's bunk/craft room with access hidden behind a swing-away bookcase.

January 13, 2017

The road to becoming a successful green builder starts with planning

Seaside house with louver system

Photos: Bate Masi Architects

January 13, 2017

A louver solution for this seaside home provided privacy and natural ventilation.

Nie Homes, Prairie Style modernism

Nies Homes has ventured into contemporary design via Prairie Style modernism. (Photos: Shane Organ).

January 11, 2017

A Wichita family builder beats succession-planning odds and channels the signature modern style in the Midwest for a new generation.

Rustic French kitchen in home designed by Barnes Vanze Architects, Washington, D.C., and built by Jim Gibson Builders, Washington, D.C. Photo: Anice Hoachlander

January 09, 2017

Cabinetry alone can send a budget spiraling out of control. Make sure clients understand their options and what they cost.

Michigan Lake House in Holland, Mich., designed by the Landry Design Group, Los Angeles, and built by Mike Schaap Builders, Holland, Mich. Photo: Erhard Pfeiffer

January 09, 2017

Three Platinum winners from the 2016 Best in American Living Awards show how custom is done

Crane Island Retreat

Photos by Susan Gilmore

October 17, 2016

Check out the nifty way modern is blended with the stone hearth fireplace in a 1910 lakeside cottage

Cousins River by G*O Logic

Cousins River, a modestly sized home on the Maine seacoast by G•O Logic, was designed to passive standards. Wide expanses of south-facing windows allow a concrete floor to be thoroughly warmed by the winter sun (Photos by Trent Bell).

October 12, 2016

G•O Logic's passion for energy-efficient building has secured a niche for the firm

One Nest small house

The main building of One Nest contains the family room, dining room, kitchen, and a theater/office/den. Bedrooms are in the tower. GreenSpur, of Falls Church, Va., designed and built the house.

October 10, 2016

These scaled-down, efficiently designed homes show how beautiful small can be

Home on Cape Cod built by Cataldo Custom Builders, East Falmouth, Mass.

Photo: Eric Roth

October 05, 2016

Conservation board hearings can eat up a lot of your clients' time and money, unless you help them prepare.


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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