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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.

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

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.

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

S+H Construction senior managment

Sarah Lawson (center) S+H Construction's former project manager and now new owner with company founders Alex Slive (left) and Doug Hanna.

October 05, 2016

Two high school buddies and business partners share how they found a successor and an exit strategy for their home building/remodeling company.

Hammerwell's Sunset home

This 6,400-square-foot Hammerwell home in Boulder, Colo., was designed by Boulder firm HMH Architecture + Interiors and features a solar thermal system capable of producing 150,000 Btu per hour, providing heat for the home as well as hot water for the current spa and a future pool (Photo: David Lauer Photography).

October 05, 2016

The owner of a home building company with no heirs interested in taking the reins shares how he groomed a successor to continue his legacy

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.

Saguaro Ridge

Saguaro Ridge nestles into the desert, offering 360-degree views of mountains and city lights. The home stays cool with thick walls for thermal mass, perforated metal shade panels, and a central gathering area to draw breezes through the interior (Photos: Alexander Vertikoff).

September 16, 2016

Named Project of the Year in the 2016 Professional Builder Design Awards, this Arizona custom home appears to be part of the desert, but it's no mirage

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