Kitchen backsplash by B. David Levine

Photos: Mark Parry

Details are the thread that tie environments together

Gnar House in Squaw Valley, Calif., with charred wood exterior

PROJECT: Gnar House, Squaw Valley, Calif. BUILDER/DESIGNER: Rob Wells/sixteenfifty.com, La Jolla, Calif.; CNC FABRICATOR: Byecraft Cabinet, Sparks, Nev. Photo: Jon Rouse/Rouse Photography

Coastal Mediterranean gathering room and wine cellar

Photos: Joshua Curry Photography

Seaside sunbeams and maritime stargazing are reflected through the textures and colors in this North Carolina Low Country home.

Bulasters on the balcony deck of a Golden Eagle log cabin home

Photos: Courtesy of Golden Eagle & Timber Homes

The right attention to detail can connect modern with log cabin rustic.

A redwood barrel vault entryway invites visitors to the house. | Copyright ©Marco Zecchin Ent LLC

Drawing inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright, this home is fitted with intricate windows and expansive openings that allow for magnificent views and fluidity between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Exterior, dusk, of hillside home in Phoenix, Ariz. by Cullum Homes

This hillside house in Phoenix built by Cullum Homes at The Estates at Paradise Reserve won Custom Home of the Year from the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona. Cullum also built the adjacent subdivision, The Village at Paradise Reserve, using a new model of unitized pricing to build out both. Photo: NCKX Photography

Two custom builders seek to improve margins: one by unitizing pricing relationships with trades, the other by pursuing a coveted homebuyer group

Paul Masi headshot

An architect who photographs his own work explains how and why

 Exterior, dusk, of modern home by Build LLC in Seattle

Build LLC’s homes combine Scandinavian influences and contemporary materials. Photo: Courtesy Build LLC

Seattle-based Build LLC draws on Scandinavian influences to create modern homes that are functional and timeless

Exterior, poolside, of modern mansion in hills above Los Angeles

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

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

Craig McMahon Headshot

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).

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

Videos

Mark Richardson, CR on New Partnership with Professional Remodeler and Professional Builder

Case Design Remodeling co-chairman Mark Richardson recently joined Professional Remodeler and Professional Builder magazines as a columnist. Richardson takes a moment to describe the partnership and a vision for the residential construction industry.

Selling Strategies

Mark Richardson on sales strategies in today's environment.

Submitted Video: Habitat For Humanity's Builders Blitz Day 2 - Meeting Energy Star 3.0

Tapco Group's Kelly Warren discusses Energy Star 3.0 with the lead contractor for one of Habitat for Humanity's Builder Blitz 2012 homes. Habitat's annual Builders Blitz has a goal of building 200 homes in one week.

Submitted Video: Habitat For Humanity's Builders Blitz Day 4 - Gideon Pointe Neighborhood

Tapco Group's Kelly Warren talks with Bob Calhoun, executive director of Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, about the 40-home Gideon Pointe neighborhood under construction by Habitat for Humanity in Wilmington, N.C.

March 2018

This Month in Custom Builder

Products

Weather Shield partnered with Sherwin-Williams for furniture-grade finishes on their window and door collections

Features

Details are the thread that tie environments together

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