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A Case for Compact Duct Layouts

Energy and building codes now require a high level of insulation, high-performance glazing, and better air sealing—compact duct layouts may help


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Guest Column: Blurred Lines

Using floor-to-ceiling sliding or folding glass doors is an effective means of enhancing the connection between interior spaces and the outdoors.



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Great Escapes: Restoring a Texas Vacation Ranch

Custom vacation houses that celebrate their natural surroundings, lightening up a Texas ranch

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Great Escapes: Tree House Timeout in Maine

Custom vacation houses that celebrate their natural surroundings; amid the trees in Maine

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Great Escapes: Vacation Home Near the River's Edge

Custom vacation houses that celebrate their natural surroundings like this one on a river's edge

Design Spotlight

Stairways by Gatehouse Partners

This floating staircase elevates an already grand entrance hall in more ways than one.

Design Spotlight

Stairways by Richard Landry

The staircase is a reflection of the style of the house and should connect to the design of the residence itself

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Design Detail: Brick by Brick

A brick ceiling provides a more architecturally interesting treatment than, say, plaster.

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Modern Love

I have a confession to make: I always tell people I prefer modern architecture, but that’s not the whole story. The truth is, my architectural…

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Q + A: Essential Storytelling

Cristina Casañas-Judd and General Judd of Me and General Design speak with Custom Builder about their roots and their take on current housing design.

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Guest Columnist: The Folly of Style in 2021

The inane war brewing between two camps in architecture

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Make it Modern

Custom homes that meld context with forward-thinking design
 

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