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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


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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'Spec'tacular Retreat

Michael Pierson and Richard Gordon of Abberdon Development Group specialize in building turnkey residences in some of the most exclusive resort markets in the United States.


Lakeside Luxury

Situated on a spectacular lakeside site in Orlando, Florida, this 10,187-square-foot custom home demonstrates that a residence can be both breathtakingly elegant and tremendously comfortable to live in at the same time!


Captured In Time

Builder Gretchen Yahn so skillfully recreated the rural character of a French country home in this 6838-square-foot masterpiece, that, from the outside, it literally appears to have existed on its site in the Virginia hills for centuries.


East Coast Treasure

Recognizing a diamond in the rough, builder Patrick Moeller constructed a million-dollar custom home on a 7500-square-foot site along the shoreline in Beach Haven Park, N.J., transforming an undesirable lot into a beachfront gem.


The Wright Stuff

Designed and built for devotees of the Frank Lloyd Wright style of architecture, this 5500-square-foot home commands a nearly 360-degree view of the manicured fairways of two championship golf courses from its hilltop site in Lemont, Ill.


Mountain Peeks

Nestled on a heavily wooded 16-acre site in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, this contemporary custom home blends harmoniously into its surroundings and provides its owner with a picturesque vista of Mt. Rose off in the distance.


Designing Minds

Doug Graybeal, Dominick Tringali and Louis Narcisi share their thoughts on the home design process.

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