Crane Island Retreat

Photos by Susan Gilmore

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).

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.

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

Conservatory by Tanglewood

Three contributors offer their designs for letting the light in.

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.

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

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

Photo: Eric Roth

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

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).

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

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).

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

Photo: Courtesy Kichler

Kitchen as living room, bathroom as spa, and clean, contemporary lines all around. Here are the design features that are pulling in buyers.

Panels of honey onyx in the theater of this bucolic estate were backlit to allow for soft lighting. The bent wood slats create a soft visual wave while addressing the acoustical needs of this finely tuned theater space designed by Landry Design Group (Photo: Erhard Pfeiffer).

Curvilinear, boundaries, playful, and other expressions of ceiling designs by three architects.

Buyer co-ops are trying to do more than just find rebates for home builders.


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.

October 2016

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

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