Case Studies

Various case studies on Residential Projects, and Products in the Residential Remodeling and Building industry.



Baltimore Slate House Ziger Snead

The entrance to the home stands out from the slate shingles, called out by Cor-TEN panels and a mahogany soffit overhead. / Photos: Jennifer Hughes Photography & Adam Rouse Photography 

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This house memorializes the owners’ previous abode, which had been destroyed by an electrical fire

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Meadolark Design + Build's work runs the gamut of styles. This design pays homage to the mid-century modern home originally on the site (Photo: John Carlson at Carlson Productions).

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A scientist and an accountant combine their varied skills in a sustainable building company

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All surfaces of this home in Maine were selected for durability and low maintenance: unfinished wood, galvanized steel, and unfinished concrete. The design is by Caleb Johnson Studio, with construction by its contracting arm, Woodhull of Maine (Photo: Trent Bell).

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Homes that meet Passive House standards require less investment in solar to achieve net zero

Chicago three flat

Goldberg General Contracting and architect Seth Romig converted an 1886 Chicago three-flat into a single-family home, gutting the building and reconstructing its rear facade (Photo: Tony Soluri)

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Despite design challenges, permit hurdles, and pressure from the neighbors, two urban homes offer inspired solutions

Jackson Hole Kitchen
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Two dramatic getaways make the most of their environments

Environs infill Chicago home

Many of Architect Ken Brinkman's infill homes have the older characteristics of Chicago's old, stately neighborhoods with modern interiors (Photos: Herbie Rooprai).

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Business smarts and old-meets-new design have helped Environs Development carve itself a niche with stately infill homes in Chicagoland

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These custom homes were designed for retirement, but their owners are at very di

These custom homes were designed for retirement, but their owners are at very different stages. Here’s how they were planned for

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These custom homes were designed for retirement, but their owners are at very different stages. Here’s how they were planned for aging in place.

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These vacation homes are anything but the stereotypical beach shack or cabin in the woods.

Smart Home exhibit which uses Warmboard radiant heat

Smart Home exhibit which uses Warmboard radiant heat

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When the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago, IL, decided to construct a house – on museum grounds – that could demonstrate the current state of the art in intelligent sustainable housing, radiant heat was an obvious choice towards that goal. The Museum calls this exhibit, Smart Home: Green + Wired.

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WINTER 2022

This Month in Custom Builder

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Sales leader and author Mark Richardson shares his advice for how custom builders, and leaders throughout residential construction, can improve the effectiveness of thier staff meetings

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