Custom Home Design



Floating stairway near front entry

Photos Courtesy of Gatehouse Partners

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

Stair with curvilinear theme

Photo: Roger Davies

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

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

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Play room design by Me and General Design
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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.

Exterior of California home

“This home in California certainly isn’t Modern, but it’s not historically ‘correct,’ either,” architect Duo Dickinson says. “Do these realities matter? The owners deeply love it. That’s what matters.”

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The inane war brewing between two camps in architecture

Modern style custom home using black stained cedar

The Up Studio used cedar—a familiar material—in unfamiliar ways for the exterior of this Sag Harbor, N.Y., custom home, giving it a factory-applied double-coat of black stain and installing it in a vertical orientation (Photo: Alan Tansey).

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Custom homes that meld context with forward-thinking design
 

Floating stairs

Photos: Stacy Zarin Goldberg

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This staircase not only connects the first and second floors; it opens the house to the backyard.

Kitchen by Cheryl Kees Clendenon

Photos: Courtesy of In Detail Interiors

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Coffee pot filling station, wine bar, under counter storage, it's all there in Cheryl Kees Clendenon's messy kitchen design.

The Country Kitchen for Schumacher Homes' Messy Kitchen design

Photos: Courtesy of Schumacher Homes

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The messy kitchen has become a favorite trend for many homeowners.

Poplar wood cladding on exterior of Cape Cod high-performance house

Running the siding horizontally emphasizes the home’s linear form, while the front porch wraps around one side of the entry becoming a walkway that offers glimpses of pond views for anyone using it to reach the garage (Photo: David Fell).

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This Cap Cod home achieves energy efficiency and high performance with common materials

High-performance home exterior of dogtrot barn in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Dogtrot by CLB Architects has an asymmetrical gabled roof that mimics the distant mountain peaks, adding a contemporary edge to the building’s traditional form (Photo: Matthew Millman).

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Custom homes that are durable, comfortable, and healthy for their owners and the planet

Cottage with solar array on garage in high-performance, net zero house at Jamestown, R.I.

Placing the 6 kW solar array on the detached garage allowed architect and homeowner Donald Powers to calculate the ideal roof pitch for maximum effectiveness. | Photo: Anthony Tieuli / This Old House

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Architect Donald Powers wanted his 100-year-old cottage to be the epitome of energy efficiency. So he transformed it into a net-zero home.

Modern style house by Bauhaus in Dallas

Outdoor living and the display of modern art take center stage at the Philos House, in Dallas, designed and built by Bauhaus Modern Homes (Photo: Costa Christ).

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The philosophy of the German Bauhaus school of art and design drives this Dallas-based custom builder

By employing traditional building techniques, Vintage Builders gave this custom modern farmhouse in Wellesley, Mass., a vintage twist (Photos: Courtesy of Vintage Builders).

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John Hourihan talks about the vintage approach for home building details and for customer service.

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Products

Benjamin Obdyke has expanded its line of flashing with the addition of a liquid-applied product

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

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