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Natural wood planks interspersed with darkly stained spacers generate a substantial rainscreen and an elegant finish on the façade (Photos: Bruce Damonte).

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Fitting a new construction into a 25-foot wide lot

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 Despite the sizeable lot, two large trees made siting the house challenging. One of the trees screens the master bath windows (Photos: Bab Narod and Maxine Schnitzer).

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Fitting in differently on a large, shady lot

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The kitchen’s large fixed window faces the neighbor’s brick exterior. Cabinets extend slightly beyond the window frame to make the swath of brick seem like a piece of art above the sink (Photos: Mike Schwartz Photography).

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Executing a successful custom home on an infrill lot requires that you build good relationship and a thoughtful structure

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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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A kitchen display at the Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath showroom in Ashland, Va. “It’s amazing how many details there are in kitchen design,” owner Jennifer Gilmer says. “When a builder is involved in our meetings, he’s much more knowledgeable about design and installation nuances.”

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Collaboration holds the key to a smoother selections process that satisfies both client and builder

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This mosiac mural not only is the focal point of the room but a fun way to personalize the space

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Workshop APD principals Matt Berman and Andrew Kotchen like to use authentic materials. Their design for the About Last Knife restaurant in Chicago kept the circa-1912 brickwork, using it as a canvas for a mural (Photo: Dan Kelleghan).

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From custom residential to multifamily, hospitality, and product design, this NYC firm leverages its philosophy across four design verticals

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Union is an industrial-inspired bath fittings collection from the UK-based brand Crosswater London

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Inspiration can come from a variety of sources, but the net result is always a better house, says guest columnist and BSB Design architect Ed Binkley

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FALL 2019

This Month in Custom Builder

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The company also added a reversible option that gives designers a decorative fluted motif

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A preconstruction process that convinces potential clients to pay for estimating is less about contract language and more about beginning a relationship

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