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Located along California’s Central Coast, this modern farmhouse has views over the hills toward the ocean 8 miles away, and patios on both sides to capture cross breezes. Semmes & Co. Builders built the home, which was designed by Gast Architects. Photo: Elliott Johnson

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A range of smart building practices ensure long-term livability and good business sense

Photo: Poggenpohl

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Garrison Hullinger, older boy's bedroom

(Photo: Blackstone Edge Studios)

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A photo wall, a stage, high ceilings, and a secret passageway are among the features for a child’s bedroom presented by two designers and a builder.

Photos: Joshua Curry Photography

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Craftsmanship, collaboration, and a rooftop pool reminiscent of a glass-bottom boat.

The upper courtyard and garden of Quarry House, protected from Connecticut seacoast winds, offer an imtimate place to sit, says architect John Tittmann. The home, which sits on a granite ledge, was built by Brian Maresca of Guilford, Conn. Photo: Robert Benson Photography

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Building a foundation on a challenging site takes planning, patience, and a collaborative attitude

San Francisco architect Jonathan Feldman designed this 800-square-foot cottage on Martha's Vineyard, Mass., for a couple and their three children. The expansive deck is used as an outdoor living room. Jack Gray was the builder. Photo: Warren Patterson Photography

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Thoughtfully designed, scaled-down homes are more sustainable, enabling clients to live well with less

A meditation room designed by Landry Design Group, Los Angeles (Photo: Erhard Pfeiffer).

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See how two builders and an architect executed their visions for wine rooms, a basement spa, and a children's bunk/craft room with access hidden behind a swing-away bookcase.

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The road to becoming a successful green builder starts with planning

Seaside house with louver system

Photos: Bate Masi Architects

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A louver solution for this seaside home provided privacy and natural ventilation.

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April 2017

This Month in Custom Builder

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Builders share their war stories about lawsuits, contract disputes and offer advice for reducing liability and fending off liens.

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