night view of stone house exterior.

The neighborhood association insisted that the owner cover the exterior of the home—originally built as a log cabin—with stone. Architect David Haresign made sure his firm’s additions can be clearly distinguished from the home’s log and stone core (Photos: Anice Hoachlander/Studio HDP).

Renovating an entire house isn’t always the most economical option, but it offers a host of  other benefits

Inox barn door lock

The brand says its Luna (round) and Urban flush trim options with concealed fixing for privacy barn-door locks are an industry first.

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).

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).

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

Man at home office desk holding child

Photo: Jelena/

Meeting in person is key to custom builders’ client relationships, but using virtual meeting tools during the pandemic has Its benefits

Exterior of Tudor home

The design team respected the home’s century-old Tudor details while inserting modern elements, such as generously sized new windows.

This century-old Tudor remodel transformed a house with dark spaces and little connection to the outdoors into a space with light and attributes that suited the family's lifestyle and tastes

Exterior of remodeled century-old brick home

A long shed dormer on the front elevation anchors the new third-story master suite (Photos: Haris Kenjar).

A century-old red-brick home seemed like a straightforward renovation, but ... 

Fireplace with metal mesh

A remodel that has heft and lets the light shine through

Interior of the Hobby Barn garage

(Photos: Courtesy of Living Stone Design + Build)

The Hobby Barn is the ultimate garage created for a man and his toys

The Car Bar by Cullum Homes

(Photos: Courtesy Cullum Homes)

The garages by Cullum Homes are an esstential element of the exterior and even entertainment

Exterior of minimalist wood-themed custom home in Nova Scotia

Wood is always the standard for residential construction in the Maritimes


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Provides added protection against moisture and mold and allows for 
increased ventilation and drainage


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

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