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Clever design solutions for unique residential projects.



Bonterra design build showpiece kitchen

This kitchen by Bonterra Build | Design, in Austin, Texas, features an island topped with a 6-by-10-foot solid marble slab that took eight people an entire day to get into place. The drop edge makes the marble slab look thicker than it actually is, but even so, it’s a massive piece of stone. Other features include solid Douglas fir beams and hardwood oak floors original to the house and a 12-foot cedar ceiling. / PHOTO: TWIST TOURS; INTERIOR DESIGNER: KELLE CONTINE INTERIOR DESIGN; ARCHITECT: CORNERSTONE ARCHITECTS

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Two custom builders and a designer share their secrets for protecting profit margins when creating luxury kitchens

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Tudor-style home with central stone fireplace in the pool house

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Hidden tension rods float this terrazzo staircase

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Photo: Nicholas Rotondi

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Pyramids, Doric columns, and a dialogue framing the pool and its terrace

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See the creative results from the ultimate battle of backyard sheds

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Understanding these basics will help you create better lighting transitions

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A hidden library door gives this new custom-built house the quirkiness of an old home.

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A place for books, wine, and paperweights

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SUMMER 2019

This Month in Custom Builder

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

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

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