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Photos: John Magor

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Making bold statements and subtle accents with wall (and ceiling) paper

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Creating drama with wallpaper, slabs, and faux concrete

Contemporary lake house on Lake Geneva, Wis.
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A summer cottage master suite at a Lake Geneva, Wis., custom home

Master Suite designed by Shanna Kerr
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Focus on the client to design spaces that are deeply personal like the master suite

Black walnut and white oak stairway
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A Seattle woodworker is earning a reputation as a stair artist (and tubs too)

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Cary Bernstein talks about an architect's key criteria for selecting building partners

Chicago three flat

Goldberg General Contracting and architect Seth Romig converted an 1886 Chicago three-flat into a single-family home, gutting the building and reconstructing its rear facade (Photo: Tony Soluri)

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Despite design challenges, permit hurdles, and pressure from the neighbors, two urban homes offer inspired solutions

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Gnar House in Squaw Valley, Calif., with charred wood exterior

PROJECT: Gnar House, Squaw Valley, Calif. BUILDER/DESIGNER: Rob Wells/sixteenfifty.com, La Jolla, Calif.; CNC FABRICATOR: Byecraft Cabinet, Sparks, Nev. Photo: Jon Rouse/Rouse Photography

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San Diego designer/builder Rob Wells creates the Gnar (short for gnarly) House that breaks some rules

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SUMMER 2019

This Month in Custom Builder

Products

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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