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Visitors to Homerama 2002 in South Lebanon, Ohio, are in for an organic experience: The focal point of the showcase is an organic home designed by Taliesin Architects, the continuation of the architectural practice started by Frank Lloyd Wright. Eagle ...

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Builder Jay Grant contracts with his custom-home clients using an 'open-book' construction management fee arrangement. He collects 20% of the cost of labor and materials rather than agreeing with the client on a set fee in advance.

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Palatialness and practicality strike an accord in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s newest show house, part of the Turtle Lake development in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

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The 'nature' of the site determined the design of this two-home estate along the Loxahachee River in Martin County, Fla. Left in nearly pristine condition by the previous owners, the two-lot property contained an abundance of trees, including coco, roy...

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Having the vistas and recreational opportunities of the Catskill Mountains in New York is probably enough for many home buyers. Yet builder Steve Dubrovsky and his design partners set a new standard with the Chapin Estate, embracing green building conc...

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For Warren Sirzyk, president of Renaissance Development Corp., this 14,800-square-foot Southern belle in Atlanta’s desirable Buckhead community was his first venture into the challenging but rewarding task of constructing a “showcase” home to not only ...

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Custom home builder Scott Sevon’s goal was to turn as many people as he could green after they toured his latest project, Millennium II, a spectacular showcase house in Glen Ellyn, Ill., a suburb west of Chicago.

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When it comes to constructing a show house, custom builder Gary Striegler can’t say enough about the value of teamwork.

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Across the country, custom home builders have been returning to the architecture of the past, to familiar forms that resonate so strongly with clients.

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The American garage is where bands are born, family cribs and rockers are given new life, and old trash awaits its transformation into treasure. It is also, occasionally, where the car is kept.

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Fotile's V and W Series range hoods were designed to eradicate harmful cooking smoke.

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

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