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Builder Jay Grant says he sits in on all design meetings with his custom home clients. 'The process begins by my meeting with the clients and getting a feel for what they want in the house, their lifestyle and even what type of personality they have,' ...

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Inspired by the architecture of Tuscan hill towns in Italy, this sprawling, 13,819-square-foot estate in Martin County, Fla., is designed to function as a family 'compound.' It includes a 9,990-square-foot, two-story primary residence and a smaller yet...

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To capitalize on the view potential of its wooded, 2-acre site in Mendham, N.J., this $1.8 million custom home features a floor plan that orients the key living areas toward the front of the property, enabling the homeowners to enjoy a vista of the rol...

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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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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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