Architecture



Environs infill Chicago home

Many of Architect Ken Brinkman's infill homes have the older characteristics of Chicago's old, stately neighborhoods with modern interiors (Photos: Herbie Rooprai).

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Business smarts and old-meets-new design have helped Environs Development carve itself a niche with stately infill homes in Chicagoland

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A bid based on an incomplete set of drawings spells trouble for everyone.

Rustic French kitchen in home designed by Barnes Vanze Architects, Washington, D.C., and built by Jim Gibson Builders, Washington, D.C. Photo: Anice Hoachlander

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Cabinetry alone can send a budget spiraling out of control. Make sure clients understand their options and what they cost.

House 610, in San Antonio’s Alamo Heights, was designed and built by Craig McMahon Architects. Craig’s brother Cavan McMahon, owner of Half Inch of Water Studios, did the detail work, including building the home’s steel and wood cabinetry, concrete countertops, and weathered steel fireplace (Photo: Dror Baldinger).

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Craig and Cavan McMahon design and build to suit themselves, creating demand for their innovative, practical, custom homes

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An unnecessary divide exists between two important allies.

July 2017

This Month in Custom Builder

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Silgranit, has a 10-inch-deep front apron that sits flush with surrounding cabinetry.

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Custom home builders share the red flags they look for when screening clients and deciding whether to keep them or let them go

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