Custom Home Design



Exterior of Tudor home

The design team respected the home’s century-old Tudor details while inserting modern elements, such as generously sized new windows.

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This century-old Tudor remodel transformed a house with dark spaces and little connection to the outdoors into a space with light and attributes that suited the family's lifestyle and tastes

Liviing room with hidden video screen

Of all the technology features in a custom home, it's audiovisual equipment--TVs, projectors, and speakers--that clients most often want to have seamlessly integrated into the design.

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There are plenty of solutions to make home tech devices unobtrusive in a custom home

night view of stone house exterior.

The neighborhood association insisted that the owner cover the exterior of the home—originally built as a log cabin—with stone. Architect David Haresign made sure his firm’s additions can be clearly distinguished from the home’s log and stone core (Photos: Anice Hoachlander/Studio HDP).

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Renovating an entire house isn’t always the most economical option, but it offers a host of  other benefits
 

Exterior of remodeled century-old brick home

A long shed dormer on the front elevation anchors the new third-story master suite (Photos: Haris Kenjar).

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A century-old red-brick home seemed like a straightforward renovation, but ... 

Exterior of minimalist wood-themed custom home in Nova Scotia
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Wood is always the standard for residential construction in the Maritimes

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Tom Harris Architectural Photography

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This home's indoor-outdoor integration plays a role in an illinois family’s quality of life.

Passive House exterior in Greenport, N.Y.

Natural finishes predominate in architect Wayne Turett’s New York home. The cedar siding is finished with a blue-gray stain (Photos: Liz Glasgow Studios).

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A seaside retreat follows the Passive House standard to maximize energy efficiency

Powder room by Janet Brooks
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For Janet Brooks designing powder rooms is the icing on the cake, providing an opportunity to be a little outrageous.

Feng Shui and Joanna Wong master bath

Photos: Courtesy of Ennate

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Joanna Lily Wong’s feng shui principles and designs embrace luxury, without sacrificing practicality or creativity

Top side view of open floor great room in a former church

Keeping the walls white throughout the home highlights the restored architectural details, such as the archways, wood ceiling beams, and stained glass window (Photos: Jim Tschetter).

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Two very different adaptive reuse projects show off the hurdles and rewards of turning nonresidential buildings into custom homes

Adaptive reuse narrow living space

Given the long, narrow footprint of the former wine bar, and the client's height, senior project architect Kristie Fultz opted to expose the ceiling above living spaces to the full 18 feet (Photos: Witness to Beauty).

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Adaptive reuse of a former wine bar in a commercial building to an urban loft

Custom notched kitchen island with high chairs and bench
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See how a notch became a clever detail for this custom-made kitchen island/table that accommodates a companion bench

Powder room in Mediterranean-style home
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The powder room can be the jewel box and the most unexpected space in a home

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The Verandah House in Hampton Island, Ga. is an example of the classical architecture that architect Andrew Cogar embraces (Photo: Attic Fire Photography).

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Architect Andrew B. Cogar on tradition, teamwork, and sustainability in classical/historical architecture.

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PROJECT: OLD LANDING II, CHARLESTON, S.C.
BUILDER: JACKSONBUILT CUSTOM HOMES, CHARLESTON
ARCHITECT: CLARKE DESIGN GROUP, MT. PLEASANT, S.C.
INTERIOR DESIGNER: AMEN DESIGN CO., CHARLESTON
PHOTO: PATRICK BRICKMAN

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Historic house shapes merged with modern features satisfy a variety of client wish lists while making neighbors happy

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SUMMER 2020

This Month in Custom Builder

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