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Library wall

Photos: TG Image

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See the creative solution for keeping his and her home offices separate and private

His master closet with fireplace designed by Yelena Gerts

Photos: MarCo Ricca

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Yelena Gerts creates a his closet with the vibe of a Rodeo Drive upscale men's clothing boutique

Photos: Mark Boisclair Photography

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Angelica Henry designs for his and her closets that accommodate and show off  the clients' wardrobes and favorites

The principals of Duoma Atelier, Norma and Gaton Galella, are focusing on the pandemics biggest demand, flex spaces and accessory dwelling units (ADUs) (Photos : Courtesy Duoma Atelier).

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A husband and wife start of design/build company and bring workplace and wellness attributes into flex space and ADU design

Exterior of Texas vacation ranch
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Custom vacation houses that celebrate their natural surroundings, lightening up a Texas ranch

Vacation home on Maine's coastline

Set among trees on the rocky Maine coastline, the home’s translucent glass bridge looks like a lantern in the woods at night. With the lights off, the structure’s natural materials blend into the site.

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Custom vacation houses that celebrate their natural surroundings; amid the trees in Maine

Exterior of river edge vacation home

Cedar plank siding with a penny gap adds warmth to the mostly steel, concrete, and glass house designed by Syndicate Smith. The planks also emphasize the building’s horizontal form.

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Custom vacation houses that celebrate their natural surroundings like this one on a river's edge

Floating stairway near front entry

Photos Courtesy of Gatehouse Partners

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This floating staircase elevates an already grand entrance hall in more ways than one.

Stair with curvilinear theme

Photo: Roger Davies

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The staircase is a reflection of the style of the house and should connect to the design of the residence itself

Brick ceiling
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A brick ceiling provides a more architecturally interesting treatment than, say, plaster.

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Play room design by Me and General Design
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Cristina Casañas-Judd and General Judd of Me and General Design speak with Custom Builder about their roots and their take on current housing design.

Exterior of California home

“This home in California certainly isn’t Modern, but it’s not historically ‘correct,’ either,” architect Duo Dickinson says. “Do these realities matter? The owners deeply love it. That’s what matters.”

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The inane war brewing between two camps in architecture

Modern style custom home using black stained cedar

The Up Studio used cedar—a familiar material—in unfamiliar ways for the exterior of this Sag Harbor, N.Y., custom home, giving it a factory-applied double-coat of black stain and installing it in a vertical orientation (Photo: Alan Tansey).

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Custom homes that meld context with forward-thinking design
 

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SUMMER 2021

This Month in Custom Builder

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The Wiser Energy Home Power Monitor notifies homeowners when devices are on or off

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Builders need skilled labor, but should their workplace policy drop zero tolerance for cannabis and risk taking on more liability?

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