Custom Home Design



Shake shacks was built by hybrid architecture in seattle and featured on Custom Builder

The Shake Shacks’ inverted floor plan maximizes light and air, with rooftop decks providing protected outdoor living space.

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In a densely populated Seattle neighbor­hood, two adjacent infill sites were developed: The Lookout and Shake Shacks

Colorado custom home with custom painted window on fiber cement exterior

Custom-painted window trim in bright yellow adds a sunny pop of color to the chic gray fiber-cement exterior and corrugated steel roof of one of the Creede, Colo., homes designed and built by Caldera Design Build (Photo: Charles Davis Smith, FAIA).

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Design/build allows firms to guide clients toward smart design decisions, while anticipating construction challenges

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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.

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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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