Custom Home Design



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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

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

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.

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

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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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A key element is capturing what is important to the homeowners and then creating a backdrop that expresses who they are while still making the room reflect the architectural detailing of the house.

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A home office for her, a home office for him, and then there's the historical renovation with lacquered walls

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Building a wine room out of Napa vineyard oak barrels. Now why didn't someone else think of that? 

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Natural wood planks interspersed with darkly stained spacers generate a substantial rainscreen and an elegant finish on the façade (Photos: Bruce Damonte).

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Fitting a new construction into a 25-foot wide lot

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 Despite the sizeable lot, two large trees made siting the house challenging. One of the trees screens the master bath windows (Photos: Bab Narod and Maxine Schnitzer).

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Fitting in differently on a large, shady lot

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SPRING 2020

This Month in Custom Builder

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Fully automated indoor hydroponic appliance that allows anyone to grow herbs, vegetables, and microgreens right in their kitchen all year round without pesticides

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

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