Design

Clever design solutions for unique residential projects.



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.

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.

Floating stairs

Photos: Stacy Zarin Goldberg

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This staircase not only connects the first and second floors; it opens the house to the backyard.

Kitchen by Cheryl Kees Clendenon

Photos: Courtesy of In Detail Interiors

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Coffee pot filling station, wine bar, under counter storage, it's all there in Cheryl Kees Clendenon's messy kitchen design.

The Country Kitchen for Schumacher Homes' Messy Kitchen design

Photos: Courtesy of Schumacher Homes

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The messy kitchen has become a favorite trend for many homeowners.

Modern style house by Bauhaus in Dallas

Outdoor living and the display of modern art take center stage at the Philos House, in Dallas, designed and built by Bauhaus Modern Homes (Photo: Costa Christ).

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The philosophy of the German Bauhaus school of art and design drives this Dallas-based custom builder

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

Single-story Courtyard-Residence-in-Downers-Grove-IL-with-blue-clad-window-frames

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

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

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