Design



Great room multigenerational

The great room has a wood-paneled tray ceiling and a cupola above. Nearly every room faces the water (Photo: Dan Cutrona).

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Multigenerational living is on the rise, and custom builders are coming up with ingenious solutions for each client

High Performance Home: Healdsburg house

A detached pool house with an art room, sauna, bedroom, and bath serves as both changing room, studio, and guest quarters. Architect Anni Tilt says the gently curving corrugated-metal roofs offer a softer take on typical agrarian structures and mimic the surrounding tree canopies. (Photo: Edward Caldwell)

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These high-performance custom homes offer a wealth of ideas, from straw-bale and rammed-earth construction to precast concrete panels and VOC-scavenging drywall

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Partial-height screens transformed this basement into a space reminiscent of East Asia.

Jeff Goulette stairway
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Four architects present their approaches for designing stairs to deliver spatial drama, transition, and procession.

A-Frame Vacation House

The home’s old spiral staircase, which split the plan in half and obstructed water views, was torn out and replaced with a new stair that starts on the right and winds its way up to the second-floor catwalk and third-floor bedroom and study. (Photos: Peter Murdock).

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Witness the make over of a 1960s A-frame and a new mountain retreat with a dramatic skylight

This newly built Minneapolis residence looks right at home in the diverse mix of older Tudor, Craftsman cottages and newer styles of homes in the area.

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Good negotiating skills, creative problem-solving, and flexibility make these infill projects sing

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The ankle windows on this project is an example of a good detail solving a problem.

Kevin Cozen minimalist kitchen
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Storage ideas from minimalist cabinetry, to pantries under stairs, and drawers below a pet spa.

NKBA Bath Design winners
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Imaginatively designed baths contribute star power to a custom home. Check out these projects for design inspiration.

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Imaginatively designed kitchens contribute star power to a custom home. Check out these projects for design inspiration

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July 2017

This Month in Custom Builder

Products

Silgranit, has a 10-inch-deep front apron that sits flush with surrounding cabinetry.

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Custom home builders share the red flags they look for when screening clients and deciding whether to keep them or let them go

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