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A London Pub on the Lake

This custom home on Minnesota’s Lake Minnetonka incorporates the homeowners' love for London into its antique walnut bar




Design

Guest Column: Blurred Lines

Using floor-to-ceiling sliding or folding glass doors is an effective means of enhancing the connection between interior spaces and the outdoors.

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Case Studies

Custom Remodel: Welcome Changes for Tudor Home

This century-old Tudor remodel transformed a house with dark spaces and little connection to the outdoors into a space with light and attributes that suited the family's lifestyle and tastes

Case Studies

Custom Remodel: Bringing It Back, Brick by Brick

A century-old red-brick home seemed like a straightforward renovation, but ... 

Case Studies

Custom Remodel: A Childhood Log Cabin Grows Up

Renovating an entire house isn’t always the most economical option, but it offers a host of  other benefits
 

Design

Hidden Touch: How to Hide Audio and Video Elements in a Custom Home

There are plenty of solutions to make home tech devices unobtrusive in a custom home

Editorial/Topical

Art of Remodeling

I once interviewed a young architect who lamented that the bulk of her design commissions were for remodeling work. Hungry and ambitious, she was on…

Case Studies

Rural Retreat: A Minimalist Getaway in Nova Scotia Relies On the Strength and Beauty of Wood

Wood is always the standard for residential construction in the Maritimes

Design

Expansive Windows Give Suburban Home an Indoor/Outdoor Connection

This home's indoor-outdoor integration plays a role in an illinois family’s quality of life.

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Passive House Principles

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

Design Spotlight

Design Spotlight: Powder Rooms by Janet Brooks

For Janet Brooks designing powder rooms is the icing on the cake, providing an opportunity to be a little outrageous.

Design

Q&A: Form and Feng Shui

Joanna Lily Wong’s feng shui principles and designs embrace luxury, without sacrificing practicality or creativity

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