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Craftsman-style portico
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A Minnetonka, Minn. builder answers the call to build a Craftsman-style house that doesn't look like every other Craftsman

Gilmer Kitchen with island and bookcase
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A kitchen design by Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath's Sarah Kahn Turner that connects the Japanese shou sugi ban wood exterior to the counters, shelving and natural light inside

Cathedral ceiling and entry
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The kitchen as part of open plan living design by Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders, an integrated architecture and construction firm based in coastal New England.

Kitchen and great room with sliding doors open to terrace

The kitchen and great room open to terraces that capture sublime views of northern California's wine country. Decorative ceiling trusses are a nod to the home's original Craftsman style, but these living spaces have a contemporary flavor. Photo: Tim Maloney/Technical Imagery Studios

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Building custom homes in out-of-the-way locations poses many challenges, not the least of which is septic

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San Francisco architect Jonathan Feldman designed this 800-square-foot cottage on Martha's Vineyard, Mass., for a couple and their three children. The expansive deck is used as an outdoor living room. Jack Gray was the builder. Photo: Warren Patterson Photography

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Thoughtfully designed, scaled-down homes are more sustainable, enabling clients to live well with less

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(Photo: Scott Shigley Photography)

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Dual landscaping, permeable pavers, and pool with integrated hot tub are among the outdoor living elements featured in Design Spotlight.

Conservatory by Tanglewood
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Three contributors offer their designs for letting the light in.

Architect Chris Kempel design-American farmhouse look-Oregon-photo by Eric Staudenmaier

Photo: Eric Staudenmaier

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See how architect Chris Kempel blends classic farmhouse with modern sensibilities

Shorefront Camp in coastal Maine

Shorefront Camp in Trenton, Maine (Photo: Brian Vanden Brink)

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Three New England contemporary homes show modern architcture's softer side

Photo: Duravit

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DuraSquare, is new take on the Duravit's signature style of clean lines and precise edges.

Shingle-style home in Martha's Vineyard

Designed by Patrick Ahearn and built by Peter Rosbeck, this home on Marth's Vineyard exhibits all the key elements of Shingle style, including Palladian windows, gambrel roofs, and weathered shingles (Photo: Greg Premru).

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No eclecticism here--these two custom homes are authentic examples of modern and Shingle-style architecture

Spa-styled bath with Calacatta marble
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His and her showers, natural stone, and a Parade of Homes bathroom design are featured in this installment of Design Spotlight

Moveable wall separates the study from the living space

Moveable wall separates the study from the living area (Photos: Andrea Calo).

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This moveable wall is an 8-by-8-foot barrier and a storage space for large artwork.

Located along California’s Central Coast, this modern farmhouse has views over the hills toward the ocean 8 miles away, and patios on both sides to capture cross breezes. Semmes & Co. Builders built the home, which was designed by Gast Architects. Photo: Elliott Johnson

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A range of smart building practices ensure long-term livability and good business sense

Photo: Poggenpohl

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Luxury kitchen manufacturer Poggenpohl is expanding its lacquer expertise in a unique way

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SUMMER 2020

This Month in Custom Builder

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Provides added protection against moisture and mold and allows for 
increased ventilation and drainage

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The Hobby Barn is the ultimate garage created for a man and his toys

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