CB January 2003


The dual fuel range by Wolf Appliance Co. offers the best of both cooking worlds - a gas cooktop and an electric oven.

Cisal bath accessories by Rohl feature brass construction and are designed to harmonize with the company's upscale faucetry.

Dimension One Spas marks its 25th anniversary with the creation of the Sarena Bay luxury spa.

Permanently colored stainless steel roofing tile from Millennium Tiles combines the durability of stainless steel with the design versatility of a richly hued, shingle-style tile.

The RTS 25 DC, an electronic control system from Somfy Systems for window coverings, can be used with all lift/ tilt and lift-only blind applications.


Entropy, one of seven new door glass designs from ODL, combines swirls of glass with bevels to create a distinctive entryway.


Omni Family controllers and mounting plates from HAI are designed for installation in several structured wiring enclosures, including those from Leviton, OnQ, UStec and Siemon as well as open-house type enclosures.

The Best by Broan K7388 stainless steel range hood from Broan-NuTone provides not only a kitchen focal point but also ventilation technology that removes pollutants caused by cooking, heat and humidity.

The DuraClassic FireShield column is a centrifugally cast, polyester resin marble composite column that Melton Classics says passes the ASTM E 84-01 test for flame spread and smoke development of building materials.

S4SSE and S1S2E primed trim boards by Windsor Mill combine technical engineering with the aesthetics of true wood.


SPD (suspended particle device) technology, developed by Research Frontiers Inc., lets users control the degree of tint on their windows and regulate sunlight stream into the home.

When it comes to constructing high-end homes for his luxury residential market, custom builder Richard Mladick says he takes his job to the 'extreme' in terms of his commitment to cutting-edge design, new materials and superior energy efficiency.

Regal yet welcoming, this jewel of a home was designed as the primary residence for a 'captain of industry,' says custom builder Jordan Saper, who calls the $14 million home in Greenwich, Conn., his own - for now.

ThermaSol's modular sauna allows the spa experience to be part of the home experience.

Artisans Doors of Montana's Resident Artist Program recruits Northwest artists from various disciplines to help create one-of-a-kind doors.

Willis Spivey, owner and president of Spivey Construction in Denver, N.C., likens a typical client's knowledge of custom home building to navigating New York City's subway system for the first time.

Far from an ordinary walk-in closet, studiobecker's Ultimate Wardrobe System features a staggered hanging carousel that rotates for easy access and a swing rod that eliminates any strain from reaching up for hangers.

This spec-built hacienda gave pause to many who toured it in September during the HBA of Greater Austin 2002 Parade of Homes in historic Georgetown, Texas.

The start of a new year is the perfect time for all company owners, including luxury home builders, to make adjustments to be implemented in the year to come.

Custom-designed and -built as a second home for a retired professional couple, this $2.4 million South Florida villa gets its authentic Italian accent from a blend of beautiful finishes, hand-painted details and outdoor garden rooms.


This Month in Custom Builder


Union is an industrial-inspired bath fittings collection from the UK-based brand Crosswater London


Collaboration holds the key to a smoother selections process that satisfies both client and builder

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