CB March 2004


The formal entry features a 14-foot ceiling and easy access to all areas of the house. The slate and tile floor is one of the foyer's most eye-catching features.

North Carolina builder masters oceanfront construction on island accessible only by water.

As beautiful as it is functional, this kitchen features two dining areas, ample meal preparation space and heart pine floors.

The Lake Avenue series of lighting fixtures from Old California Lantern Co. includes this lantern that mimics the look of a Craftsman bungalow with each dormer window having its own gabled roof.

Once rare, they're now a fast-growing segment of the housing market.

Sophisticated yet whimsical, the wrought-iron staircase marks the transition from business to pleasure as it connects the main-floor study with the private game loft.

Whether it's in a high-end custom home or an affordable production house, customers search for value. One way to offer that is by installing photo-voltaic panels on the roof.

Five patio areas, an outdoor fireplace and a fire pit provide a choice of intimate settings for entertaining.

Designers are turning to concrete as an alternative to granite or solid-surface countertops and sinks. Sonoma Cast Stone kitchen sinks are available for color, size, edge and finish customization.

California Faucets has introduced the thermostatic shower system, which allows users to take a shower at their ideal temperature - every time.


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