CB September 2005


Kohler www.kohler.com Kohler's Undertone Trough sinks are ideal for entertaining guests or preparing gourmet meals. These practical sinks can be installed virtually anywhere in the kitchen to allow discerning home chefs to customize their workspaces. For example, they can be used in a bar or island to keep beverages cool or perishables fresh while cooking.


Inspired by the eclectic architecture of a West Indies beach retreat the "indoor/outdoor" design theme of the master suite in this custom California home reflects the unique style that makes the 3800-square-foot home a standout in its exclusive Newport Beach enclave of high-end homes. "We maintained a consistent use of materials and finishes indoors and out and from the main floor living spaces...

Although her primary residence is on the East Coast, the owner of this fantastic custom home in Lake Geneva, Wis., remains firmly connected to her family roots, opting to build her vacation retreat on the same treasured homestead where she grew up. "This property was originally a working farm and has been in my client's family for decades," says Chicago-based architect, Ray Hartshorne, who desi...

When it comes to building custom homes, Russell Burton, managing member, Burton Custom LLC, Littleton, Colo., thinks big. Although it is the smallest home in Denver's 2005 Parade of Homes, at "only" 5700 sq. ft., the Retreat, shown left, proves that choosing good details can have mammoth buyer appeal.

With its upscale appliances, elegant palette of materials and finishes, and open floor plan, the kitchen in this luxury residence in Scottsdale, Ariz. is designed to boost the home's entertaining space when the occasion calls for it, says Gina Spiller, design director for builder, Calvis Wyant Luxury Homes.


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

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