Exterior of Alma Home

Photo:  Spacecrafting Photography

June 10, 2021

While construction was not in her blood, education and planning lead to success for this Minnesota custom builder

The principals of Duoma Atelier, Norma and Gaton Galella, are focusing on the pandemics biggest demand, flex spaces and accessory dwelling units (ADUs) (Photos : Courtesy Duoma Atelier).

June 09, 2021

A husband and wife start of design/build company and bring workplace and wellness attributes into flex space and ADU design

Exterior of SYMBI net zero home

Symbi Homes wanted to add an organic feel to the exterior. Lignia, which uses fast-growing softwood and modifies it to have the properties of a hardwood, offered a solution. “The durability, stability, and environmental credentials of Lignia wood make it a perfect choice for the SYMBI Duplex One project,” says Lisa Ayala, Lignia sales manager for North America. Lignia wood is used on the bay window, front porch and stairs, and rear deck (Photos by J. Loren Phtography).

June 08, 2021

Mixing energy efficient, net zero construction with custom-build home touches 

Robert Dietz headshot
June 08, 2021

NAHB's chief economist on what lies ahead for the custom home market?

Exterior of Texas vacation ranch
June 03, 2021

Custom vacation houses that celebrate their natural surroundings, lightening up a Texas ranch

Vacation home on Maine's coastline

Set among trees on the rocky Maine coastline, the home’s translucent glass bridge looks like a lantern in the woods at night. With the lights off, the structure’s natural materials blend into the site.

June 03, 2021

Custom vacation houses that celebrate their natural surroundings; amid the trees in Maine

Exterior of river edge vacation home

Cedar plank siding with a penny gap adds warmth to the mostly steel, concrete, and glass house designed by Syndicate Smith. The planks also emphasize the building’s horizontal form.

June 03, 2021

Custom vacation houses that celebrate their natural surroundings like this one on a river's edge

Floating stairway near front entry

Photos Courtesy of Gatehouse Partners

February 11, 2021

This floating staircase elevates an already grand entrance hall in more ways than one.


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