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Craftsman-style portico
January 15, 2018

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

Semi-circular front entrance

Architect Luis Jauregui’s design/build firm offers a full complement of services. His homes, such as Bentwater Lakehouse, in Houston, are often influenced by the modernists of his native Mexico (Photos Courtesy of Jauregui Architecture, Construction, & Interiors)

January 12, 2018

An entrepreneurial spirit helped Luis Jauregui blaze an early path for design/build, as well as a variety of other profit centers

limestone facade of Lincoln Park, Chicago home

The limestone facade and mansard roof of Lincoln Park Transitional Home in Chicago express the clients' love of all things French.

January 11, 2017

These custom homes captured top honors in the 2017 Best in American Living Awards with their brillant synthesis of design and craftsmanship

January 09, 2018

Unique storage configurations by White Wood Kitchens' Gail O'Rourke

Gilmer Kitchen with island and bookcase
January 08, 2018

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

Chinese Zodiak Board
January 05, 2018

Foreign buyers are playing a signifcant role in new-home sales and understanding the international nuances of negotiating can help close a deal

Will Duderstadt
January 05, 2018

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: Do custom builders need any of it? A web maven offers advice

Head shot of Kevin Hansen, Windover Constructon

Photo: Cheryl Clegg Photography

January 04, 2018

Building a solid, trusting relationship with your clients is the first rule

Cathedral ceiling and entry
January 03, 2018

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

January 02, 2018

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

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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

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