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December 19, 2019

Custom-home builders share why they gave Instagram a try and why the social media platform is essential for their marketing outreach

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December 19, 2019

A steel staircase would be too expensive, but the exposed timbers inside provided inspiration

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The Verandah House in Hampton Island, Ga. is an example of the classical architecture that architect Andrew Cogar embraces (Photo: Attic Fire Photography).

December 19, 2019

Architect Andrew B. Cogar on tradition, teamwork, and sustainability in classical/historical architecture.

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Large triple-pane windows on the south side of this net-zero certified Passive House in Halifax allow for lake views and maximum sun for heating. On the north, street-facing side, fewer and smaller windows make the home more efficient (Photos: Elemental Photography).

December 18, 2019

There's nothing passive about Natalie Leonard's drive to build sustainable affordable Passive homes

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December 18, 2019

Building a home near the water is a dream come true, but there are important considerations.

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Photos: Beth Singer

December 17, 2019

Home library study with intricate wood work designed by Carrie Long that holds more than 2,000 books and the wine room that displays bottles laying down and standing.

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Photos: Courtesy Tres Jolie Maison

December 17, 2019

The meditation room and occasional spare bedroom uses cork, copper, crystal, oxygen scrubbing plants, and a cooler color palette to create a calming ambiance.

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PROJECT: OLD LANDING II, CHARLESTON, S.C.
BUILDER: JACKSONBUILT CUSTOM HOMES, CHARLESTON
ARCHITECT: CLARKE DESIGN GROUP, MT. PLEASANT, S.C.
INTERIOR DESIGNER: AMEN DESIGN CO., CHARLESTON
PHOTO: PATRICK BRICKMAN

December 13, 2019

Historic house shapes merged with modern features satisfy a variety of client wish lists while making neighbors happy

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September 19, 2019

A preconstruction process that convinces potential clients to pay for estimating is less about contract language and more about beginning a relationship

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September 18, 2019

A key element is capturing what is important to the homeowners and then creating a backdrop that expresses who they are while still making the room reflect the architectural detailing of the house.

SPRING 2020

This Month in Custom Builder

Products

Fully automated indoor hydroponic appliance that allows anyone to grow herbs, vegetables, and microgreens right in their kitchen all year round without pesticides

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Builders should know what leverage and protection they gain and lose when considering alternative dispute resolution techniques
 

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