By employing traditional building techniques, Vintage Builders gave this custom modern farmhouse in Wellesley, Mass., a vintage twist (Photos: Courtesy of Vintage Builders).

July 15, 2020

John Hourihan talks about the vintage approach for home building details and for customer service.

Man at home office desk holding child

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July 15, 2020

Meeting in person is key to custom builders’ client relationships, but using virtual meeting tools during the pandemic has Its benefits

Fireplace with metal mesh
July 10, 2020

A remodel that has heft and lets the light shine through

Interior of the Hobby Barn garage

(Photos: Courtesy of Living Stone Design + Build)

July 10, 2020

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

The Car Bar by Cullum Homes

(Photos: Courtesy Cullum Homes)

July 10, 2020

The garages by Cullum Homes are an esstential element of the exterior and even entertainment

Exterior of Tudor home

The design team respected the home’s century-old Tudor details while inserting modern elements, such as generously sized new windows.

July 14, 2020

This century-old Tudor remodel transformed a house with dark spaces and little connection to the outdoors into a space with light and attributes that suited the family's lifestyle and tastes

Exterior of remodeled century-old brick home

A long shed dormer on the front elevation anchors the new third-story master suite (Photos: Haris Kenjar).

July 14, 2020

A century-old red-brick home seemed like a straightforward renovation, but ... 

night view of stone house exterior.

The neighborhood association insisted that the owner cover the exterior of the home—originally built as a log cabin—with stone. Architect David Haresign made sure his firm’s additions can be clearly distinguished from the home’s log and stone core (Photos: Anice Hoachlander/Studio HDP).

July 13, 2020

Renovating an entire house isn’t always the most economical option, but it offers a host of  other benefits

Liviing room with hidden video screen

Of all the technology features in a custom home, it's audiovisual equipment--TVs, projectors, and speakers--that clients most often want to have seamlessly integrated into the design.

July 09, 2020

There are plenty of solutions to make home tech devices unobtrusive in a custom home

Exterior of minimalist wood-themed custom home in Nova Scotia
July 09, 2020

Wood is always the standard for residential construction in the Maritimes


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Benjamin Obdyke has expanded its line of flashing with the addition of a liquid-applied product


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

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