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Defined by a mosaic of indoor and outdoor spaces, a new house tames the sun and adapts a traditional Southwest style for an established neighborhood
by Murray Silverstein, Barbara Winslow
Appreciating a modern-day cottage based on mythical literature
by Debra Judge Silber
Modular home development and styles today differ greatly than their Eisenhower counterparts
by Sheri Koones
Open building is a systematic method of efficient, adaptable design and construction
by Andrew Dey
A traditional design adapts nicely to a residential site
by Robert Weatherall
Curves and a comfortable floor plan reinterpret two traditional styles
by Richard Buchanan
It looks like a storage building. But beyond the barnlike facade, there's a comfortable cottage for two with a beautiful view.
by Bridget Cahill
Don't force the footprint. Let the surroundings choose the palette, and plan plenty of outdoor rooms.
by Chris Bigos
Three building systems, each with its own advantages, combine to create a traditional-looking Washington home
by Jill Fuerstneau Sousa
Native American dwellings inspire a kitchen for cooking, dining, and just plain hanging out
by Mark A. Hutker
In New Mexico, owners pitch in to create an up-to-date home with old-world charm
by Carolyn Arcure
Pastoral on the outside, this house has an interior that blends finely crafted details with industrial elements in a whimsical whirl
by John W. Lindsey
A professional couple creates ample space for combining their offices and home
by Leslie Plummer Clagett
Adding timber-frame elements to a stick-frame house makes economic and aesthetic sense
by Anthony Zaya
By including his subcontractors in the design process and watching every penny, a Midwestern builder creates attractive starter homes for $45 per sq. ft.
by Fernando Pagés Ruiz
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Raising a Hand-Hewn Log Cabin
Unimpressed by manufactured log cabins, this family took matters into their own hands
by Howard Farris
Keeping Walls Steady in the Wind
With one-third of the exterior given over to windows, it took multiple shear panels, hold-downs and a wind beam to keep this home steady
by Glenn M. Carter
Lessons from commercial construction
by David Crosby
Remove One Wall and Join Two Rooms
Hanging the ceiling joists from an engineered beam is the fast, simple way to replace a bearing wall
by Mike Guertin
Gene Myers, Zero-Energy Builder
This builder’s Denver-based company recently won its second grand award in the DOE’s Housing Innovation program.
by Boyce Thompson
Tailgate: Nicole Starnes Taylor, Architect
This former carpenter talks about how having worked in the trades made her a better architect.
by Andy Engel
Build Like a Pro: Building a ShedInstructions and plans for building four shed projects
The Barefoot HomeDressed-Down Design for Casual Living
Outside the Not So Big HouseExpand your home to include outdoor spaces.
500 BungalowsExplore the charm of the bungalow through 500 color photos.
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