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Haugerud Home

Haugerud Home

This St. Paul, Minnesota home started out as modest (and very original) 1950s rambler. The homeowner loved the location, but needed a larger home. She wanted to save as much of the home as possible...

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A Contemporary Water-Collecting Home

A Contemporary Water-Collecting Home

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In addition to a commitment to building green, our clients for this project shared with us three particular goals: to connect to a courtyard or garden; to take advantage of a spectacular Bay view...

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Waterfront Retreat

Waterfront Retreat

Waterfront Retreat Before: The original 1970's waterfront house and its accompanying guesthouse was primarily a summer getaway for the owners who lived in New York City. The desire to use it as a...

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Completely new Kitchen and Full Bath in former space that was kitchen and casual dinning area.

Completely new Kitchen and Full Bath in former space that was kitchen and casual dinning area.

Two years ago we decided that I needed a first floor full bath because of my spinal disability. We wanted to change the existing space without adding sq. footage. Our new bath is our former small...

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front porch remodel

front porch remodel

we wanted to go with a kind of country feel with the front of the house that was inviting, friendly and open to the surroundings. the front porch before was in bad shape, the home was built in 1901...

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A Screen Porch that Grew

A Screen Porch that Grew

The original modest goal was a screen porch. The problems were many: !) The rear of the house faced southwest, was completely unshaded. and the roofline, combined with the custom-height doors into...

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Rabbit Run Farmhouse

Rabbit Run Farmhouse

The girls had graduated college, married, and were starting their own families. We were not too many years from retirement. What kind of house did we (an engineer/amateur architect and a degreed...

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Aging in Grace

Aging in Grace

Our clients came to us with a busy but beautiful Berkeley hillside lot on which to build a home for the rest of their lives. We combined an L-shaped layout and a walled forecourt to shelter lush...

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Old Southern Charm in New Construction

Old Southern Charm in New Construction

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This new house was built for a professional couple who wanted to find a larger home but still live within walking distance of downtown Decatur, Georgia. After looking for years they finally settled...

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Port Orchard Residence

Port Orchard Residence

  Port Orchard Residence   The home is designed to maximize the setting overlooking Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline, while meeting the client's needs today for an active lifestyle yet...

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Historic St. Louis Shaw Neighborhood Restoration

Historic St. Louis Shaw Neighborhood Restoration

Our mission was to develop and restore a derelict home in a historic district of St. Louis to its former beauty while incorporating modern lifestyle requirements of new home buyers at an affordable...

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Saskatchewan Lake Front Retreat

Saskatchewan Lake Front Retreat

This lake front home, situated in northern Saskatchewan, was truly custom crafted in a collaborative effort between the builder, Northern Sky Developments Inc. and the home owners.  Each detail of...

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Dooley Residence

Dooley Residence

The task was to transform a forclosed, run-down, poorly built country ranch-house into a contemporary Napa wine country vacation home. This house was poorly built in 1973 with scrap lumber, the...

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Simpatico Prototype Home

Simpatico Prototype Home

The project is a contemporary two-story single-family residence designed for an extremely narrow infill lot (30'x100') in an established urban neighborhood. The home is the prototype for a new prefab...

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Town house remodeling in Sunnyvale, CA

Town house remodeling in Sunnyvale, CA

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I am long time subscriber of FH magazine and I'd like to participate in 2013 house awards.I am owner of very small remodeling company (me and helper) and provide full remodeling and design servicesI...

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Project Green Home

Project Green Home

A simple, iconic house in a garden on a typical city lot, Project Green Home is far from ordinary. Combining passive strategies with an exceptionally well-insulated envelope and a sophisticated...

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East Bay Remodel & Addition: A Study in Contrast

East Bay Remodel & Addition: A Study in Contrast

Our clients needed to expand. The couple and their 4 children owned a small split-level house in the dense residential city of Albany CA. While the street frontage of the 1930's era structure was...

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New Southern Coastal Style Residence

New Southern Coastal Style Residence

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This new house was built for a couple moving from New York City. Wanting to have the walk-ability of New York and the space of the suburbs, they decided to settle and build in downtown Decatur...

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Riverbank House

Riverbank House

About Riverbank House…A quick 25 minute drive from NW Portland, our home is a remodel of 2 mismatched vernacular residential structures into a single cohesive residence. The original 2 residences...

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The Next 120 Years

The Next 120 Years

The Next 120 Years   Forty years ago we bought a late 19th century house. It was run-down and therefore inexpensive. But it matched several of the criteria that we had listed as important inour...

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Passive House in Carmel, CA   Extreme efficiency with no aesthetic compromise

Passive House in Carmel, CA "Extreme efficiency with no aesthetic compromise"

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Near Merezero

Near Merezero

The Context: Built in the 1970's the existing house had an unusual and eclectic character that the current owners loved, including a wide variety of recycled doors, windows, interior finishes, and an...

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Rustic Trail House

Rustic Trail House

BEFORE: A screened porch obscured the light and views from the main living area of the original ranch house that was partitioned into small, dark rooms. The kitchen was tucked inland and isolated...

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Mid Century Modern Oakland Remodel

Mid Century Modern Oakland Remodel

The original ranch style home on this property had broad overhanging eaves and dark rooms; it squatted low on its site, keeping out the light. The site itself had great potential – it sat up on a...

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