Copyright (c) 2014 en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Call For Entries: Houses Awards" contest entries Fine Homebuilding - "Call For Entries: Houses Awards" contest entries Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:50:26 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Call For Entries: Houses Awards" contest entries Fine Homebuilding - "Call For Entries: Houses Awards" contest entries <![CDATA[Alexandria House]]> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 00:26:54 -0500 Alexandria House Posted by southdown
  Because we were finally building our "forever" house, we were seeking a home that met three major criteria: as energy efficient as possible, as maintainece free as possible, as accessable as... ]]>
<![CDATA[LEED PLATINUM CLARK RESIDENCE]]> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:15:16 -0500 LEED PLATINUM CLARK RESIDENCE Posted by PaloSantoDesigns
The Clark residence is nestled among the Pinon and Juniper trees in the tail end of the Rockie's in the outskirts of Santa Fe, New Mexico in an old Railway town, Lamy.  The homes vernacular is part... ]]>
<![CDATA[Green in Bowser, Timbersmith's 'Best Built Home']]> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:39:42 -0500 Green in Bowser, Timbersmith's 'Best Built Home' Posted by garney
After 35 years in the building industry this is a story about Timbersmith Log Construction's 'Best Built Home'. The story starts with a client who was willing to go the extra mile to be truly... ]]>
<![CDATA[Anderson Residence]]> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:27:47 -0500 Anderson Residence Posted by rebeccaCAST
Awkward circulation and a heavily divided plan, as well as a simple lack of space for a growing family, led to a complete renovation and second floor addition for this 1947-built home. The renovation... ]]>
<![CDATA[Southwest, Owner Designed, Owner Built--8 Year Project]]> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:48:22 -0500 Southwest, Owner Designed, Owner Built--8 Year Project Posted by JohnWiles
Working on weekends with a few "helpers" requires a long time to build energy efficient, robust home. Two years were required for the design phase using Chief Architect and the construction required... ]]>
<![CDATA[Northwood Retreat]]> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 00:51:29 -0500 Northwood Retreat Posted by tomrjones
This seasonal cabin, overlooking SiskiwitLake, is located on a heavily wooded, south-facing slope in Northern Wisconsin near the ApostleIslandNational Park. The landscaping around the cabin is casual... ]]>
<![CDATA[Rock Creek Cabin]]> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:14:18 -0500 Rock Creek Cabin Posted by NMDrlmontana
A log cabin in the on the creek gets a new life with a tadtional rustic yet modern 21st century update and additon. Traditional materials such as wood, stone, steel and concrete are used in rather... ]]>
<![CDATA[Downtown High-Rise Luxury Condo Remodel]]> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:05:28 -0500 Downtown High-Rise Luxury Condo Remodel Posted by LeslieDWB
In a highrise designed by the legendary Michael Graves, we renovated a 4,200 square foot space that includes 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths and two balconies with views of the city and lake. Theinterior... ]]>
<![CDATA[Westlake Kitchen Remodel]]> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 17:41:42 -0500 Westlake Kitchen Remodel Posted by LeslieDWB
Not in love with the format and finishes in their generic Westlake home, this client recognized that remodeling their kitchen and living room spaces were the key to longer-term functionalityNeeding... ]]>
<![CDATA[Windsong]]> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 17:13:53 -0500 Windsong Posted by LeslieDWB
We transformed this home from a dated ranch into a streamlined, contemporary home characterized by clean lines and a minimal look. We opened up the second floor and made the scenic views the homes... ]]>
<![CDATA[LK House + Guesthouse, Calistoga CA]]> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:41:33 -0500 LK House + Guesthouse, Calistoga CA Posted by matthewzackdevito
Located in the remote hills of Sonoma County a Washington DC couple commissioned this modest, residential compound that includes a 2,800 sq. ft. main house, detached 500 sq. ft. guesthouse, carport... ]]>
<![CDATA[Barton Hill Spa Bathroom]]> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:19:08 -0500 Barton Hill Spa Bathroom Posted by LeslieDWB
This bathroom remodel blends hotel luxury with personal panache. The client's previous bathroom was too contemporary for his tastes & was also too large with a lot of unused space. Our goal was to... ]]>
<![CDATA[A Simple Paradise]]> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 08:01:47 -0500 A Simple Paradise Posted by jjm_bluestone
              When my brother Jarrad purchased three acres and an old ranch-style house, he had a dream of building a castle filled with an illusion of a simple paradise. By removing the... ]]>
<![CDATA[Park Passive ]]> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 18:06:23 -0500 Park Passive Posted by CascadeBuilt
Park Passive is one of Washington State's most energy efficient homes, and Seattle's first certified Passive House. The 2,710 sq ft home on a 2,000 sq ft infill lot uses 90% less energy to heat and... ]]>
<![CDATA[A Hybrid Home in Onekama]]> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:16:06 -0500 A Hybrid Home in Onekama Posted by szilvagy
Our home was designed as a hybrid of a retirement/vacation home near the shores of Lake Michigan and Portage Lake in Onekama, Michigan. We used passive solar design elements and universal design... ]]>
<![CDATA[Treemont Residence]]> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:00:13 -0500 Treemont Residence Posted by J_Square_Arch
Due to the lot presenting many challenges it was undesirable and sat empty for many years. Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac, the pie shaped lot with small frontage slopes quickly down to the... ]]>
<![CDATA[Horne Residence]]> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 11:41:07 -0500 Horne Residence Posted by Heather_at_Jace
Involving the extensive remodel of a modest 1960's speculative home, this project transforms the main living level from a series of partitioned spaces into a grand, open-plan great room with... ]]>
<![CDATA[Nino Residence]]> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 11:23:44 -0500 Nino Residence Posted by Heather_at_Jace
Situated 300ft above sea level at the top of Bernal Heights in San Francisco, the Nino Residence commands panoramic views north across the bay and east toward the Berkeley/Oakland hills. The existing... ]]>
<![CDATA[Big Sky, Nelson New Zealand]]> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 19:25:24 -0500 Big Sky, Nelson New Zealand Posted by user-126577
The design brief calles for a modern style with an eco approach. As the main house on an organic permaculture-based semi-rural block, the same principles applied to the land had to be instilled in... ]]>
<![CDATA[Heinricher residence]]> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:04:52 -0500 Heinricher residence Posted by HabitatPete
To enlarge a unique living space within a mature landscaped property. with damaging the plantings. We turned a 1300 sf kit home into 3500 sf amazing structur. ]]>