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VIDEO: 2012 HOUSES Awards - Best Retirement Home

comments (1) April 25th, 2012

Video Length: 4:57
Produced by: Colin Russell and Rob Yagid

Best Retirement Home of the Year: Duncan McPherson of Samsel Architects

Our award goes to Duncan for the beautiful farmhouse he designed in Mars Hill, N.C. The accessible floor plan, brought to life with a palette of simple, attractive, and durable materials, makes this home an exceptional example of sensible design in residential architecture.

Read the articles and watch the videos about all of the award winning homes in the Fine Homebuilding 2012 HOUSES issue.

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Oftenclueless Oftenclueless writes: Is there a way one can get illustrations of the elevations of the house; and, a floor plan? Might want to do a reduced size variation of the plan if possible.

Looking at a very shallow depth lot, that happens to be on a very wide (long), lot in Colorado. It too is on a small, but active river.

I am a retired Geezer, as well.

Thank you.

don larson
Posted: 7:59 pm on June 19th

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