Hdr Annualissue
Houses 2014
from the editors of Fine Homebuilding magazine


Articles
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BEST NEW HOME: DOWNTOWN DESIGN
by James Tuer
A compact infill home is at the forefront of progressive urban development

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BEST REMODEL: INSIDE A MODEL REMODEL
by Krista Becker
A small addition and a savvy design transform a small California bungalow

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BEST SMALL HOME: HOW TO LIVE WELL WITH LESS
by Anne Callender
At 1000 sq. ft. smaller than the average house, this compact home is comfortable, practical, and attainable

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NOT SMALL, JUST RIGHT
by Sarah Susanka
Sarah Susanka talked us into considering larger homes for our best-smallhome award. Here’s why

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BEST TRADITIONAL HOME: FOREVER ARTS AND CRAFTS
by Michael Klement
A smart remodel has an updated floor plan and traditional roots

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BEST ENERGY-SMART HOME: COLD-CLIMATE COLLABORATION
by Matt O'Malia
A Maine architect designs Michigan’s first certified Passive House to be rooted in tradition

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EDITOR'S CHOICE: ARCHITECTURE THE WAY WE LIKE IT
by Katie Hutchison
We asked architect Katie Hutchison to explore a house where traditional craftsmanship and modern innovation offer a fresh take on regional design

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HOUSING IS BACK. IS IT BETTER?
by Boyce Thompson
Here’s how the tough lessons of the collapse made us moreresponsible builders

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BREEDING GROUNDS
by Sean Groom
How three of America’s top architecture schools are challenging students to shape the future of home building and design

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Departments

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CONTRIBUTORS

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EDITOR'S NOTE

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COMMENTARY
Do home inspections need to be inspected themselves?

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SPEC
Houses 2014: Fixtures and Materials
Barn-style-door hardware, 17th-century-style tiles, Recycled leather, Patio seating, Elegant standing lamp, Outdoor fireplace, Smartphone controls for high-tech homes

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PROJECT GALLERY
2014 Award Winning Projects from our AIA Partners

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READERS' CHOICE
2014 Houses Awards

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DRAWING BOARD
Micro-additions

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TAILGATE
Lew French, Rock Star

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Magazine Extras: Articles, videos, and contests mentioned on the pages of Fine Homebuilding Magazine

Fine Homebuilding Issue #243
Houses 2014

Videos and Photo Galleries:  2014 HOUSES Awards
Get an in-depth look at the award-winning houses and the people who designed them:
Best New Home
Best Remodel
Best Small Home
Best Traditional Home
Best Energy-Smart Home
Editor's Choice

2015 HOUSES Awards:  Call for Entries
We’re always on the lookout for homes that showcase craftsmanship, energy efficiency, and smart design. Submit a project for next year’s HOUSES issue and a chance to win one of our HOUSES awards

Gallery:  The Incredible Stonework and Art of Lew French
For over 30 years, Martha's Vineyard resident Lew French has been creating one-of-a-kind works in stone and other materials