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Durango House Rendering

Durango House Rendering

We are excited to have this rendering of the house we designed.  It was created by Elwood Cooke of Cooke Studios- Dunkirk, Maryland.  It truly captures the essence of what we are trying to...

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A Young Couple Building a House in Durango, Colorado

A Young Couple Building a House in Durango, Colorado

We are a young couple in Durango Colorado building our first home!  We designed the house and are acting as the general contractors on the project.  We are also completing as much of the...

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How to look at houses (like an architect): Base II

How to look at houses (like an architect): Base II

Take a video tour with architect Katie Hutchison to train your eye on houses – continuing with the base.

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Green Jobs Growing Share of Construction

Green Jobs' Growing Share of Construction

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A McGraw-Hill Construction study indicates green jobs comprise about one third of the design-and-construction workforce

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Lessons From a Small Studio

Lessons From a Small Studio

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What a well designed, small studio can teach us about designing better homes.

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A Fresh Take on Traditional Architecture

A Fresh Take on Traditional Architecture

How a New England architect gives her traditionally inspired homes a contemporary look

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Designing and Building Homes That Stay Accessible

Designing and Building Homes That Stay Accessible

The right features make it easier for homeowners to stay put as they age

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How To Use SketchUps Photo Match Feature to Efficiently Design Remodeling Projects

How To Use SketchUp's "Photo Match" Feature to Efficiently Design Remodeling Projects

See how importing digital photos into SketchUp can jump-start the design process and aid bidding and selling your next built-in cabinet project.

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How to look at houses (like an architect): Base

How to look at houses (like an architect): Base

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Take a video tour with architect Katie Hutchison to train your eye on houses -- starting with the base.

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Our New Design Blog

Our New Design Blog

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Welcome to Fine Homebuilding's new blog, where we'll help you design inspiring homes.

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Build Design Backyard Workshop

Build Design Backyard Workshop

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As an architect it has always been a dream of mine to design and build my own house. Unfortunately the reality is a shed or workshop in my backyard is about all I can afford. I call this Build Design...

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Adapting Home-Building Projects to Survive in a Down Market

Adapting Home-Building Projects to Survive in a Down Market

Phoenix-based Modus Development revisits a condo project proposed in 2007, and, in response to market conditions, redesigns it as rental apartments

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The Tea House Shed

The Tea House Shed

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This Tea House shed has been my hobby for the last few years. It is constructed of SIPs with an interior footprint of 12’x12’ and an 8’x12’ loft. I worked with a company...

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Woodshed House

Woodshed House

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The woodshed started life in 1970 as an enclosure for garbage cans, trash burner and a wheel barrow.  In 2008 I decided to make a shed to keep firewood dry and house other unsightly yard...

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Williamsburg Gardenshed�

Williamsburg Gardenshed�

This building was constructed for the Bucks County (PA) Designer Showhouse to benefit the Doylestown Hospital.  Features hand-forged hardware, solid mahogany windows with copper drip caps.

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Sconset Shed�

Sconset Shed�

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This versatile "shed" design can be used for many needs. The design incorporates more formal elements of architecture to elevate the notion of "shed." Distinctive nautical windows, including port...

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Design: Playing with Scale

Design: Playing with Scale

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Create contrast with scale to design interesting, beautiful homes

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Garden Shed - known as Little Girl

Garden Shed - known as 'Little Girl'

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The garden shed is utilized for gardening tools, plant food and fertilizers, and our bee keeping supplies.  It becomes a storage shed for patio furniture during the colder months.  The...

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Storage Shed

Storage Shed

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This is my owner built 8' by 13'4" Storage Shed with a loft lumber storage area. The roof is a Gothic Dairy Barn style. Roof sheathing is 1/2" plywood which was wet down so it could be bent to shape...

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A Preservationists Dream

A Preservationist's Dream

A deep commitment to preservation pays off

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