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A Custom House Floor Plan Is Essential

A Custom House Floor Plan Is Essential

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Even if you are working with an existing plan, consider a few tweaks that will adapt the floor plan to the way you live.

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Beach Home

Beach Home

A quirky four-apartment structure on the water transformed into a multi-generational beach home.

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Call for Submissions for a Small-House Book

Call for Submissions for a Small-House Book

Do you know of a beautiful home that we could feature in a new book tentatively titled "The New Small House"?

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Government Promotes Wood High-Rise Buildings

Government Promotes Wood High-Rise Buildings

The Department of Agriculture will spend $1 million to train builders, engineers and architects as it promotes the use of advanced wood building materials.

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New York Lakeside Cottage

New York Lakeside Cottage

This lakeside residence borrows from traditional American cottage style design and detailing while using modern materials

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Summer 2014

Summer 2014 Online Membership Required

Summer 2014

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What a Beautiful House!

What a Beautiful House!

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Is beauty in the eye of the beholder, or in your home’s bones?

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Best New Home 2014: Downtown Design

Best New Home 2014: Downtown Design Online Membership Required

A compact infill home is at the forefront of progressive urban development

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Best Remodel 2014: Inside a Model Remodel

Best Remodel 2014: Inside a Model Remodel Online Membership Required

A small addition and a savvy design transform a small California bungalow

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Best Small Home 2014: How to Live Well With Less

Best Small Home 2014: How to Live Well With Less Online Membership Required

At 1,000 square feet smaller than the average custom home, this compact house is comfortable, practical and attainable.

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Best Energy-Smart Home 2014: Cold-Climate Collaboration

Best Energy-Smart Home 2014: Cold-Climate Collaboration Online Membership Required

A Maine architect designs Michigan’s first certified Passive House to be rooted in tradition, and outlines lessons for builders of custom homes

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Editors Choice 2014: Architecture the Way We Like It

Editor's Choice 2014: Architecture the Way We Like It Online Membership Required

Architecture the way we like it. This is custom home design flush with practical lessons replicable in any new home or home remodel.

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Best Traditional Home 2014: Forever Arts and Crafts

Best Traditional Home 2014: Forever Arts and Crafts Online Membership Required

A smart remodel retains its arts-and-crafts bungalow roots

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Whats the biggest private house in the world?

What's the biggest private house in the world?

We're talking about the houses that have acres of roof, whose kitchens and master suites have separate zip codes.

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Historic Chevy Chase Village Residence

Historic Chevy Chase Village Residence

Renovation of and addition to a historic residence adjacent to a golf course in Chevy Chase, MD.

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A playhouse for my kids

A playhouse for my kids

This is a playhouse I built for my 3 daughters. I am a DIYer and have always had a passion for construction and renovations. I have gotten alot of ideas from reading magazines such as Fine...

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The Gatehouse

The Gatehouse

Transformation of an early 1900's gatehouse on a majestic lakefront property

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The 4 Major Window Frame Types - Southern US recommendations

The 4 Major Window Frame Types - Southern US recommendations

The 4 major window frame materials are Vinyl, Fiberglass/Composite, Aluminum, & Wood. In this video we will discuss the pros/cons of each type along with my recommendations for the Hot/Humid Southern US.

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IBS 2014: A Look Inside The New, New Home Book

IBS 2014: A Look Inside 'The New, New Home' Book

Curious about what's possible when building a 21st-century house? Justin chats with architect Boyce Thompson and discovers how his new book helps people ask architects and builders the right questions to get the home of their dreams

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Demystifying Window Labels - SHGC? U-Factor?

Demystifying Window Labels - SHGC? U-Factor?

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Learn to decipher the codes on the window labels, and know what stats to look for in a good window (and what meets current building codes). In this video I'll explain in plain english what U-Factor means (and how to relate it to R-value), as well as the meaning to SHGC.

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