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Vermont Super-insulated Ski Home

Vermont Super-insulated Ski Home

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This is a second home in Vermont in an area with many over-sized inefficient ski homes. We designed the home to be very low maintenence inside and out as well as maintain a comfortable temperature...

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Hidden Door House

Hidden Door House

I love hidden doors and this house has 4 really cool ones. This is a 1930's whole house remodel my company did with Austin Architect Hugh Jefferson Randolph.

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Renovated mid-century fireplace

Renovated mid-century fireplace

Rather than demolish and recreate a new fireplace, the existing brickwork was repointed to minimize the vertical grout joints. The brickwork was then painted with a two tone paint scheme, using a...

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Neon and Modern on Shelter Island

Neon and Modern on Shelter Island

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A modern house unlike any other.

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Smart Design Advice for Hot & Humid Climates (i.e. The South)

Smart Design Advice for Hot & Humid Climates (i.e. The South)

Architect Peter Pfeiffer talks about how to utilize smart design for a house in a hot climate zone. His green building advice is practical and following his advice will result in a house that's well designed for the rigors of a hot climate. If you want a comfortable, efficient, durable house and you live in the South then this video will give you tons to think about.

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Off-The-Grid Straw Bale Getaway

Off-The-Grid Straw Bale Getaway

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An architecture firm known for ecologically sensitive design creates an off-the-grid cabin in the woods of California

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Exterior Patio

Exterior Patio

New exterior patio including covered fireplace pit and water features. This was part of a remodel to Geodesic dome origianally built in the 70's

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The Professors House

The Professor's House

A University of Oregon professor designed her family home to respect its steep, natural setting.

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Fine Homebuilding is On Pinterest

Fine Homebuilding is On Pinterest

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Check out the Fine Homebuilding boards on Pinterest for design inspiration

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Midwestern Modern

Midwestern Modern

An efficient, modern home sits lightly on its steeply sloping lot

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The Hazel River Cabin

The Hazel River Cabin

See how one architect successfully transformed a historic 1794 toll keeper's log cabin into a unique, modern home.

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A Custom Built-In Entertainment Center

A Custom Built-In Entertainment Center

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A modern built-in accomodates TV and stereo storage

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The House You Didnt See

The House You Didn't See

Andrew Jacobson’s kitchen appears on the cover of our latest Kitchens & Baths issue. Now take a look at the rest of the house.

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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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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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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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Furniture That Can Change the Way You Design

Furniture That Can Change the Way You Design

Create a flexible home with innovative space saving furniture

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Cargotecture: Would You Live in a Metal Box?

Cargotecture: Would You Live in a Metal Box?

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Some people think shipping containers make great homes; some think they're just weird

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Siting a House

Siting a House

Things to consider when you want to take advantage of the sun's free energy.

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