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Tiny beach cottages - Big obsession

Tiny beach cottages - Big obsession

One room cottages on the beach are icons of seaside vacations.

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Riverfront Raze and Replace

Riverfront Raze and Replace

A raze and replace that includes a historic portion of the home originally brought across the ice of the frozen Nantucket Sound.

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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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Finishing Touch Extra: Porch from the Past

Finishing Touch Extra: Porch from the Past

Clues from the past helped reconstruct this porch to its original beauty.

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Fern House in Vermont

Fern House in Vermont

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This is a screened structure for napping and the occasional overnight in Vermont. Located out of view of the house and gardens up a lovely path in the woods. The roof is clear polycarbonate and the...

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A Year-Round Outdoor Living Space

A Year-Round Outdoor Living Space

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A little Dutch Colonial gets an open plan and lots of year-round living space.

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Restored 1790 Carriage House in Water Mill, NY

Restored 1790 Carriage House in Water Mill, NY

This restoration of a 1790 Carriage House maintained the integrity of the original home, keeping the original structure and beams. Additions in the new three story home were added along with state of...

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Boat House Rebuild

Boat House Rebuild

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This is an open-concept boat port with plenty of storage areas for water toys and life jackets, as well as shore-side fuel storage.

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Design snapshot: Engaging enclosed porch

Design snapshot: Engaging enclosed porch

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of a favorite enclosed porch.

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A Classic Farmhouse

A Classic Farmhouse

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Architect Marc Sloot defines the Farmhouse style with this Wisconsin home.

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Mountain Porch Retreat

Mountain Porch Retreat

Our region has an extended outdoor season that the homeowners wanted to take full advantage of. The existing deck was not adequate for hosting large parties and had no covered space for protection...

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Hemingways Cottage

Hemingway's Cottage

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This custom home was designed to reflect a coastal cottage feel.  It had a ton of interior millwork as well.

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Grand Slam

Grand Slam

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This custom home was designed to reflect the feeling of a high-end mountain lodge.  The inside has so much millwork it's crazy.  We had 7 guys working 2 months on the interior trim alone.

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A Victorian Porch Wins Our Outdoor Project Contest!

A Victorian Porch Wins Our Outdoor Project Contest!

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With its beautiful period details and perfect proportions, this adaptation of an original 19th century porch won our latest gallery challenge by a landslide.

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Victorian (Queen Ann) Style Curved Porch {Mangaris}

Victorian (Queen Ann) Style Curved Porch {Mangaris}

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Hi. My name is Cliff Audet and I wanted to enter this porch that my crew and I built for my own house. The old porch was rotten beyond repair, so when we replaced it using the same details, we added...

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How to Choose an Insect Screen

How to Choose an Insect Screen

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There are screens out there for every budget and need.

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Small Spaces That are Great Places

Small Spaces That are Great Places

A trio of diminutive buildings shows how thoughtful siting and exemplary planning can yield a backyard destination you won’t want to leave.

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Double Decker

Double Decker

The upper balcony was falling off of the house, and the downstairs bedroom had only a window to the outside.   We designed and built a deck that is twice the square footage of the...

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A Simple Cabin

A Simple Cabin

These cabins are a simple 1 1/2 story rectangle, with a screened porch off the living room.  They have one bedroom and bath downstairs and a cozy vaulted bedroom with a bath in a dormer...

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Building Our First House: Floor Plan & Elevations Tour

Building Our First House: Floor Plan & Elevations Tour

After our house was featured in Fine Homebuilding (February) we've had requests to see our floor plan. For those interested this page shows the working plan - minus dimensions & notes - from...

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