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Modern Addition

Modern Addition

Waiting for the right light to capture this beautiful modern addition to a classic Boise Craftsman

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Bringing the Outside In

Bringing the Outside In

A Seattle Architect re-imagines the relationship between a home and its surroundings.

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Texas Deep-Energy Retrofit Remodel

Texas Deep-Energy Retrofit Remodel

When you hear about a deep energy retrofit project most people think of the snowy North Eastern US. I can tell you that the strategy for a Northern remodel with energy efficiency in mind is very different that our strategy for Hot/Humid Texas. In this video I'll show you 6 things we are doing to making a dramatic difference in this 1950's slab on grade house's energy bills.

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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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Lead Paint: The Fines Are Real

Lead Paint: The Fines Are Real

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An Oregon painting contractor shells out over $32K for failing to comply with lead-paint regulations.

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Creating an Urban Oasis: A Green Live-Work Space Blooms on a Gritty City Lot

Creating an Urban Oasis: A Green Live-Work Space Blooms on a Gritty City Lot

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Recycled shipping containers, energy-scrimping details and a sophisticated design sense create a handsome urban compound in a transitional neighborhood.

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my own house (timberframe section)

my own house (timberframe section)

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THis is the house in process, with roof on. I did a second story addition to my small ranch, with partial timber-frame for the second story floor in one section

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Modern Makeover - The Exterior

Modern Makeover - The Exterior

Acrylic Stucco, Redwood Siding, New Windows and Doors, Repitched Roof and Garage to Carport conversion. Reclaimed Redwood Shade Structure

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MORE Westchester Waterfront

MORE Westchester Waterfront

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Westchester Waterfront Residence

Westchester Waterfront Residence

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123 West, ,  Darien, Ct.  Before & After

123 West, , Darien, Ct. Before & After

Renovation, remodel and addition to a 1928 home, keeping the original architectual details and craftmanship.

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California on the job.

California on the job.

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Renovation & addition at 123W

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Simple Complexity

Simple Complexity

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Beautiful Lake View Deck This simple L-shaped deck was transformed into a work of art by adding an inlaid Celtic pattern. The weave goes down both legs of the L with the knot design in the center...

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Announcing our Before and After contest winners

Announcing our Before and After contest winners

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Fine Homebuilding editors are a finicky bunch, and opinionated too. So the task of narrowing down the nearly 150 entries from our “Before and After: What’s Old is New Again,” kitchen and bath contest to just five winners wasn’t easy.

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Help Build an Article on Remodeling

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I’m working on an article about framing interior walls. I plan to make it specific to remodeling, but other than that, I don’t have a particular focus yet. But I need your help. nbspIf...

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Converting a New England Carriage House into a Ranch-Style Home

Converting a New England Carriage House into a Ranch-Style Home

Last summer we purchased a 10,000 sq foot lot with a carriage house and in-ground swimming pool. With this I restored the turn-of-the-century carriage house and built an 1100 sq foot house around it...

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200 s.f. Art Studio

200 s.f. Art Studio

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     Small art studio I built for a good friend of mine.  In Olympia you can build a freestanding structure up to 200 s.f. (recently raised from 100 s.f.) without a permit. It was...

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