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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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Harpoon House

Harpoon House

A small house with just enough space

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A garden for the morning and one in the afternoon.

A garden for the morning and one in the afternoon.

The layout of this home brings the best elements of the outdoors inside. And creates a cozy retreat. A creative floor-plan makes for amazing spaces

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A mod bath- with clean lines and shapes

A mod bath- with clean lines and shapes

A modern guest bath with a sleek sink and playful lines create a relaxing and playful space.

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Abundant Light and Casual Design

Abundant Light and Casual Design

Using a wall of windows an architect brings in light and makes a natural gathering place.

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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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Historic Factory converted into Live Work Lofts In Oakland Ca.

Historic Factory converted into Live Work Lofts In Oakland Ca.

Using the bones of a 1940s factory, an architect creates beautiful light filled living spaces in an industrial section of Oakland Ca.

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Solar In the City

Solar In the City

A renovated Victorian becomes a self sustaining Zero energy home.

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Bragg Hill Residence

Bragg Hill Residence

Beginning with a goal of creating direct connection to the site, Bragg Hill was designed to celebrate the landscape, while seamlessly incorporating sustainability.

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Contemporary NW Project by artisansgroup

Contemporary NW Project by artisansgroup

Essential, contemporary, and inviting defines this extremely energy efficient, Energy Star certified, Passive House design-inspired home in the Pacific Northwest. Designed for an active family of...

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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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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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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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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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