January 17, 2019
Four years after its completion, the internationally recognized Taft House remains a leading-edge example of building science success.
January 15, 2019
Although deceptively simple in design this well thought out bedroom is gracious and soothing. The materials used and sparse furnishings add up to a quiet and serene space. Radical…
AeroBarrier uses compressed air to aerosolize a water-based sealant to fill gaps and cracks in an entire house.
January 9, 2019
C&H Architects is among the few small residential design firms making voluntary efforts to move toward a carbon-neutral future.
January 2, 2019
This compact guest house packs in a ton of beautiful and useful details, including 2 sleeping lofts, a cozy deck, and an eclectic assortment of new and reclaimed materials.
December 27, 2018
Three indoor units provide the right mix of comfort and efficiency for this well-insulated but complex floor plan.
December 18, 2018
An entry to a home can serve many purposes. As it is the first space of the house its an introduction but it also has to function well for the…
December 14, 2018
The Fine Homebuilding staff gives their best advice for improving leaky board-and-batten walls, buying old houses, keeping HVAC systems within conditioned space, and safely venting gas appliances.
December 11, 2018
Verifying high-performance house metrics under California's Title 24 earns some rebates from the utility company.
This project strikes a balance between agricultural design references and the warmth of a classic home. The metal water tank (on right) was needed to satisfy fire suppression requirements. The…
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