A first-time owner/builder with a modest budget pools talent and resources to create an energy-efficient cottage with rich Craftsman details.
An earnest upside-down saltbox is updated with a gracious entry, a shingled seaside style, and windows toward the ocean.
With a durable exterior and a surprising daylit interior, this neighborhood home remains private even as its walls fold open onto a neat courtyard.
An architect explains how to use the six principles of massing to shape a distinctive small home.
An innovative solar-heating system is the foundation of an artist’s small country house, where an equally smart plan accommodates both life and work.
Overlooking Maine’s rocky coastline, this summer getaway follows the site’s contours and takes on the color of the forest.
Proven ways to save the design team’s time and your money.
A new home combines privacy, daylight, and durability, and fits comfortably into a traditional neighborhood.
LEED for Homes is a new, comprehensive national certification program for green, energy-efficient homes. Builders who’ve tried it like it, but will it change the way houses are built?
Federal and state incentive programs make rehabilitating durable old buildings cost-effective
Go inside this lakeside cottage to see how massing influences interior shapes.
Resourceful homeowners apply Duo Dickinson's "10 steps to reduce an architect's fees" to rebuild the home they lost in a fire
Reports from three case studies outline what it takes to achieve LEED for Home's silver, gold, and platinum ratings
Many people end up with chaotic home designs, but you don't have to be one of them
Product packaging is the only real way to tell photoelectric and ionization alarms apart
Porcelain and nonporcelain tile might look the same, but their durabilty differs
Learn the pros and cons of asphalt, pavers, gravel, and more so you can pick the best materials for your new driveway.
Great moments in building history: Some people don't have to leave their houses to go river rafting
Although size and style are vital to a successful porch, don't ignore the importance of materials and craftsmanship
Acrylic-block door inserts can be retrofitted into existing doors
Reiker ceiling fan/heater is a ductless room conditioner
Retractable-hose central-vac system resolves two problems with one solution
as4 modular furniture system uses cold-rolled steel bars and hardwoods
Noble Niches are the perfect depth to slide into a 2x4 wall cavity
How much higher do energy costs have to rise before people will pay a premium for a house that is LEED-certified?
If a picture says a thousand words, these before and after photos say a million
The most-important door in your house might just be a blower door
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