July 2007 Table of Contents

From the Editor
From the Editor confessions of a production home buyer

I've given up my lovely little 1928 bungalow for a production home. My colleague, the editor of CUSTOM HOME magazine, has threatened to out me, so I thought I'd beat her to the punch. Read more

Home Front
Home Front summer reads

For those whose pre-vacation schedules leave little time for bookstore browsing, we've shortened the task for you. Read more

K+B Studio
K + B Studio / Bath asian appeal

An affinity for Japanese design united architect and clients and yielded this serene soaking space. Read more

Perspective
Perspective a cautionary tale

For Philadelphia-based architect, Susan Maxman, FAIA, building in the Bahamas was not a vacation in paradise. Read more

Practice
splitting hairs

If architects get 25 percent of the work they go after, that's a good percentage, but that also means that for 75 percent of the work, someone is calling to say they didn't get it,” says David Hollenberg, AIA. Since June 2006, when he became university ar Read more

practice you can't win them all

Edward Hodges, AIA, a principal at DiMella Shaffer in Boston, recalls his firm's recent unsuccessful bid for work on a college residence hall. During the interview the architects had made a joke about something, and whether or not it tipped the scale, the Read more

Profiles
sarasota serene sarasota serene

Guy Peterson's office sits in the middle of Sarasota's creative hub—just blocks from Sarasota Bay, with its string of resplendent keys. Read more

Projects
a zone of one's own a zone of one's own

For several years, architect Kyle Gaffney made occasional visits to a friend's vacation house in Orondo, Wash. He learned all the area's secrets—the best places to water-ski, the idiosyncrasies of the local weather, and the endless variety of fruit grown Read more

the long run

When architects design dwellings for their own families, client expectations are high. The modern mountain lodge that Henriette Salvesen and Christopher Adams built satisfied even the toughest critics—their three 20-something children. The “kids” praised Read more

east coast ease

Mid-century modern mets cedar siding for this vacation house in the hamptons. Read more

Products
new material less is kenmore

Sears says its new Kenmore PRO line will bring professional-style appliances to more attainable price points. Read more

new material free flow

The Destiny faucet, introduced under the company's ShowHouse brand, uses an infrared sensor to activate the flow of water. Read more

new material orient expressed

One of their company's first vanities, The Chinatown, is made from Forest Stewardship Council-certified maple, formaldehyde-free MDF, and low-VOC paint. Read more

Architects' Choice hardie appetite

studio modera: James Hardie Building Products. Supplee tends to favor siding products from James Hardie because “Montana's harsh winters can [wreak] havoc” on home exteriors. Read more

seville liberties Architects' Choice seville liberties

studio modera: James Hardie Building Products. Supplee tends to favor siding products from James Hardie because “Montana's harsh winters can [wreak] havoc” on home exteriors. Read more

panel discussion off the shelf panel discussion

Ross Lovegrove drew inspiration from the ancient cleansing rituals of Turkish hammans when designing the Istanbul Collection for VitrA. More than 170 coordinating pieces in four product categories bring sleek serenity to the bath. This lavish circular tub Read more

spring showers off the shelf spring showers

Under the Tree reinvents al fresco showering with its clever features and eye-catching design. Read more

water mark off the shelf water mark

The Waterfall takes outdoor bathing to new heights. Designed by Mark Suensilpong for Jane Hamley Wells, the teak-and-stainless steel shower column rises 7 feet above its spacious base. Read more

a showering achievement off the shelf a showering achievement

The graceful lines of a ship's hull inspired the slender curve and natural wood composition of the Aqvaplana shower panel from Aqvadesign. The 2-inch-thick panel—constructed of ebony, paduk, zebrawood, or other rich species—provides a discreet hiding plac Read more

off the shelf artful ablution

Napoli's sculptural shape and artful aesthetic wraps bathers in soothing luxury. Read more

off the shelf turkish delight

Ross Lovegrove drew inspiration from the ancient cleansing rituals of Turkish hammans when designing the Istanbul Collection for VitrA. Read more

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