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    Residential garage doors are generally run-of-the-mill steel products or custom traditional styles made of wood. With its new aluminum and...

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2012 Most Popular Products - DS

  • August Collection by Trove

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee is putting the spotlight on the British monarch. But to what extent are royal leading ladies...

  • Ten Fresh Finds from AIA National Convention

    Metal fabrics, custom-made windows and doors, daylighting systems, and light-controlling shades are just a few of the new products...

  • Kitchen Products Slideshow

    Spring releases in kitchen products focus on streamlining tasks, maximizing efficient storage, and making cooking easier.


2012 Most Popular Profiles - DS

  • Award Winning Firm Ventures Into Bigger Territory to Weather Recession

    When Residential Architect profiled Safdie Rabines Architects in 2006, the San Diego-based firm had just started to design bridges and...

  • A 4-inch-thick wood entry door welcomes visitors to the pavilion, used as a tea house, meditation room, and stage for family musical performances.

    Famed Regional Architect Goes International

    After 11 years going to work in Alexandria, Va., David Jameson, FAIA, moved his studio to the Tenleytown neighborhood of Washington, D.C...

  • Profile: Estes/Twombly Architects

    Boil it down, keep it honest, make it fit. Estes/Twombly Architects’ ethic of practice is as simple and direct as the architecture it...

  • Profile: Dennis Wedlick, AIA, Dennis Wedlick Architect

    New York-based Dennis Wedlick Architect [DWA] used to be known for crafting finely detailed custom homes in rural locations and creative...

  • Profile: Nils Finne, AIA

    Nils Finne, AIA, has long exemplified the highly skilled regional practitioner. Based in Seattle, he draws on Asian, Scandinavian, and...

  • Profile: Mark Hutker, AIA, Hutker Architects

    Hutker Architects is no stranger to the pages of Custom Home and residential architect. Mark Hutker recently shared how he maintains high...

  • Profile: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop

    The title of residential architect’s July 2003 cover story on Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects, “Light on the Land,” alluded to the...

  • Profile: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA

    One of the ra50, recipient of multiple residential architect and Custom Home Design Awards, and a 2001 Rising Star Leadership Award winner...


2012 Most Popular Projects - DS

  • 2012 Kitchen and Bath Design Award Winners

    Juries for both the 2012 residential architect and Custom Home Design Awards gravitated toward kitchens and baths that open up to adjacent rooms or outdoor spaces.

  • A South Dakota Prairie Home Bucks Tradition

    A South Dakota prairie home bucks tradition in favor of durable, unadorned surfaces and an open-plan layout that make more sense for an active family with four children and two dogs.

  • Suburban Home Down Under Clings to Cliffside

    A spectacular custom house in Australia clings to a cliffside that could be at the end of the world rather than the end of a suburban neighborhood. The structure perches at the edge of a continent, but also at the balance point between the force of nature and the reach of human aspiration.

  • Custom Homes Strive for Energy Independence

    This collection of custom houses strives for energy independence and minimal impact on the land.

  • Room Study: Architectural Window Seats

    Window seats can add extra seating to living areas or provide quiet asides for coffee breaks and contemplation

  • Award-Winning Architectural Interiors

    The transformation of these interior spaces through thoughtful architecture was worthy of notice from our design award juries.

  • Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

    Custom Home editors have compiled a slideshow featuring the winners in the Outdoor Spaces and Accessory Building categories from our recent Custom Home Design Awards.

  • Award-Winning Details

    McInturff Architects has won multiple Custom Home Design Awards for architectural details over the years. Firm founder and principal architect Mark McInturff talks about how his design philosophy leads to these special moments that frequently garner accolades from our awards juries.

  • Oriented toward a family room/screening room and open to an outdoor pool deck, this kitchen balances illumination with a large skylight over its work area.

    Award-Winning Kitchens and Baths

    A web-exclusive look at some of the past design award winners in our kitchen and bath categories.

  • This Baja California home embraces its dreamy Pacific Ocean site, with an infinity pool and fire pit right next to the ocean.

    A Baja Beach House Goes Modern

    This Cabo San Lucas coastal retreat is a beach-lover's paradise. Firmly rooted in the vernacular of Mexico, the home also has modern touches and pops of color deftly woven in.

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