This 2,800-Square-Foot Stunner Makes Them Slam On The Brakes!     I had the pleasure of meeting Mary Schumacher from Schumacher Homes a few years back while doing plan reviews at the International Builders Show. Besides the fact that she is witty and charming, she is also brimming with wisdom. She told me that […]

“ or 248.446.1960.     Infill With A Twist      inShare       February 03, 2016 The lure of a walkable downtown, public parks, and vibrant city life is driving buyers to seek out urban infill properties. When designed properly, new homes will revitalize a downtown area by aligning today’s architecture with the contextual […]

Custom Infill With A Lean Twist       Collaboration is far and away one of my favorite aspects of the building industry. In fact the practice of Lean Design demands collaboration between the architect or designer and the building team to eliminate waste and maximize appeal. This week we are exploring a Lean Design […]

  3 Major Distinctions Between Good And Great Design In my travels working with builders all over the country, I have the opportunity to see a lot of home designs. I see good, bad, fair, and occasionally great plans and elevations. I am able to walk a lot of models each year and see in […]

Think "Leave it to Beaver." Homes designed for traditional neighborhoods should have the following characteristics: Design that encourages a sense of community. Designed to minimize the impact of the automobile. A sense of historical correctness to the massing and fenestration. Historically correct detailing. To encourage a sense of community, many TND-styled homes will have large […]

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