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July 25, 2017

  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 […]


July 25, 2017

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 […]


July 25, 2017

 Designer’s pick — The "Windemere"… a family house that can fit most any lot. Traditional layout that is still open for flow and entertaining, this modern plan really maximizes space and function on all floors. Plenty of room for everyone to spread out. Have a great week! smile emoticon


July 25, 2017

  This is a transformer-type plan that offers “plug and play” options without too much of a fuss for the builder. A very popular option as of late is the multigenerational offering.  Having the ability to take a space and convert it to appeal to a family with an aging parent is priceless. This design […]


July 25, 2017

  The Goods For Today’s Move-Up Buyer Move-up buyers are a fickle bunch, and this blog entry focuses on a Lean Design for that group. It is actually an excerpt from a future House Review article that will appear in next February’s Professional Builder. Let’s take a closer look at this 3,700-square-foot home.   Read More


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