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A century of doing business and working closely with builders, homeowners, home designers, and architects has taught us a few things that some of the newcomers to the business may not have had time to figure out. We've learned that providing you with unequalled service, excellent technical assistance (we have experienced design professionals on staff to answer your questions and help guide you through the complex process of creating a new home), reasonably priced customization and modifications, and the best home designs in the world make our already great prices even more of a value to you.

How today’s vinyl siding packs extreme toughness

(ARA) - Through tempestuous weather and extreme four-season cycles, today's vinyl siding is living up to both the style and durability demands of discerning builders, remodelers, architects, homeowners and multifamily developers. Manufacturing advancements allow the market's innovative producers to artistically recreate looks of genuine weathered cedar, reclaimed brick and deeply-faceted stone. One manufacturer, Foundry Siding [...]

The Smaller and Smarter Luxury Home

The key elements of functionality, flexibility and value are all addressed in this design.  The first floor offers an open concept living space with subtle definition of the kitchen, family and dining areas by the use of columns and ceiling height variations.  Views of the courtyard and optional pool area are available form [...]

Focus On Kitchens

If there’s one lesson we’ve all learned by now, it’s the fact that the kitchen functions as the hub of the home.  From spacious luxury designs to compact starter plans, this area becomes the focal point of every house. If you still question the necessity of a large, open kitchen, just observe what happens the [...]

Outdoor Living Spaces

We've realized the importance of outdoor living spaces for years; creating an “indoor/outdoor” relationship is certainly nothing new.  However, as we continue to adjust the size of the new homes we build and search for ways to add value to our designs, extending living space outdoors becomes a critical design component. The design [...]

Expandable Design

Imagine a young couple buying an affordable house in a neighborhood with the comfort of knowing that their home could grow along with their family and their finances.  Consider a couple of aging “baby boomers” who would like to downsize to an efficiently designed two bedroom cottage – with the peace of mind that for [...]

Narrow-Lot Housing

One result of escalating development costs has been the downsizing of lots. With construction dollars directly tied to the linear footage of roads and utilities, it stands to reason that lot widths continue to decrease. It's not unusual to see lots in both infill areas and newly planned developments ranging from 30 to 55 [...]

Infill Housing Solution

Responding to the concern for privacy in high-density environments has resulted in the creation of secluded side courtyards on several of the designs. Particular attention has been paid to the proper proportions, massing, roof forms, and scale of each exterior design. These considerations - along with the appropriate selection of materials - ensure [...]

INTERIOR DESIGN ELEMENTS – A Space of Your Own

What makes a home inviting? As with any discussion of design elements, the answer is usually quite subjective. Diverse personal preferences make it difficult to nail down specifics, but a few general guidelines can help increase the attraction and comfort of several areas in your home. The front door and entry, for instance, require special [...]

CASITAS – DESIGN AND DIVERSITY

Diversity becomes an important ingredient of any well-designed home plan.  Although many of us find the same homes attractive, there are always subtle differences in our personal requirements.  Addressing these unique concerns often involves approaching the design with a different perspective.  In doing so, I often find that diversity itself can offer solutions that allow [...]

RV Garage Plans and Motor Home Garages

RV's are a major investment for most people and building a motor home garage to protect your house on wheels is a wise investment. RV garage building plans are not just for your motor home or camper they also work very well for many boat and trailer combinations. If you tow a run-a-bout vehicle behind [...]

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