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Countryside Make over
Countryside Make over
Sicora Design/Build
This project features an award winning front facade make over. The existing mansard roof was framed over to create a new look that provides some solid curb appeal! The interior of the home did not need to be modified to accommodate this renovation, since all of the construction occurred on the outside of the home. John Ray Photography
Kirkland Outdoor Kitchen
Kirkland Outdoor Kitchen
H2D Architecture + Design
Outdoor kitchen with covered area. Design by: H2D Architecture + Design www.h2darchitects.com Built by: Crescent Builds Photos by: Julie Mannell Photography
St. Paul Custom Home
St. Paul Custom Home
ADŌR Homes
SpaceCrafting Real Estate Photography
Purdue Perfection
Purdue Perfection
Robert Elliott Custom Homes
Nathan Schroder Photography BK Design Studio Robert Elliott Custom Homes
Spanish Colonial Whole House Renovation
Spanish Colonial Whole House Renovation
Allen Construction
The clients wanted to remodel and update this 4,300 sq. ft., three story, three-bedroom, five bath, Spanish Colonial style residence to meet their design aesthetic. Architect: The Warner Group. Photographer: Kelly Teich
exterior mid-century modern building design
exterior mid-century modern building design
Moss Yaw Design studio
staggered concrete, smooth stucco, and warm slatted cedar define the entry to this mid-century modern courtyard home.
Home of the Week - November 13, 2016
Home of the Week - November 13, 2016
Dallas Builders Association
McCowen-Sainton Custom Homes presents its newly completed home for sale in Highland Park. Located at 4321 Fairfax Avenue, this clean lined transitional was designed by noted architect Paul Turney and Denise McGaha Interiors. Included in the 6,500 square feet are 6 bedrooms, 7 full baths and 3 half baths. White oak wood flooring is used throughout. The first floor features a full wet bar with wine storage. The servery off the kitchen features a Miele dishwasher and built in Wolf coffee maker as well as hidden doors to the pantry and china closet. The Danby marble kitchen counters are surrounded by a Sub-Zero refrigerator, 60” Wolf gas range, Wolf steam convection oven, Wolf microwave, Miele dishwasher and a Scotsman nugget ice machine. The dining room has full picture paneling. Both the living and family rooms boast hand carved limestone mantles. The second floor master suite includes separate his and her baths with heated marble floors. A coffee bar with refrigerator, ice maker and dishwasher is conveniently located next to the master suite. The three additional bedrooms on the second floor include private baths and walk-in closets with built-in chests. The third floor can be used as a bedroom with its full bath and three closets or could make a perfect game/media room. The home is set up for an elevator to serve all 3 floors. The detached 2 car garage has a pool bath on the ground floor with full quarters above including a wet bar. The oversized floor to ceiling windows are one of the most striking features of this design. Steel doors in front and rear complement the low maintenance exterior consisting of painted brick, Lueders limestone accents and aluminum clad Marvin wood windows. The slate roof is imported from Spain. Granite flooring completes the porches. Full foam encapsulation was used to insure energy efficiency as well as comfort. Thoughtful touches such as multi-zoned HVAC, humidity sensing exhaust fans and sound insulated baths and drain lines make this a very comfortable home. Smart home prewiring is abundant including exterior cameras. This home is priced at $3,695,000 and will be open the Sunday, Nov. 13 from 2 to 4. 4321 Fairfax is 4 streets south of Mockingbird Lane and is between Douglas and Armstrong Parkway. Please contact Patrick McCowen at 214-908-1600 for more information or to set up a showing. This Home of the Week is presented by the Dallas Builders Association. For information on the Association please visit www.dallasbuilders.com.
Victorian Renovation
Victorian Renovation
Sacred Oak Homes
Designed and Built by Sacred Oak Homes Photo by Stephen G. Donaldson
Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse
Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse
ZeroEnergy Design
Lincoln Farmhouse LEED-H Platinum, Net-Positive Energy OVERVIEW. This LEED Platinum certified modern farmhouse ties into the cultural landscape of Lincoln, Massachusetts - a town known for its rich history, farming traditions, conservation efforts, and visionary architecture. The goal was to design and build a new single family home on 1.8 acres that respects the neighborhood’s agrarian roots, produces more energy than it consumes, and provides the family with flexible spaces to live-play-work-entertain. The resulting 2,800 SF home is proof that families do not need to compromise on style, space or comfort in a highly energy-efficient and healthy home. CONNECTION TO NATURE. The attached garage is ubiquitous in new construction in New England’s cold climate. This home’s barn-inspired garage is intentionally detached from the main dwelling. A covered walkway connects the two structures, creating an intentional connection with the outdoors between auto and home. FUNCTIONAL FLEXIBILITY. With a modest footprint, each space must serve a specific use, but also be flexible for atypical scenarios. The Mudroom serves everyday use for the couple and their children, but is also easy to tidy up to receive guests, eliminating the need for two entries found in most homes. A workspace is conveniently located off the mudroom; it looks out on to the back yard to supervise the children and can be closed off with a sliding door when not in use. The Away Room opens up to the Living Room for everyday use; it can be closed off with its oversized pocket door for secondary use as a guest bedroom with en suite bath. NET POSITIVE ENERGY. The all-electric home consumes 70% less energy than a code-built house, and with measured energy data produces 48% more energy annually than it consumes, making it a 'net positive' home. Thick walls and roofs lack thermal bridging, windows are high performance, triple-glazed, and a continuous air barrier yields minimal leakage (0.27ACH50) making the home among the tightest in the US. Systems include an air source heat pump, an energy recovery ventilator, and a 13.1kW photovoltaic system to offset consumption and support future electric cars. ACTUAL PERFORMANCE. -6.3 kBtu/sf/yr Energy Use Intensity (Actual monitored project data reported for the firm’s 2016 AIA 2030 Commitment. Average single family home is 52.0 kBtu/sf/yr.) o 10,900 kwh total consumption (8.5 kbtu/ft2 EUI) o 16,200 kwh total production o 5,300 kwh net surplus, equivalent to 15,000-25,000 electric car miles per year. 48% net positive. WATER EFFICIENCY. Plumbing fixtures and water closets consume a mere 60% of the federal standard, while high efficiency appliances such as the dishwasher and clothes washer also reduce consumption rates. FOOD PRODUCTION. After clearing all invasive species, apple, pear, peach and cherry trees were planted. Future plans include blueberry, raspberry and strawberry bushes, along with raised beds for vegetable gardening. The house also offers a below ground root cellar, built outside the home's thermal envelope, to gain the passive benefit of long term energy-free food storage. RESILIENCY. The home's ability to weather unforeseen challenges is predictable - it will fare well. The super-insulated envelope means during a winter storm with power outage, heat loss will be slow - taking days to drop to 60 degrees even with no heat source. During normal conditions, reduced energy consumption plus energy production means shelter from the burden of utility costs. Surplus production can power electric cars & appliances. The home exceeds snow & wind structural requirements, plus far surpasses standard construction for long term durability planning. ARCHITECT: ZeroEnergy Design http://zeroenergy.com/lincoln-farmhouse CONTRACTOR: Thoughtforms http://thoughtforms-corp.com/ PHOTOGRAPHER: Chuck Choi http://www.chuckchoi.com/
Fieldstone Guest Cottage
Fieldstone Guest Cottage
De Meza + Architecture
The Fieldstone Cottage is the culmination of collaboration between DM+A and our clients. Having a contractor as a client is a blessed thing. Here, some dreams come true. Here ideas and materials that couldn’t be incorporated in the much larger house were brought seamlessly together. The 640 square foot cottage stands only 25 feet from the bigger, more costly “Older Brother”, but stands alone in its own right. When our Clients commissioned DM+A for the project the direction was simple; make the cottage appear to be a companion to the main house, but be more frugal in the space and material used. The solution was to have one large living, working and sleeping area with a small, but elegant bathroom. The design imagery was about collision of materials and the form that emits from that collision. The furnishings and decorative lighting are the work of Caterina Spies-Reese of CSR Design. Mariko Reed Photography
Front Exterior
Front Exterior
Hestia Construction & Design
A dramatic transformation of the front elevation due to expanding the front entry, removing the roof soffits, replacing all windows and doors, adding gas lanterns, installing faux copper gutters, replacing the roof, and revamping the hardscape.