Nestled in a new master-planned community, Torrey at Beacon Park Plan 1 enjoys a sense of place, framed by half-century-old trees and the architect’s selection of timeless style found in American Heritage Cottage architecture. It’s also our Home of the Week! Borrowing from tradition, the entire two-story wing and double-tiered […]


A neighborhood embedded with open space provides its residents with a variety of potential uses. Civic spaces such as village greens, pocket parks, and plazas are ideal for engendering a sense of community within smaller neighborhoods. In suburban settings, there is trending interest in locally grown produce. Community Supported Agriculture […]

Ashley Avila Photography

Situated on a beautiful lake in Montague, Michigan, this Silver Award-winning home was designed for two families. “The goal of this home was to make the space functional for both families while preserving the integrity of the design,” said Wayne Visbeen, president of Visbeen Architects. “The result is a clean […]

Photographer: Blue Heron

This platinum award-winning home located just outside Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada. shows how indoor and outdoor living can be incorporated seamlessly. Builder Tyler Jones, principal owner of Blue Heron, said the company was able to create an indoor-outdoor feel by integrating materials that work both inside and out. Unlike […]


Six years ago, in the midst of the recession, the battle cry in housing was “Price Point!” Thankfully, times have changed; the economy has improved and buyers are in search of value. While remaining cautious conservative, buyers are looking for the merger of price point and “design difference makers” that […]