Custom character was key in creating this authentic homage to mid-century design traditions. The classic exterior showcases well-organized geometric forms, simple materials and a neutral palette. The roof design provides shelter and shade from desert heat and sun. Through the garden entry, this sophisticated plan configuration opens to a classic […]

This original 1,600-square-foot, Alamo Heights, Texas, ranch-style home was built in 1953. It is a 2017 Best in American Living Awards Silver winner for Entire Home Remodel up to $250,000. The owners required expansion for their growing family but were on a limited budget, so costs were focused on an […]

Before we meet Summer House, the 2018 Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) deadline is Friday, Sept. 7! Your win could be waiting–enter now! Summer House is a 35-unit California community of flats over a podium that was built on a steeply sloping site, from a street down to a lagoon, […]

Chicago’s Basecamp is a transit-oriented, single-family community that integrates private, semi-private and public spaces with a modern, yet contextually compatible aesthetic. Individual lots are configured along tree-lined streets with sidewalks that curve through the site and access centrally located parks. Tailored to young families and couples who prefer the city […]

Builders in Their Communities The Summer Best in American Living™ is here! In this issue, we visit the forward-thinkers who are building locally, but thinking globally. Watch a team of North Carolina builders join the renaissance of rural lifestyle, tour a modern take on the classic farmhouse, and be inspired […]