This comfortable, modern Paradise Valley, Ariz. home celebrates nature while paying homage to the 180-degree, iconic mountain view. (Have you entered BALA yet? The 2018 Best in American Living™ Awards deadline is Aug. 24!) Dancing Light was the 2017 BALA Platinum winner for One-of-a-Kind Custom or Spec Home 4,501 – 6,000 Square […]

By Jon Chandler This is my first post in what will be a regular feature for the Best in American Living blog, where we’ll be discussing all sorts of delightful land development and housing issues. Since this is our first date, so to speak, it seems like it would only […]

The client’s coastal New England roots inspired this Shingle style design for a lakefront lot. With a background in interior design, the client’s ideas strongly influenced the process, presenting both challenges and rewards in executing her exact vision.   Project team Architect/Designer: Royal Oaks Design Builder, Developer, Interior Designer: Lecy […]

This Kiawah Island, S.C. project is located in a maritime forest where the maximum coverage for all non-permeable elements is about 4,600 square feet, and the Architectural Review Board required the retention of significant trees. Have you entered yet? The 2018 Best in American Living™ Awards deadline is Aug. 24! […]

By Tess Wittler Preparing to send your student off to college can be exciting, nerve-wracking and expensive. On top of the tuition, room and board and all of the ancillary fees, you have to think about “decorating” your son or daughter’s room to set them up in an environment that […]