Stormwater runoff on development sites is governed by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Act nationally, and locally by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and City of Wichita stormwater regulations. Runoff during and after construction must be treated to prevent sediment-laden waters from traveling offsite. In Kansas, sites […]

Our Home of the Week, Waterleaf of Grand Rapids, Mich., received judges comments like “wood done well” when it won a Best in American Living Silver Award for One-of-a-Kind Custom Home (4,501-6000 square feet). Every exterior element of Waterleaf is purposefully natural—from the wood doors, to the cedar shake siding, […]

Watch how this spacious master bedroom suite was transformed into a restful retreat. The clients built this custom home about thirty years ago when their kids were young. After many happy years of raising a family, the couple was looking for a home renovation that better reflects their new lifestyle as empty nesters. […]

This 3,700-square foot home, located across from Genesee Park, near the shores of Lake Washington and a broad open meadow that stretches 5 blocks north to Stan Sayres Memorial Park on Lake Washington Boulevard in Seattle, will achieve net zero energy and 5-Star Built Green certification. The 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home […]

Located in Irvine, Calif., our Home of the Week is the largest plan of the Julep series at Parasol Park. The home elevates outdoor living at every level. The eye is immediately drawn from the arches of the entry porch, upward to the second-floor siding details and trellis-covered deck. The lofty design […]