Situated within a dense urban setting in Playa Vista, Calif., with a limited site area, this Best in American Living Platinum Award-winning community makes an ideal laboratory for reinventing the fundamentals of shelter. Departing from the characteristics of conventional three-story residences, these living spaces are configured to maximize outdoor-living opportunities […]

The Birdhouse, nicknamed for its diminutive, iconic form, is located steps away from the beach on Prout’s Neck, an historic summer retreat near Saco Bay in Scarborough, Maine. The house was rebuilt on the existing foundation and expanded vertically because of strict zoning regulations that limit building coverage on the […]

Cortesa at Esencia, a Best in American Living Awards Silver winner for senior housing, is located in Mission Viejo, Calif. This front-facing home in a fourplex motor-court cluster evokes a California Ranch style motif with its expansive porch, slump-stone veneer with brick cap, and board-and-batten vertical and horizontal siding. At 1,816 […]

This project–a Silver Best in American Living Awards winner for Entire Home Remodel $250,001 and Over–saw a dramatic transformation of an outdated home’s form and function. Despite very little change in overall square footage, the main floor and master suite spaces have been totally reinvented. A reconfigured kitchen integrates perfectly […]

The best of cottage, Tudor and farmhouse styles are featured in our Home of the Week, “Waterside” of Wolcottville, Ind. (Best in American Living Awards Platinum winner, Detached Home 3,001 – 3,500 sq. ft., Built for Sale.) Its exterior includes board and batten siding, stone accents and distinctive windows. Indoor/outdoor spaces […]