A beautiful home is made better when it’s surrounded by a beautiful community, and crafting that connection is what our Best in American Living™ 2018 Fall Issue is about! Whether the development is new and energy-efficient (from one Alaska university’s study on building in cold climates, or from high-performing windows and doors)… […]

To be honest, this project that combined talents of a Texas HBA and local high school students was one of our absolute favorites! Casa Uber Alles, The Best in American Living Awards (BALA) Judges Discretionary Award winner for Educational Building Trades Program, is a Tiny House on the Fredericksburg, Texas, […]

This Las Vegas community’s rugged, contemporary styles mix flat and shed roofs with stone, bronze, rusted metal, wood tiling, and plaster, creating warm, rustic, modern homes. The Best in American Living Awards (BALA) Gold winner for Detached Home, 3,001-3,500 Square Feet is designed with a 30-degree rotation of the rooms […]

This existing Long Beach, Calif., house looked like Darth Vader’s helmet—dark and foreboding. But the redesign saved it from the “Dark Side…” …bringing it into the light, and winning Gold in the Best in American Living Awards (BALA) Entire Home Remodel $250,001 – $750,000 category. The project encompassed the complete […]

This 12,000-square-foot, single-family home boasts classical, French-style architecture, with a limestone façade and lavish gardens fitting perfectly into the vernacular of Chicago’s Lincoln Park. It was a Platinum Best in American Living Awards (BALA) winner for One-of-a-Kind Custom or Spec Home Over 8,000 Square Feet. With more than 50 different types […]