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 […]

By Tess Wittler What’s driving the evolution of amenities? Lifestyle—or more specifically, how people want to live. Amenities have evolved to help residents “Live, Work & Play” within their community, which means they no longer have to go off property to get what they are seeking. When done right, they […]

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 […]

By Michael Medick Once upon a time, a young boy lived with his parents in the second-floor apartment of a triplex. Technically, it was a duplex, owned by his grandparents who lived next door in the attached two-story apartment. It had been modified to accommodate a ground-floor apartment; an elderly […]

By Matt Dixon Whether they’re called granny flats, in-law suites, or carriage houses, accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are challenging the makeup of modern neighborhoods and city zoning codes alike. ADUs can be attached or detached from a main home but occupy a single lot, increasing density in a neighborhood without […]