Custom character was key in creating this authentic homage to mid-century design traditions. The classic exterior showcases well-organized geometric forms, simple materials and a neutral palette. The roof design provides shelter and shade from desert heat and sun. Through the garden entry, this sophisticated plan configuration opens to a classic […]

This original 1,600-square-foot, Alamo Heights, Texas, ranch-style home was built in 1953. It is a 2017 Best in American Living Awards Silver winner for Entire Home Remodel up to $250,000. The owners required expansion for their growing family but were on a limited budget, so costs were focused on an […]

by Jon Chandler Some years back, while we were in the middle of a protracted argument in Oregon about adding additional land for development, there was an article in the paper in which environmental advocates and government regulators were quoted to the effect that they had never heard anyone say […]

Project Team Architect/Designer: Barton Partners Builder: Penntex Construction Developer: Toll Brothers Apartment Living Interior Designer: Mary Cook Associates Located in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, Riverworks is a contemporary lifestyle community comprising 349 upscale apartments. Situated along two picturesque waterways — French Creek and the Schuylkill River — it occupies the former site […]

Before we meet Summer House, the 2018 Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) deadline is Friday, Sept. 7! Your win could be waiting–enter now! Summer House is a 35-unit California community of flats over a podium that was built on a steeply sloping site, from a street down to a lagoon, […]