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High-density detached housing offers an alternative product design that has proven to be popular with both buyers and builders.
Bassenian Lagoni's Dave Kosco offers a multi-family plan designed to live differently than other multi-family options on the market and build more affordably as well.
Larry Garnett presents a plan with a garage that has room for two cars and a fully equipped living quarters above.
Larry Garnett's design submission blends the setting of a cozy courtyard neighborhood with a narrow footprint that wraps the home around an inviting and functional side yard.
Jerry Messman of BSB Design presents a unique house plan geared for people who are looking to share housing.
Dahlin Group's John Thatch presents a house design concept that can serve multiple generations as a family moves through life.
In smaller homes, a typical great room can become uncomfortably tight. The One-and-One Great Room by Dale Patton of Danielian Associates not only feels large, it lives large.
Phil Kean's design concept for the New American Home features movable glass panels and a large lanai to maximize outdoor living.
Sarah Susanka's Not So Big Showhouse project places the primary living spaces adjacent to the front porch to facilitate movement outside.
Sarah Susanka's latest Not So Big House project places the kitchen and eating area adjacent to the front porch, making the outdoor space a natural extension of the kitchen’s habitable area.
Jeff Larsen of MVE & Partners presents a rowhouse concept with an interlocking or keyed garage configuration that achieves higher densities than conventional rear-loaded rowhouses.
This plan by Art Danielian of Danielian Associates Architecture + Planning is designed to serve multi-generational living with its detached “casita” unit.
Bassenian Lagoni's Aram Bassenian presents a house plan that solves some of the design tradeoffs typical in great room homes.
Longtime marketer and home-building industry consultant John Martin has seen many housing cycles: good community development and design innovation, he says, have always been the path back. Can...
Architect Todd Hallett identifies the three most important things to consider when developing the look of your homes.
A survey of more than 20,000 recent home shoppers offers some surprising insights into the psyche of the modern-day buyer.
The winning projects were selected from more than 400 entries judged on overall design, the creative use of space and materials, and the degree to which the project enhanced the original structure...
Professional Builder’s House Review collaborative presents five design solutions that can help production home builders sell more homes in the recovering market.
Home buyers most value great design and energy performance when evaluating exterior options, according to a survey of Professional Builder readers.
These custom homes were designed for retirement, but their owners are at very different stages. Here’s how they were planned for aging in place.