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Siting Help from an Architect

Pointers for situating your new house on your lot from architect, author, and teacher Donlyn Lyndon, who was one of the original designers of the internationally famous community on California's north coast, known as The Sea Ranch. Click to read this article...

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Estimating the Cost To Build Your House Plan

Ordering a Cost To Build Report (CTB) on a house plan is a good way to start assessing a project's affordability. Key features will have a major impact on the bottom line. Click to read this article...

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Top Ten House Plans for Spring Building

The top 10 best selling plans so far in 2017. Most are one story, 3 bedroom 2.5 bath with 2-car garage. Click to read this article...

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Rainwater Harvesting

Cisterns above ground or below and other matters related to storing and using rainwater in and around the house. Click to read this article...

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Accessory Dwelling Units -- What? Where? Why?

Why building an accessory dwelling unit can be a smart idea -- and tips to navigate the process. Click to read this article...

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What's On Your Outdoor Living Wish List?

A recent survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects lists the garden/outdoor living features that homeowners desire. Click to read this article...

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How to Modify a House Plan

You can personalize a home plan to fit your lifestyle. For example you might purchase this studio tower Plan 479-6 and then add a breezeway and another wing, as shown above. Click to read this article...

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Talking Porches & Pergolas

David asks Ron Sakal and Sallie Hood of The Homestead Partners about their outdoor-oriented home designs. Click to read this article...

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