The Modern Minimalist Home

In recent years, we have seen a veritable explosion in the simple/minimal house market. Looking to scale down their lifestyles, be it for financial, environmental, or myriad other reasons, Americans are trimming off the excess square footage. Minimalist homes offer exactly what one would need, and nothing else. Our lives are complicated enough as it […]

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Westlake Reserve Custom Modern Home Designs

Westlake Reserve Modern Home Designs 5 in a row We were recently given a rare opportunity to design 5 custom homes for JT Roth Construction on a standalone street in beautiful Lake Oswego, Oregon.  Each home is unique due to the different existing conditions on each lot, and the cities zoning requirements. We also wanted to […]

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“Morisson” Northwest Modern Hip Roof one story

“Morisson” has a graceful Northwest Modern Hip roofline. Stained hardwood siding accents and entry columns complete the look, along with the modern partial glass garage door.

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“Mandy” Shed Roof Modern one story design

“Mandy” has a delightful butterfly gable roof, founded on a simple easy to build low pitched gable roof design. Stained hardwood siding accents and entry columns complete the look, along with the modern partial glass garage door.

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Modern Makeover

It’s Modern Makeover Time We were recently asked by a large scale custom production builder to produce an entire range of modern designs for some of their upcoming subdivisions. They saw modern designs taking hold and wanted to meet the market immediately. Previous in-house attempts to design a new modern home or two at a […]

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“Sterling” Hip Northwest Modern 2 Story

“Sterling” has a graceful low slung hip roof, with stained hardwood siding panel accents with modern partial glass garage door, and exciting, functional horizontal gridded windows.

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“Maximum Joy” Modern Two Story Home Design

The roofline is like frozen music. Beautiful, exciting and harmonious. This weave of modern magic is actually simple to build. At the heart of the design is a low pitch gable roof over most of the building with  shed roof accents , and carefully massed accent walls comprising the balance of the home. 

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Millennial Madness

A new generation is currently searching for their dream home: The millennials. This is no small demographic. Born between 1975 and 1995, they currently comprise about one-third of the total population in the United States. Several socioeconomic trends have significantly weakened their buying power: increased student loan debt; delaying the start of a family; and […]

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Builder’s Favorites

This week we thought we’d like to showcase a few of our homes that have proven time and time again to be big hits with builders. All three of these homes have been built countless times and each time they have been a great success. Each of these homes share a few key elements that […]

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Prairie Style for any housing type

The Prairie Style, which we started working with in 1990 has proven to have great range and enduring appeal. When we began working in this style we started with large custom homes such as Smythe Place, Cassiopeia, Stafford View  and others. The very first such Custom Prairie Home that we created was Mendecosta Summit. The […]

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Wine Country Style with a Casita

When an empty nest buyer looks for a new home, they want simplicity, convenience, elegance, and very importantly, versatility. Their new home is likely going to function as a hub of family related activity, meaning they will need to be able to entertain and host guests. As there are no longer children in the home, […]

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