How Much Does Residential Construction Cost Vary From Coast To Coast

Farmhouse Covered in Snow

Building a home on the East Coast of the USA isn’t the same price as building a new modern home in California, Oregon or Washington. The Pacific Northwest weather brings home design challenges of it’s own while the Nor’easters on the East of the United States are wicked, usually bringing super heavy rain or snow, […]

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Shipping Container Homes Rise in Popularity

We live in a modern society where not only can you order your groceries online, but you can literally order a house off Amazon, with the click of a mouse. It’s no wonder the tiny house movement is taking America by storm. Smaller housing options are getting attention and becoming more and more popular. Shipping […]

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Craftsman House Plans are Here to Stay.

Craftsman House Plans M-1914

Craftsman House Plans are Here to Stay. The American Craftsman (or simply Craftsman) home is by far one of the most popular styles of home in the United States. Developed out of the British Arts and Crafts movement, the American Craftsman style originated in the 1890s, and was a response to the ultra decorated and […]

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Make Way for the Modern Farmhouse

Sandridge Modern Farmhouse

Make Way for the Modern Farmhouse. If you feel like you’ve been hearing the words “modern farmhouse,” “rustic,” “heritage,” or “Barnhouse” everywhere, know that it’s not just you. In the last year, there has been a rapidly growing interest in rustic materials, reclaimed wood furnishings, and farmhouse inspired design. Retailers like Target have even started […]

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Narrow House Plans for Narrow Lots

Narrow House Plans for Narrow Lots As America’s small towns grow into big cities and its big cities become sprawling marvels, many people are trying to find ways to retain the character of their city while also allowing for the influx of new residents. Enter the narrow house. Not to be confused with the tiny […]

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Mark Stewart Custom Design for the Millman Family

In a rare perfect conjunction of site, client, builder and designer and taste we present the Millman Custom Home Design. Our clients have been magnificent to work with and we have loved every minute of the collaboration.  This is a true master home design for a lakefront lot with features galore. Magnificent French Country Design […]

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Street of Dreams 2018 for Legacy Built Homes

Modern Farmhouse by Mark Stewart for Legacy Built Homes

Things are coming together with our Modern Farmhouse Design for Legacy Built Homes in the Street of Dreams 2018 It has been nothing short of a joyful experience to work with Phillip Pahlisch of Legacy Built Homes on the design for their  entry in the 2018 Street of Dreams! We often do our best work […]

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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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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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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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