Top 5 Most Effective Practices for Green Home-Building

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Hopefully everyone is looking to be friendlier to the environment these days. Fears of a changing climate, rising energy costs, and creating pollution have led millions of people to being greener in their everyday life. The same goes with building modern homes. Many are looking for ways to make their new homes more energy efficient. […]

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Mark Stewart Wins PDX Main Street Design Award

Missing Middle Design Award

Mark Stewart Wins PDX Main Street Design Award Last Thursday on April 11, Mark Stewart was honored to receive the award for best “Missing Middle” design for the house plan “Lisac,” recently built at 1106-1145 SE Lincoln Street in Southeast Portland. The term “Missing Middle”  is used to designate housing complexes that are no larger […]

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The Undeniable Advantages of an ADU or Casita in New Home Design and Construction. 

ADU and Casita

The Undeniable Advantages of an ADU or Casita in New Home Design and Construction Samuel Stewart You may have noticed in recent years the explosion in popularity of ADUs, or “Accessory Dwelling Units.” Portland in particular has been at the forefront in this surge, due to both the flexibility in regulations in comparison to other […]

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How to Add A Touch of Elegance to Your Modern Farmhouse

Pendleton Modern Farmhouse Plan

How to Add A Touch of Elegance to Your Modern Farmhouse Peter Goldberg Living in the country doesn’t mean that your home can’t also be luxurious. Farmhouses are proving their staying power as homeowners want a home that is both charming with plenty of outdoor living spaces like porches and patios, as well as enough […]

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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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