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Project of the Week- Rogue River

LOCATION: ROCKFORD, MICHIGAN ARCHITECT: LUCID ARCHITECTURE PHOTOS: ASHLEY AVILA   Perched on an irregular shaped property with a dramatic drop down to a river, this site posed more than a few topographical challenges. But in the end, the Lucid Architecture team met those challenges
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Project of the Week- Cabana/Daybed

For our most recent DIY project we wanted to build a structure that could be adapted to serve a wide range of functions for your outdoor living space. This versatile, not to mention gorgeous Real Cedar build could be used as
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Project of the Week – Solid Cedar Deck

Location: Joshua Tree, California Builder: Ben Uyeda of HomeMade Modern   When it comes to affordable and sustainable design, the three biggest trends right now are shipping container homes, vacation properties in Joshua Tree and natural building materials such as Western Red Cedar. Green Building influencer Ben
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Project of the Week – Lift House

Location: Killington, Vermont Architect: Birdseye Photo: Erica Allen Studio   As a ski-house at a higher elevation in Vermont, the primary objectives of Lift House were to create a tight thermal envelope and to clad the residence in weather-resistant durable materials. The lower volume is clad in corten steel
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Project of the Week – Raised Garden Bed

See How DIY Superstar April Wilkerson Built this Stunning Back-Friendly Planter Box https://youtu.be/u-yLeZ9CtvM   Gardening is something that Texan DIYer, April Wilkerson, has always wanted to do. But like so many aspiring green thumbs, she didn’t exactly relish the idea of killing her back and knees as she tended to her veggies and herbs. So, she
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Project of the Week – Beach Haven Residence

Architect Specht Architects Location: Taggart Sorenson Location: Beach Haven, New Jersey, USA Construction had just begun on this project when Hurricane Sandy swept through in 2012 causing major damage in the surrounding area. Shortly thereafter, FEMA changed all the regulations regarding beachfront houses, which required the Specht Architects team to a
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Project of the Week – Overland Trail Cabin

Location: Sugar Bowl Ski Resort California, USA Architect: BCV Architecture + Interiors Photography: Vance Fox Overland Trail Cabin was designed and built with the objectives of providing a welcoming dwelling for use in all seasons, and with an attention to detail, character and sense of place in keeping with the overall community. And considering its location, the design also
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Project of the Week – Hillcrest House

Location: Newburgh, New York Architect: Jeff Jordan Architects Photographer: Steve Gross, Susan Daley   When award-winning architect Jeff Jordan came onboard for this project, the historically situated building had already undergone a major renovation — from storage shed for an apple orchard to a modest, well-loved mid-century home.
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Home Improvement Challenge of the Week

How to create front yard privacy in style with a modern trellis Like most contractors, Jim West of Westworks Construction is always working on various projects around his own home. No wonder curious passersby are always peering into his front yard to see what he’s building. He’s happy to show off his
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Project of the Week – Home Improvement

How to Transform Your Outdoor Living Space with a Decking Makeover Building Challenge The homeowners here weren’t happy with the decking material they used to have. It was rotting, unsightly and the overall design was dated. Cedar Solution Rip it all up and replace it with a beautiful Western Red Cedar deck. Which is really going to complement their
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