Custom Homes

Examples and Descriptions of Custom Homes

Modern Desert House with Courtyard in Phoenix

by HomeBuilderDigest • January 17, 2018

Today’s custom home spotlight is a mission modern desert home in Arizona. This modern desert home with a courtyard in Phoenix was designed by The Ranch Mine, a national award-winning husband and wife architecture firm in Phoenix, Arizona, run by Cavin and Claire Costello. This recently finished new home build in Phoenix expertly mixes new […]


Custom Cape Cod Cottage Home

by HomeBuilderDigest • January 15, 2018

Peacefully set on the edge of a wide slat water creek that opens up to the Nantucket Sound, this week’s custom home spotlight looks at a gorgeous custom Cape Cod cottage home. The modest, traditional Cape Cod cottage is deceptively large, with over 3,000 square feet within its modest frame. Designed by local architects Polhemus […]


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Zinc-clad Wisconsin Field Home

by HomeBuilderDigest • November 6, 2017

In the northeast region of Wisconsin, a professional oncologist and amateur astronomer of Lithuanian descent wanted a vacation home that would connect him to the elements. Set on a 16-acre farm near the small town of Ellington, this 5,000 square foot home is essentially a large box clad in galvanized zinc and dramatic rolled-metal siding. […]


Desert House of Earth and Light

by HomeBuilderDigest • November 6, 2017

Los Angeles-based architect Marwan Al-Sayed drew inspiration from his childhood in Morocco and extensive travels through Northern Africa for this one-of-a-kind home. The House of Earth and Light in Phoenix, Arizona is a clever play on light, shadow, and natural materials and forms. The residence is built to be suitable for the harsh desert climate […]


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A Contemporary Interpretation of a Palladian Villa

by HomeBuilderDigest • October 31, 2017

On a lush, subtropical South Louisiana island 130 miles from New Orleans, the descendants of Mr. E.A. McIlhenny, famous for his Tabasco pepper sauce, built a gorgeous house high on a hilltop. Set on Avery Island – home to Tabasco Sauce and less than 200 inhabitants, many of whom are family members of the popular […]


Rustic Wood and Steel Home and Guest House

by HomeBuilderDigest • October 31, 2017

In a quaint ski town near some of the country’s most popular national parks, Ward + Blake Architects created a rustic family home and accompanying guest house. Located on 3 ½ acres of open prairie land in Jackson, Wyoming, the buildings share the same vocabulary of material, scale, and orientation. Clad in salvaged wood and […]


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Modern Dogtrot in the South Carolina

by HomeBuilderDigest • October 11, 2017

This South Carolina home is a modern nod to the traditional southern dogtrot house. Custom designed for a couple by the award-winning Frederick + Frederick Architects, the home is perfectly suited for all weather conditions in Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, South Carolina, an old Lowcountry town in Beaufort County, situated between Hilton Head Island and Interstate […]


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Zen-Like Home on the Water

by HomeBuilderDigest • October 11, 2017

This week’s custom home spotlight is a unique, modern home on a peaceful waterfront property in Belvedere, California – a small town just north of San Francisco that is situated on two islands. Heidi Richardson, of Mill Valley’s Richardson Architects, designed her clients a private, zen-like abode. The home offers exceptional views of the water, […]


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Askew Roof & Outdoor Living in Venice Beach

by HomeBuilderDigest • September 15, 2017

This week’s custom home spotlight looks at an eclectic contemporary home in Los Angeles’ Venice Beach. Designed by local award-winning Electric Bowery design and architecture studio, this inventive home emphasizes geometric shapes, indoor/outdoor living, and a warm, natural palette. The Amoroso Residence is a unique, modern home that playfully pays homage to the area’s predominantly […]


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Seneca Road House

by HomeBuilderDigest • September 15, 2017

This edition of Custom Home Magazine’s ‘Home of the Week’ is another groundbreaking design by Chicago’s award-winning Searl Lamaster Howe Architects. Located in Venice, Florida, this LEED for Homes platinum level residence represents the epitome of practical green home design. Surrounded by nature, this modern, sculptural home is bright and full of light, with a […]



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