More stories about Design/Construction

  • A Jewel

    It was a tough task. The expert jury (two architects and two home builders) had to vet more than 400 entries to select just 29 winners of the 2012 Custom Home Design Awards.

  • Legends of the Fall

    It’s rare that an opportunity presents itself to work on a historic property where landscape features such as oak trees have been maturing for more than 100 years.

  • On the House?

    Some believe free estimates come with the territory of being a service technician, while others can’t imagine providing hard-earned knowledge without a charge.

  • Making Exceptions

    As a general rule, Jerry Wallace doesn’t believe in providing free estimates.

  • Under Oath

    The lure of expert witness work can be strong.

  • Using Discretion

    An expert witness is generally the type of person who enjoys sharing knowledge to create some kind of good, whether it be to win a case or educate others.

  • Cut in Stone

    Landscape architect Charles Hess prides himself on creating spaces that blend architecture with the natural environment.

  • Drawing the Dream

    A long-held belief of the ultra-high-end pool builder has been that hand-rendered perspective drawings were the most appropriate presentation tool one could use, not only to stand out from the competition, but also to give homeowners a better idea of how

  • Layering Effect

    Landscape designs are three-dimensional spaces, so in order for them to feel right, the foreground, middle ground and visual termination point must be utilized properly

  • Making the Connection

    Epoxy dowelling is a crucial aspect of many renovations