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  1. Sept – Oct 2004 – Washington Briefs

    Housing Key To Presidential Election?Builders argue that campaigning hard on housing issues will give a big edge to the two presidential candidates this fall and could help determine who wins the White House. This is why the NAHB released 10 key points.10. Housing is leading the nation’s economic recovery. In 2003, housing activity accounted for […]

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  3. Lake Effect

    Though this Texas couple needed a home with more space, they didn’t want to leave their lakeside locale. Fortunately, they didn’t have to.

  4. Burning Desires

      When it comes to how your hearth looks, the options are endless, and the decision is all yours. By Donna PeakBy now, you’re probably familiar with the different kinds of hearth options on the market. Wood-burning or gas-fueled, masonry-built or factory-produced, you’ve likely already decided which choice is the right one for you. But […]

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  9. Home Fires

      When it comes to cooking up some cozy warmth on a crisp fall day, home owner Sue Salvatori believes an old-fashioned wood fire is the key ingredient in the home-design recipe. “There’s something very primal in its appeal,” she says.However, when Sue and her husband Clement were ready to build their new 2,000-square-foot, two-story […]

  10. Taking Care of Family

      Some folks like to mix business with pleasure, but for this rural Michigan family of five, time at their timber frame home is no work and all play.Juggling work with family life can be tough for even the most organized, detail-driven of us. But when you work for a family-owned business, it gets even […]

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      Gorgeous HomesIsland GirlInspired floorplan for the creative soul: On Bainbridge Island, Washington, a fabulous home proves that great design and your life’s passions can go hand in hand.Home for the AgesAmericana done to perfection: Memories of rustic barns on the prairie entice one couple to build a masterpiece in the mountains of North Carolina.The […]

  12. Contents – September 2004

      FEATURES Gorgeous HomesRiver ManorOn Michigan’s Big Muskegon River, a home showcases the unexpected: a combination of rustic and stately styles. The results are amazing. Right Here at HomeThis lakeside classic, complete with turrets (no lie) and a state-of-the-art kitchen, proves that you don’t always have to travel far to find an excellent place to […]

  13. Make a Splash

      Bathrooms – particularly master baths – are no longer strictly utilitarian. Instead, they’ve become a pampering space, serving as a sanctuary for comfort and luxury. Here are some design ideas from trendsetting log home owners, along with some cost-saving strategies.   Bath Budget Start by analyzing your budget and determine how many bathrooms you’ll […]

  14. Mountain Hideout

      What could be better than having a beautiful log home situated in an idyllic Colorado landscape? Having two. The 14 families that have homes at Storm Mountain Ranch, a 1,063-acre log home community in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, also share rotating use of Hideout Cabin, a log home nestled high in Walton Creek Canyon, two […]

  15. July-August 2004 – Cover Story

    Right Recipe for Subdivision DevelopmentScattered site construction, otherwise known as turnkeying homes on the homeowners’ property, has been the meat and potatoes of the building systems industry for decades. Like comfort food, it’s reliable, tasty enough and filling for the bank account. But many builders yearn to craft something far more satisfying-full subdivision development. Many […]

  16. July-August 2004 – Washington Briefs

    Sales Decline In April After Record March An increase in mortgage rates and bad weather in many areas of the United States contributed to a drop in new home sales in April, falling 11.8% from the month before to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million units. This is the lowest level since November […]

  17. July-August 2004 – SIPS Briofs

    SIPA Excellence Awards Winners of the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Building Excellence Awards were announced at the organization’s annual meeting and conference, held May 3-5 in Boston.The competition consisted of five categories that reflect the versatility of SIPs as a building system. All the projects, built with a minimum of 50% SIPs, were judged […]

  18. July-August 2004 – Modular Briefs

    Nationwide Launches New Model Center Nationwide Custom Homes (Martinsville, VA) recently opened a new model home center in Whitsett, NC. Triad area builders and developers are welcome to stop by the location, just off Interstate 40/85 via exit 135 at 1300 Roosevelt Court. Two model homes and a design center and sales office are located […]

  19. July-August 2004 – Industry Briefs

    Builder, 80, Reenacts Daring D-Day JumpOn June 6, retired home builder Ralph Manley, 80, reenacted his courageous parachute jump into Normandy, France, as part of the 60th anniversary celebration of the historic D-Day invasion of World War II.Despite the passage of time, the 101st Airborne Division uniform Manley donned as a 20-year-old still fit him […]

  20. July-August 2004 – Panel Briefs

    Panel/Modular Tour A SuccessBased in South Bend, IN, this May 23-May 25, the Building Systems Councils annual spring tour of panel and modular factories was regarded as a success.Modular Council President David Endy of Stratford Homes and Panelized Council President Bill Dudley of Carolina Model Homes kept the tour on track. A golf tournament on […]

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