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Gorgeous Homes

Island Girl
Inspired 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 Ages
Americana done to perfection: Memories of rustic barns on the prairie entice one couple to build a masterpiece in the mountains of North Carolina.

The Money Trail
Our comprehensive checklist will help you navigate through the home-financing process.

Taking Care of Family
Family design, universal appeal: A big-city couple builds a rural retreat in Michigan that just might be one of the most dynamic homes you’ve ever seen.

Great Ideas

Home Fires
Time to get cozy! Hearths aren’t just for the great room any longer. Learn about the most unexpected placement options in your home (think outdoor rooms, kitchens and more), as well as the hottest styles on the market. 

Small Talk: Perfect Kitchens!
Open floorplans give you amazing opportunities for creating dream kitchens, especially in small spaces. We show you how to cook up kitchens with enough character and flexibility to impress even the most discriminating chefs.

Editor’s Note

Interior Elements
Not sure how your home office will shape up? We give you the secrets of creating a space that fits your lifestyle and the impeccable design of your home.

Drawing Board
Great rooms can be larger than life. We show you some architectural tricks of the trade to make them impressive yet livable comfort zones all year round.

Timber frame home shows, open houses, raisings and more.

Where to find the timber frame manufacturers and suppliers that are featured in this issue.

Topping Off
Visual cues help you divide and
conquer the open space in your great room.

Featured Advertising
Focus on Floorplans
Index to Advertisers
Builders Marketplace
Suppliers Marketplace