‘Barndominiums’ Blooming! The Popular Style Is Now Popping Up Outside of Texas

realtor.com “Barndominiums,” part utility building and part residence, are an unusual breed of home. Usually built from prefabricated steel structures and tricked out inside to create a cozy living space, barndominiums were once almost exclusively found in Texas. But like Dr Pepper and Matthew McConaughey, it was only a matter of time before these rustic […] Continue reading →

Want to See Your Home’s ‘Hidden Potential’? Jasmine Roth Shows You How

HGTV Wish your home stood out more from the many surrounding it? Then the HGTV show “Hidden Potential” could get your gears turning. Now in its second season, the show follows Jasmine Roth as she renovates clients’ suburban homes to give them a bit more personality. “In so many suburbs, the houses look the same—basic cookie-cutter designs,” says […] Continue reading →

New Crop of Luxury College Residences Earns an A-Plus for Amenities

Gensler/Ryan Gobuty Forget dingy dorm rooms with communal bathrooms (if you can). Today’s college students are living the good life with amenities such as rooftop pools, private theaters, gaming rooms, and even fully wired outdoor terraces with grilling stations and cabanas. The building boom in housing complexes across the country is extending to universities, offering resort-style living […] Continue reading →

Nurturing Nature With Architecture

Evan Kaufman for The Wall Street Journal When Marti and Tom Burbeck were designing their new four-bedroom home in Ann Arbor, Mich., they went to extreme measures, spending five years and what contractors estimate was $3.5 million to achieve as natural and healthy an environment as possible. To make sure none of the materials they […] Continue reading →