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While striving to honor the provenance of the original stone farmhouse, Wyant Architecture created a spacious and contemporary new family home.
Thanks to thoughtful material choices and a spacious contemporary design, a streamlined addition to an 18th-century farmhouse stylishly connects the old and new.
HOUSE STYLE: FederalLOCATION: Johnson City, TNPRICE: $279,000HOUSE STATS: 4,190 sq. ft. , 3 bedrooms, 1. 5 bathsThe H...
This is the story of the C3—a trailblazing modern prefab home that ushers in a new approach to city dwellings.
For the conservation-minded architect Dennis Wedlick, the Hudson Passive Project is nothing short of revolutionary.
California architect Peter DeMaria transforms eight shipping containers into an award-winning family residence.
HOUSE STYLE: BungalowLOCATION: Pasadena, CAPRICE: $749,000HOUSE STATS: 2,560 sq. ft. , 4 bedrooms, 4 bathsOrganized C...
HOUSE STYLE: NeoeclecticLOCATION: Austin, TXPRICE: $295,500HOUSE STATS: 2,176 sq. ft. , 3 bedrooms, 2 bathsThe Open P...
New York State's first Certified Passive House sets the benchmark for energy efficiency.
The New American Home, showcased at the 2012 International Builders' Show, is a modern classic in its own right.
HOUSE STYLE: Modern ColonialLOCATION: Brookline, MAPRICE: $4,999,900HOUSE STATS: 5,786 sq. ft. , 6 bedrooms, 6 bathsT...
Mid-century modern roots and the latest in energy efficiency make this the New American Home for 2012.
HOUSE STYLE: Folk VictorianLOCATION: Millen, GAPRICE: $148,000HOUSE STATS: 3,200 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2. 5 baths,...
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In West Palm Beach, FL, the American Lung Association has sponsored a designer showhouse that highlights a healthy home. Bob’s house tour focuses on the baby’s ba...
Bob travels to British Columbia and tours the Waldun Forest Products Company shingle manufacturing plant.
Bob takes a tour of the Isaac Bell historic house in Newport, RI, exploring one of the finest examples of the Shingle Style to be found anywhere.
Bob meets with a local real estate broker and with homeowner Sarah Monzon, whose basement will be finished to create additional family space.
Tom Fox, founder and former president of New York Water Taxi, takes Bob on a tour of the Brooklyn waterfront, highlighting various points of interest.
Eric Deutsch, former president of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, gives Bob a tour of the nation's first federal boat-building facility.
Bob takes a visit to Casco, ME to learn more about the Hancock Land Company's sustainable forestry operation.
Bob revisits The Winterthur Garden and Museum, this time touring the Chinese Parlor with curator Pauline Eversmann.
Bob visits with Brian Stowell at the Crown Point Cabinet factory in Claremont, NH.
Bob tours the Premier Building Systems plant with general manager Steve Thompson.
Bob visits the Global Solar factory in Tucson, AZ to see how they company manufactures its unique solar-electric (photovoltaic) devices.
Bob visits Two Harbors, MN and tours the plant where Louisiana Pacific manufactures a line of exterior trim products.
Bob visits McCleary, WA, where Jim Fielder (from Simpson Door) takes him on a tour of the company's manufacturing plant.
Before heading to the governor's mansion in Richmond, VA, Bob tours some of the sights and sounds of the city.
Bob and Roxane Gilmore, the erstwhile first lady of Virginia, tour the governor's mansion, and meet preservationist Fred Ecker, who is removing a mantel for resto...
Bob tours Virginia House, which was once an English abbey. In the 1920s, it was shipped to Richmond stone by stone.
Bob takes a tour of Wickham House, a high-style museum designed by Alexander Parris, the architect of the Virginia governor's mansion.
Bob takes a tour of Shirley Plantation, the oldest operating family farm in America, located right on the James River.
Bob tours colonial Williamsburg, VA, stopping at the Royal Governor's Palace, where facilities manager Mark Winger gives a tour.
Bob takes a tour of the original Virginia Capitol Building, designed by Thomas Jefferson in 1785.
Bob tours some of the grand old houses that remain from Roxbury's heyday at the turn of the century.
Bob visits the Lightolier manufacturing plant, which covers 6 acres, and receives a tour from the director of design, Bob Wetikin.
Bob tours the Buderus factory in Wetzlar, Germany with Herr Schulte, vice president of research and development.
Bob tours a remarkable concrete building that's survived some of Miami's worst hurricanes: the majestic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.
Bob takes a tour of a William Randolph Hearst treasure: the ancient Spanish monastery that he Hearst had transported stone-by-stone from Spain to Miami.
Bob takes a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House.
Bob takes a tour of the CBS Studio Center, the first of the big movie lots, which eventually gave Studio City, CA its name.
Bob takes a private tour of the set of the television series Grace Under Fire, and meets some interesting characters along the way.
Bob tours the Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens to get some ideas for the Zen garden the homeowners will be installing in the side y...
Bob tours the home's exterior, noting that the crowned gates are complete and that a locking latch has been added to secure the pool. Bob also remarks on the land...
Bob visits the Georgia Pacific pressure-treated lumber plant in Sterling, GA to discover how pressure treated lumber is made to resist weather and rot.
Bob tours the Sherwin-Williams paint manufacturing plant in Winter Haven, FL to see how paint is made.
Bob meets Betsy Johnson, owner of an 1805 Federal-style home in Charleston, the carriage house of which he now tours.
Bob returns to the William Gibbes House in Charleston, SC for a tour of the one-acre garden of this grand Georgian mansion, one of the nation's best examples of G...
Bob takes a tour of the elegantly appointed Guillard-Bennet House, one of the jewels in Charleston's crown.
Bob takes a grand tour of the elegantly restored Federal-style project house, focusing on the portico and back façade.
Bob takes a trip to New York City to tour the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, a spectacular, world-class museum greenhouse.
Bob tours the Indiana Limestone factory with Dave Kern, who explains the fabrication process for the limestone columns being used in the greenhouse.
Bob, Martha, and the homeowner look at the plants in the new greenhouse. Martha explains why she selected certain plants and put thought into their placement.
Bob takes a field trip to East Windsor Hill, CT, where the bricks for the cabin project were made. Along the way, he learns about the manufacturing process bricks...
Bob tours the mother of all cabins in the woods of upstate New York's Adirondack mountains, a camp once owned by the Vanderbilt family.
Bob visits the unusual home of TV star Max Gail in hopes of gathering design ideas.
Bob meets Lee Shield of Weather Shield Windows in Medford, WI to find out how the company makes its special custom windows.
Bob joins Bob Rogers of the Heritage Plantation, located in Sandwich, MA, for a tour of the post-and-beam Shaker round barn that houses the Josiah K. Lilly, III a...
Bob tours the Ralph A. Esty & Sons Lumber Corporation in Groveland, MA. Operations Manager Ken Monaco explains the process of aquiring and milling the lumber. The...
Bob visits the Willamette Industries glued laminated timber facilities in Eugene, OR to learn first-hand how glulams are manufactured.
Bob travels to Canada for a tour of the Ainsworth oriented strand board (OSB) mill, one of the most modern OSB factories in the world.
Bob tours the lavish interior of Chateau-sur-Mer in Newport, RI. The entrance walls are painted canvas and the ceiling is adorned by a fresco. Hand-carved walnut ...
Bob tours Cape May, one of the oldest beach resort areas in New Jersey, a town with many Victorian-era homes and hotels.
Bob tours the Vermont Castings factory in Randolph, VT in order to learn about the manufacturing process for the type of wood-burning stove being used in the Mart...
Bob visits a wallpaper factory, where the design, paper-milling, and printing aspects of the wallpaper fabrication process all take place.
Bob takes a tour of Olana, a Victorian artist's mansion in Upstate New York, overlooking the Hudson River. Named after a Persian fortress/treasure house, Olana ha...
Bob tours the Boston Public Gardens and Boston harbor, then points out a few of his favorites buildings, including those in Beacon Hill. Next, Bob describes how t...
Bob meets with Lynn from the Shirley-Eustis Colonial Governor's Mansion Association. Together they tour the Federal-style home, noting an Irish crystal chandelier...
Bob meets with a project manager for the restoration of the U.S.S. Constitution, "Old Ironsides", dry-docked in Boston Harbor. They review the 21-inch-thick hull ...
Bob travels to Fort Lauderdale, FL for a tour of the Bonnet House. The house, which was built for the Bartlett family in the 1920s and now operates as a museum.
Bob tours homes that were designed by Thomas Edison. Built in Maine before being shipped to Florida, the homes are surrounded by indiginous plantings, and the dec...
Bob takes a tour of the Georgia Pacific plywood plant near Savannah, GA to see how birch veneer plywood is made.
As tiling begins on the bathroom floor and in the shower, Bob takes a field trip to the factory where the tiles being used in the project house were made.
Bob takes a field trip to Plimoth Plantation, a replica village where visitors can experience early Colonial life.
Bob takes a field trip to Keewaydin Island, where he tours an island cottage that was created by a colorful artist.
Bob tours the finished exterior with general contractor Ron Gan before going inside to see Christine Smyth’s spectacular decorating job.
Bob tours the Oak Park, IL studio of the architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Bob goes on to visit several nearby houses designed by Wright at the turn of the century.
Bob tours the finished coach house exterior.
General contractor Buba Barrow joins Bob for a tour of the finish work and interior layout, starting on the tiled front porch, moving through the open-plan family...
Bob and general contractor Tim Berky look back on the numerous aspects of the finished job. Then Bob tours the remodeled mudroom and bath, plus the new open kitch...
Homeowners David Masher and Jeanne Sanviti-Masher provide Bob with a tour of the interior of their 1890s Victorian home in Rowley, MA.