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Oak Commons Oak Commons

SPRAWLING HOMES ON 6,000-square-foot lots are the norm in Gilroy, Calif., a farming community within commuting distance of Silicon Valley. Higher-density clustered dwellings on small lots were a new concept to the area, but one that proved appetizing to commuter couples, young families, and move-down buyers. Read more

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Cityview Lofts Cityview Lofts

PARKING OFTEN CONFOUNDS THE site plans for urban infill projects, but in the case of Cityview Lofts, a significant slope on the site proved advantageous. David Furman Architecture capitalized on the grade to create an underground parking deck for 25 attached condo units in the heart of Charlotte's First Ward Garden District. Read more

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Oakhurst Clubhouse Oakhurst Clubhouse

HISTORIC BUT NOT STUFFY. THAT was the design goal for a clubhouse expansion at the Oakhurst Golf and Country Club in Clarkston, Mich., and architect James D. Nordlie hit a hole in one. Read more

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Woodland Retreat Woodland Retreat

IF THE SIGHT OF THIS INVITING lakefront home stirs thoughts of campfires, canoeing, and s'mores, it's no accident. The woodsy aesthetic was partly inspired by the boys' camp of which the property once was a part. Architect John Cole captured the vision of his nature-loving clients in a residence that respects its environment and feels like a natural outgrowth of the forest. Not a single tree was taken from the site during construction. Read more

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Baldwin Park Baldwin Park

RENTAL HOMES TYPICALLY don't win beauty contests. Their plain vanilla styling often makes them easy to overlook. Read more

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