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Ciao, Bella! Ciao, Bella!

Laing Luxury creates Tuscan villa effect with al fresco living amenities in its La Cima community. Read more

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The ABCs of Development

Developer Jim Mabrey and school superintendent Jerry Morgan first came face to face in a meeting at the city hall in Crandall, Texas. Each man came committed to his cause, armed with a specific idea of where and how that corner of Kaufman County, nary a half-an-hour from the heart of Dallas, was going to develop. Read more

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Traditional Transplant

Ryland Homes is proving that you don't have to be a custom builder to build an on-demand-style home. Snatching up the last 60 remaining home sites in the upscale Villages of West Clay, a master-planned community located about a half-hour north of Indianapolis in Carmel, the builder's local division is the sole production builder able to meet the village's strict design requirements. However, Pulte Homes is building manor-style homes at the nearby Manors of West Clay. Read more

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Can-Do Attitude: Habitat for Humanity Can-Do Attitude: Habitat for Humanity

How many pounds of recycled aluminum cans does it take to build a house? The answer: approximately 126,316 pounds. At least that's what the Aluminum Association estimates, as it tallied results from its ninth annual national Cans for Habitat competition. Read more

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Double Vision: Laing Luxury

When Laing Luxury, the high-end division of Newport Beach, Calif.-based John Laing Homes, hired Joan Marcus-Colvin in 2003 as design studio director, they liked her for her 15 years of experience with builders such as Brookfield Homes and Taylor Woodrow Homes. But the company didn't expect that the depth of her industry knowhow would transform the structure of the business. Read more

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