As a recent study shows, American consumers crave home designs that incorporate outdoor spaces. But designing wide-open dwellings with lots of windows and doors and plentiful light and breezes presents special challenges.

Here, BUILDER takes a look at three of this year's Gold Nugget Award-winning projects for new ideas in bringing the great outdoors inside. Click on each one for more details.

Home of the Year


Grand Award
Best Single-Family Detached Home, 4,000 to 5,000 Square Feet


Palm Springs House, Booth Hansen, Palm Springs, Calif.
Hedrich Blessing Palm Springs House, Booth Hansen, Palm Springs, Calif.

Grand Award
Best Custom Home, 4,000 to 8,000 square feet


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