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For Homes That Look Solid, Entablature Is A Must

In traditional homes, solidity is telegraphed by the space between the window heads and the roofline called entablature (cornice, frieze, and architrave). It holds the roof up, it transfers the loads, and it's what distinguishes solid-looking homes from flimsy ones. Here, Don Powers shows production builders how to up their game by including this subtle but essential part of the exterior.

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FourPlans: Hot Hill Country Style from Hobbs' Ink

Take advantage of great views with these outstanding homes by Hobbs’ Ink. Janet Hobbs and her team create unique designs that show off rolling hills and spectacular sunsets. Inside, inviting and informal layouts fit beautifully with today’s relaxed lifestyles. It’s no wonder, then, that Hobbs’ Ink has earned a plethora of design awards and two of the spots on the list of bestselling house plans.

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