1. 2012's Best-Selling House Plans

Winners of 2012's popularity contest: House plans with stylistic fusions, many offering one-story living.Screen Shot 2013-11-17 at 12.14.00 PM
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2. How to Make a Front-Loaded Garage Beautiful

With a little thought and some design tweaks, guest architect Rich Bubnowski shows how a front-loaded garage can be in balance with the rest of a detached home's front elevation in this article and slideshow.
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3. Top 10 Best-Selling House Plans of 2011

Take a look back at home building trends in 2011, when the most popular plans focused on outdoor entertaining, single-level living, and modest square footage.
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4. Island Living

Architect James Wentling shows (and tells) production builders how a hard-working kitchen island makes for a smarter, more flexible plan in this article and slideshow.
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5. Remaking the Modern Design Mold

The floor plans of the 2013 New American Home focus on seamless indoor/outdoor connections, striking sightlines, and creating a sense of calm.
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6. Hurricane-Proof Concrete House With a Designer's Touch

This 1,200-square-foot home will withstand up to 200-mile-per-hour winds, dispelling most notions builders have of a cast concrete house. In fact, they say their prototype home would do a better job of resisting hurricanes than a stick-built home.
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7. New Designs from Standard Pacific

A new suite of floor plans is challenging perceptions of what luxury and move-up buyers value in new homes. Most significantly, these plans replace formal with function.Screen Shot 2013-11-17 at 12.56.53 PM
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8. Beach Haven

A once cramped summer home riddled with structural problems is transformed into a beach haven with outbuildings, providing inspiration for multigenerational living and universal design.
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9. 13 Hot Products from IBS 2013

Boom or bust, these manufacturers have continued to innovate. From shower heads with built-in speakers to high-definition display thermostats, these products on the show floor caught our eye.
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10. Design Details: Corner Windows

Beautiful and versatile, corner windows add the perfect modern punch to designs of all kinds. Corner windows are executed beautifully in this photo set of 12 different homes.
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