Category: Residential

Multi-Generational Housing with Built-in Flexibility for Life Stages
by Omar Lopez, DTJ Designer Aptly named The Descent, this plan focuses on providing a life-cycle to a home that is consistent with that of its owner. When a multi-generational plan is first purchased, it includes a suite space meant to be inhabited by the grandparents (the oldest generation), a dedicated space for the owner,…
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New Urbanism for Small Builder
Site Plan: Movement in the street network generates mystery and interest to the land plan. Clusters of mixed product types offer a fresh design approach and creates an eclectic community layout. Varied architectural edges produce a dynamic street scene. Small block lengths establish neighborhood scale and accommodate development phasing strategies. By providing numerous open space…
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Kitchen Designs That Deliver Big on Form and Function
Designed for Legacy DCS, The Magnolia at Westside Landing is an aged targeted, single level living community overlooking Lake Travis. Vaulted ceilings throughout the living room and kitchen add drama to the spaces while enhanced wall treatments and transom windows maintain a comfortable sense of scale. Accented upper cabinets offer a unique design appeal that…
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A Neighborhood Mosaic: Product Variety without the Headache
Sites are smaller, and buyers expect an urban lifestyle – even in suburban locations.  This can be achieved through a mix of higher-density products, varied streetscapes and purposeful open spaces.  On the surface, these are familiar goals.  So how can volume builders and developers mix housing to match the pace of their business plans? Prior…
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Salt Lake City Rising
A recent adventure brought me to Salt Lake City to experience a portion of Utah’s ski country. Although skiing was the impetus for the trip my aspirations extended well beyond the ski lifts. As a first time visitor to the Salt Lake Valley, my internal agenda was full and I planned to explore the city…
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Millennial Buyer
What’s OUT is IN In the desire to capture the Millennial buyer, builders are focused on what type of housing will appeal to this demographic.  And rightly so; even larger than the famed Baby Boomer generation Millennials have delayed home purchases and builders are poised to tap into this potentially powerful market.  Architecture is hip…
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