On the cover: This arresting brick passageway
for a new home in Wayne, Penn., was built by Griffiths Construction, Inc., of Chester Springs. Griffiths
is a custom builder with more than
35 years of experience. See page 8.
Photo: courtesy of Griffiths Construction, Inc.
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Table of Contents
The Vision Makers
No matter how great the architect's design, it still needs a trustworthy custom builder to bring it to life. For the first time, Period Homes puts the spotlight on these often-unsung heroes, as three firms discuss what it takes to build the perfect home.
By Lynne Lavelle
The American Society of Landscape Architects selected 55 winners for its annual awards. Professional Awards honor the best in landscape architecture from around the world; Student Awards provide a glimpse of the future of the profession. Here are some highlights.
Make Mine Metal
Bronze windows became popular in the late 19th century and enjoy high-end appeal today; steel windows became the utilitarian go-to by the 1920s. Find out what today’s manufacturers and window restorers say about metal window history and repair.
By Gordon Bock
A Field Guide to American Houses
Virginia Savage McAlester’s classic A Field Guide to American Houses has been revised and released as an 880-page hardcover volume—and it breaks ground again with expanded coverage of domestic architecture after 1940.
Reviewed by Gordon Bock