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The Lodge at Avalaire – Vendor Spotlight #3: The Kitchen

Written by: Evan Bost    July 24th, 2018    architecture, Avalaire, Design/Build, entertaining at home, Parade of Homes, trends    No Comments

Upon turning the corner of the formal sitting room toward the great room of The Lodge, a vast open area draws you in with a sense of soft modern grandeur. Made possible by a web of steel beams and engineered I-joists, this inviting space is anchored by a chef’s grade kitchen with complete openness to…

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Attending the National Custom Builders Council 2017 Meeting

Written by: Evan Bost    November 14th, 2017    architecture, construction, custom homes, National Custom Builders Council    No Comments

Bost Custom Homes is a member organization of a niche trade group called the National Custom Builders Council which comprises about two dozen luxury custom builders from across the country. Unlike large trade groups where members easily get lost in the shuffle, NCBC members share in an intimate experience of trusted relationships and best practice sharing…

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Seeing is Believing: 3D Drawings and Renderings

Written by: Evan Bost    July 18th, 2017    architecture, Design/Build, technology, Virtual Reality    No Comments

Our brains, although incomprehensibly complex and powerful, are not particularly adept at visualizing three dimensional spaces before seeing them. Reasonably so, as visual processing accounts for two-thirds of the electrical activity in the brain. Whether it’s translating from a map to the streets or from a construction plan to a house, most of us must…

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A Labor of Love – Building Casa Lucca

Written by: Evan Bost    May 26th, 2017    architecture, Concrete Masonry, Concrete Masonry Design, energy efficient home, FreeRain, Masonry Construction / Concrete, Parade of Homes, reclaimed / recycled materials, recycled materials    No Comments

Winemaking – an artisanal tradition entwined with thousands of years of history.  In old-world regions such as Bordeaux, the Rhone Valley, and Tuscany, many vineyards have been operated by the same family for dozens of generations. In these traditional wine regions, winemakers pass down their love of viticulture to their children, along with their heirloom…

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Spring Update: The Bustle at Bost Custom Homes

Written by: Evan Bost    March 22nd, 2017    architecture, construction, North Carolina Builder, Raleigh Custom Homes    No Comments

Now that we have crossed the vernal equinox and spring is upon us, we’re reflecting on the busiest winter we’ve had in years while looking ahead to a lively summer.  The holiday season was an eventful one as we wrapped up three homes for three wonderful clients across the month of December and took some…

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What were our Founding Fathers’ Homes Like?

Written by: Bost Homes    June 28th, 2016    architecture, custom homes, home and garden, Home Improvement / DIY, residential construction    No Comments

British, French, Dutch, and German colonists brought to the New World their traditional architectural styles and building techniques, adapting them to the varying climates and native materials of the east coast. The results were practical and quintessential American homes, some of which are still standing. As our nation developed and prospered, so did our architecture. Let’s reflect on the establishment of our nation by celebrating the style of home our founding fathers might have lived in.

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The Meredith

Written by: Bost Homes    April 26th, 2007    architecture, construction, custom homes, green building, interior design, residential construction    No Comments

LIVING IN A GREEN HOME SHOULD MAKE EVERYONE FEEL GOOD, BUT A HEALTHY HOUSE IS A MUST FOR PERSONS WITH ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES.  That’s why building The Meredith, a 2001 Parade house in Durham’s Treyburn golf course community, was a labor of love for its builder, Michele Meyers, who started building green because of severe…

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Truly Tuscan – Casa Lucca The Showcase For A Cure Home

Written by: Bost Homes    April 23rd, 2007    architecture, construction, custom homes, energy efficient home, green building, interior design, residential construction    No Comments

By Kelly McCall Branson HIDDEN LAKE RETREAT The 2007 Showcase for a Cure home accomplishes its mission on so many dimensions. The Casa Lucca was designed as a showcase to increase awareness about blood-related cancers and to raise funds to aid in the research and treatment of these diseases. And this Hidden Lake waterfront Tuscan…

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Made To Order

Written by: Bost Homes    July 1st, 2005    architecture, construction, custom homes, interior design, News & Observer, residential construction    No Comments

News & Observer, By Christa Gala If you’ve got any age on you at all, you probably grew up in a home where you shared a bedroom with a sibling—or a bathroom at least. Maybe you remember being shushed during a phone call while the family watched television in the den. These days, however, some homeowners…

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Custom Concrete Masonry Construction

Written by: Bost Homes    June 3rd, 2005    architecture, custom homes, energy efficient home, green building    No Comments

June 2005, By Rex A. Bost ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND WEATHER RESISTANCE MAKE CMUS DESIRABLE FOR HOMEBUILDING Huddled on the den floor with my family all night while Hurricane Fran’s eye passed 10 miles to the south of our central North Carolina home, I had time to re-think the way we build custom homes. I had frequently…

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