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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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The Strong Silent Type

Written by: Bost Homes    August 29th, 2005    Concrete Masonry, energy efficient home, green building, Innovative Solutions    No Comments

Residential Concrete Masonry – August 2005 When Rex Bost of Bost Custom Homes in Cary, North Carolina was chosen to build the 5th Annual New Homes & Ideas Dream Home he chose concrete masonry construction to create a sound and quiet home. “Concrete masonry gives you a much stronger wall and when adding grout and…

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A Concrete Option

Written by: Bost Homes    July 10th, 2002    Concrete Masonry, The Cary News    No Comments

The Cary News, By Wendy Lemus EVEN THE THREE LITTLE PIGS KNEW. It’s a clever line Rex Bost uses to explain why he began building custom homes using concrete masonry – a construction method rarely seen in a state known as the softwood capital of the world. But Bost’s borrowed Big Bad Wolf story isn’t his…

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The House That Block Built

Written by: Bost Homes    May 26th, 2002    Concrete Masonry, Concrete Masonry Design    No Comments

Concrete Masonry Design, By David Holzel IN THE HEART OF TIMBER COUNTRY, BUILDER REX BOST IS SEEDING THE LAND WITH CONCRETE MASONRY HOMES The word most often associated with North Carolina’s Triangle region is wood—wood furniture, plywood and, naturally, wood-framed homes. So a builder who uses a load bearing concrete masonry frame sys- tem for his…

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“The Rock” Standing Solid In The Triangle

Written by: Bost Homes    September 17th, 2001    Concrete Masonry, North Carolina Builder    No Comments

North Carolina Builder, By Susan Brimo-Cox Discard all your old perceptions and mental images about concrete block homes. No longer are they the undistinguished boxes we remember from years past. Today they are used to create beautiful homes. But you’re not likely to recognize one- they’re that nice looking. Of course, your chances of seeing a…

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“Big Bad Wolf” Not Welcome Here

Written by: Bost Homes    May 1st, 2000    Concrete Masonry, green building, Masonry Construction / Concrete, The Triangle's Newhome Guide    No Comments

The Triangle’s Newhome Guide, 2000 MASONRY CONSTRUCTION COMES TO THE TRIANGLE Residential builders in Florida, the southwestern United States and most of Europe have been framing with block and concrete for years. So why is Triangle builder Rex Bost, President of BOST Construction Company, involved in this type of construction? Because the more he’s learned about…

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