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New Paradigms in Lighting

Written by: Bost Homes    July 22nd, 2016    custom homes, Home Improvement / DIY, interior design, residential construction, Uncategorized    No Comments

Contemporary lighting design of late has disruptively changed the way we can illuminate our homes. The rapid expansion of LED and fiber optic technology has unveiled new possibilities, allowing multiple layers and types of light sources to be placed where traditionally a unidimensional approach would have been the norm.

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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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Casa Lucca

Written by: Bost Homes    May 28th, 2007    construction, custom homes, interior design, residential construction    No Comments

Casa Lucca, Bost Custom Homes’ 7,871-square-foot lakeside estate home in Youngsville, has a large footprint. Fortunately, that footprint is green like its surrounding Hidden Lake community, developed in an ecologically sustainable manner by Crescent Communities with advice from Audubon International. During a recent visit to the stone-and-stucco Tuscan villa, builder Rex Bost pointed out several…

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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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Putting ‘Thought’ Into Houses

Written by: Bost Homes    July 20th, 1999    custom homes, interior design, News & Observer, residential construction    No Comments

The News & Observer, By Carlene Hempel In their 23 years of combined experience as real-estate brokers, Laura Bates and Joanna Scales have never had to sell a house quite like this. From the outside, the 6,200-square-foot, washed-brick traditional on Hidden Field Lane in New Hill looks like any other mansion. But open the front door,…

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