An Electrifying Tale of How Our Homes Will Be Wired


This is a boring photo of a mockup of a wall at the offices of Bensonwood, a builder of timber-frame and prefabricated homes in Walpole, New Hampshire. What’s different about it is the way the blue electrical conduit comes down from the blue junction box into a space behind where the baseboard goes. This means that the wiring can be changed as needs and systems change. It’s all part of what Tedd Benson calls OpenBuilt, which recognizes that parts of a home age at different rates, so you should design so they can adapt to change. In his recent talk

Thirty luxury detached, semi-detached and mews homes approved


Hurstwood Homes has been granted full reserved matters planning permission to develop a five acre residential site in Rossendale.

This will provide 30 luxury and affordable homes.

The scheme, known as Newchurch Meadows, is situated off Johnny Barn Close in Newchurch, Rossendale.

Designed by the Baldwin Design Consultancy, it comprises three-, four- and five-bedroom large detached, semi-detached and mews houses.

Sam Ashworth, project director at Hurstwood Holdings, said: “Having now expanded our investment operations nationwide, we are proud to be working once again in Rossendale and continuing to contribute strongly to the local economy and housing market where we have

Homes, humans and design (and even a special festival) adapt for our times


I “MET” ED SOZINHO and his wife, Darlene, via FaceTime in early May. Ed graciously flipped around his phone and “walked me through” his family’s fabulous Broadview home, and that, ladies and gentlemen, concluded our “tour.”

As you perhaps picked up from all those quarantine-era quote marks, this was not standard procedure, and certainly not ideal, but it was workable, and terrifically helpful and accommodating, and it still counts as “connection,” so yay: Seattleites sure are adaptable.

So is Seattle design.

Cover story: A Seattle photographer redevelops his architectural skills to codesign a once-in-a-lifetime home that impressively withstands the tests

Pulte Homes announces floor plans for Manatee Cove


Pulte Homes, one of the most recognized and trusted brands in homebuilding for 70 years, has announced the selection of one- and two-story home designs it will offer at Manatee Cove, a new 75-acre Naples community of 164 single family homes ideally located off US-41 and Manatee Road, just 1.5 miles east of the intersection of US-41 and Collier Boulevard/CR 951.

Two exciting new models nearing completion will illustrate the variety among the available floor plans. With flexible designs starting from the low-$300s and offering 1,400 to 3,000 square feet of living space and up to five bedrooms and four