The House: The Custom Look


A development house was once an architectural epithet synonymous with look-alike monotony and unimaginative design. The housing shortage after the war and the flight to the suburbs did nothing to improve the situation; young families with veterans' loans were glad to take whatever the contractors offered —and that wasn't much.

But the development market has begun to acquire a new and stylish look. One reason for the change is the growth of the high-priced development, planned for older and richer families who welcome and can pay for the landscaping that these...

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