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Original Mid Mod Fireplace, raised concrete hearth, modern furniture, large red area rugs, custom artwork, retro furnishings, inside out brick wall, exposed brick, leather side chairs, linen sofa, flokate pillow, wide plank oak flooring - Midcentury Modern Renovation - 81st Street - Indianapolis, Christopher Short, Architect, HAUS Architecture

5 Reasons to Work with an Interior Designer Beyond Finishes

When working on a home, whether building or renovating, there are a lot of things to consider. We’ve previously touched on the benefits of working…

The open-concept kitchen and dining room features white oak cabinetry, open shelving, custom terrazzo flooring, white quartz countertops, and panel-ready appliances.

Roadmap to Project Success: Top Information to Share With Your Architect

Creating custom spaces takes a lot of effort, but it’s like going on a trip; you need a roadmap to ensure success and that you’re not wandering around lost…

The rear exterior of Brick Modern House peeks through trees and foliage, showcasing a blend of ironspot brick and vertical wood siding.

From Concept to Reality: 6 Reasons to Hire a Design-Build Architect for Your Custom Modern Home

Designing and building a modern custom home is an enormous undertaking that that often involves coordinating…

Passive House and Zero Carbon Building Infographic courtesy of Passive House Accelerator.

The Basics of Passive House: What You Need to Know

Passive building is a set of design principles for achieving a precise level of energy efficiency while also creating comfortable indoor living spaces. The movement began with residential…

Scandinavian Rustic Cabin - Sitting Room - Christopher Short, Architect, Indianapolis, HAUS Architecture

10 Maintenance Items to Keep Your House Functioning Properly

Regular maintenance is key to keeping your home operating properly and effiiciently. As lovers of buildings, we are experts in in knowing which systems…

Straight-on Exterior Facade Elevation - Modern Brick House, Indianapolis, Windcombe Neighborhood

Master Your Dream Home’s Budget with Architects

Architects’ expertise in managing scope, quality, and time makes them vital for controlling costs in luxury, custom home construction. In the world of high-end custom home construction, achieving…

Front exterior elevation features concrete pavers leading to covered entry porch with rooftop patio above - Meadow House - Franklin Township - Indianapolis, Indiana - HAUS | Architecture

Must-Ask Questions for Engaging Your Architect

When beginning a new design project, it is important to have a clear understanding of what you want to achieve so the architect can help you get there. To maximize success in your…

Home Office is tucked away with a minimalist aesthetic that continues the theme from other portions of the residence, including oversized custom artwork, porcelain tile flooring, and white oak cabinetry - Modern Lakehouse Renovation - Clearwater

Crafting Your Home Office Haven: The Power of Universal Design

When you’re building a home where you plan to live and work under the same roof, finding a balance between comfort, accessibility, and functionality is…

North facing Corten-clad volume contains primary suite and art studio flanked by covered porches - Industrial Farm Modern - Back40House - Pendleton, IN

How Does Building Geometry Affect Energy Performance, Aesthetics, and Construction Cost?

Creating a great modern home is a balancing act of seemingly endless choices. Every design decision…

Modern infill includes architectural open-riser stair with wood treads and glass railings, all-white kitchen with vaulted ceilings and south-facing glass - Modern Villa Urban Home, Old Northside, Indianapolis

Beyond Beds and Baths: The Characteristics of a Great Home

What makes a great home? Is it the number of beds or baths that a home has? Is it how big the yard is? These are some of the basic characteristics…

Project Manager/Site Supervisor (New Team Member) - Lakeside Elevation - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon

Homeowner’s Guide: Best Ways to Limit Change Orders in Modern Residential Construction

As a homeowner, it’s essential to understand how to limit Change Orders in your modern residential…

Copperwood New Modern House 1 - South Elevation - Christopher Short, Architect, Indianapolis, HAUS Architecture

7 Things You Should Know About High Performance Design + Build

Designing for efficiency is a win-win. Whether or not you believe that humans are impacting earth and global warming is actually happening, most…

Top 6 Things to Know About an Architect-Led Design Process ($1.0m-plus Modern Residential)

So you are eagerly prepared to design and build your new modern dream home. You have a special interest…

Expectations: Will I get my money out of a major renovation project?

Have you been debating building new vs. renovating your existing property; or buying a different property in an established location to renovate?

The Critical Path to Project Success – Getting Started

Check out our tips for project success.

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