Professional Builder – August 2016

Contemporary architecture can take many forms: Northwest contemporary, Spanish modern, midcentury modern, desert contemporary, and Prairie. In recent years, especially, it’s been constantly redefined according to the tastes and preferences of homebuyers. “When the average person thinks about contemporary architecture, they think of nontraditional, nonconventional style,” says Klif Andrews, division president of Pardee Homes, in Las Vegas. “It treats rooflines differently, whether it’s a parapet that hides a roofline or a pronounced angled roof. And it has to have a lot of windows that form a strong connection between the inside and outside of the home.”

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