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Mar 29, 2018

Summer Dreaming

As John Steinbeck said in Travels with Charlie; “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”  Those words seem particularly true today as New England (and YFI’s hometown of York, Maine) is experiencing yet another  snowstorm.  However, this does NOT keep us from looking ahead and longing more…

May 29, 2017

First Steps in a New YFI Custom Homes Project

YFI Custom Homes, in another collaboration with TMS Architects of Portsmouth, NH, has begun work on a project located on a southern New Hampshire lakeside property. The home that was located on the property could not be salvaged as it was dated and covered with asbestos siding and had a rubble, not poured,  foundation.  After more…

Nov 17, 2016

Lakeside Residence in Progress – Part 3

YFI Custom Homes continues construction work on this beautiful lakeside residence in Part 3 of our “Lakeside Series”.  A major portion of the work is now concentrated on the interior of the home and it is exciting to share some of these finishing details. Custom-made tiles are featured in many different areas of the home; several examples are more…

Oct 20, 2016

Lakeside Residence in Progress – Part 2

As promised, here is Part 2 of our continuing series on  the progress of  a custom lakeside residence currently under construction by YFI Custom Homes and designed by TMS Architects.   Here are more “in progress” photos featuring the installation of the garage cupola, some preliminary interior photos and more up-to-date exterior shots. Work on the interior more…

Sep 29, 2016

Lakeside Residence In Progress – Part 1

YFI Custom Homes has been working on a beautiful custom residence, harmoniously sited on a wooded lot with a breathtaking lakeside setting.  Designed by TMS Architects, the residence takes full advantage of the panoramic water views and a pastoral vistas. Stylistically similar to an Adirondack lake house and particularly notable for a meticulous level of interior and exterior more…

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