In a perfect world, we would all live in our dream homes with every space and detail exactly the way we wanted them. The houses featured in this year’s Homes & Gardens issue were made or remade to do just that — to accommodate the specific needs and desires of their inhabitants.

A young couple who love rural life built a modern farmhouse with special emphasis on the current and future needs of their growing family. A retired couple converted a small, 1950s ranch near Bryan Park into a hacienda-inspired abode. An interior designer transformed a house of moribund design to suit her own (and her husband’s) contemporary taste and to better blend into an established upscale neighborhood. And, instead of downsizing, a couple of empty nesters expanded their home to accommodate their varied interests and to host large family gatherings.

Made to order, each of these homes is truly unique.

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