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Modern Box Home in Rural Wisconsin

Taking its cues from local barns and silos and the rolling Wisconsin terrain, the Field House is a kind of modern observatory for watching winter turn to spring and the great vault of the heavens.
June 29, 2013
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The First LEED Gold-Certified Family Home in San Diego

A multi-generational home in San Diego, California, elegantly combines sustainability and luxury.
June 29, 2013
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Clifftop House with Angled Roof in Maui

With an angled roof designed to resemble the surrounding cliffs, a house in Maui, Hawaii, is built to meld with the landscape.
June 24, 2013
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Modernist L-Shaped Charred Cedar Cabin in Alaska

In the shadow of Mount McKinley, amid Alaska’s meadows and icy streams, a former teacher and a four-time Iditarod winner built a modernist cabin as expansive as the Last Frontier.
June 17, 2013
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A Sustainable Rammed Earth Home in New Mexico

Studio eM Design’s rammed-earth home in Corrales, New Mexico, updates the regional adobe archetype into a hallmark of sustainable design.
June 16, 2013
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The Modern Renovated Home of Glee Star Jayma Mays

Armed with a keen eye for design and a yen for vintage furniture shopping, Glee star Jayma Mays and actor Adam Campbell revitalize a formerly jumbled Los Angeles house.
June 5, 2013
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Modern Design and Architecture Across Spain

Take a photographic odyssey through a sample of the best architecture and design on the Iberian peninsula.
May 31, 2013
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A Modern Beachside Trailer Home in Malibu

Having spent many years pining for her own space at the beach, Sofie Howard—photographer agent and owner of Los Angeles–based Commune Images—finally found it at Paradise Cove Mobile Home Park in Malibu where, adjacent to the most preternaturally local private beach in town, even single-wides have been known to go for exorbitant prices. "I've been surfing here my whole life," Howard says, "and I had always thought, 'someday, someday.'" Two years ago, she found the "dinkiest, cheapest, grossest" trailer in the park, which needed some love. "It was literally plastic and cardboard, with a camping stove and a mini fridge," says Howard, who bought the one-bedroom, 500-square-foot trailer and called in her colleague Steven Johanknecht, a principal at the design firm Commune, the L.A. design collective that houses Commune Images. "'Doctor Steven' came in and worked his magic," says Howard.
May 31, 2013
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A Furniture Collector's Renovated Flat in Paris

Jean-Christophe Aumas’ multihued Paris apartment houses both the highly sought artistic director and the stunning assemblage of furniture he’s brought back from his travels.
May 30, 2013