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Southern Comforts

Take an armchair trek to Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, and more through our slideshow of houses that showcase the best of southern living. For more regional architecture guides, click through Modern Houses in America's Rust Belt, Best Western: Our Favorite Modern Homes in Texas, and Modern in the City of Roses.
May 1, 2013
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Contemporary Modern in a Mid-Century Mecca

When Andy Linsky, a realtor specializing in mid-century homes, and his partner Michael Thomas, set out to build a home of their own, they enlisted architect Ana Escalante to realize their vision. After seeing just one project by the architect, the duo knew Escalante would be adept at creating a home worthy of the pedigreed surroundings in Palm Springs, California. The result—a block, steel, and glass 7,600 square foot structure that blends in with the many mid-century homes the desert community is known for, belying the home’s youth. Yet, seamlessly concealed passive design strategies signify the structure’s contemporary roots.
May 1, 2013
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Through House in Toronto, Canada

A house from the 1880s that's narrow, small, and in terrible shape: is this the place for a great modern interior? In the hands of Toronto architect Heather Dubbeldam, it turned out to be exactly that. Her client, doctor Yash Patel, had a green agenda and a commitment to contemporary design. "I wanted it to be small; energy-efficient; and beyond that I let Heather and her associates figure it out," he says. "I let them run." Dubbeldam used a variety of strategies to keep it green (the tiny utility bills prove this), but also created remarkably rich spaces and textures in this small house and equally tight yard. Her remodel of the house kept its 1,450 square feet of interior space, but carved it into an open plan, and established strong visual connections between the house and the yard. Now both zones flow into each other—limestone, ceramics, cedar boards, and a row of beech trees all working together in subtle harmony.
April 25, 2013
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An Idyllic Vacation Home in Greece

A far cry from the whitewashed buildings of Mykonos, this vacation home on the Aegean island of Skiathos will make any modern design fan go Greek.
April 24, 2013
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Modern Houses in America's Rust Belt

With stops in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Cincinnati, Ohio; Buffalo, New York; Columbus, Indiana; and more, we take a closer look at gleaming modern homes in the country's rust belt. For more regional architecture guides, click through Best Western: Our Favorite Modern Homes in Texas and Modern in the City of Roses.
April 24, 2013
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A Modern Concrete Home in Peru

Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.
April 19, 2013
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Renovating a Modern House in a Historic District

What constitutes good modern design in a historic district? Kansas City architecture firm Kem Studio proposes a solution that respects the past and is firmly rooted in the present.
April 18, 2013
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An Industrial Loft in Belgium

Globetrotting Belgian architect Julien De Smedt carves out a space to call his own in a converted industrial loft building in Brussels.
April 16, 2013
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An Airstream and Playroom by the Beach

A couple in Israel seizes the rare chance to rehab a 1969 Airstream to experiment with indoor-outdoor, space-efficient living.
April 12, 2013