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These Farmhouses Start Fresh as Modern Homes

These excitingly varied homes give an idea of what is possible when vernacular design dovetails with modern reinvention.
November 13, 2015
In the master bath, a Zuma tub with Hansgrohe fixtures is covered with limestone tile to soak up the sunshine.

5 Limestone Designs in Modern Homes

From sleek bathrooms to rugged walls, limestone demonstrates its versatility in these contemporary dwellings.
November 11, 2015
big reveal patio

Travertine Designs in 6 Modern Homes

A limestone (not technically a marble!) that ranges from dark greys to coral regs, travertine has been used as masonry blocks or fine finishes for centuries. While it usually comes with pockets and troughs—a result of its geological formation—it can be buffed smooth. While perhaps most popular as a mosaic, it can be used to sheathe exteriors, floors, walls, and more. Explore this versatile construction material in these 7 modern homes!
November 6, 2015
Christian and Jack play chess by the fireplace - the centerpiece of the living room and which the Arnolds use daily during the winter. The hearth is made of large slabs 
of limestone, which Christian cut himself, intentionally leaving imperfections on the

6 Modern Homes with Limestone Designs

Not only is limestone an abundantly available material, but it also makes a stately addition to most any home.
November 3, 2015
Modern guest bathroom clad in Indian granite

6 Modern Homes with Granite Designs

Hard, impermeable, and practically a byword for solidity, granite has been a fixture of architecture going back to the Egyptian pyramids. These modern homes continue to capitalize on its aesthetic and functional traits.
November 2, 2015
B&B Italia furniture in Boston renovation by Ruhl Walker Architects

A Richly-Crafted and Spacious Boston Apartment Renovation

Ruhl Walker Architects designed custom furniture and a new, luminous atrium for a 3,100 square foot city dwelling that can now host its resident's large social gatherings.
November 1, 2015
wood walls and slate floor in the Marlboro College cabins

6 Slate Stone Designs in Modern Homes

From roofs to countertops to floors and more, slate is an durable and waterproof stone. Through freezing cold or baking heat, slate roofs can go centuries with little maintenance needed. Like any natural stone, it also has very low embodied energy, making it quite eco-friendly.
October 21, 2015
Barn turned vacation house in Pine Plains, New York

8 Homes with Unusual Windows

Unique windows not only change the appearance of a house, but also how those inside view the world.
October 15, 2015
Modern bathroom with bathtub and cedar window

7 Minimalist Bathrooms

These bathrooms are perfectly clean and simple.
October 9, 2015