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A Jaw-Dropping Modern Cabin Nestled Into a Steep Hillside in British Columbia

BattersbyHowat architects defeated all odds when they designed this house on a tricky site.
July 9, 2015
bainbridge island rear deck

A Smart Update for a Japanese-Inspired Midcentury Modern House

A Washington gem starts over.
June 1, 2015
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This Light-Filled Cabin in the Netherlands Is Completely Made by Hand

Zecc Architects and Roel van Norel show just what can happen when great minds work together.
April 16, 2015
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New England Vacation Home Emphasizes Island Breeze and Spectacular Views

Four structures situated on a wooded strip of Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts celebrate their stunning natural surroundings.
March 27, 2015
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6 Savvy Uses for Reclaimed Wood

Designing with reclaimed wood is a smart way to save and go green, not to mention add a little rustic charm to your abode. Here are six examples of salvaged wood in the modern home.
February 12, 2015
A deep eave covers the house's portico and entrance.

Modern Mountain Retreat in Washington

Nestled in a subalpine meadow valley in Washington, the Ranchero House is surrounded by a beautiful but demanding landscape. A Seattle family had frequented the area for years, making the three hour drive into the Okanogan National Forest for cross-country skiing and hiking. They asked Tim Hammer of CAST architecture, also based in Seattle, to design a structure that could survive forest fires, five feet of snow pack, house guests (and their ski gear), all while requiring minimum maintenance and energy usage. The result is a hardy weekend retreat that’s fine-tuned to its residents and its surroundings.
October 28, 2014
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How To Remodel with Douglas Fir

Warm up a new addition or highlight existing architecture with the right choice of wood—we recommend Douglas fir, an evergreen conifer native to the western coast of North America.
June 5, 2014
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Modern Renovation of a Midcentury House in Los Angeles

With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.
May 27, 2014
Modern house with ipe pool terrace and Douglas fir trellis

Abstract Trellis Cools Down Tennessee Home

A dramatic trellis adds bravado and a passive cooling element to a recently renovated mid-century ranch house.
September 26, 2012
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