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Entrance of Paley House by DYAR Architects and John Thodos in Carmel, California

A Glass Pavilion With Stunning Panoramic Views Tops This California Home

Hovering above its flat-roofed midcentury original, this transparent addition was designed for two renowned artists.
November 19, 2015
Stained Cedar and Benjamin Moore Glacier White facade of Seattle home by JW Architects

A Family Starts Fresh at a Seattle Home with Stunning Lakeside Views

Locally sourced materials create a thoroughly Pacific Northwestern home for a newly-arrived East Coast family.
November 8, 2015
Steel cladding and outdoor fire pit of Wisconsin cabin by Revelations Architects/Builders.

A Forest Retreat Combines Small Living with the Camping Experience

How a father and son built a diminutive off-the-grid cabin in the Wisconsin woods.
October 24, 2015
Island Residence Planks

8 Uses for Douglas Fir in the Modern Home

Found in everything from structural timbers to decorative accents, Douglas fir is a nearly-omnipresent material in North American architecture. Fir is a fixture of building past and present: it's frequently salvaged from old structures even as it's cultivated across Canada and the U.S. See its diverse application in these contemporary residences!
September 22, 2015
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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
netherlands cabin shutters

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
massachusetts vacation home dining area

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
modern kitchen with marble countertop and wooden cabinets

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