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A Family Builds a Tiny Backyard Studio on an Even Tinier Budget

In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children use reclaimed materials to create a versatile 168-square-foot backyard building.
August 15, 2015
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This Rural Retreat Brings a Family Together, Without Making Them Give Up Their Gadgets

A smart vacation home fosters connectivity in every sense of the word.
July 18, 2015
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How to Design with Mahogany

Every variety of wood has its own personality. Rich yet restrained, mahogany is a soothing presence. Here's how seven modern homes put it to use.
February 20, 2015
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Facade Focus: Wood

A Boston couple with a big extended family wanted to enlarge their brick neo-Georgian with an addition that would fit a generous kitchen and hangout space, all while avoiding superfluous detail. Or, as architecture firm NADAAA interpreted the brief, they wanted a “clean space where they can evacuate themselves from their stuff.”
May 2, 2012
Gretchen Rice and Kevin Farnham moved into the renovated Victorian in 2005. They were surprised to find a mid-century home—albeit a renovation—in their neighborhood.

Mid-Century Mash-Up

Although postwar California modernism is generally associated with Southern California, the Bay Area’s own tradition has begun in recent years to be more widely acknowledged, and its surviving treasures have gained an appreciative audience. San Francisco’s modernists were faced with the issue of building within a firmly established stylistic tradition—think bay windows and gingerbread. Henry Hill’s 1947 renovation of a 1908 Victorian tucked away on an alley in historic Russian Hill provides a remarkable response to the dilemma.
January 16, 2009
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