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Living room with large windows, sofa, and a skylight

5 Modern Homes with Exposed Timbers

From rustic retreats to sleek contemporary abodes, timbers add a dash of ruggedness to any space. However, "timbers" aren't just any wooden rafter or beam: they're thicker and heavier than average dimensional lumber (like the ubiquitous 2-by-4) and more akin to what you find in buildings 100 years old or more.
October 13, 2015
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An Angular Beach Home Blends in With the Dunes Surprisingly Well

This geometric gem becomes one with its environment.
July 27, 2015
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Simplicity Rules at this Family Beach House Designed to Double as a Rental

Robust materials and a flexible floor plan help the owners of an Australian vacation home reap maximum rewards.
July 19, 2015
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A Modern Addition Gives a London Chef a Dream Kitchen

Fraher Architects expanded a flat in northwest London to include a kitchen.
June 12, 2015
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Scenic Country Home Made of Flat-Packed Panels

A slightly cantilevered home in England connects with nature.
April 19, 2015
Melbourne Bike House Kitchen

Angular Australian House Fits a Family’s Active Lifestyle

The stacked but flexible scheme is modern, urban, and dynamic—just like its occupants
March 30, 2015
Backyard of Byron Bay house with pool and deck.

Modular Beach Home in Australia

For this four-module prefab house off the Australian coastline, local firm Archiblox’s aim was “to create an inspiring double height living area with full glazing along the northern façade that could be enjoyed throughout the changing seasons,” according to architect Bill McCorkell. Click through the slideshow for a tour of the light-filled home.
August 28, 2014
New Zealand backyard playhouse plywood and plastic

Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand

A New Zealand architect riffs on toy building blocks and Case Study houses for his children’s backyard fort.
July 14, 2014
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A Compact Prefab Vacation Home

A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.
November 18, 2013