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Art-Filled Hamptons Vacation Home

Inspired by their clients’ bold art collection, a pair of architects designs a Hamptons vacation house that subverts tradition.
August 26, 2014
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House in the Los Angeles Hills Inspired by California Modernists

When Gary Johns discovered a nondescript, Mediterranean-style home in Los Angeles in 1987, he loved its large lot—nearly an acre—and views of the city. Johns bought it and set on rebuilding the house in the style of California modernists such as Richard Neutra and Rudolf Schindler. A few years later, Johns considered adding additional accommodations to the property and consulted famed California architect John Lautner, who drew a complete set of plans that were never realized. The home is now on the market. Click through the slideshow for a look at the space and Lautner's drawings for the site.
August 21, 2014
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Tiny House Fits a Family in 196 Square Feet

A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration to a growing community of tiny-house enthusiasts.
August 20, 2014
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Spacious All-White London Flat Is—Surprise!—Less Than 600 Square Feet

With clever storage and a retractable skylight, a London apartment feels larger than its 576 square feet.
August 18, 2014
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Bright Renovation of a Tiny Manhattan Apartment

A husband-and-wife architect team transforms a 607-square-foot Manhattan apartment into an open and bright home for two graphic designers.
August 18, 2014
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Bright Renovation of a 1970s Home

Finding undeveloped land in the idyllic Californian city of Carmel-by-the-Sea is next to impossible. So when Austrian architect Mary Ann Schicketanz decided to leave rural Big Sur, where she had lived for 21 years, and move to town, she looked for a good lot with a house she could tear down. But when she found a two-bedroom built in 1972, she instead embarked on a massive renovation of the structure. The end result? A LEED Gold-certified urban hideaway that bows to its modernist history, while giving off a distinctly contemporary feeling.
August 13, 2014
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Tiny, Streamlined Home Fit for a Family

A growing family in Brooklyn downsizes their living space while expanding their collective quality of life.
August 7, 2014
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Modern Take on a Texas Farmhouse

A modern, gabled home in Austin is designed to feel like a "leftover railroad house that had been repurposed."
August 5, 2014
Modern living room with a concrete wall in Mexico City

Modern Open-Plan Retreat in Mexico City

A modern oasis for a family in Mexico City breaks from the local vernacular.
August 5, 2014