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  1. Paint it Black
    House Tours

    Paint it Black

    This family of cost-conscious Hamburgers (freshly back in Germany after years abroad) converted a kitschy turn-of-the-century villa into a high-design home.

    written by: Sally McGrane
    photos by: Mark Seelen
    01.19.12

  2. 10 Minute Interview: Renzo Piano
    Interviews

    10 Minute Interview: Renzo Piano

    I met with Italian architect and Pritzker Prize winner Renzo Piano one week before the official opening of his latest museum project, an addition to the historic Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston,...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.19.12

  3. Back Storied
    Houses We Love

    Back Storied

    Without altering its turn-of-the-20th-century facade, architect Christopher Polly transformed the rear of this Newtown, Australia, home from bleak to bright.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.18.12

  4. New McDonald
    House Tours

    New McDonald

    For Katie and Scott McDonald, moving into a Rhode Island family home meant recasting the previously renovated house as a sanctuary of peaceful, Japanese-inspired design.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: John Horner
    01.08.12

  5. ddc's Annual Floor Sample Sale

    ddc's Annual Floor Sample Sale

    ddc is holding its annual floor sample sale March 26 through April 3 for savings on designer furniture. Included are Italian brand Minotti pieces, and other modern European tables, chairs, rugs,...

    03.10.11

  6. Braver's New World
    House Tours

    Braver's New World

    A revamp of this small suburban Massachusetts home doubled its size while giving the yard, the neighbors, and the planet a little breathing room.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Chang Kyun Kim
    12.29.11

  7. Arch Support
    House Tours

    Arch Support

    Layer by layer, a crumbling 18th-century flat in the middle of Barcelona finds new life at the hands of architect Benedetta Tagliabue.

    written by: Suzanne Wales
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    12.29.11

  8. Panchina

    Panchina

    Italian designer and architect Antonio Citterio has worked with Vitra for 25 years, and these benches—part of the Grand Repos collection—demonstrate how classic lines can be updated without looking...

    $1370.00

  9. Cleon Sofa

    Cleon Sofa

    This modular sectional has the low-slung, relaxed silhouette of an Italian sofa three times the price. Bright persimmon contrast stitching adds just the right amount of oomph to the otherwise...

    $2850.00

  10. Frolla Armchair

    Frolla Armchair

    Someone’s finally done it: a high-design beanbag chair for adults. Frolla’s removable cover features cordonnet stitching in an electric blue yarn; the base fabric comes in beige or gray cotton.

    $770.00

  11. M.A.S.S.A.S. Sofa

    M.A.S.S.A.S. Sofa

    The M.A.S.S.A.S. collection is compact and tidy, defined by the raised, tacking-like stitching along its seams. Upholstery fabric is bonded to wadding to create an ubersturdy covering for its...

  12. A Simple Plan
    House Tours

    A Simple Plan

    A Marmol Radziner–designed prefab house, trucked onto a remote Northern California site, takes the pain out of the construction process.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dwight Eschliman
    11.23.11

  13. Modern Shipping Container Home in San Francisco
    House Tours

    Modern Shipping Container Home in San Francisco

    Two San Francisco art and travel addicts overhauled a loft—and customized a pair of shipping containers—to accommodate their collection and reflect their passions.

    photos by: Drew Kelly
    11.16.11

  14. Social Heat
    Finishing Touch

    Social Heat

    What’s the best way to warm a small studio? Ekaterina Voronova opted for a compact wood-burning stove to keep her space cozy.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.11.11

  15. Row House
    Houses We Love

    Row House

    With a modernist palette of concrete, glass, and steel, Ziger/Snead Architects constructed an ode to rowing in rural Virginia.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.21.11

  16. A Renovated Boathouse on Seattle's Portage Bay
    Houses We Love

    A Renovated Boathouse on Seattle's Portage Bay

    A once-plain floating home on Seattle’s Portage Bay receives a much-needed renovation ten years in the making.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.19.11

  17. Storage Savvy Renovation in Emeryville
    My House

    Storage Savvy Renovation in Emeryville

    Persistence paid off for this Cali­fornia couple who worked overtime for two years to tackle their all-in-one loft renovation.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    10.10.11

  18. An Epic Plot
    My House

    An Epic Plot

    Architect Steve Bull designed a high-impact, low-maintenance home for a pair of intrepid clients in Alaska, but that was only the beginning of the adventure.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Erik Johnson
    09.25.11

  19. AIA-SF Home Tours 2010

    AIA-SF Home Tours 2010

    AIA San Francisco’s popular San Francisco Living: Home Tours weekend is the first tour series of its kind in the Bay Area to promote a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and...

    09.08.10

  20. A Well-Grafted Home
    House Tours

    A Well-Grafted Home

    Working creatively to meet strict preservation codes, architect Roberto de Leon affixes a modern annex onto a historic Louisville house.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Noah Webb
    09.06.11

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