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A Sustainable Home in Silicon Valley

Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.
March 29, 2014
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Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California

Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminds a seamless garden to surround a Silicon Valley Eichler.
March 28, 2014
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Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin

With the goals of improving storage and flow in their midcentury home, two Austin residents hired Rick and Cindy Black Architects to reunite their kitchen with an open-plan living space.
March 26, 2014
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Bay Area Ipe-Clad Backyard Getaway

An angled deck transforms a backyard in Menlo Park, California, into a welcoming gathering spot.
March 26, 2014
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A Renovated Eichler Home in San Rafael, California

Faced with the unique challenge of renovating the work of mid-century master, design principal Stephen Shoup of building Lab worked to replace austerity with intimacy. Adding fencing and windows, he softened this San Rafael, California, Eichler home, providing a sense of filtered connection between the home, its landscape, and its history.
March 25, 2014
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Swingers' Delight: 7 Ideas for Modern Swings

A quintessential backyard element, the swing adds levity to outdoor spaces. These seven pieces give new perspective to their homes whether hung from a tree, on a porch, and even inside.
March 20, 2014
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Modern Homes Built Around Trees

Wishing to preserve existing sites and the natural beauty of original trees, these seven homes use nature as their centerpiece.
March 19, 2014
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Landscape Design for All Climates

Seven landscape architects across the United States explain how they mastermind inspired designs showcasing the best of their regions.
March 18, 2014
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13 Furnishings in Outdoor-Friendly Materials

Pro tip: For a colorful or light industrial feel, powder-coated metal is your best friend when it comes to outdoor furniture. When going the wood route, opt for teak, which oxidizes naturally.
March 18, 2014