Hidden on a hill overlooking Australia’s Pittwater Bay, Rob Brown’s design for the James-Robertson house happily opens itself (and its occupants) to all that Mother Nature can dish out.
Along the ever-expanding coastline of Hawaii’s Big Island, an architect and his family exchange fast-paced city life for a different kind of flow—the geological kind.
In an unlikely mountaintop locale, Anderson Anderson Architecture crafted a home out of a complex composition of off-the-shelf components, paving new paths for the prefabricated construction industry.
On the edge of a tiny island accessible only by boat, this buoyant summer home lives the life aquatic.
The Watershed is an off-the-grid writer’s retreat that architect Erin Moore designed for her mother, nature writer Kathleen Dean Moore.
Botanist Patrick Blanc has been bringing the wilds of the rainforests to Parisian walls for over 30 years, most recently at the Jean Nouvel–designed Quai Branly museum. One lucky family,...
An elegant new pool house keeps competitive swimmer Sydne Didier in top form, and out of the Connecticut River.
For those seeking refuge from an interminable game of Marco Polo, these four pool houses provide an artful escape.
Architect Ken Meffan's ten-years-in-the-making home is in the tiny Northern California town of Rough and Ready—a term that might as aptly refer to the house itself.
Among the kitschy, gnome-loving chalets of Holland's community gardens, Krill Architects created an anomalously spare and highly adaptable Garden House.
With families in tow, architects Keith Moskow and Robert Linn settle in for a weekend of s'mores and camping in the unlikliest of locations: a simple structure built in the heart of the suburbs.
Suzanne Shelton’s life work is making sustainable lifestyles attractive and accessible. She’s the CEO of the Shelton Group, a marketing company she founded in 1991 that works...
In Santa Monica, California, where pools are plenty but not always eye-pleasing, Padraic Cassidy lifted one 30 inches off the ground—dramatically elevating its aesthetic appeal.
It’s hard to believe that this idyllic house sited in a coastal coconut grove in Nandgaon, India, is a mere hour’s drive from bustling Mumbai.
After purchasing a revered archetypal lake house designed by American architect Richard Meier, a retired couple launches into the home’s second renovation in 35 years.
Carver + Schicketanz Architects’ eco-friendly renovation earned this mid-century-modern home LEED Platinum certification and proved that when it comes to building sustainably, it’s all...
At just $167 per square foot, this high-design, low-cost barn in rural Wisconsin is an American idyll.
A one-of-a-kind house on a Japanese island blurs the indoor-outdoor divide.
Designer Jens Risom returns to his 1967 prefab off the coast of Rhode Island, readying it for his family's next generation.
Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.