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7 Sustainable Second Homes

Therapeutic for the mind and the planet, these green getaways demonstrate how smart R&R balances comfort and conscientiousness.
December 9, 2014
Encinitas kitchen remodel features custom dining table.

Bright Kitchen Remodel Contrasts Bright White and Dark Wood

By adding natural light and circulation to Frederic and Sally Pla's existing kitchen, designer Sol Quintana Wagoner achieved a comfortable atmosphere ideal for entertaining house guests.
December 9, 2014
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A Modern House in Rural Spain

In central Spain, a pair of architects craft a modern vacation home attuned to its pastoral setting.
December 5, 2014
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An Exhibit Tells the Story of Legendary Design Brand Vitra

"Vitra—Design, Architecture, Communication: a European Project with American Roots" is on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art through April 26.
December 5, 2014
View of garage remodel through window.

Dusty Garages Transformed Into Studios, Party Rooms, and More

Garages are loaded with untapped potential, but many homeowners take their outbuildings for granted. Here are five garages that were transformed from dusty storage units into functional spaces.
December 5, 2014
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Modular Compound is the Ultimate Retreat for Three Generations

On a wedge-shaped lot in the Texas Hill Country, a couple adapt a modular system to create an idyllic gathering spot.
December 5, 2014
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Seattle Home Carefully Blocks Out Neighbors, While Celebrating Natural Surroundings

Melding corrugated metal with Douglas Fir wood, a sustainable home in Seattle brings nature inside while preserving a couple’s privacy.
December 4, 2014
Modular, Prefab home of the grandson of Frank Llloyd Wright with outdoor deck

Grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright Constructs Peaceful Prefab Near the Legend's Famed School

A scion of Frank Lloyd Wright erects a modular hillside retreat near the architect’s estate.
December 3, 2014
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Decades Old, the Modernist Houses of New Zealand Have No Shortage of Charm

In a new book, photographer Mary Gaudin gives readers an intimate tour of New Zealand's modernist houses, offering a look at the way residents have lived in and loved each one. From worn-in Eames lounge chairs to distinct midcentury paneling, Gaudin's details provide a metaphorical dusting-off for a cast of beloved homes.
December 2, 2014