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Ray sits at the central hearth on the north end of the comfortable sunken living area. From this perspective, you can see how the interior spaces flow into one another, passing one half-level up into the breakfast nook and kitchen and out from there onto

Modern, Open-Plan California Houses by Architect Ray Kappe

SCI-Arc founder Ray Kappe is among the O.G. architects of the open-plan home. We've pulled a few favorites from our pages worth a second look.
July 10, 2015
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5 Asymmetrical Homes

They may not be for perfectionists, but we love these uneven and unusual homes.
July 10, 2015
Modern entry hall with built-in cabinets and a porthole mirror

7 Waterfront Homes with Oceans, Lakes, and Rivers in Their Backyards

Indoor-outdoor living goes nautical at these modern homes directly on the water.
July 10, 2015
A square hole in the ground and a concrete slab are all that demarcate Byoung Cho’s Earth House from the surrounding countryside.

7 Ingenious Concrete Buildings

These beauties are a great reminder why architects love the hard stuff. Employed in everything from towering skyscrapers to underground lairs, concrete is the material of choice for eccentric modernists—click through for a few highlights.
July 9, 2015
Modern concrete house in Hawaii with bridge going across pool

5 Homes with Wings

Rather than combine all of a house's functions into a single structure, why not try a deconstructed form? Ideal for warm climates, these homes are clustered into distinct areas for sleeping, entertaining, and more.
July 9, 2015
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5 Sliding Doors and Walls That Save Tons of Space

From a bookshelf to a glass wall, these sliding solutions will have you going hinge-less.
July 9, 2015
oxford house exterior facade

15 Modern Homes with Cedar Facades

Charred, stained, bleached, or untreated, the seemingly endless aesthetic options of cedar makes it an appealing building material.
July 9, 2015
counterpoint house aluminum solar reflector screen

5 Inventive Aluminum Exteriors

From rain screens to louvers, these innovative metallic homes get creative with aluminum.
July 9, 2015
indian summer living area walnut stainless steel

5 Modern Homes in the California Desert

From clean-lined residences in Palm Springs to off-the-grid retreats in Joshua Tree National Park, these homes make desert living look good.
July 9, 2015
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