Constrained by minimal square footage, small houses run the risk of feeling cramped and claustrophobic. The best solutions often involve copious amounts of natural light.
At under 2,000 square feet, these charming Midwestern homes show that living in a small space can be glamorous and practical even beyond the city limits.
Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part retreat and part public stage.
Petite spaces are given a sense of functionality with smart lighting.
Seeking an escape from bustling city life, a Manhattan couple embarks on a renovation in the verdant Hudson Valley.
American history lives on in a family’s Tribeca, New York, loft after a renovation by a couple of enterprising architects.
Mathias Klotz’s first project, a deceptively simple bayfront house in Chile was commissioned by his mom on a shoestring budget.
By pooling their resources and giving their architect complete creative control, two busy Mexico City–based brothers built a high-design vacation home for just $70 per square foot.
Seeking a way to blend architecture into the natural environment, a pair of Ecuador-based designers invents a new modular building system.
At just $167 per square foot, this high-design, low-cost barn in rural Wisconsin is an American idyll.
Edmonton architect Vivian Manasc’s 19th-story rooftop penthouse is a bright spot—and a model green building—in a city where downtown living is rare.
While still studying architecture at Eindhoven University, Servie Boetzkes and Jeroen Helder landed a commission through “friends of friends” to build a home in a suburb of Arnhem.
Eight modern homes that incorporate sustainable building practices into their oceanfront locations.
Eyes are the windows to the soul. And windows? Well, they broadcast a home's soul and create a connection between private, interior and public, exterior life. Here are a few ways to make maximum...
Eight years after construction began, this lakeside weekend home 80 miles outside Johannesburg, South Africa, received the long-awaited finishing touch that makes it an eye-catching thermal wonder.
The efficiency and aesthetics of prefab proved appealing to the owner of this Dwell Home, built on a rugged island off Canada’s western coast.
This courtyard house on the edge of the Berkshires offers both grand vistas and plenty of privacy, thanks to its custom rain screen.
An old barn in a Beverly Hills canyon inspires a new, clean-lined guesthouse and concert venue.
The Sunshine State once yielded a bumper crop of modernist homes that—as this remodel proves—are still worth savoring.
Tuned into its sylvan setting, this affordable green home in Hillsborough, North Carolina, is a modern take on the surrounding centuries-old structures.