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15 Modern Summer Rentals

Plan your summer getaways with our picks for Airbnb rentals with great design. Warning: You may want to stay indoors during your vacation.

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Renovation

Living in Marina del Rey

When Joe Borst saw an affordable bungalow in a Marina del Ray neighborhood filled with either condos or mansions, he knew he found a perfect place for him and his girlfriend Maria Torres to live in.
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Renovation

A Zero-Energy Community: Part 2

Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States.
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Renovation

Video: Studio H Chicken Coops

In our July/August 2011 family- and play-themed issue we featured three very cool chicken coops designed and built by a cadre of handy Bertie County, North Carolina, high school students.
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My House

Aloft in the Forest

Among the many problems of urban living in Portland, Oregon, are raccoons, deer, and falling trees.
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House Tours

The Director's House: Cranbrook

After fifteen years of disuse, a Saarinen-designed house on the Cranbrook campus has been renovated and updated by the school's Director, Reed Kroloff, and interior designer Lynda Charfoos.
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House Tours

San Diego Cadres

In 2006, architect Nathan Lee Colkitt, whose firm has designed affordable, modern housing, a challenged athletes foundation and a conceptual Cuban immigrant museum, was in search of a live/work space…
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House Tours

Serene, Sustainable Home in Colorado

Seeking simplicity and open space, a Boulder-area couple settled on a wooded hilltop with views of the mountains and the city.
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Renovation

Building the Maxon House: Week 24

In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house…

Slideshows

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10 Noteworthy Sustainable Homes

From solar power and recycled materials to thermal energy and rooftop gardens, these 10 homes are both inspiring and functional models for sustainable living.

Videos

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The Modern Family: Part Two

For Part Two of our video series "The Modern Family," sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, we head to New York City's Lower East Side, where architects Hayes and James Slade have renovated a 1,600-square-foot…
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