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2011

Beach Houses We Love

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June 2011,
Vol. 11
Issue 07.
Minimalist home with wood paneled walls in Southern California

Basic Instincts

Matt Jacobson doesn’t just abide by the mantra “less is more,” he wholeheartedly embraces it. His Southern California home is a compact ode to minimal living.
Modern sustainable house by the beach

Tunquen Treasure

A set of solar panels, a wind-powered well, and passive sustainable strategies make living miles from municipal utilities a non-issue for this Chilean beachgoer.
Modern weekend home with Pac-Clad metal cladding on roof

Come Sail Away

On a quest to create a weekend house for herself and her husband, Nancy Church scaled back her design fantasies and discovered creative ways to build on a budget.
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Exploring Melbourne, Australia

No opera house. No Bondi Beach. No sunning celebs. This is Melbourne, home of Australia’s most thriving design scene.
Simple beach house exterior in New Zealand

Bach to the Beach

With authenticity and simplicity as their rallying cry, a Kiwi architect and his wife have built a modern beach house that puts a fresh spin on the local vernacular.
Modern boathouse with giant steel arches

About a Boat

The Houdini-like designers behind this boathouse employed giant steel arches to make the structure disappear from view and in its place create the illusion of a gentle slope of land leading out to…
Modern beach bungalow renovation in Long Island

Long Island Found

When the Fisher family’s 1960s Long Island beach bungalow started to crumble, they sought an architect who’d preserve the home’s humble roots and mellow vibe, while subtly bringing…
Modern portable barbeque grillers

7 Portable BBQ Grills We Love

They’re hot! They’re mini! They’re full of coal! These seven portable barbecues will help you get the summer started.
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On The Rocks

For centuries, Spain’s Canary Islands have been the last outpost of civilization before European mariners sailed headlong into the vast Atlantic.
Modern vacation beach home in Nandgaon, India

Wood-Clad Seaside Retreat in India

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.
Design-inspired non-existant books to read by the beach

Beach Reading

Looking for a little light literature to while away the hours? We suggest a quartet of (fictional) titles for the design minded.
Design icons in Italy

Un'Introduzione al Disegno Italiano

From Marble to mobili, Italy has been a, if not the, design mecca for the last century. Here's why.
W Retreat & Spa Vieques Island Tropical Oasis suites

Modern Getaways

Enjoy the salty air and coastal views—without having to invest your nest egg in a ground-up build. These modern marvels offer stays from one night to one month (or more, if you can swing it!).
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