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March 8, 2013
Everyone needs a room to call their own; better still, a room with a breathtaking view. Here, a few of our favorites from stories past.
Valentine house exterior and garage

Ample windows cut into the north elevation of the Valentine House, behind which live the architects. The openings reveal lofty double-height spaces inside. The ground-floor garage often serves as a shop for architectural model-making. Photos by: Roger Davies

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Oherlihy residence exterior front view

Architect Lorcan O’Herlihy created a remarkable residence for himself and his wife, Cornelia, just off Pacific Avenue in Venice, California. Photos by: Misha Gravenor

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Azevedo house exterior

With a presence in three centuries, Christi Azevedo’s Victorian survived the 1906 San Francisco quake and served as a laundry before its rebirth as a well-lit hybrid of old and new. Photos by: Dave Lauridsen

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Eggo house living room view from courtyard

At night, the curved geometry of the house becomes even more clear. Lit from within, the house stands out against its backdrop of architecturally unexciting houses. Photo by: Jens Passoth

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Exterior view barn house

Architect Ko Wibowo designed a house of prodigious proportions beneath the hulking rise of Mount Ranier. The windows act as portraits of a sort, framing the view outside and placed to look out onto greenery rather than a neighbor’s backyard. Photo by: John Clark

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Valentine house exterior and garage

Ample windows cut into the north elevation of the Valentine House, behind which live the architects. The openings reveal lofty double-height spaces inside. The ground-floor garage often serves as a shop for architectural model-making. Photos by: Roger Davies

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