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.
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
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
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
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
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