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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.
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  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

    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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  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

    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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  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

    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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  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

    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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  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

    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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