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5 Kitchens with Granite Countertops

Whether flashy or minimal, modern or rustic, every kitchen benefits from a clean granite counter.
October 8, 2015
Modern living room with George sectional sofa and Gunta Stölzl rug

Take a Seat: 5 Oversize Sofas We Love

Whether you're entertaining a crowd or just want to really stretch out, check out these larger-than-life sofas that give leg room new meaning.
October 7, 2015
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6 Glorious Glass-Enclosed Courtyards

Glass walls grant these residents an immediate connection to their interior courtyards.
October 7, 2015
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5 Water Features We Love

The term "water feature" seems almost lame compared to the possibilities it entails—from the cooling effects of evaporating water to the serene dripping noise of a foundation, H20 is can be as diversely used as any solid material.
October 7, 2015
Concrete planters adjacent facade of tokyo home by Artechnic.

This Japanese Home Features Striking Angular Concrete-and-Glass Surfaces

A Tokyo house’s 1,900 square foot labyrinthine interior makes for a dynamic space.
October 5, 2015
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6 Public and Private Urban Gardens We Love

From community-changing farms carved out of vacant lots to private nature getaways, these gardens prove that the concrete jungle doesn't always have to be relentless.
October 1, 2015
Backyard of 2 Bar House in Menlo Park

5 Modern Homes with Striking Green Roofs

Green roofs can be a challenging proposition: they add extra weight to a house, thereby requiring a robust and expensive structure. The roof itself must be carefully protected against water leakage. However, the reward is unique: the idea that your dwelling replaces the earth it takes up and cohabitates with nature better than most.
October 1, 2015
Chong left enough space in the 16-foot-wide backyard for a garden and comfortable dining area.

7 Small Backyards in Cities

On tight urban lots from London to Toronto, these homes make way for a blissful slice of nature.
September 30, 2015
In the kitchen, buffed concrete floors, chrome globe lights, and a fleet of Bertoia chairs comprise a sleek backdrop for quirkier pieces like the marble-topped wooden tables from a Catholic school, snagged at a local flea market. The secret to the spare,

Eclectic Homes That Mix Tons of Different Materials

What's the secret to these homes' charm? A generous blend of varied surfaces, textures, and materials.
September 29, 2015