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Renovated DC Row House living room with white brick walls.

A D.C. Row House Renovated to Host Artwork and a Bold Furniture Collection

An artistic couple envisions a traditional home as a blank canvas.
September 10, 2015
De Gaspé House by la SHED architecture, Montreal

6 Striking Courtyards

The courtyard is an ancient architectural feature in domestic dwellings and beyond: it bridges indoor and outdoor, private and public. Check out these 6 striking examples from our archives.
September 9, 2015
Facade of eco-friendly prefab by Greenfab with extensive daylighting and site analysis for energy efficiency.

An Eco-Friendly Prefab Assembled In One Day

Only 29 hours were required to install this “off-the-shelf” Seattle prefab home that packs a plethora of energy efficient features.
September 8, 2015
Attic renovation added a gabled roof.

7 Basement and Attic Hangouts

Sometimes creative constrictions can lead to the best results. These homes make the most out of their previously musty attics and basements.
September 8, 2015
steel and glass staircase in modern house

6 Stunning Stairs

Stairs can be very sculptural, so long as they still support resident's footsteps (and abide by basic construction codes). Check out these 6 absolutely unique stair designs.
September 8, 2015
Backyard fireplace area with a long steel-and-ipe bench and Willy Guhl Loop chairs

7 Outdoor Fireplaces and Fire Pits We Love

Fire provides a warmth of light as well as temperature; it's ideal for when the sun is setting, the air is cooling, and the night sky is rich with gloam colors. Tour 7 fireplaces and fire pits that grace these modern homes.
September 8, 2015
spiral house indonesia courtyard concrete flooring

A Tropical Indonesian House that Spirals Out from a Central Courtyard

In the house he designed for himself and his family, architect Ivan Priatman explored his view of tropical modernism: “I try to reinterpret the tradition or the vernacular into the contemporary,” he says.
September 6, 2015
White oak floors, exposed concrete, and steel beams in renovation by Erica Severns.

A San Francisco Renovation Mixes Industrial and Refined Materials

Among the directives for architect Erica Severns from her client, John Parker Willis, was “some chaos in the kitchen design” of his home in a converted San Francisco garage.
September 6, 2015
A backyard shed, clad in Collins Truwood siding and corrugated metal, doubles as an office.

A Prefab Shed that Provides Refuge for Work and Play

When Marco V. Morelli’s home office became his daughter’s bedroom, he found an ideal workspace in an unexpected place—his backyard.
September 5, 2015