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  1. Fertile Grounds
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    Fertile Grounds

    Nestled in an apple grove in Sebastopol, California, the Orchard House is a rural idyll. And with the voracious design appetites of a family of gastronomically inclined clients, this concrete...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    02.26.10

  2. Creative Re-Use in Oakland
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    Creative Re-Use in Oakland

    Stephen Shoup is the kind of person to see potential in things that others might miss. In 2005, looking for a property that would house himself and his design/build firm, building Lab inc., he...

    02.28.11

  3. Danish Prefab Feels Much Larger Than Its 861 Square Feet
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    Danish Prefab Feels Much Larger Than Its 861 Square Feet

    Sigurd Larsen created the illusion of space with high ceilings and tall windows.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    03.28.15

  4. A Rational Approach
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    A Rational Approach

    Typography guru Erik Spiekermann and his wife, designer Susanna Dulkinys, hate 
clutter. That’s why they love the supersleek Berlin domicile they constructed to have 
just the right lines...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    photos by: Pia Ulin
    06.28.10

  5. English Designer's Live/Work Home
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    English Designer's Live/Work Home

    In southwest England, interior designer and avid furniture collector Kathryn Tyler built her home around the vintage pieces she’d amassed over a decade.

    written by: Alyn Griffiths
    photos by: Andrew Meredith
    05.27.12

  6. Pacific Heights Remodel
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    Pacific Heights Remodel

    In the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, what started off as a decorating job turned into a full-blown renovation for Nicole Hollis, founder of Nicole Hollis Interior Design. "...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.24.09

  7. Ten Darling Apartment Building
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    Ten Darling Apartment Building

    When you live in an apartment, the surrounding city becomes an extension of your home. The nearby parks act as your backyard. The local coffee shop is your reading room. In South Yarra, a bustling...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.03.09

  8. All in the Family
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    All in the Family

    Young architects often design homes for their parents. But for Toronto's Julia Knezic, it was an especially intimate job: her mom Susan Farkas's new house is next to her own. When the property...

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Sean Galbraith
    08.06.12

  9. Warsaw Loft with Multifunctional Furniture
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    Warsaw Loft with Multifunctional Furniture

    To maximize their small Warsaw loft, transatlantic designers Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski and Becky Nix handcrafted a fleet of double-duty furnishings.

    written by: Sally McGrane
    11.20.12

  10. A Renovated Eichler Home in San Rafael, California
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    A Renovated Eichler Home in San Rafael, California

    Faced with the unique challenge of renovating the work of mid-century master, design principal Stephen Shoup of building Lab worked to replace austerity with intimacy. Adding fencing and windows,...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: Scott Hargis
    03.25.14

  11. Search and Display
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    Search and Display

    Every collection has to start somewhere, and for Lisa Congdon, it began with a dish. Nearly ten years ago, the San Francisco–based artist (and co-owner of local design shop Rare Device)...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jen Siska
    02.02.10

  12. Party-Friendly Apartment in Toronto
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    Party-Friendly Apartment in Toronto

    Dr. Kenneth Montague’s Toronto loft is both home and art gallery—and the ultimate party house, thanks to two kitchens, a rooftop deck, and no shortage of conversation pieces.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Naomi Finlay
    08.09.12

  13. Restoring Breuer's House in Garden
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    Restoring Breuer's House in Garden

    Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate in Pocantico Hills, New York, hearkens from the days of robber barons and captains of industry. Acres of manicured lawns, a six-story stone-clad mansion, carriage...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.20.11

  14. The Farm by Cindy Rendely
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    The Farm by Cindy Rendely

    Draw a barn. Now look at the shape. It almost certainly features a triangular roof. When a Canadian couple approached Cindy Rendely to design a home for them in the Ontario countryside, however, it...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Tom Arban
    05.09.11

  15. Family Matters
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    Family Matters

    The open spaces and transparency of modern architecture turn out to be extremely useful when there’s a house full of relatives.

    written by: Lydia Lee
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    07.18.11

  16. Family-Sized Addition for Renovated Austin Bungalow
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    Family-Sized Addition for Renovated Austin Bungalow

    Austin architect J.C. Schmeil converted his family's 1935 bungalow into a spacious modern family home on a modest budget and with tons of ingenuity.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.18.13

  17. Minimalist Brooklyn Apartment
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    Minimalist Brooklyn Apartment

    A couple takes a minimalist approach to their Brooklyn apartment, focusing on supple materials, subtle gradations of color, and custom finishes by local craftsmen.

    written by: Philip Nobel
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    06.09.12

  18. Glass House with Stunning Pacific Ocean Views
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    Glass House with Stunning Pacific Ocean Views

    Seeking a respite from the city, a Portland couple create a beachfront getaway on Oregon’s rugged coast.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    09.16.14

  19. Brick Garage Transformed Into Family Home
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    Brick Garage Transformed Into Family Home

    An architect reimagines an outdated brick garage by designing a graceful new family home atop its foundation.

    photos by: Simon Devitt
    09.18.14

  20. A Dramatic Cliffside Kitchen Gets a Sharp and Sculptural Update
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    A Dramatic Cliffside Kitchen Gets a Sharp and Sculptural Update

    In North Vancouver, D’Arcy Jones Architecture undertook a methodical kitchen renovation on behalf of a creative couple.

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    photos by: Sama Jim Canzian
    03.01.15

  21. Flower Bulb Factory Transformed Into Gorgeous Home
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    Flower Bulb Factory Transformed Into Gorgeous Home

    A former flower bulb warehouse becomes a bright home fit for large-scale gatherings.

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    03.10.15

  22. With a Bright Plywood Extension, This May Be the Least Stuffy Victorian Ever
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    With a Bright Plywood Extension, This May Be the Least Stuffy Victorian Ever

    Prism-like wood and glass panels replace a musty conservatory in Dublin.

    written by: David Rudin
    photos by: Alice Clancy
    05.16.15

  23. Modern Meets Rugged at This Off-the-Grid Retreat in Ontario
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    Modern Meets Rugged at This Off-the-Grid Retreat in Ontario

    Clad in a rich wood palette, architect Charles Gane's summer cottage on the Georgian Bay draws all its energy needs from a mighty solar array.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    05.17.15

  24. Black Marble Runs Through This Refined Berlin Apartment
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    Black Marble Runs Through This Refined Berlin Apartment

    Bruzkus Batek Architects transformed this apartment in a classical building in Berlin into a streamlined space lined with rich materials.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.20.15

  25. Luminous Modern Apartment in an Industrial Montreal Building
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    Luminous Modern Apartment in an Industrial Montreal Building

    Interior designer Anne Sophie Goneau gave an apartment in a former factory a bright makeover.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    photos by: Adrien Williams
    06.10.15

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