To convert a musty mid-century house with a nonsensical floor plan into a modern and space-efficient family home, three intrepid designers played a bit of architectural Tetris.
A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration to a growing community of tiny-house enthusiasts.
After a tree falls in Santa Monica, a garage is reborn as a 600-square-foot family gathering spot.
Off the coast of British Columbia—on a site accessible only by boat—a family of Vancouver urbanites commissioned a sustainable cabin for weekend getaways that feels a world away.
In the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, Ahmad Djuhara is on a one-man crusade to blow away the conservative cobwebs of the city’s dowdy suburban architecture.
Thanks to some smart design and sound engineering, this small coastal house handles the waves.
The late architect David Boone was always one to take his work home with him—he just kept it in the home’s office. The new residents of his 1972 house embrace a more fluid approach to...
With clever storage and a retractable skylight, a London apartment feels larger than its 576 square feet.
A vacation home’s renovated garage fuses art and architecture.
A family’s remote island retreat becomes a more permanent home base, thanks to the efficiency of building modular.
With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.
A luminescent house brightens a block in Hiroshima, Japan.
A family enlists Brooklyn design-build firm MADE to renovate a brownstone using surplus and salvaged materials for a budget-conscious patina.
A little extra square footage comes in the form of a glassed-in addition with a stellar view.
A prefabricated lakeside New Jersey retreat is one woman's outdoorsy counterpoint to city life.
No sibling rivalry here.
A steeply sloped site in the Wisconsin forest, plus an equally steep budget, led architect Brian Johnsen to reinvent the archetypal cabin for a sturdy vacation home.
A modern home in Finland revolves around three pillars of traditional family life: the kitchen, the fireplace, and the sauna.
An intervention from a clever interior designer spares an old beach house on Fire Island, New York, from demolition.
An Amsterdam real estate developer accustomed to flipping properties renovates—and promptly falls in love with—a live-work space to call his own.
An easy construction process reduces any drama for a couple in California.
Working with a limited footprint, a daunting slope, and killer views, architect Bruce Bolander went vertical with a secluded canyon house in Malibu.
A rural house in Ontario doesn't fuss around and fits right in the surrounding landscape.
Prefab construction simplified the building process of this northern Wisconsin summer home, where all materials required ferrying across Lake Superior.
Architect Gert Wingårdh creates a passionately outfitted vacation home for two midcentury furniture dealers on the western coast of Sweden.