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  1. Floating House, Lake Huron
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    Floating House, Lake Huron

    On the edge of a tiny island accessible only by boat, this buoyant summer home lives the life aquatic.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    02.26.09

  2. Inclined to Relax
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    Inclined to Relax

    Hidden on a hill overlooking Australia’s Pittwater Bay, Rob Brown’s design for the James-Robertson house happily opens itself (and its occupants) to all that Mother Nature can dish out.

    written by: Davina Jackson
    photos by: Richard Powers
    04.28.09

  3. Go With the Flow
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    Go With the Flow

    Along the ever-expanding coastline of Hawaii’s Big Island, an architect and his family exchange fast-paced city life for a different kind of flow—the geological kind.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Linny Morris
    04.28.09

  4. On a Rock in a Hard Place
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    On a Rock in a Hard Place

    In an unlikely mountaintop locale, Anderson Anderson Architecture crafted a home out of a complex composition of off-the-shelf components, paving new paths for the prefabricated construction industry.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: John Clark
    05.01.09

  5. Butterfly Roof Meditation Hut
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    Butterfly Roof Meditation Hut

    Illinois resident Mary Kalanzis rises every morning with a view worthy of the next world. "I wake up to the vision of the hut everyday," she says. "There's something about the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.11.11

  6. 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

  7. Basic Instincts
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    Basic Instincts

    Matt Jacobson doesn’t just abide by the mantra “less is more,” he wholeheartedly embraces it. His Southern California home is a compact ode to minimal living.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    05.19.11

  8. On The Rocks
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    On The Rocks

    For centuries, Spain’s Canary Islands have been the last outpost of civilization before European mariners sailed headlong into the vast Atlantic. That same sense of horizon-bound, seaside...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    06.11.11

  9. Seven Great Outdoor Spaces
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    Seven Great Outdoor Spaces

    As summer comes to an end, we cheers to seven of our favorite outdoor spaces before the furniture is packed away for the winter.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.16.11

  10. On the Waterfront
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    On the Waterfront

    After purchasing a revered archetypal lake house designed by American architect Richard Meier, a retired couple launches into the home’s second renovation in 35 years.

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    08.22.11

  11. Hope Floats
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    Hope Floats

    A self-taught designer embarks upon a solo mission to resuscitate a 19th-century homestead.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    04.25.12

  12. L-Shaped Indoor-Outdoor LA Home
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    L-Shaped Indoor-Outdoor LA Home

    At their house and flower farm in Los Angeles’s Glassell Park, Laura Gabbert and Andrew Avery bring friends, family, and a fleet of urban gardeners together for the classic indoor-outdoor party.

    written by: Alissa Walker
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    07.25.12

  13. A Modern Concrete Home in Peru
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    A Modern Concrete Home in Peru

    Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.

    written by: Sarah Amelar
    photos by: Cristóbal Palma
    04.19.13

  14. An Aluminum-Clad Green Energy Home in England
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    An Aluminum-Clad Green Energy Home in England

    Green Orchard, the home Paul Archer designed for his parents outside Bristol, England, sows the seeds of an active retirement.

    written by: Phyllis Richardson
    photos by: Will Pryce
    05.15.13

  15. A Sustainable Rammed Earth Home in New Mexico
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    A Sustainable Rammed Earth Home in New Mexico

    Studio eM Design’s rammed-earth home in Corrales, New Mexico, updates the regional adobe archetype into a hallmark of sustainable design.

    written by: Charles C. Poling
    06.16.13

  16. Clifftop House with Angled Roof in Maui
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    Clifftop House with Angled Roof in Maui

    With an angled roof designed to resemble the surrounding cliffs, a house in Maui, Hawaii, is built to meld with the landscape.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Cristóbal Palma
    06.24.13

  17. Modern Box Home in Rural Wisconsin
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    Modern Box Home in Rural Wisconsin

    Taking its cues from local barns and silos and the rolling Wisconsin terrain, the Field House is a kind of modern observatory for watching winter turn to spring and the great vault of the heavens.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Tom Fowlks
    06.29.13

  18. Barbara Bestor's Colorful Modern Home in Silver Lake
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    Barbara Bestor's Colorful Modern Home in Silver Lake

    We first documented the ten-month renovation of Los Angeles-based architect Barbara Bestor's 1950s bungalow here, but gather your things and get ready to soak in some sun rays yet again by visiting...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    photos by: Dabito
    08.22.13

  19. A Modern Bungalow in Venice Beach
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    A Modern Bungalow in Venice Beach

    A house designed to be part of the landscape is at home among the trees in Venice, California.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.18.13

  20. Stealthy Modern Cabin in Ontario
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    Stealthy Modern Cabin in Ontario

    Toronto architecture firm superkül applies creative green thinking and a Canadian love of timber to an affordable modern cabin in the woods.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Shai Gil
    12.04.13

  21. Angular Modern Beach House in Florida
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    Angular Modern Beach House in Florida

    Tour the family-friendly, LEED-certified, modern Seagrape House designed by husband-and-wife team Traction Architecture in Anna Maria Island, Florida.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.19.13

  22. A Family-Friendly Landscape Design in Virginia
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    A Family-Friendly Landscape Design in Virginia

    Thanks to an earth-moving renovation, a hillside Virginia home located on a notch between two ridges becomes a place for play and repose.

    written by: Sarah F. Cox
    photos by: Eli Meir Kaplan
    02.27.14

  23. A Modern House in the Forest Designed for Aging In Place
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    A Modern House in the Forest Designed for Aging In Place

    An architect creates a long-term home for his parents around a glass enclosure built to celebrate the greenery of its Northwestern site.

    photos by: Iwan Baan
    03.12.14

  24. Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California
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    Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California

    Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminds a seamless garden to surround a Silicon Valley Eichler.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    03.28.14

  25. A Sustainable Home in Silicon Valley
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    A Sustainable Home in Silicon Valley

    Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    photos by: Bruce Damonte
    03.29.14

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