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  1. A Family Retreats to Their Ipe-Clad Backyard for an Easy Getaway
    Outdoor

    A Family Retreats to Their Ipe-Clad Backyard for an Easy Getaway

    An angled deck transforms a backyard in Menlo Park, California, into a welcoming gathering spot.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Ike Edeani
    06.24.16

  2. The Ski Retreat for All Seasons
    My House

    The Ski Retreat for All Seasons

    San Francisco–based designer Maca Huneeus created her family’s weekend retreat near Lake Tahoe with a relaxed, sophisticated sensibility.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    06.24.16

  3. A Versatile House Fulfills All This Musician's Needs
    House Tours

    A Versatile House Fulfills All This Musician's Needs

    In Kansas City, an architecture studio designs an adaptable house for a musician on a budget.

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Narayan Mahon
    06.23.16

  4. Odd Angles Don't Stop This Apartment's Transformation
    Renovation

    Odd Angles Don't Stop This Apartment's Transformation

    By straightening angles, installing windows, and adding vertical accents, architect Aaron Ritenour brought light and order to an irregularly shaped apartment in the heart of Athens, Greece.

    written by: Eleni Gage
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    06.23.16

  5. The Midcentury Spirit is Alive and Well in This Hudson Valley Escape
    Houses We Love

    The Midcentury Spirit is Alive and Well in This Hudson Valley Escape

    Seeking an escape from bustling city life, a Manhattan couple embarks on a renovation in the verdant Hudson Valley.

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    photos by: Jon Snyder
    06.22.16

  6. This Farmhouse is a Cor-Ten Steel-Clad Dream
    Green

    This Farmhouse is a Cor-Ten Steel-Clad Dream

    From the bones of a neglected farmstead in rural Scotland emerges a low-impact, solar-powered home that’s all about working with what was already there.

    written by: Caroline Ednie
    photos by: Andrew Meredith
    06.21.16

  7. A Tiny Cabin is This Writer's Off the Grid Getaway
    Green

    A Tiny Cabin is This Writer's Off the Grid Getaway

    On an island 20 miles off the coast of Maine, a writer, with the help of his daughter, built not only a room but an entire green getaway of his own.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Eirik Johnson
    06.14.16

  8. This Former Dance Hall Gets an Encore and Becomes a Designer's House
    My House

    This Former Dance Hall Gets an Encore and Becomes a Designer's House

    Designer Barbara Hill transformed the derelict building into a sophisticated and slightly rough-around-the-edges retreat.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Misty Keasler
    06.14.16

  9. The House That Takes Recycling to the Next Level
    House Tours

    The House That Takes Recycling to the Next Level

    In the eastern Netherlands, resourceful recyclers 2012Architects have built a house almost entirely out of locally sourced scrap, from old billboards to broken umbrellas.

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Mark Seelen
    06.14.16

  10. Centuries-Old Farmhouses Inspired This Timeless Home
    My House

    Centuries-Old Farmhouses Inspired This Timeless Home

    When it came to designing a new home for herself and her family, one of the most important ambitions held by architect Lucy Marston was to create a sense of belonging.

    written by: Dominic Bradbury
    photos by: Damian Russell
    06.13.16

  11. When Living on the Edge is Super Comfortable
    Green

    When Living on the Edge is Super Comfortable

    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.

    written by: Adele Weder
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    06.09.16

  12. Rising Tides Are No Match for This Coastal Home
    Green

    Rising Tides Are No Match for This Coastal Home

    Thanks to some smart design and sound engineering, this small coastal house handles the waves.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Mathew Scott
    06.09.16

  13. The Soothing Sounds of Nature Fill Up This Island Prefab
    House Tours

    The Soothing Sounds of Nature Fill Up This Island Prefab

    A family’s remote island retreat becomes a more permanent home base, thanks to the efficiency of building modular.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    06.07.16

  14. The New Zealand Native Who Can't Get Enough of the Garden State
    My House

    The New Zealand Native Who Can't Get Enough of the Garden State

    A prefabricated lakeside New Jersey retreat is one woman's outdoorsy counterpoint to city life.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    06.03.16

  15. How a Smart Interior Design Saved This House
    Houses We Love

    How a Smart Interior Design Saved This House

    An intervention from a clever interior designer spares an old beach house on Fire Island, New York, from demolition.

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    06.01.16

  16. The Off-Grid Home That Doesn't Worry About Too Many Gadgets
    Green

    The Off-Grid Home That Doesn't Worry About Too Many Gadgets

    A rural house in Ontario doesn't fuss around and fits right in the surrounding landscape.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Derek Shapton
    05.31.16

  17. Modern, Rugged, and Cozy: This Countryside Home Has It All
    House Tours

    Modern, Rugged, and Cozy: This Countryside Home Has It All

    Architect Gert Wingårdh creates a passionately outfitted vacation home for two midcentury furniture dealers on the western coast of Sweden.

    written by: Alyn Griffiths
    photos by: James Silverman
    05.29.16

  18. This Couple Achieves Their Glass House Goals
    House Tours

    This Couple Achieves Their Glass House Goals

    Two linked 1,000-square-foot pavilions are greater than a sum of their parts.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Matthew Millman
    05.28.16

  19. Three Families Comfortably Fit in One Slim Lot
    Houses We Love

    Three Families Comfortably Fit in One Slim Lot

    Two Seattle architects design and build a dynamic multifamily structure on a formerly vacant lot.

    written by: Valerie Easton
    photos by: Rafael Soldi
    05.27.16

  20. Bursts of Yellow and Indoor Gardens Are Just Two Reasons to Love This Home
    House Tours

    Bursts of Yellow and Indoor Gardens Are Just Two Reasons to Love This Home

    By eliminating walls and incorporating a series of interior gardens, architect José Roberto Paredes creates an eclectic and inspired El Salvador beach house.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Jason Bax
    05.27.16

  21. A Lakeside Home Brings a Scandinavian Sensibility to the Midwest
    House Tours

    A Lakeside Home Brings a Scandinavian Sensibility to the Midwest

    After a devastating fire, architect David Salmela designs a house to replace a beloved lakeside retreat in Wisconsin.

    written by: Tate Gunnerson
    photos by: Narayan Mahon
    05.26.16

  22. Yes, It Is Easy Being Green
    Houses We Love

    Yes, It Is Easy Being Green

    Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    05.18.16

  23. Inexpensive Materials Pay Off Big
    Finishing Touch

    Inexpensive Materials Pay Off Big

    In Austin, Texas, architect Sean Guess forges an inventive industrial kitchen for a cost-conscious couple.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.18.16

  24. Two Designers Sharpen Up This Former Pencil Factory
    House Tours

    Two Designers Sharpen Up This Former Pencil Factory

    In an up-and-coming area of Copenhagen, a pair of designers and their twin girls inhabit a converted loft, filling it with serious design savvy and a hefty dose of creativity.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Anders Hviid
    05.18.16

  25. Retirement Never Looked Better and More Sustainable
    Green

    Retirement Never Looked Better and More Sustainable

    A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, California, emerges as a series of eco-conscious pavilions that rest lightly on the land.

    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    05.17.16

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