An angled deck transforms a backyard in Menlo Park, California, into a welcoming gathering spot.
San Francisco–based designer Maca Huneeus created her family’s weekend retreat near Lake Tahoe with a relaxed, sophisticated sensibility.
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.
Seeking an escape from bustling city life, a Manhattan couple embarks on a renovation in the verdant Hudson Valley.
Designer Barbara Hill transformed the derelict building into a sophisticated and slightly rough-around-the-edges retreat.
In the eastern Netherlands, resourceful recyclers 2012Architects have built a house almost entirely out of locally sourced scrap, from old billboards to broken umbrellas.
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.
A family’s remote island retreat becomes a more permanent home base, thanks to the efficiency of building modular.
A prefabricated lakeside New Jersey retreat is one woman's outdoorsy counterpoint to city life.
An intervention from a clever interior designer spares an old beach house on Fire Island, New York, from demolition.
Architect Gert Wingårdh creates a passionately outfitted vacation home for two midcentury furniture dealers on the western coast of Sweden.
By eliminating walls and incorporating a series of interior gardens, architect José Roberto Paredes creates an eclectic and inspired El Salvador beach house.
After a devastating fire, architect David Salmela designs a house to replace a beloved lakeside retreat in Wisconsin.
Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.
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.
A natural disaster cleared a property in the Colorado mountains, giving an architect and her family a blank slate on which to build their green dream home.
A family provides some real world experience for a group of architects in training.
A house designed to be part of the landscape is at home among the trees in Venice, California.
A coastal home designed by Australian architect John Wardle is uniquely tuned in to its residents and to its epic surroundings.
An octogenarian modernist lives
independently on a peaceful,
verdant site in Northern California.
In southwest England, interior designer Kathryn Tyler built her home around her ever-expanding furniture collection.
A skylit conservatory doubles as a verdant dining parlor in Sonoma County, California.
Take a lesson from this school-turned-home.
Thanks to a contemporary interior that she’s been updating for a decade, modern architect Abigail Turin has learned to love her traditional 1925 San Francisco home.
This backyard is its own modern retreat in the Berkeley Hills.