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.
In Kansas City, an architecture studio designs an adaptable house for a musician on a budget.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks to some smart design and sound engineering, this small coastal house handles the waves.
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.
A rural house in Ontario doesn't fuss around and fits right in the surrounding landscape.
Architect Gert Wingårdh creates a passionately outfitted vacation home for two midcentury furniture dealers on the western coast of Sweden.
Two linked 1,000-square-foot pavilions are greater than a sum of their parts.
Two Seattle architects design and build a dynamic multifamily structure on a formerly vacant lot.
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 Austin, Texas, architect Sean Guess forges an inventive industrial kitchen for a cost-conscious couple.
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 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.