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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Two Designers Sharpen Up This Former Pencil Factory
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    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

  4. 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

  5. A Green Home Emerges After a Fire
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    A Green Home Emerges After a Fire

    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.

    written by: Alissa Walker
    photos by: David Lauer
    05.14.16

  6. This Garden Shed Stays Cool in Belgium
    Finishing Touch

    This Garden Shed Stays Cool in Belgium

    Using workaday materials, architect Indra Janda creatively constructs a backyard retreat that looks opaque during the day and glows at night.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Tim Van de Velde
    05.13.16

  7. Students Pass Their Class by Building a House in New Zealand
    Houses We Love

    Students Pass Their Class by Building a House in New Zealand

    A family provides some real world experience for a group of architects in training.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Simon Devitt
    05.12.16

  8. This House is Why Friends Make the Best Collaborators
    Houses We Love

    This House is Why Friends Make the Best Collaborators

    One resident supports her friends' company and builds with their prefab modules.

    written by: Georgie Bean
    photos by: Lisa Cohen
    05.12.16

  9. New Bungalow, Old Neighborhood
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    New Bungalow, Old Neighborhood

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

    written by: Erika Heet
    05.10.16

  10. This Surfer Rules the Ocean from a Cliffside House
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    This Surfer Rules the Ocean from a Cliffside House

    A coastal home designed by Australian architect John Wardle is uniquely tuned in to its residents and to its epic surroundings.

    written by: Jane Rawson
    photos by: Sean Fennessy
    05.10.16

  11. This Modern Prefab is Perfect for Mom
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    This Modern Prefab is Perfect for Mom

    An octogenarian modernist lives 
independently on a peaceful, 
verdant site in Northern California.

    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    05.09.16

  12. An Obsessed Designer Fills Her Home with Vintage Finds
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    An Obsessed Designer Fills Her Home with Vintage Finds

    In southwest England, interior designer Kathryn Tyler built her home around her ever-expanding furniture collection.

    written by: Alyn Griffiths
    photos by: Andrew Meredith
    04.29.16

  13. This Home is Complete with an Indoor Jungle
    Outdoor

    This Home is Complete with an Indoor Jungle

    A skylit conservatory doubles as a verdant dining parlor in Sonoma County, California.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Grant Harder
    04.28.16

  14. A Soaring Schoolhouse in the Netherlands is Reborn
    Houses We Love

    A Soaring Schoolhouse in the Netherlands is Reborn

    Take a lesson from this school-turned-home.

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Kasia Gatkowska
    04.27.16

  15. One House Seamlessly Blends Baroque and Modern Styles
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    One House Seamlessly Blends Baroque and Modern Styles

    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.

    written by: Andy Isaacson
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    04.25.16

  16. An Architect Sculpts Out a Tadao Ando-Inspired Backyard
    Outdoor

    An Architect Sculpts Out a Tadao Ando-Inspired Backyard

    This backyard is its own modern retreat in the Berkeley Hills.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    04.25.16

  17. How This Landscape Design Made a Home as Fun as a Playground
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    How This Landscape Design Made a Home as Fun as a Playground

    A hillside Virginia home located on a notch between two ridges is fun for the whole family.

    written by: Sarah F. Cox
    photos by: Eli Meir Kaplan
    04.22.16

  18. Pay Attention in History Class and Design like the Masters
    Rewind

    Pay Attention in History Class and Design like the Masters

    Take a lesson from these collaborations between academic institutions and design greats.

    written by: Liz Arnold
    04.21.16

  19. Nelson Byrd Woltz Harnesses the Natural Elements
    In The Modern World

    Nelson Byrd Woltz Harnesses the Natural Elements

    The landscape architecture firm carves out a vertical garden for a New York City residence and, in the process, creates a nest for its human and avian inhabitants.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Eric Piasecki
    04.21.16

  20. This Designer Escapes to Ibiza for Some Peace and Quiet
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    This Designer Escapes to Ibiza for Some Peace and Quiet

    In a quiet corner of the famed Spanish party island, rug designer Nani Marquina and photographer Albert Font have carved out a serene, site-sensitive home.

    written by: Suzanne Wales
    photos by: Albert Font
    04.19.16

  21. A Dream House for the Ages
    Green

    A Dream House for the Ages

    This Los Angeles family builds smart and plans ahead.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.19.16

  22. A Home's Past Mistakes are Finally Corrected
    Renovation

    A Home's Past Mistakes are Finally Corrected

    Plagued by remodeling pitfalls, two tenacious homeowners reinvent a soggy midcentury home outside Seattle as a modern masterpiece.

    photos by: Kyle Johnson
    04.15.16

  23. This House Gets Better with Age
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    This House Gets Better with Age

    An architect creates a long-term home for his parents around a glass enclosure built to celebrate Northwestern wilderness.

    photos by: Iwan Baan
    04.14.16

  24. This Silver Lake Shop Redefines the General Store
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    This Silver Lake Shop Redefines the General Store

    Looking for mid-century furniture? Design tomes? Earrings? An LP? Sunset Junction’s Mohawk General Store lives up to its name.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.13.16

  25. You Won't Be Calling This House a "Man Cave"
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    You Won't Be Calling This House a "Man Cave"

    A Hollywood bungalow reinvents the bachelor pad.

    written by: Rico Gagliano
    photos by: Zen Sekizawa
    04.12.16

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