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  1. Bespoke Treehouses Let You Live Above the Tree Line
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    Bespoke Treehouses Let You Live Above the Tree Line

    The brainchild of a former British climate scientist, Bower House Construction takes a sophisticated, nature-first approach to custom treehouses. While there's a childlike appeal to living among...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.21.14

  2. Modern Homes in Italy that Blend Old and New
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    Modern Homes in Italy that Blend Old and New

    From renovations of centuries-old structures to new constructions that respond to local vernacular, these houses in Italy combine history with modern sensibility.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.21.14

  3. 7 Homes that Make Great Use of Concrete
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    7 Homes that Make Great Use of Concrete

    Often considered cold and minimal, concrete pairs well with natural landscapes and can be a surprisingly inviting interior treatment. Click through the slideshow to see some of our favorite examples.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.20.14

  4. Savvy Prefab Pod Concept for South Africans
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    Savvy Prefab Pod Concept for South Africans

    The attractive POD INDAWO concept offers South Africans a starter home.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.20.14

  5. 9 Tiny Apartments in New York City
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    9 Tiny Apartments in New York City

    In New York City, minuscule studios and cramped family apartments abound. In these examples, homeowners found clever solutions to less-than-ideal square footage, carving out surprisingly luxurious...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.19.14

  6. 6 Modern Lakeside Homes
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    6 Modern Lakeside Homes

    From a modernist icon to a New Jersey prefab, these six projects show that a body of water does a structure good.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.17.14

  7. Facade Focus: 5 Stucco Homes
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    Facade Focus: 5 Stucco Homes

    Stucco is an environmentally sensitive facade choice that helps naturally insulate a home. These modern houses put the material to good use.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.14.14

  8. 6 Impressive Urban Renovations
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    6 Impressive Urban Renovations

    Renovating in dense urban zones comes with its challenges: little space to work with, strict building codes, and neighbors with strong opinions, to name a few. These renovations in cities were able...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.14.14

  9. Facade Focus: Cor-Ten Steel
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    Facade Focus: Cor-Ten Steel

    Whereas other exterior metals grow unsightly marks of wear with exposure to the elements, Cor-Ten thrives on oxidation. Culled from our archives, here are a few steel facades that grow more...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.12.14

  10. Living Simply on a Lush Australian Estate
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    Living Simply on a Lush Australian Estate

    A family home on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula is built to blend in with its lakeside setting.

    written by: Georgie Bean
    photos by: Shannon McGrath
    11.10.14

  11. 8 Modern Odes to Wood
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    8 Modern Odes to Wood

    Wood is a common flooring or furniture choice, but these modern projects express a deep appreciation for the material, putting it to use on walls, ceilings, and beyond.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.06.14

  12. Sliding Shelves Transform This Tiny Home Into Countless Configurations
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    Sliding Shelves Transform This Tiny Home Into Countless Configurations

    Madrid-based firm PKMN dreamed up this flexible concept for a client with a tiny home north of the city. Made up of three flexible shelving units on track system, the All I Own House can be...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.05.14

  13. Simple Getaways: 8 Prefab Cabins
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    Simple Getaways: 8 Prefab Cabins

    Cabins are modest by nature, a design quality that makes them conducive to prefabrication. Here are eight prefabs that tread lightly on the great outdoors.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.04.14

  14. Cozy Getaways to Stave Off The Winter Blues
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    Cozy Getaways to Stave Off The Winter Blues

    When the weather gets grim, the appeal of curling up by the fire in a cozy winter cabin is undeniable. These projects show how warm woods, open fireplaces, and easy slope access are the keys to...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.04.14

  15. 6 Kitchen Countertop Ideas
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    6 Kitchen Countertop Ideas

    We chop, we stir, we eat on it—the countertop is one of the most utilized elements of a kitchen. These homes respect the highly trafficked surface by creating it out of brilliant materials, from...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.03.14

  16. 8 Ways to Use Steel
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    8 Ways to Use Steel

    Homeowners may shy away from steel, often found in skyscrapers, for its cold, minimal reputation. From facades to garden walls, these projects show that the material can be just as inviting as its...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.03.14

  17. Glass Prefab Cabin is Ultimate Outdoor Getaway
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    Glass Prefab Cabin is Ultimate Outdoor Getaway

    Glass walls and a slide-away wall connect this rural escape with the outdoors.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.02.14

  18. Homes with Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
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    Homes with Floor-to-Ceiling Windows

    Giant windows are the best way to take in a landscape. These homes soak up their surroundings with floor-to-ceiling glass.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.31.14

  19. Modern Ways to Use Brick
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    Modern Ways to Use Brick

    Typically considered a traditional building material, brick can be used in modern settings as a way to bridge the gap between old and new.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.31.14

  20. Modern Mountain Retreat in Washington
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    Modern Mountain Retreat in Washington

    Nestled in a subalpine meadow valley in Washington, the Ranchero House is surrounded by a beautiful but demanding landscape. A Seattle family had frequented the area for years, making the three...

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    photos by: Stefan Hampden
    10.28.14

  21. Minimal Home Recreates Nature in the Heart of Amsterdam
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    Minimal Home Recreates Nature in the Heart of Amsterdam

    Amsterdam’s de Pijp neighborhood, which means “the pipe,” gets its name from the low, narrow homes that dot the area. When architect Jaspar Jansen and his colleagues at i29 Interior Architects were...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.23.14

  22. Green Home in La Jolla Blends Indoors and Outdoors
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    Green Home in La Jolla Blends Indoors and Outdoors

    The Noorens fell in love with San Diego and the surrounding area during a surf vacation several years ago, and made it their mission to return for good. When they finally returned in 2009, they...

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    10.22.14

  23. Home and Studio Maximizes Very Narrow Site in Echo Park
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    Home and Studio Maximizes Very Narrow Site in Echo Park

    A house in Echo Park makes the most of its narrow lot with open-plan spaces spread out over four levels.

    written by: Sam Eichblatt
    10.22.14

  24. Affordable Prefab Prototype in Vietnam
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    Affordable Prefab Prototype in Vietnam

    A compact Vietnamese prefab housing prototype features local materials.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.16.14

  25. Toronto Tudor Becomes Bright, Luxurious Home
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    Toronto Tudor Becomes Bright, Luxurious Home

    A Toronto couple remodel their home with a special emphasis on a spacious kitchen and a material-rich bathroom.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    10.03.14

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