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  1. A John Lautner-Designed Hotel

    A John Lautner-Designed Hotel

    A major perk of reporting the story "John Lautner's Desert Rose" for our June 2012 issue? Actually spending a night at the Hotel Lautner in Desert Hot Springs, California, which has been...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Jaime Gillin

  2. A Lot to Love

    A Lot to Love

    In a leafy residential area a few miles from downtown Kansas City, Missouri, an enterprising architect saw opportunity where others saw trouble. He took a sloping, triangular lot and designed a new...

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Mike Sinclair

  3. A Simple Plan
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    A Simple Plan

    A Marmol Radziner–designed prefab house, trucked onto a remote Northern California site, takes the pain out of the construction process.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dwight Eschliman

  4. A Stacked Cabin for a Steep Slope
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    A Stacked Cabin for a Steep Slope

    A steeply sloped site in the Wisconsin forest, plus an equally steep budget, led architect Brian Johnsen to reinvent the archetypal cabin for a sturdy vacation home.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Narayan Mahon

  5. Abiquiu Debut
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    Abiquiu Debut

    Abiquiu, New Mexico, owes this rugged new house to a plucky pair of residents, two talented architects and one long-sighted and very gracious loan officer.

    photos by: João Canziani

  6. All You Need Is LV
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    All You Need Is LV

    In the most unlikely of places—rural Missouri—Rocio Romero has designed and built a prefab empire.

    written by: Donovan Finn
    photos by: Dean Kaufman

  7. Amazing Cantilevered Home in the Mountains
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    Amazing Cantilevered Home in the Mountains

    Architecture firm _naturehumaine designs a dream hideaway in eastern Quebec.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee

  8. An Epic Plot
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    An Epic Plot

    Architect Steve Bull designed a high-impact, low-maintenance home for a pair of intrepid clients in Alaska, but that was only the beginning of the adventure.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Erik Johnson

  9. Building Community
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    Building Community

    With a clean-lined new loft building designed by El Dorado Inc., a fleet of hip galleries, and a burgeoning creative class, Wichita is anything but plains.

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Jake Stangel

  10. Cooler Ranch
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    Cooler Ranch

    After searching in vain for an empty lot to build on, architect Brian White settled for a nondescript 1960s ranch that nobody else wanted—and proved that building from the ground up doesn’t always...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: John Clark

  11. Domestic Democracy
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    Domestic Democracy

    In a code-happy L.A. suburb, how do you break the mold without breaking the law? Architects Alice Fung and Michael Blatt steer clear of anarchy with a little democratic design.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen

  12. Emerald in the Rough
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    Emerald in the Rough

    An architect and artist flee Dublin for the countryside to build a biodegradable house and raise their children.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Cornelius Scriba

  13. Family Style
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    Family Style

    When a Japanese couple asked architects Takaharu and Yui Tezuka to design a small home that would evoke the Italian love of food, informal gatherings, and natural settings, the result was la dolce...

    photos by: Adam Friedberg

  14. Green and Affordable Living in Montana
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    Green and Affordable Living in Montana

    A resourceful sound mixer sources some local design talent, rolls up his sleeves, and builds small, green, and affordable in Bozeman, Montana.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    photos by: John Clark

  15. Green Cottage Getaway in Maine

    Green Cottage Getaway in Maine

    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

  16. Hillside Mid-Century Home Renovation in Texas
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    Hillside Mid-Century Home Renovation in Texas

    An architectural designer and an artist harnessed the collective power of their design firm to remake a dilapidated mid-century gem into a hillside perch for their family.

    written by: Addie Broyles
    photos by: Brent Humphreys

  17. Hope Floats
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    Hope Floats

    A self-taught designer embarks upon a solo mission to resuscitate a 19th-century homestead.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Mark Mahaney

  18. iT House, Joshua Tree
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    iT House, Joshua Tree

    The iT House brings together raw industrial aesthetics with the tactics of green design to forge a new home in the sunbaked wilds of California’s east.

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Gregg Segal

  19. Knotty by Nature
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    Knotty by Nature

    In snowy Sweden, where pine planks and the democratic design incubator Ikea reign supreme, a local architect pays homage to his patrimony, making a small, slatty home feel like a rather big deal....

    written by: Grant Gibson
    photos by: Pia Ulin

  20. Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin

    Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin

    With the goals of improving storage and flow in their midcentury home, two Austin residents hired Rick and Cindy Black Architects to reunite their kitchen with an open-plan living space.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: Whit Preston

  21. Modern Take on a Traditional Farmhouse in Missouri
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    Modern Take on a Traditional Farmhouse in Missouri

    Thanks to Matthew Hufft, their envelope-pushing architect and longtime friend, Hannah and Paul Catlett have a new home in southwestern Missouri that’s a fresh, unconventional take on the...

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Joe Pugliese

  22. Off the Beaten Path
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    Off the Beaten Path

    A dramatic departure from your typical cabin on the lake, this unique retreat adds shades of black to a tiny island awash with local color.

    written by: Eric Lawlor
    photos by: Chad Holder

  23. Off-the-Grid Cabin in Arkansas
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    Off-the-Grid Cabin in Arkansas

    Stocked with green features, an inexpensive off-the-grid retreat in Arkansas provides its owner peace of mind through its clean-lined architecture.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Greg Clark

  24. On the Rock

    On the Rock

    Katja and Adam Thom’s cabin, on an exposed postglacial archipelago in Canada’s windswept Georgian Bay, is more than eight miles from the nearest road.

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    photos by: Mark Giglio

  25. Palace Intrigue
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    Palace Intrigue

    In the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, architect Rytis Mikulionis spent several years property hunting for his first nesting ground and finally ended up inside a former Soviet army barrack, which...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus