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  1. 10 Innovative Urban Homes
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    10 Innovative Urban Homes

    These 10 urban homes run the gamut from renovated commercial spaces to new constructions on small, irregular plots.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.17.14

  2. 10 Minimalist Dream Kitchens
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    10 Minimalist Dream Kitchens

    "A kitchen provides physical and spiritual nourishment, and for many homes it is the heart and soul of family life," writes celebrated tastemaker Sir Terence Conran in Kitchen Book. Here, we...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.13.13

  3. 5 Cool Kitchen Islands
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    5 Cool Kitchen Islands

    A delicious slab of white Carrara marble, a couple of planks of plywood, and 20,000 Legos: These are among the inventive materials used for some of our favorite kitchen islands from the pages of...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.26.13

  4. 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

  5. 7 Modern Dwellings South of the Mason-Dixon
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    7 Modern Dwellings South of the Mason-Dixon

    Known for its down-home rusticity, the American South is also home to some impressively modern residences. Here are a few of our favorites.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.18.15

  6. A British Furniture Brand Built This Round Village in China
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    A British Furniture Brand Built This Round Village in China

    In Gaoming, China, the furniture company Timothy Oulton erected eight round houses, including one breathtaking domed structure, for its staff to live and work.

    written by: David Rudin
    04.08.15

  7. A Contemporary North Carolina Home Navigates a Tricky Site Atop a Ridge
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    A Contemporary North Carolina Home Navigates a Tricky Site Atop a Ridge

    Drawing inspiration from the Hebrew alphabet, architects Elihu Siegman and Michael Silverman dreamt up an adaptive structure to fit a difficult site in Asheville, North Carolina.

    written by: Hope Winsborough
    photos by: David Dietrich
    03.17.15

  8. A Creative Staircase for a Compact NYC Loft
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    A Creative Staircase for a Compact NYC Loft

    For a renovation in New York's Greenwich Village, Sarah Zames and her team at General Assembly created a custom ship-ladder staircase and gourmet eat-in kitchen.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.12.15

  9. A Look at Modern Breakfast Nooks
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    A Look at Modern Breakfast Nooks

    It's our firm belief that morning toast and coffee taste better in a cozy breakfast nook—a design feature made popular in Craftsman homes of the early 20th century. We've gathered five modern...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.07.13

  10. A Miami Oasis Pays Homage to Florida's Rich Architectural Heritage
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    A Miami Oasis Pays Homage to Florida's Rich Architectural Heritage

    When architects Melissa and Jacob Brillhart set out to design their new home in downtown Miami, they drew inspiration from Florida modernism and the dogtrot model to create a tropical oasis in the...

    written by: Emma Janzen
    03.24.15

  11. A Run-Down Farmhouse Becomes a Sleek Modern Retreat
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    A Run-Down Farmhouse Becomes a Sleek Modern Retreat

    Jacek Kolasiński took on a massive renovation project in his dream neighborhood.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    photos by: Karolina Bak
    05.28.15

  12. A Slice of Scandinavian Design in the Catskills
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    A Slice of Scandinavian Design in the Catskills

    A Norwegian couple crafts a contemporary cabin in Bovina, New York.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    photos by: Torkil Stavdal
    04.07.15

  13. A Spacious Toronto Triplex Responds to Rising Urban Density
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    A Spacious Toronto Triplex Responds to Rising Urban Density

    A third story packs a wealth of new spaces and functions into this renovated Toronto home.

    written by: David Rudin
    photos by: Scott Norsworthy
    03.19.15

  14. A Sustainably Built Weekend Home
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    A Sustainably Built Weekend Home

    Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    12.18.13

  15. A Tiny Tel Aviv Apartment Packs a Punch with No Walls
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    A Tiny Tel Aviv Apartment Packs a Punch with No Walls

    The architects used custom cabinets and glass to act as room dividers.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    04.26.15

  16. A Unique Roofline Draws Light Into This Melbourne Home
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    A Unique Roofline Draws Light Into This Melbourne Home

    A clever addition to a Victorian house maximizes light and space.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    photos by: Peter Bennetts
    05.27.15

  17. 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
    03.08.15

  18. An Affordable High-Design Vacation Home in Mexico
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    An Affordable High-Design Vacation Home in Mexico

    By pooling their resources and giving their architect complete creative control, two busy Mexico City–based brothers built a high-design vacation home for just $70 per square foot.

    written by: Robert Landon
    photos by: Mauricio Alejo
    01.29.13

  19. An Innovative Modular Building System in Ecuador
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    An Innovative Modular Building System in Ecuador

    Seeking a way to blend architecture into the natural environment, a pair of Ecuador-based designers invents a new modular building system.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: João Canziani
    12.31.12

  20. Angular Australian House Fits a Family’s Active Lifestyle
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    Angular Australian House Fits a Family’s Active Lifestyle

    The stacked but flexible scheme is modern, urban, and dynamic—just like its occupants

    written by: Emma Janzen
    photos by: John Gollings
    03.30.15

  21. Black Marble Runs Through This Refined Berlin Apartment
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    Black Marble Runs Through This Refined Berlin Apartment

    Bruzkus Batek Architects transformed this apartment in a classical building in Berlin into a streamlined space lined with rich materials.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.20.15

  22. Brick Garage Transformed Into Family Home
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    Brick Garage Transformed Into Family Home

    An architect reimagines an outdated brick garage by designing a graceful new family home atop its foundation.

    photos by: Simon Devitt
    09.18.14

  23. Crazy Cool Loft Space Surrounded by Rope Walls
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    Crazy Cool Loft Space Surrounded by Rope Walls

    The Karst region in Slovenia is known for its limestone plateau, filled with picturesque caves and sinkholes. Riffing on the local vernacular—lots of small, stone houses—Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    01.08.15

  24. Danish Prefab Feels Much Larger Than Its 861 Square Feet
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    Danish Prefab Feels Much Larger Than Its 861 Square Feet

    Sigurd Larsen created the illusion of space with high ceilings and tall windows.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    03.28.15

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