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A Usonian Gem 45 Minutes North of Manhattan Lists for $1.5M
A Usonian Gem 45 Minutes North of Manhattan Lists for $1.5M
Frank Lloyd Wright disciple Aaron L. Resnick designed the three-bedroom home in 1949 as his own family residence.
A Snow-White Home in Rural Ontario Freshens Up the Farmhouse Look
BLDG Workshop punctuated the crisp, clean-lined residence with a chimney and guest suite clad in ruddy Cor-Ten steel.
The $65 Japanese Camping Cushion Taking Over Stylish City Apartments
The sleek, circular sitting pad and other home items from outdoor brand Snow Peak are developing something of a cult status among design-minded urban dwellers.
A Tiny Timber Cabin Touches Down on a Private Island in Norway
A Tiny Timber Cabin Touches Down on a Private Island in Norway
Seeking to “build smaller, build smarter,” Line Solgaard Arkitekter perches a pint-size getaway on stilts above the rocky shore.
This Book-Filled Swedish Cabin Is a Bibliophile’s Dream
Architect Fria Folket positioned a Billy bookcase from Ikea along almost every wall to house the owners’ expansive library.
An Architect Couple’s Minimalist Dream House Is Up for Lease in L.A.
Perched in the hills above Silver Lake, the Lee Residence is the personal home of the founding principals of leeMundwiler Architects.
A Cork-Clad Extension With Playful Pink Trim Is the Cure-All for Gloomy London Days
The cheerful spirit of Nimtim Architects’ renovation continues inside by way of bold patterns and more pops of color.
These Are the Most Popular Homes of January 2023
From innovative prefabs to an overhauled Airstream bus, here’s what our readers were most drawn to last month.
Grand Central Madison Is New York City’s Most Transportive Train Station Thanks to Its Art
Massive mosaics by Yayoi Kusama and Kiki Smith plus more works bring verve and vibe to the city’s new terminal.
On the Market: The ‘Entourage’ Mansion, a Tiny Skyscraper, and More Great Homes for Sale This Week
The listings also include a midcentury in Rome, Georgia, a hillside home in Pacific Palisades with a preserved Spanish facade, and a live/work compound in L.A.
Why You Either Love or Hate Brutalism
Why You Either Love or Hate Brutalism
The concrete history of modern architecture’s most polarizing style.
This Chicago Architect’s Vision for a Buzzy Live/Work Space Started With a Café
The rest of Mike Shively’s Brutalist-inspired plan includes his firm’s office, an Airbnb rental, and he and his partner’s luminous residence on the top floor.
This $3.5M Industrial-Chic Compound Is Finely Tuned for L.A. Living
Designed by award-winning architect David Ming-Li Lowe, the two-unit property opens up to the outdoors with giant glass garage doors.
5 New Things to Buy to Beat the February Doldrums
We’ve got Baggu’s spring collection and a very nice vase, among other things.
A Tiny Skyscraper Lists for $1.5M in a Japanese Forest
The towering home conjures up tree house vibes with its multilevel layout and verdant views.
After a Family’s Renovation Went Wrong, They Gave It Another Go—and Got It Right
Architecture firm L. McComber stepped in to remedy a poorly executed extension, enhancing its insulation and airtightness while infusing the spaces with Mediterranean influences...
A Wood Canopy With Netting Fills Out a Glass-Wrapped New York Apartment
No Architecture took advantage of soaring ceilings by inserting an airy second level into the loftlike space.
The Uncanny Joy of Gawking at Ugly Things
Our appetite for home design content that’s absurd, garish, and downright bad is only becoming more insatiable, and the market is expanding to deliver.
A Monumental Home Made of Cinder Blocks and Glass Seeks $6M in L.A.
Designed by architect Finn Kappe, the Pacific Palisades property comes with massive living areas—and a price tag to match.
My Almost Endless Quest for an Accessible-ish and (Somewhat) Charming Home
As someone who uses a wheelchair, the struggle to create a space that feels right in function and aesthetics has followed me into every place I’ve lived.
The Midcentury-Modern Colored Tile Bathroom Is Back, Thank God
Please, won’t someone think of (saving) the bathrooms?
A Prized Midcentury Home Hits the Market in Georgia for $995K
Award-winning architect Joseph Amisano used concrete, glass, and steel to create this U-shaped residence in 1955.
This Radical Quebec “Cabin” Doubles as a Habitat for Endangered Bats
The steel framework supporting the sustainable retreat is designed as housing to keep winged friends safe from predators.
Open the Door to a Happier Home
Maximize your views—and joy—at home with a well-engineered wall system.
Bowlus Just Launched a Lighter, Less-Expensive Travel Trailer for $159K
The Heritage edition packs a lot of luxury into a compact space—and it’s equipped to venture off-grid for a week and a half at a time.
17 Projects That Use “Ugly” Materials in Beautiful Ways
Including stylish strand board spaces, repurposed shipping containers, and offices that get fresh with mesh.
Bask in the Glorious Excess That Is Mark Wahlberg’s Former Mansion
Listed for $28.5M and featured in “Entourage,” the Beverly Hills mega-manse comes with a basketball court, a two-story guesthouse, and a resort-style pool with waterfalls.
In Praise of “Bad Taste”
A space may be tasteful, but does it have a soul?
On the Market: A Seaside Midcentury, a Palm Springs Retreat, and More Great Homes for Sale This Week
The listings also include a residence sheltered within an English garden in Durham, a modernist hillside home in Washington, D.C., and a contemporary Marmol Radziner house in...
Every Day Feels Like Vacation at This Marmol Radziner Stunner
Say bon voyage and soak up the tropical vibes at this gleaming dream home that just hit the market for $5.9M in Venice, CA.