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In a Forest in Portugal, a Refined Timber Home Is Hewn From a Traditional Granary
In a Forest in Portugal, a Refined Timber Home Is Hewn From a Traditional Granary
Marta Brandão and MIMA Housing reinterpret a former storehouse using slatted wood, ample glazing, and a slate-tile roof.
A Lovely London Flat With a Serene Garden Springs Up for £895K
Set in a renovated Victorian townhouse, the ground-floor apartment comes with three bedrooms and a glass ceiling.
10 Bucket-List Saunas, Hot Springs, and Thermal Baths From Around the World
In her new book, “Thermal,” author Lindsey Bro plunges into the deepest reaches of the globe exploring the healing powers of heat.
A Family’s Quest for Color Culminates in This Brightly Tiled Madrid Apartment
A Family’s Quest for Color Culminates in This Brightly Tiled Madrid Apartment
Sierra De La Higuera designs a vivid apartment to reflect a couple’s respective roots and worldly travels, drawing inspiration from Mexico, Singapore, Galicia, and elsewhere.
This Breezy, Boxy Jamaican Villa Could Be Yours for $790K
Turn the vacation fantasy into a year-round reality with this three-bedroom home.
Beditorial’s Holly Falcone Shares Her Favorite Conversation-Starter Home Products
Including a tiny apron for dressing up a bottle of wine!
260 Square Feet of Tree House Is All a Portuguese Family Needs for the Summer
It has handbuilt furniture, a roof deck, and a slide—and you’ll dream about it all winter.
A Sydney Architect’s Terrace Home Serves as a Testing Ground for a Heritage Renovation
Eva-Marie Prineas opened the interiors and created outdoor moments without roughing up her home’s more delicate details.
A Midcentury Gem With a Prime Pool Patio Makes a Splash in L.A.
Listed for $1.2M, the restored Edward Fickett home includes a landscaped garden and a one-bedroom guesthouse.
A Landmark Brooklyn Heights Townhouse Is On the Market for $5.9M
Architects Mary and Joseph Merz designed the multilevel home in 1965 for acclaimed graphic designer Ron Clyne and his wife, Hortense.
An Unfinished Family Villa in Italy Is Reworked as an Industrial Office Space
An Unfinished Family Villa in Italy Is Reworked as an Industrial Office Space
Design firm Archisbang saw the value in materials that had been left exposed, so it amplified the look with mesh wiring, galvanized steel, and wood and concrete fiber panels.
In Los Feliz, Past and Present Converge in a Hillside ADU
A prefab ADU transforms a lot that houses a 1947 home—and adds a new rental unit in the process.
Editor’s Letter: The New Neighbors
How American homes are taking risks.
The 2022 Andersen Bright Ideas Awards
The Bright Ideas Awards—now in their second year—showcase ways in which solar-oriented design can positively shape our everyday lives.
Reflect Your Taste in Every Sense
Miele’s Generation 7000 built-in appliances offer an abundance of design choices to make a statement that is uniquely yours.
On the Mesa
Bringing minimalist lines to the striking desert landscape, this Yucca Valley retreat finds harmony in its sublime surroundings.
A Hybrid Home
Hybrid cars run on both electricity and gas, so why can’t your HVAC?
Screen Play
Walls of windows from Kolbe Windows & Doors create a layered, light-filled home.
For One Designer and Innovator, Human Connection Begins With a Simple Tool
David Kelley, founder of Ideo and the at Stanford University, uses a rudimentary measuring device to empower his students—and make friends.
A New Jersey Home With a Postmodern Past Is Covered in Head-Turning Tile
In an everyday suburb, a young family isn’t afraid to make a statement.
New Initiatives and Leaders Are Bringing Power and Profits to America’s Crafting Communities
Geechee basketmakers, Gee’s Bend quilters, and Native American artisans are developing ways of navigating markets that have not always had their best interests at heart.
An Unorthodox Houseboat in Sausalito Gives Its Owner Permission to Play
Architect Craig Steely drew from the area’s bohemian history and traditional Chinese motifs to create this unique floating haven.
How E-Commerce Changed the Knockoff Furniture Game
Direct-to-consumer revolutionized the furniture market. What’s at stake when fakes are easier to find than ever?
Construction Diary: A Ceramicist Gets Hands On While Renovating Her Midcentury Home
Ren von Hasseln polishes up a run-down ranch house in Ojai with colorful brick, handcrafted tile, and glazing galore.
It Was an Abandoned, Barely Built Mansion. They Made It a Real Home
Embracing the idea of a modern ruin, a Northern California couple carve a house out of the incomplete concrete garage and basement of a would-be manse.
How to Kill Your Lawn and Help the Planet
Old-school, mowed-grass landscaping is so passé—and horrible for the environment. Swap your turf for something better.
This Eco-Friendly Lawn in Arizona Mimics a Natural Stream Overflow
Landscape designers and eco-hydrology specialists at EcoSense utilized a passive rainwater harvesting design and underground clay vessels to allow water to percolate slowly.
This Floridian Designer Overcame Neighborhood Restrictions for a “Lawn-like” Look
Master gardener Steve Turnipseed turned to untraditional ground coverings while incorporating over 100 native Floridian plant species into his design.
They Built ‘The Woks of Life’ From Home. Now They’re Cooking Things Up From a New One
The Leungs, who launched their beloved recipe site a decade ago and just released a new cookbook, have spent the last year transforming a New Jersey farmhouse into what they dub...
This Closed-Loop Design on Long Island Provides a Formula for an Eco-Friendly Lawn
The surrounding wetlands inspired a low-maintenance yard complemented by native plants and a surprising lawn.