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A Verdant Home in Hanoi Offers Respite From the Bustle of City Life
A Verdant Home in Hanoi Offers Respite From the Bustle of City Life
Local firm ODDO Architects prioritized access to light and natural ventilation when designing this narrow, plant-filled house in Vietnam’s densely populated capital city.
12 Churches That Have Been Turned Into Heavenly Homes
Sought-after design elements like vaulted ceilings, tall windows and doors, and historic charm came built in with these renovated residences.
Mamma Mia! Here’s Your Chance to Own the House That ABBA Built
The Swedish supergroup’s former island retreat in Florida just hit the market for the first time in nearly four decades.
Before & After: A Couple Fix Up a Dated Townhouse From 450 Miles Away
Before & After: A Couple Fix Up a Dated Townhouse From 450 Miles Away
Bowerbird Architects connects remotely with clients to update a Brooklyn home at the start of the pandemic.
Gorgeous Wood Abounds in This Immaculately Restored Colorado Midcentury Home
After scooping up the 1961 residence, aptly situated on Wood Avenue, its prideful new owners brought back its luster with a sensitive renovation.
A Swedish Architect Crafts a Flexible Home Fine-Tuned for Her Musical Family
Narrow windows lining the inner walls of the L-shaped structure evoke the sharps and flats on a spruce keyboard.
A Stone Home Wrapped in Lush Greenery Seeks $2.9M in Mexico
The residence’s rocky facade conceals refined interiors made of wood, glass, and marble.
L.A. Roaster Canyon Coffee’s First Storefront Serves Up a Warm, Woody Vibe
Espresso impresarios Ally Walsh and Casey Wojtalewicz found inspiration in Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch, Donald Judd, and Sea Ranch for their welcoming Echo Park café.
An Airy Apartment Inside a Midcentury Hollywood Landmark Asks $749K
Built in 1954 by Edward Fickett, the salmon-colored building has been the backdrop for various films, shows, and commercials over the decades.
A Silver Lake Tudor’s Gut Renovation Shows That Bigger Isn’t Always Better
The facade’s two-tone paint job is just the start for Bestor Architecture’s renovation of a 1926 house overlooking the reservoir.
In Australia, a Couple Recast an Adorable Church as Their Family Home
In Australia, a Couple Recast an Adorable Church as Their Family Home
Husband-and-wife duo Adam and Sarah Hall tastefully renovated the 1870 structure with a reverence for its historic elements.
A Design-Driven Loft in a Victorian Omnibus Station Lists for £1.65M
All aboard! Nestled in the heart of Camberwell, the tuned-up apartment is topped with a glazed terrace.
Every Surface Serves a Purpose in This Tiny Apartment in Hong Kong
Sim-Plex Design Studio uses built-ins and more space-saving solutions—like a concealed dining table—to create a highly functional yet cozy home.
A Striking Black Residence Energizes a Neglected Lot and Its Neighborhood in Melbourne
Melbourne Design Studios creates a net-positive passive house and rear garden that freshen up the area’s industrial feel.
A Palm Desert Midcentury With a Backyard Oasis Seeks $3M
Set on an oversized corner lot, the 1950s home features swanky interiors and a sprawling pool area.
In Argentina, a Brick Home’s New Second Story Feels Weightless
Buenos Aires firm Estudio PKa covered the addition’s street-facing facade in white folding screens that don’t impose on the residence or the neighborhood.
3 A-Frame Cabins You Can Buy or Build Yourself for Less Than $25K
Whether you’re a die-hard DIY-er or would rather have a cabin dropped in place, these sleek, simple designs will have you covered.
A Central Courtyard Brings Light Into Every Corner of This Crisp Home in Mexico
Local firm MRV Taller cleverly cloistered Casa Navarro from the outside world, arranging its plan around a lush, outdoor refuge.
Budget Breakdown: A Designer Polishes Up a Lackluster Guesthouse for $54K
Avalon Rossi uses reclaimed wood, plaster built-ins, and four sets of French doors—a lucky score—to recast an 800-square-foot San Diego home.
A Brutalist Home Designed to Stand Above Rising Sea Levels Surfaces in Miami Beach
Architect Rene Gonzalez built the $15.1M property as the first in a series of elevated residences that respond to local flooding issues.
Step Inside Richard Neutra’s VDL House—From the Comfort of Your Computer
The National Historic Landmark and Los Angeles icon has a new website that includes a walkthrough of the architect’s groundbreaking home and studio.
All the Products You’ll Need for Your Very Own Party Bathroom
Or: How to turn the most utilitarian room in your house into something fun.
A Sunny Parisian Loft With Tree House Vibes Hits the Market for €790K
The colorful flat was originally designed by Jean Beaugrand in 1928 as an atelier for the artist Charles Henri Plas.
Burnt-Orange Tile Sets a Fun and Funky Tone for a Family’s Compact Barcelona Apartment
The earthy hue runs the length of the small space, which is cleverly divided into public and private zones.
This “Dog House” in Thailand Is a Paradise for Man’s Best Friend
Part house, part hotel, the indoor/outdoor plan gives the owner and his pups a place to socialize with dog pals and their owners.
A T-Shaped Cabin Hugs a Forested Hillside in Chile
Its three arms stretch out to catch the best views of Ranco Lake and the Andes Mountains.
The Legendary Lukens House Is Up for Grabs Again in Los Angeles
Listed for $2.49M, the certified historic-cultural monument comes with a 1908 greenhouse that holds an outdoor dining area.
This California Company Is Bringing Classic Cars Into the Future
Kindred Motorworks reimagined a Bronco, VW Bus, and Camaro that hope to deliver all the nostalgia with none of the headaches.
Inside the Unassuming Texas Home That Just Happens to Have a Natural Cavern in the Backyard
After it sat on the market, the couple selling the San Antonio house found themselves inundated with interest when it landed on Zillow Gone Wild.
A Slanted Home Clad in Charred Wood Asks $2.3M in Upstate New York
Designed by Actual / Office, the Sleeve House rests on nearly 46 acres overlooking the Catskills.