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An Aging Couple Carve Out a Sanctuary in the Suburbs of Melbourne
An Aging Couple Carve Out a Sanctuary in the Suburbs of Melbourne
They tapped local firm Bent Architecture for a plan with first-floor amenities and outdoor areas planted with tranquil gardens.
A Carefully Renovated Victorian in Charleston, South Carolina, Lists for $4.2M
The well-preserved 6,996-square-foot residence has historic details, including stained glass and multiple fireplaces, as well as a fenced-in yard with a saltwater pool.
A Young Couple Enliven a Viennese Apartment With Vivid Tile and Clever Cabinetry
It was no small feat to hoist 6,000 pounds of zellige into this rooftop home—but the result was worth the lift.
These Sneakers by Norm Architects Might Have You Reconsidering Your Shoes-Off Policy
These Sneakers by Norm Architects Might Have You Reconsidering Your Shoes-Off Policy
The Danish firm partnered with footwear brand Koio to create a minimal shoe with maximum design clout.
Lighting Designer Lindsey Adelman’s 1901 Brooklyn Townhouse Lists for $3.75M
Inside the four-level residence, more than 30 custom fixtures by the eponymous studio founder complement original prewar details.
The Sun Shines on Every Room in This Glowing NYC Loft
Light and Air Architecture redesigns a Manhattan apartment with marvelous millwork and interior windows that allow natural light to filter from front to back.
Three Magical Tiny Cabins Take Root in a Maine Forest
Bouffard & Bowick draw inspiration from traditional boatbuilders to create a set of rentable retreats in the coastal town of Sedgwick.
A Wood-and-Glass Midcentury by Craig Ellwood Lists for the First Time Since 1965
The prominent Los Angeles modernist designed the post-and-beam residence—dubbed the Kubly House—for the original owners in Pasadena, California.
Before & After: Wonderful Woodwork Turns a Tiny Suite Into a Full-Fledged Apartment
BRCJ Designs upgrades a 280-square-foot guest studio in the Hollywood Hills with white oak cabinetry, terrazzo counters, and full-sized amenities.
This Tiny Boathouse in Norway Is a Private Retreat in Plain Sight
The windowless cabin by Handegård Arkitektur grants a one-way vista that’s aimed out over the North Sea.
Peek Inside Betty White’s Longtime Beach Getaway in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Peek Inside Betty White’s Longtime Beach Getaway in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
The wood-and-glass residence—now under contract for $7,950,000—features three levels that overlook the craggy Pacific coastline.
How to Keep a Fresh and Tidy Home, According to a Trailblazing Vacuum Designer
Joseph Guerra, founder of Airsign and Guerra Office, offers his tips and tricks for cleaning house.
In Sweden, Two Matching Homes Nest Under One Black Gable Roof
An architect couple finance their family home by doubling the plan and selling half.
An Italianate-Style Cottage That Survived the Great Chicago Fire Hits the Market for $2.4M
The 1869 residence by prominent local architect William W. Boyington is one of three homes on the city’s North Side still standing after the devastating two-day blaze.
Peter Barber Explains How to Make Affordable Housing People Love
The London architect tries “to show people that affordability can mean many things”—and his many fans think he’s succeeding.
Before & After: Raw and Refined Materials Bring Harmony to a Jumbled California Home
Colossus Mfg. revives the living areas and backyard of a Sacramento residence with contrasting colors and materials.
In Mallorca, a Once-Crumbling Home Captures the Serenity of the Mediterranean
Ideo Arquitectura Boutique uses local materials to revitalize a 200-year-old residence, emphasizing a connection with its rear courtyard.
An 1850s Mill With a Detached Rental Unit Lists for £1.5M in South West England
The historic property looks out over a peaceful brook in the medieval market town of Devizes, Wiltshire.
10 Renovations Featuring Sensational Kitchens
These spectacular transformations bring the heat.
A Creative Couple’s Long Island Beach House “Bubbles” With Life
Clad in cypress and charged with color, the North Fork getaway of author Julie Satow and editor Stuart Elliott is something to write home about.
An A. Quincy Jones–Designed Home With a Pool and Koi Pond Lists for $3M Near L.A.
The legendary architect designed the sprawling private estate for Hollywood couple Linda Gray and Ed Thrasher in 1973.
Handmade Clay Tile Puts the Finishing Touch on a Family Home Outside London
Oliver Leech Architects designs an extension with a hipped roof and combines gray tile and timber for the cladding.
Textile Darling Hopie Stockman Dishes on Her At-Home Entertaining Essentials
The cofounder of textile studio Block Shop shares a few of her favorites to help you become the host with the most.
An Improved Veranda and Shades of Green Make This Queenslander Cottage a Subtropical Dream
To suit a multigenerational family, Brisbane firm Arcke built an apartment below the residence and connected them with a Japanese-inspired indoor/outdoor space.
A Simple Summer House Captures the Magic of the French Countryside
Ciguë builds a bioclimatic home that can be moved without a trace.
A Nautical-Inspired Home With Unrivaled Views of the San Francisco Bay Asks $3.7M
From the inside, oculus windows and floor-to-ceiling glass doors help create the illusion that the three-story dwelling is actually floating on the water it overlooks.
A Contemporary Bellevue Home With Lake, Mountain, and City Views Asks $7.9M
From dual islands in the chef’s kitchen to multiple patios, this home is ideal for the host at heart.
A Sprawling Sonoma Property With a Vineyard and Pool Asks $4.9M
Take a dip among the vines with this glass-encased residence.
An Airy Artistic Haven in Rancho Santa Fe Lists for $5.5M
Soak up resort-like living with a saltwater pool, spa, and an abundance of bespoke design details.