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Making Pools in Strange Places
Making Pools in Strange Places
The mention of a backyard pool might conjure visions of high-maintenance, well-resourced landscapes.
Live-Edge Timber Animates This Rough and Ready Country Home in the UK
Rippled Douglas fir boards cap the ends of the gable home, which is finished in a mix of reclaimed wood and brick.
This $1.7M New Mexico Home Soaks Up Desert Views in Every Room
Designed by architect Bart Prince, the earth-toned dwelling syncs with its stunning, 11-acre site near Santa Fe.
A Floating Living Room Sets a Family’s Lake Michigan Cottage Apart From the Rest
A Floating Living Room Sets a Family’s Lake Michigan Cottage Apart From the Rest
The elevated glass-wrapped space juts out from the two-level plan, giving a unique perspective of the waterfront setting.
Recycled Patchwork Dog Beds Rule In This Week’s Shopping Finds
Plus, the neon luggage collection that’s about to sell out.
400-Square-Foot Tiny Homes Start at $100K in This Florida Community
The second Tampa Bay development by home builder Escape promises city living at a fraction of the area’s living costs—and folks are buying in.
947 Square Feet of House Fit Between a London Victorian Terrace Home and a Substation
The carefully crafted brick infill by architecture firm Whittaker Parsons figures neatly into the streetscape.
Budget Breakdown: A London Architect Gives Her Micro Apartment a Major Upgrade for $17K
Elle Bytautaite uses clever design hacks to fix up her 365-square-foot flat—and impresses even her builders in the process.
Blink and You Might Miss This Darling Pink Tiny House Listed for $247K in Minneapolis
Despite its petite size, the 1920s house is packed with charming details—including exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, and a cozy loft.
If You Like Eichlers, You’ll Love This East Bay Midcentury
Listed for $2.1M, the double A-frame home sports original finishes, extensive glazing, and an expanded primary suite.
Would You Live in a House With an Open Bathroom?
Would You Live in a House With an Open Bathroom?
The idea of a one-room plan extends to this Spanish home’s most private areas—including a bunker-style toilet and bath with no doors.
For These Seniors, There’s No Such Thing As Being Too Old for Roommates
Online home-sharing platforms geared toward aging adults are flipping the script on the idea that cohabitation in your golden years is limited to assisted living.
Here’s a Classic Adirondack Chair That Won’t Break the Bank
It’s made of recycled materials, it’s colorful, and it's strong enough to hold the weight of two grown adults.
A West Texas Adventure From a Couple Who Love It So Much They’re Getting Married There
Designer Lincoln Mondy and artist-writer Amirio Freeman share their must-visit spots in and around Marfa, a place they just can’t quit.
Seeking $2.1M, This Art Nouveau Home in Brussels Is an Architectural Jewel Box
Dressed in a soothing, sage-green palette, the 19th-century townhouse features vibrant stained glass, curved fireplaces, and mosaic tile.
Edie Parker Founder Brett Heyman Makes Smokeware That Masquerades As Vibrant Decor
Plus a pie candle, a porcelain baguette, and other trompe l’oeil food items she loves.
The New School of Dorm Design Treats Students Like (Gasp!) Human Beings
Apologies to anyone who likes living in a windowless cube—a new wave of housing is changing dormitory life for the better.
A Family Turns the Town “Castle” Into Their Kingdom With a Striking Expansion
Blue and pink accents, netting, quirky patterns, and a sleek facade update a beloved local landmark’s medieval fantasy.
How the Loftie Lamp Helped Me in My Ongoing Battle Against Revenge Bedtime Procrastination
Who knew mood lighting was the key to creating a solid nighttime routine?
What It’s Really Like to Own a Home Between Three People
An increasing number of first-time homebuyers are pooling their finances to purchase property outside of the traditional nuclear framework.
You Can Embody the Laid-Back Atmosphere of Breckenridge With This Residence Listed for $4.2M
From glorious wooded views to an array of amenities, this home is a serene ski-town retreat.
A Glass-Fronted San Francisco Home With an Elevator and Garden Views Asks $10.2M
Neutral interiors and a maple garden make this a tranquil getaway in the heart of the city.
Soak Up the Sun at This Lush Beachfront Property in New South Wales
From the ocean views to the pool, this home is a spacious seaside escape.
A Contemporary Scottsdale Estate That Lives Like a Mini Hotel Asks $4.7M
High ceilings, a pool and spa, and plenty of entertaining spaces make this home a luxurious escape.
This Shed-Inspired Home in New Zealand Cleverly Complements Its Surrounding Landscape
Contemporary architecture meets a mountain landscape with approved plans for growth.
20 Products You Need to Live With Other People in Peace
Your roommate survival kit includes a whiteboard, a Costco membership, and a sleek and effective trash can.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Legendary Westhope Hits the Market at $8M
Set in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the sprawling 1920s landmark is adorned with cement textile blocks and 5,200 panes of glass.
Plastic Windows, Plywood, and Pluck Bring Together This $56K DIY Cabin in the Czech Republic
The owners, a pair of architects, used the “least expensive materials possible” to build a rough-and-ready retreat near the mountains.
These 10 Trends Will Define Outdoor Design in 2023
Take your garden to the next level with this year’s biggest trends—from elegant ombré paving and textured tiles to boldly geometric garden features and native plants.
This Overhauled 1960s Ranch House Connects a Family to the California Countryside
Swapping stucco for redwood, this Bay Area rancher is transformed from dark and dreary to light and luminous.
Tinder for Roommates Is Just as Awful as It Sounds
My experience using home-sharing websites to find a spare room in London showed me how closely tied the internet has become to the housing crisis.
Clerestories and a Pitched Roof Cap This $330K Garage Turned ADU in Los Angeles
The windows and volume up top make the space bright and airy, balancing out the walls of wood built-ins.
For $895K, You Can Scoop Up a Slice of Scandinavia in the Rocky Mountains
Dubbed the Nordic Retreat, this little 1920s cottage is packed with minimalist charm.
This Botanical-Based Skincare Is a Must-Have in Your Beach Bag This Summer
Keep your skin—and ocean life—safe from harmful chemicals.
A Tennessee Midcentury Topped With a Curious Hat Gets a Reverent Renovation
Inspired by the home’s floating mansard roof, the homeowners hire Nashville architect Michael Goorevich to revitalize it from top to bottom.
What Does It Take to #VanLife as a Family?
Two couples with young children—road veterans and complete newbies—share how they make close quarters on the go work for them.