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Color, Curves, and Verve Combine at an Architect’s Playful Brooklyn Loft
Color, Curves, and Verve Combine at an Architect’s Playful Brooklyn Loft
Building prototypes by hand helped Antonio Monserrat explore form and function in the making of his imaginative pad in Williamsburg.
- 3 months ago
Moritz Kundig’s Historic Wallmark House Offers Lakefront Living for $1.1M
The landmarked midcentury residence just outside Spokane, Washington, features a massive lava-rock fireplace and a cedar-wrapped solarium.
An Off-Grid Floating Home Brings the All-Black Aesthetic to the Canals of Amsterdam
Built as part of an energy-independent community of floating homes, the design by i29 architects is a striking departure from its neighbors.
For $1,000 a Month, You Can Own a Tiny Home at This Village in Florida
For $1,000 a Month, You Can Own a Tiny Home at This Village in Florida
To keep up with demand, ESCAPE is expanding their recently completed tiny home village in Tampa Bay.
- 3 months ago
A Family’s Forsaken Stone Farmhouse in Spain Is Delicately Restored
Returning to old stomping grounds, two siblings enlist Acabadomate to revive the 19th-century residence in Catalonia.
You Don’t Want to Miss This Design Within Reach Mega Sale
Save 15% on midcentury and contemporary furnishings for a limited time.
Before & After: A Couple’s Careful Restoration of an L.A. Midcentury Earns It Landmark Status
Acting as their own general contractors, the homeowners respectfully update architect Doug Rucker’s redwood-clad Hogan Residence.
An Airy Penthouse Loft in the Heart of Paris Lists for €1.6M
Featuring a soaring atrium, the spacious French home spreads across three floors of a converted 20th-century foundry.
A Pint-Sized Houseboat Provides a Peaceful Refuge for a Budapest Couple
Two city dwellers find respite aboard a 65-square-foot floating home on Eastern Hungary’s Lake Tisza.
An L.A. Family Gets Creative With Materials to Make Their Net-Zero Home Undeniably Their Own
A couple enlist their architect parents to build a wonderfully eclectic house, taking on the challenges of a precipitous site and limited budget.
A Colorado Mullet House Hides Its Wild Side Behind a Traditional Facade
A Colorado Mullet House Hides Its Wild Side Behind a Traditional Facade
Nestled into Boulder’s Mapleton Hill Historic District, the Nut House conceals an unconventional interior—complete with a “ninja room” and a slide.
- 3 months ago
Scoop Up This Loft-Style Apartment in Manhattan for $345K
Located in an Art Deco building on the Upper West Side, the pad includes a top-floor sleeping area under a large skylight.
Here’s How to Humanize Working From Home, According to Experts
Designers from Google, Nike, Logitech, and more weigh in on how we can create inclusive and healthy spaces for ourselves.
Make Over Your Home Office With These Game-Changing Goods
We’ve gathered an assortment of work-from-home items that are as attractive as they are functional.
Meet the Emerging Designer and Developer Who’s Making Durham, North Carolina, Modern
Alicia Hylton-Daniel went back to school for interior design and is on a quest to enhance neighborhoods rather than to maximize profits.
Goodbye, Smart Home?
Is 2021 the year we give up on gadgetry and embrace a more elegant home intelligence?
A Toronto Couple Turn an Abandoned Schoolhouse Into an Elegant Country Getaway
Architect Brian O’Brian revives the 147-year-old structure to feature a cedar-and-glass dining pavilion that cantilevers off the end.
Snøhetta’s Founding Partner Explains His Fascination With Neolithic Blades
In Stone Age tools, architect Craig Dykers sees a bridge from humanity’s ancient past to our high-tech present.
In Texas, a Moorish-Inspired Residence Riffs on Old-World Architecture
Bercy Chen Studio calls on Mediterranean and Islamic design to break up the starkness of an Austin home.
A Musician Couple’s Wedge-Shaped House Echoes the Majesty of the New Zealand Landscape
Imagined by Jeffrey Day of Actual Architecture Company, the sharply angled structure rises at a 12-degree slope that suits the mountainous backdrop.
With an Otherworldly Shape, This Finnish Cabin Fends Off Subarctic Cold
The Meteorite by Ateljé Sotamaa, clad in 272 prefabricated panels of cross-laminated timber, uses air gaps to keep the interior warm.
Six Overlapping Pavilions Create a Flower-Shaped Home in Massachusetts
No Architecture designs a weekend house with an octagonal courtyard and interconnected spaces that bring a family together during the pandemic.
Demar Matthews Wants to Bring Distinctly Black Architecture to American Neighborhoods
The designer is out to establish a new vernacular—one that “elevates, not denigrates,” Black identity within the built environment.
A Streamlined ADU in Texas Pays Homage to Midcentury Architecture
M Gooden Design creates a striking guesthouse next to a historic 20th-century home in Denton.
A Two-Decade Renovation Recasts a Derelict Home as an Artists’ Live/Work Haven
Warren Techentin Architecture turns a wonky Los Angeles home and bungalows into the perfect place for the owners to work and raise a family.
Solid Surface, Reimagined—Irresistibly Matte Hues Meet New Age Function
With decidedly Italian DNA, the innovative surfacing solution FENIX™ exudes design-forward quality and texture, while pushing the boundaries of technical performance.
Japanese Influences Grace This Bay Area Home Offered at $1.6M
The serene, two-bedroom residence outside San Francisco offers the chance to go off-grid in spectacular settings.
20 Nature-Loving Homes Where Biophilia Thrives
Flourishing with greenery, natural materials, organic textures, and sunlight, these designs put wellness first.
Participating in Dry January? End the Month Strong With Our Favorite Booze-Free Beverages
Take Dry January beyond the 31st with these non-alcoholic sips.
A Wood-Clad Beach Pad Flourishes on a Narrow Lot in Santa Monica
An architect makes the most of a narrow lot by prioritizing natural light and outdoor space over square footage.