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The Long, Hazy History of the New York City Subway Bench
The Long, Hazy History of the New York City Subway Bench
The unembellished wooden seat is a landmark of the city’s underground rail system, but the largely unexposed evolution of its design deserves greater recognition.
The Knowing Blandness of the ‘Dream Home Makeover’ Aesthetic
Nothing says ‘of course we have money’ like Studio McGee’s pallid palette.
Calling All Gardeners: An L.A. Bungalow With Bountiful Outdoor Space Is Ripe for the Picking
Dating back to the 1890s, the $899K residence features raised planting beds, a sprawling backyard, and breathtaking city views.
Two Experimental Townhouses Clad in Cor-Ten Steel Add Density to a Seattle Neighborhood
Two Experimental Townhouses Clad in Cor-Ten Steel Add Density to a Seattle Neighborhood
Hybrid Architecture took an oversized family lot to its limits with a pair of vertical, gable-roofed residences.
Keep It Au Naturel With Neutral Outdoor Furniture
It’s all about the subdued hues.
This Lush Buenos Aires Home Cleverly Blurs the Boundaries Between Inside and Out
Junta Arquitectas worked magic with a limited footprint by incorporating a sunny courtyard, verdant patio, and green roof to top things off.
This Accordion-Like Home Listed for $6.5M Has a Glass Living Room Inspired by the Louvre
Known as the Origami House, the 8,500-square-foot dwelling is the brainchild of renowned architectural firm Leroy Street Studio.
Budget Breakdown: A Couple Roll Up Their Sleeves to Revamp a Colorado A-Frame for $164K
Amy Pigliacampo and Corey Szopinski brave snow, fire, and falling trees as they transform a ’70s cabin into a Scandinavian-style retreat.
Go Off-Grid Indefinitely in Bowlus’s New All-Electric Trailer for $310K
With its high-end solar-powered amenities, the Volterra promises to take you wherever you want to go, forever.
Take in Views of Lake Quivira From an Infinity Pool for $2.5M
High ceilings, views from every room, and plush contemporary interiors make this the ultimate vacation home.
Live in the Heart of Capri in This Classic Seaside Villa
Live in the Heart of Capri in This Classic Seaside Villa
An elegant dome-topped home is topped only by its stunning panoramas.
A Grand Manor in the Mountains of Western North Carolina Asks $7.9M
An infinity pool with spa, home theater, and stunning views make this home a modern sanctuary.
An O’Neil Ford-Designed Home Hits the Market in Houston for $9.6M
Carved wood doors, antique elements from Mexico, and towering ceilings are just a few of the stunning features of this home.
This Glass-Encased Hunts Point Property Is Prime for Lakeside Entertaining, Asks $21.5M
The home, built in 1967, features a private dock and three levels of outdoor entertaining.
Choose Your Own (Holiday) Adventure: 10 Homes for Countryside Living or an Urban Retreat
From secluded, off-grid cabins, to impressive urban retreats, these ten design-led vacation rentals let you choose whether to get lost in the wilderness or make the most of city...
A Family’s Retreat Is a Natural Fit in England’s New Forest National Park
PAD Studio replaced a rundown cottage with a new gable-roofed timber design that looks as if it’d been there all along.
An Award-Winning Oregon Cabin Awash in Cozy, Coastal Vibes Seeks $1.77M
Just a three-minute walk from the shore, the Boles Beach House includes a freestanding sauna, a firepit, and a stone patio.
A Mostly Wood Home in Japan Lets One Family Lead a Simple, Sustainable Life
Nori Architects tests an earth-friendly vision for urban housing with a stripped-back design that the residents can modify and repair themselves.
Can We All Just Pack Our Bags and Head to This Newly On-Market Grecian Slice of Paradise?
Set in the heart of the Aegean sea, this curvaceous property—which just listed for $7.6M—offers views for days.
One Night in Snøhetta’s Remote Hiking Cabin in the Norwegian Wilderness
On an impromptu road trip, my friends and I squeezed in a quick stay at the recently rebuilt Tungestølen cabin complex in western Norway.
Before & After: Once a Dingy Garage, This Charming Casita Is a Love Letter to Texas
Packed with personality, the retooled shed might just be the cutest little ADU in the state.
8 Kitchen Staples That Partake Founder Denise Woodard Swears By
The self-proclaimed “mediocre cook” spills her best-kept secrets for creating delicious meals—without trying too hard.
You Can Own an Award-Winning Midcentury Home in the Rolling Hills of Iowa City for $410K
A rare find designed by acclaimed architecture firm Crites and McConnell in 1965, the Kitzman House features floor-to-ceiling windows and a warm, cedar-paneled interior.
The Unexpected Satisfaction of Leaving Behind the American Dream
When my family’s suburban home in Maryland became a burden, we set our sights on the West Coast—and a whole new way of living.
A Santiago Couple Build Four Cabins—and a New Life—in Chile’s Lakes District
Leaving the bustling city behind, a psychologist and an engineer start over with a set of rentable retreats clad in reclaimed wood.
A Century-Old Cottage Becomes a Two-Family Home That Fits Right Into Its Toronto Neighborhood
The architects at Rostami Atash Atelier converted this unloved East York property into two units, bringing more much-needed housing to the market.
36 Labor Day Entertaining Essentials for a Fun-Filled Holiday Weekend
The party tools you need to send summer off in style.
A Floating Iron Stair Cuts Through a Bladesmith’s Workshop Turned Residence in Italy
Architect Carlo Gaspari sensitively transformed the Old World shop with references to the trade and calculated cuts for skylights.
A Landmark Neutra Home Hits the Market for $3.3M in Los Angeles
Perched in Woodland Hills, California, the J.N. Baldwin House comes with original blueprints, a construction book, and chalk drawings by the legendary architect.
In My First Apartment as a Single Mother, I Found a Community of Women Parenting Alone
I had to share a bedroom with my toddler, but the invaluable support I received from other tenants in the building made subletting the 550-square-foot flat worthwhile.