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A Tiny Skyscraper Lists for $1.5M in a Japanese Forest
A Tiny Skyscraper Lists for $1.5M in a Japanese Forest
The towering home conjures up tree house vibes with its multilevel layout and verdant views.
After a Family’s Renovation Went Wrong, They Gave It Another Go—and Got It Right
Architecture firm L. McComber stepped in to remedy a poorly executed extension, enhancing its insulation and airtightness while infusing the spaces with Mediterranean influences...
A Wood Canopy With Netting Fills Out a Glass-Wrapped New York Apartment
No Architecture took advantage of soaring ceilings by inserting an airy second level into the loftlike space.
The Uncanny Joy of Gawking at Ugly Things
The Uncanny Joy of Gawking at Ugly Things
Our appetite for home design content that’s absurd, garish, and downright bad is only becoming more insatiable, and the market is expanding to deliver.
A Monumental Home Made of Cinder Blocks and Glass Seeks $6M in L.A.
Designed by architect Finn Kappe, the Pacific Palisades property comes with massive living areas—and a price tag to match.
My Almost Endless Quest for an Accessible-ish and (Somewhat) Charming Home
As someone who uses a wheelchair, the struggle to create a space that feels right in function and aesthetics has followed me into every place I’ve lived.
The Midcentury-Modern Colored Tile Bathroom Is Back, Thank God
Please, won’t someone think of (saving) the bathrooms?
A Prized Midcentury Home Hits the Market in Georgia for $995K
Award-winning architect Joseph Amisano used concrete, glass, and steel to create this U-shaped residence in 1955.
This Radical Quebec “Cabin” Doubles as a Habitat for Endangered Bats
The steel framework supporting the sustainable retreat is designed as housing to keep winged friends safe from predators.
Open the Door to a Happier Home
Maximize your views—and joy—at home with a well-engineered wall system.
Bowlus Just Launched a Lighter, Less-Expensive Travel Trailer for $159K
Bowlus Just Launched a Lighter, Less-Expensive Travel Trailer for $159K
The Heritage edition packs a lot of luxury into a compact space—and it’s equipped to venture off-grid for a week and a half at a time.
17 Projects That Use “Ugly” Materials in Beautiful Ways
Including stylish strand board spaces, repurposed shipping containers, and offices that get fresh with mesh.
Bask in the Glorious Excess That Is Mark Wahlberg’s Former Mansion
Listed for $28.5M and featured in “Entourage,” the Beverly Hills mega-manse comes with a basketball court, a two-story guesthouse, and a resort-style pool with waterfalls.
In Praise of “Bad Taste”
A space may be tasteful, but does it have a soul?
On the Market: A Seaside Midcentury, a Palm Springs Retreat, and More Great Homes for Sale This Week
The listings also include a residence sheltered within an English garden in Durham, a modernist hillside home in Washington, D.C., and a contemporary Marmol Radziner house in...
Every Day Feels Like Vacation at This Marmol Radziner Stunner
Say bon voyage and soak up the tropical vibes at this gleaming dream home that just hit the market for $5.9M in Venice, CA.
A Surprising Venice Beach A-Frame Reaches Its Peak Potential
Following a renovation that better connected it to the outdoors, designer Katie Gebhardt punched it up with a West Coast palette.
A Puzzled-Together Stair Elevates a Fashion Designer’s Barcelona Apartment
Its melange of treads serve as the centerpiece of this elegantly renovated wabi-sabi flat.
This D.C. Midcentury Checks All the Boxes With Its Colorful, Gridded Facade
Designed by George T Ward in 1961, the head-turning hilltop home is now seeking $2.2M.
A Sawtooth Roofline Meets Deco-Inspired Curves at This Family Home in Australia
The slanted edges—echoed by the bathroom mirrors and an outdoor fireplace—create room for windows that bring in light and bolster the home’s passive thermal performance.
Meet the ‘Outlander’ Fan Making Over Her Home to Match Sets From the Hit Period Drama
“It’s a psychotic process,” she admits, “but I have a lot of fun with...
5 Quirky Home Accents That’ll Spice Things Up
Including a colorful wall clock and some sexy lighting.
This L.A. Home Has a Yellow Crane That Relocates the Dining Table, Because Why Not?
Architect couple John Friedman and Alice Kimm brought a playful attitude to their Silver Lake home, including the industrial arm and a hot-pink ADU.
Mahogany, Cherry, Walnut, Oh My—This Rebuilt Maine Cabin Is a Wooden Wonder
And that’s not all—the listed 1960s home comes with private shorefront access and views of Acadia National Park.
Before & After: Siblings Turn a Neglected Victorian Into a Dreamy Catskills Hotel
The couple behind Field Theory help their brother reimagine a dreary 1890s estate as the irresistibly chic Hotel Lilien.
Fable Pets’ Jeremy Canade’s Favorite Dog Essentials Are Made for City Life
The luxury pets accessories brand co-founder has a dog living stylishly, of course.
Quick Hits: An Inflated Steel Mirror, Vintage Italian Ashtrays, and an Oversize Ottoman
A brief scan of design items worth grabbing, including a revamped 1970s sofa and a limited-edition ceramic pitcher.
A Beetlejuician Dollhouse, a Glowing Blue Tiny Home, and More Ideas From Designers Just Having Fun
No floor-to-ceiling windows or infinity pools here. These “dream homes”—tabletop models and renders from a new exhibition—are far-fetched fantasies from another dimension.
We’re Pining for this Wood-Wrapped Midcentury Listed at £500K
Set in the delightful town of Darlington, England, the four-bedroom residence comes with timber paneling, garden views, and a bright-yellow front door.
A Basement in Greece Finds a New Purpose as a Space-Saving Apartment
Point Supreme Architects kept its raw concrete and steel but implemented adventurous finishes and porous built-ins that maximize the apartment’s small footprint.