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AphroChic Founders Bryan Mason and Jeanine Hays’s Quick, Crafty Trip to Marrakech, Morocco
AphroChic Founders Bryan Mason and Jeanine Hays’s Quick, Crafty Trip to Marrakech, Morocco
The husband-wife duo behind the interior design brand and new book, “AphroChic: Celebrating the Legacy of the Black Family Home,” share their favorite spots from a few days in the...
Budget Breakdown: An Architect Reimagines a Ramshackle Catskills Cabin for $170K
After discovering a rough-and-tumble 1959 getaway, Drew Stuart sets about polishing it up with period-appropriate fixtures and finishes.
A Rare Frank Lloyd Wright Home Lists for $4.3M in California’s Central Valley
Sited on 76 bucolic acres, Fawcett Farm recently underwent an award-winning restoration with guidance from the legendary architect’s grandson.
A Courtyard Home Designed for Natural Cooling Beats the Dry Heat
A Courtyard Home Designed for Natural Cooling Beats the Dry Heat
Air cooled by a pool on the ground floor is pulled up through a central hallway by openings on the second level, creating a gentle breeze through the thick-walled residence.
A Few Fabulous Finds for the Friend of a Friend
If you have to get a gift for someone you don't know that well, these objects are a surefire bet.
This Seaside Gem Offers a Gateway to Discovering the Beauty of Nova Scotia
Listed for $962K, the net-zero home frames mesmerizing views of Canada’s coast.
This Charming Kalamazoo Farmhouse Has a High-Tech Secret
The Three Peaks house blends a simpler way of life with modern conveniences.
This Home’s Hillside Perch Gives It the Feeling of Floating in the Trees
The facade facing the slope is radically open with floor-to-ceiling glass sliders, porous walls, and patio with a net for lounging among leafy branches.
Habitat For Humanity Doesn’t Just Give Away Houses
The CEO of the world’s largest non-profit low-cost home builder explains how the organization has shifted its model, and grown exponentially as a result.
Some Creative Gifts for  the Aspirational Home Cook Who Has Everything
Some Creative Gifts for the Aspirational Home Cook Who Has Everything
Indulge your loved ones’ Barefoot Contessa tendencies with these thoughtful finds.
Show Your Love for Independent Designers With These Unexpected and Unique Gifts
We scoured the internet for the best offerings from some of the most creative designers out there.
An SF Couple Erect a Hashtag-Shaped Home in the High Desert
Mork Ulnes Architects played off the owners’ progressive spirit by constructing the cabin-style residence from cross-laminated timber, which the firm says is one of the first in...
San Diego’s “Electri-Living Home for Tomorrow” Launches Onto the Market
The midcentury house once showcased the latest and greatest technologies of the 1950s—and it still sparkles today.
A Los Angeles Director’s Garage Is Recast as an ADU With a Screening Room
With playful portholes and head-to-toe plywood, the new studio gives Wash Westmoreland a place to write, relax, and watch films.
Gifts for a Friend Who Really, Really Wants to Get Into Plants
Turn the brownest thumb a fetching shade of green with these picks.
The Best Design Gifts for TikTok Obsessives, from Cameras to Cocktails
Surprise the budding content creator in your life.
On the Market: A Glass Surf Shack, a California Craftsman, and More Great Homes for Sale This Week
The listings also include a recently renovated Los Angeles dwelling, a bubbly hobbit-esque home, and Fire Island’s legendary Pyramid House.
A Glassy Surf Shack by Marmol Radziner Surfaces for $4M in Malibu
Rustic wood meets wraparound glazing in this secluded Paradise Cove home.
A Trash Bag Sofa, a Big Hairy Chandelier, and More Tactile Treasures From Design Miami 2022
The best objects at this year’s fair beckoned visitors to tune into their sense of touch.
Before & After: A Houston Photographer Casts New Light on a Historic Craftsman
“There was no electricity, and it was completely boarded up—it was a real rabbit warren,” recalls homeowner Divya Pande.
A Historic Dutch Barn Becomes a Home in Britain’s Largest Prairie Garden
Ten years after creating Sussex Prairie Gardens, the owner’s turned to Sandy Rendel Architects to revitalize a historic agrarian structure.
Give the Gifts of Crafts to Your Favorite DIY Dilettante
Handmade goods, or kits to create their own, for the giftee who wants their wares to be unique.
These $28K Backyard Saunas Are as Stylish as They Are Soothing
With its first line of prefabricated saunas, U.K. design firm Out of the Valley wants to sweat the details so you can ditch the stress.
A Newlywed Couple Hack Austin’s Housing Market by Fixing Up a 1971 Airstream
An interior designer and her architect husband embrace small-space living to avoid being priced out of the city they love.
A Bubbly Building Fit for a Hobbit Pops Up for €740K in France
Designed by Pascal Häusermann and Claude Costy, the weird and wonderful space once held a ceramics workshop.
This Cute Lakeside Cabin in the Czech Republic Looks Like a Toy
The timber home’s tidy little footprint makes it appear to have been placed by hand in the forested setting.
Some Thoughtful Gifts for the Non-Drinker In Your Life
Toast-worthy ideas for coffee connoisseurs, mocktail mixologists and everyone in between.
How ‘Black Panther’ Production Designer Hannah Beachler Created the Sequel’s Underwater World
The Academy Award winner drew inspiration from Mesoamerican architecture, East African fishing villages, and Zaha Hadid works to devise the kingdoms of Talokan and Wakanda for...
This Historic Craftsman Was Saved From Demolition by a “Free” Ad
After being relocated and completely renovated, the registered landmark now seeks $3.4M in Long Beach, California.