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A Renovated Cliff May–Designed Home in a Historic SoCal Enclave Asks $1.5M
A Renovated Cliff May–Designed Home in a Historic SoCal Enclave Asks $1.5M
The 1954 residence in Long Beach’s Rancho Estates is all about indoor/outdoor living.
- 3 hours ago
A Family of Skiers Find Winter Bliss in a Cozy Cabin in Norway
Stellar views, local pine, and a Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired design combine in a compact cabin perched high in the Kvitfjell Mountains.
Budget Breakdown: A $134K Laneway House in Toronto Puts a Couple’s DIY Skills to the Test
Shaving down time and cost, two scrappy Canadians gave themselves a crash course in construction.
Snag One of Harry Gesner’s Boat Houses in the Hollywood Hills for $920K
Snag One of Harry Gesner’s Boat Houses in the Hollywood Hills for $920K
Here’s a rare chance to own one of eight historic homes designed by Harry Gesner and built by Norwegian shipbuilders in 1959.
- a day ago
Is This Sleek New Electric Vehicle the Future of #Vanlife?
The Canoo MPDV van cuts a sharp profile reminiscent of the Tesla Cybertruck.
A Canadian Couple Launch a Tiny Home Company With a Clever 268-Square-Foot Dwelling
Connoisseurs of living tiny, Heather and Kevin Fritz started their own design-build business to offer truly custom solutions.
Take 10 Minutes to Help People in Texas After the Winter Storms
In the wake of devastating storms, many people are in need of food, water, shelter, and other resources—here’s how you can help.
This Warm, Inviting Home Captures the Best of Coastal Living on a Tiny L.A. Lot
Designed by Ras-a Studio, the Walk-Street House lives much larger than its compact site—thanks in part to plentiful outdoor areas and a stacked two-car garage.
Pierre Cardin’s Retro-Futuristic Bubble Palace in Cannes Is On the Market
The otherworldly estate owned by the late fashion designer mimics prehistoric cave dwellings with a Space Age twist.
A Reinvigorated Apartment in Hong Kong Takes Cues From Nature and Japanese Design
Lim + Lu creates an urban oasis that balances beauty with practicality.
A Portland Designer Revamps Her Backyard With a Peaceful ADU and a Tiny Tree House
A Portland Designer Revamps Her Backyard With a Peaceful ADU and a Tiny Tree House
Architectural designer Grey Shaeffer of Willa Work transforms her backyard with two dreamy retreats.
- 5 days ago
Dwell On This: Wallpaper Isn’t Just for Walls
If the idea of committing to a full room of wallpaper seems daunting, try this on for size.
These New Prefab Cabins Provide Hoteliers With Sleek, Scalable Accommodations
The modular hotel concept, called Hytte, allows landowners and hotel operators to implement a custom configuration of Japandi-style cabins.
Before & After: An L.A. Loft in a Former Nabisco Factory Gets a Japanese-Inspired Makeover
Amanda Gunawan of OWIU Design turns a cookie-cutter space into an Asian-inflected haven with an industrial edge.
Nova Scotia’s B2 Lofts Put a Contemporary Twist on a UNESCO World Heritage Site
In the historic center of Lunenburg, old and new mixed-use apartment buildings find common ground.
A Rare Neutra-Designed Studio Lists for the First Time at $1.6M
Set in Santa Monica, the restored pied-à-terre was built for notable writer David Malcolmson in 1936.
Interior Designer Keren Richter’s Tips for Scoring—and Styling—Vintage Furniture
The cofounder of White Arrow teaches us how to put together an inspired space that balances classic and contemporary.
Cascading Levels Bring Light and Air Into a Narrow Home in Vietnam
Double Roof House in Ho Chi Minh City opens onto a front courtyard that holds the family’s drink stall business.
Here’s Your Chance to Scoop Up a Darling Palm Springs Midcentury
The Desert Lanai home, recently listed for $342,000, was designed by architect Charles DuBois in 1964 and built by the Alexander Construction Company.
An Adventure-Ready Couple Turn a 1998 Skoolie Into the Home of Their Dreams
Rachel and Joel Binkerd transform a Bluebird International bus into a tiny home on wheels that offers the freedom they’ve longed for.
A Net-Zero Home in Colorado Raises the Bar for Indoor/Outdoor Living
Atop the footprint of a 1940s ranch house, architect Renée del Gaudio designs a family residence that intimately connects to its site.
The Timber Screens of This Off-Grid Prefab in Italy Lift Up Like Wings
Designed for a couple needing a temporary home, MU50 is a modular cabin whose moving sunshades create a dappled effect, called “komorebi” in Japanese.
After a Herculean Renovation, Architect Wallace Harrison’s Landmarked Home Seeks a New Caretaker
Once headed for demolition, the storied Long Island residence by the Rockefeller Center designer is on the market for $5,999,000.
Complete DIY Plans to Build the Home in the Film “Herself” Are Available for Free
In “Herself,” a single mother builds a home from scratch—and the complete plans are freely available online.
An Old Barn in Toronto Enters Its Heyday as a Highly Efficient Laneway Home
Design collective Creative Union recasts a decades-old agrarian structure as a minimalist pied-a-terre for a graphic designer.
Before & After: Clever Changes Bring Out the Charm in a 1920s Seattle Bungalow
SHED Architecture & Design fine-tunes the home’s floor plan—and then knits it all together with custom casework.
16 Gorgeous Dining Chairs That Are Currently On Sale
You’re gonna want to sit down for these deals from Design Within Reach and HAY.
Dwell On This: Make Your Bedroom a Device-Free Zone
Don’t be held captive by screens in your own sanctuary.
Live Large in Actor Matt Damon’s Pacific Palisades Estate for $21M
Measuring 13,500 square feet, the seven-bedroom home by architect Grant Kirkpatrick of KAA Design is a sprawling, Zen-inspired retreat.