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Fire Island’s Legendary Pyramid House Hits the Market for $6.5M
Fire Island’s Legendary Pyramid House Hits the Market for $6.5M
The wooden wonder comes with soaring ceilings, oceanfront views, a sparkling pool, and two guest cabanas.
A Texas Designer Gives an 1898 Folk Victorian a New Life Outside of Austin
Near Georgetown, Texas, interior designer Claire Zinnecker rescues a storied Victorian—and turns it into her family home.
The Addams Family Aesthetic Has Been Done and Redone. How Do You Do It Again?
The cult characters have always been certifiably macabre, but with each remake, including Netflix’s new ‘Wednesday’ series, their iconic Gothic style has evolved.
10 New Zealand Homes That’ll Inspire a Trip to the Edge of the Earth
10 New Zealand Homes That’ll Inspire a Trip to the Edge of the Earth
In his new book, photographer Simon Devitt captures some of New Zealand’s most stunning homes, from sun-drenched baches in Northland to rammed earth houses in the deep south.
She Loved Her Neighborhood, So She Expanded Her Existing Terrace Home to Age in Place
A renovation and two-story rear extension by Austin Maynard Architects gives its client a warm, welcoming space to host friends and neighbors in the years to come.
A Young Family’s Brooklyn Townhouse Stands Apart in Steel Cladding
Inside the corrugated facade are luminous spaces for work and play that combine budget and luxury finishes.
A Historic Home With a Contemporary Twist Lists for $2.2M in Los Angeles
Originally built by William Kesling in 1936, the updated Estes Residence is back on the market.
3 Things You Need for a Quick and Dirty Moment of Relaxation
Use all the holiday deals flying around to cobble together your own moment of peace.
A ’70s Beach House in Australia Goes From Basic to Breathtaking
Jost Architects used a blend of washed brick, concrete, and hardwoods to take the midcentury plan to its full potential.
Don’t Sleep on These Cyber Monday Sales for Home
If there’s something you really want, we bet there’s a deal for that.
A Design-Loving Couple Set Out to Build Their Midcentury Dream Home From Scratch
A Design-Loving Couple Set Out to Build Their Midcentury Dream Home From Scratch
After years of searching for a modernist house to restore, Sean and Geri Brunson decide to DIY one—and save $20K by finishing each beam themselves.
All the Best Black Friday Beauty, Apparel, and Wellness Deals
You might as well look as good as your home does, right?
A Historic Home by a Frank Lloyd Wright Apprentice Lists for the First Time in Decades
Architect Sim Bruce Richards used cedar, glass, and stone to build the Weinberg Residence high atop a granite peak in San Diego.
Rough-Hewn Stone and Timber Set the Tone for This Revamped Residence in Portugal
Atelier Central Arquitectos balanced those rustic elements with white paint, warm tile, and hardwood floors.
Actually, You Shouldn’t Offer Help In Someone Else’s Kitchen
This Thanksgiving, sit down. Take my word for it.
A (Real) Eames Chair Costs Exactly $316 Right Now
And 10 more of the best design deals from DWR’s holiday sale.
How One Woman Pulled Anchor and Set Sail in a Solar-Powered Tiny Home
Marianne loved life on the water, so she had design firm Crossboundaries turn a houseboat into a roaming residence.
15 Super Cozy Spaces That Home In On the Spirit of Hygge
Timber, texture, and often a woodburning fire make these interiors warm and inviting—they’re the kind of places we want to spend the holidays.
Before & After: A Complete Overhaul Lifts a Jumbled Hilltop Home to Cloud Nine
Perched high above Oakland, the expanded midcentury soaks up jaw-dropping views—even from the bathroom.
Subtle Moves Modernize a ’60s Midcentury in Portland, Oregon
It had been largely untouched since being built, so Ment Architecture freshened it up with a few new finishes.
A Cottagecore Fever Dream Just Hit the Market in London
Designed—and currently owned—by textile maven Alice Palmer, the charming Edwardian is filled to the brim with pastels, prints, and plants.
What Is…Googie? These Devoted Fans Will Tell You
Inside L.A.’s second Googie World Expo, a sold-out event for those passionate about the retro-futuristic, disappearing, distinctly SoCal aesthetic.
One Night In a Hogan on Navajo Nation
On a cross-country road trip, my partner and I had the meaningful opportunity to stay in a traditional Navajo (Diné) dwelling rented on Airbnb by the family of the man who built...
Take a Peek Inside Trevor Noah’s Posh Manhattan Penthouse
After purchasing the duplex apartment in 2017, the acclaimed South African comedian, writer, and political commentator is now letting it go for a whopping $13M.
A Concrete Home on the Coast of Argentina Uses Stone to Connect Land and Sea
An open living area on the second level features floor-to-ceiling windows at the front and rear, linking expansive views of the ocean and countryside.
Talking Shop With the Duo Behind Scotland’s Newest Craft Showcase
Bard, which is now open to shop in person and online, hopes to highlight “the finest, most interesting ideas, objects, and stories from all over...
Is This the Palm Springs Midcentury of Your Dreams?
Built by W.G. Hercules, the pristine home has rock walls, big glass doors, the requisite pool, and a $1.7M price tag.
A Terrace Home’s Corrugated Steel Addition Hides Surprisingly Elegant Interiors
White finishes, warm wood built-ins, and a sinuous spiral stair create a refined feel inside the metal-clad extension.
A Passive House in Maine Is One Couple’s New Start After Losing Everything in a Fire
On the same site, they melded two prefab designs from local firm Go Logic to create a resilient, energy-efficient forever home.