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A Rusted-Out Refrigerator Trailer Gets a Gleaming Overhaul as a Short-Term Rental
A Rusted-Out Refrigerator Trailer Gets a Gleaming Overhaul as a Short-Term Rental
Dubbed Good Spot, the sleek, upcycled trailer is the first of four units being transformed by Polish firm Znamy sie as part of a new mobile hotel chain.
15 Magnificent Picture Windows That Frame Enviable Views
These window setups create a stronger connection between the surrounding landscapes and the homes.
A Family’s Queenslander Cottage Is Cracked Open With an Airy, Shed-Like Addition
The extension by design firm zuzana&nicholas features a lofted interior and massive sliders, creating a space that flows into the surrounding gardens.
A Furnished Artist’s Compound in the Woods of Vermont Lists for $1.2M
A Furnished Artist’s Compound in the Woods of Vermont Lists for $1.2M
In addition to the renovated main house, the idyllic retreat near Stowe includes a ceramics studio, a writer’s cabin, and thriving gardens.
Before & After: A Design Duo Give Themselves Free Rein to Experiment With Their Portland Bungalow
Lara White and Jason Stamp of Workaday Design infuse their 1922 house with plenty of personality.
This Inviting Prefab Home in Martha’s Vineyard Takes Cues From Nature
Faced with the challenges of building on an island, a New York–based family embraces the benefits of prefab design with a custom Axiom timber home.
5 Reasons Why American Modernist Paul McCobb’s Designs Are Relevant Once Again
Simple and lithe in spirit, the midcentury legend’s most popular designs are back—and they pack the same revelatory punch today.
How to Get the Perfect Morning Brew, According to a Coffee Expert
Debbie Wei Mullin, the founder of Copper Cow Coffee, reveals the essential tools she uses to get a flawless pour.
A Family of Four Lives Large in a Renovated Skoolie Named The Butter Bus
Lauren and Van Jones turn a school bus into a vibrant and practical home on wheels for their family in Birmingham, Alabama.
A Boutique Hotel in Australia’s Bushland Hosts a Cooking School and Farm Within a Greenhouse
Overlooking the serene foothills of the Great Dividing Range in Victoria, Australia, the Daylesford Longhouse is a multifaceted shed-style home and holiday retreat.
A Rare Live/Work Compound Hits the Market in Venice, California at $4.5M
A Rare Live/Work Compound Hits the Market in Venice, California at $4.5M
Built by renowned architect David Ming-Li Lowe in 1984, the experimental residence includes a workshop and a commercial storefront.
An Addition to a 1940s Home in Sydney Amplifies Its Connection to the Outdoors
Architect Polly Harbison designs an extension for her sister’s home to include a kitchen, a bedroom with an outdoor shower, and wide-open garden views.
Q&A: How Berman Horn Studio Used Color to Create a Bright, Light-Filled Retreat in Maine
Architect Maria Berman discusses the importance of selecting a front door color—and why some coastal color trends never go out of style.
A Cabin Made of Hempcrete Rises in a Remote Corner of the Czech Republic
Designed by Atelier Lina Bellovicova, House LO marks the country’s first residential project to use hempcrete, a sustainable and fire-and-mold-resistant material.
A Pristine Bauhaus Villa by a Student of Mies van der Rohe Asks €1.6M
Designed by architect Jan Lippert, the midcentury bungalow in Germany is a cultural monument.
A Cozy Aussie Cottage Hides a Sleek Renovation Behind a Heritage Facade
A modest weatherboard house receives a playful update to accommodate a family of five in Sydney.
A Canadian Family Finds Freedom to Roam With a 535-Square-Foot Tiny House
Mint Tiny House Company designs a dreamy home for a family of three in British Columbia.
A War-Era Prefab Makes Way for a Breezy Bungalow in Los Angeles
Built atop the footprint of a home constructed during World War I, Pink House by And And And Studio captures the essence of California living.
Before & After: A Brooklyn Couple’s Dim, Sequestered Kitchen Becomes a Luminous Gathering Space
After 20 years in their Fort Greene townhouse, the homeowners call on Behin Ha Design Studio and Suzumori Architecture to reimagine the layout.
An Iconic Frank Lloyd Wright Home Lists in Los Angeles for $4.3M
Built in 1925, the Samuel and Harriet Freeman House was later treated to upgrades by acclaimed architects Rudolph Schindler, John Lautner, and Gregory Ain.
An Italian Futurist’s Kaleidoscopic Apartment Welcomes Visitors Into a Vibrant World of Color
After a meticulous restoration, the extraordinary former apartment of Italian artist Giacomo Balla is opening to the public for the first time in Rome.
9 Cushy Mattress Toppers to Give Your Bed the Ultimate Boost
Add a plush layer to extend the life of your mattress and deepen your sleep.
A Portland Home Combines Midcentury Style and Sustainable Design as It Bridges Wetlands
The Patton New Century House treads lightly on the land while providing wide-open living spaces.
A Cathedral-Esque Lake Home Rises in the Quebec Countryside
Built with a material palette that will beautifully patina, the Memphremagog Lake House by _naturhumaine stands in dialogue with its wooded surroundings.
A Midcentury Beach House by a Renowned East Coast Architect Asks $1.7M
Built by architect Andrew Geller on the north shore of Long Island, New York, the 1968 home offers spacious living areas with original details—and access to a private beach within...
10 Dreamy Italian Villas You Can Rent for an Idyllic Getaway
From a reimagined oil mill in Sicily to a restored Tuscan farmhouse, these enchanting villas abound with rustic details including stone walls, exposed beams, and brick archways.
A Brutalist ’60s Apartment Gets a Bright and Airy Makeover
Architecture firm 27.9 succinctly blends wood elements with concrete to turn a family’s apartment into a home worth hanging onto.
An Ecuador Couple Seek Out Adventure in a DIY Tiny Cabin on Wheels
The camper has a bed, workspace, kitchen, and bath—plus a whole lot of rustic, off-grid charm.
Budget Breakdown: An Oregon Retreat Revamped for $135K Channels Nautical Wes Anderson Vibes
In the tiny community of Cape Meares, a DIY couple turn an unassuming shingled house into a maritime-inspired getaway.
Every Day Feels Like a Vacation at One Family’s Breezy Waterfront Home in England
Clad in weathered larch and pale brick, a riverside residence in Suffolk County soaks up sun and views.