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Budget Breakdown: A Dilapidated Desert House Springs Back to Life for $165K
Budget Breakdown: A Dilapidated Desert House Springs Back to Life for $165K
After falling victim to several hasty renovations, a midcentury home near Joshua Tree is stripped to its studs and fully rebuilt by an L.A. director with a DIY sensibility.
A Swoon-Worthy 1930s Home by the Architect of the Golden Gate Bridge Seeks $3.7M
Designed by Morrow & Morrow for acclaimed composer and pianist Henry Cowell, the Bauhaus-inspired property comes complete with a “hidden” study.
Head-to-Toe Tile Brings Plenty of Texture to the Interiors of a Home in Spain
A two-level renovation with flexible spaces and a courtyard plan combines rough-cut cladding with concrete and knotty timber.
On the Market: A Berlin Midcentury, a Florida PoMo, and More Great Homes for Sale This Week
On the Market: A Berlin Midcentury, a Florida PoMo, and More Great Homes for Sale This Week
The listings also include a modernist “minicompound” in Los Angeles, a celebrated International Style home outside Minneapolis, and a large cabin in the Northern California...
For $775K, You Can Enjoy Cabin Life Nestled Among the Redwoods
Set a stone’s throw from the Russian River in Northern California, the matte-black getaway is cozy incarnate.
This Shingle-Clad Cabin in Norway Came to Life With Flooring Offcuts
Kolman Boye Architects created the gable retreat’s facade using scraps from Dinesen planks.
This Rafael de Cárdenas Pouf Is Asking for Friends
Keep your new piece of furniture company with a saucy pendant lamp and an Aperol spritz glass with a sense of humor.
A Butterfly Roof Tops an “Upside-Down” House Built for Aging in Place
Mole Architects fleshed out a prefab timber frame with passive house design principles and placed living areas on the second level to provide its retiree owner with great views.
An Impeccably Preserved Midcentury Home Lists for €3.9M in Berlin
Originally designed by Becker-Benze, the four-story villa looks almost as fresh as the day it was built in 1963.
Make Your House Smell Like Spring is Coming Soon
In our new series What’s That Smell?, we’ll bring you any and every home fragrance solution that isn’t a candle.
The Curvy, Colorful Home of Architect Don Chapell Hits the Market in Florida
The Curvy, Colorful Home of Architect Don Chapell Hits the Market in Florida
Touted as one of the Sunshine State’s most architecturally significant contemporary homes, the pastel-hued property is a postmodern playground.
We Read Midcentury Playboy for the Articles—on Modern Design
The legendary men’s lifestyle magazine endorsed radical designs of the time, and another type of voyeurism: the domestic kind.
A Big Green Box Adds Flair and Function to an Open-Plan Berlin Apartment
Ester Bruzkus Architekten didn’t want to divide the luminous space with walls, so they placed a wood core with a kitchen, shelving, and storage off to one side.
Between a DJ Booth and a Therapy Room, This Home Extension in North London Has It All
Simon Knight Architects designed an add-on for a family home with budget-friendly ideas like plywood cabinets, Ikea shelving, and a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams.
This Garden Studio Wrapped in Charred Timber Shingles Acts Like a Giant Bug Hotel
HyperSpace tunes up a garage in Hertfordshire, England, with a dramatic facade that shelters bees, moths, and butterflies.
How to Elevate Your Countertops with Quartz (and Where to Start)
Learn why the industry is turning toward quartz surfaces and what steps to take in choosing the right design for your home should you follow suit.
A Streamline Moderne Stunner Lands on the Market in Minneapolis for $3.4M
The waterfront 1930s home is awash in lake views, flowing lines, and shimmering glass bricks.
A Scottsdale Sanctuary Offers Stunning Views Inside and Out for $6.5M
Nature-inspired interiors are rivaled only by the surrounding landscape of the Saguaro Forest in Desert Mountain.
A Part-Conservation, Part-Expansion Project in Formentera, Spain, Seeks $3.7M
Rustic meets modern in this bucolic, coastal property.
An Exceptional Full-Floor Apartment in San Francisco Lists for $10.5M
A warm, wood-paneled interior is paired with endless views in this Russian Hill co-op.
Louisville’s Historic Boxhill Estate Hits the Market for the First Time in 40 Years for $5.7M
On the National Register of Historic Places, this home is teeming with charming period details.
Peer Over the Clouds and Canyons of Los Angeles From This $68M Home
The contemporary estate oozes polished living.
Settle Into a Resort-Style Living Experience in Dubai for $2.2M
This custom, two-bedroom apartment sits pretty on the tree-shaped Palm Jumeirah island.
Goldilocks Cofounders Minsuk Kim & Jessica Sheft-Ason Want to Make Cleaning Fun
The cookware impresarios know that the key to keeping your sink clean is a Scrub Daddy and a good attitude.
A Mother-and-Child Set of Cabins Form a Single Catskills Ski Retreat
To avoid building one overbearing mass in the landscape, Elizabeth Roberts Architects instead designed two gable structures that connect underground.
Elvis’s Graceland Walks the Line Between Private Family Home and Big Business
The future of the Memphis estate is uncertain in the wake of the death of the legendary musician’s sole heir, his daughter, Lisa Marie Presley.
I Flushed Every Toilet and Turned on Every Faucet in New York So You Don’t Have To
What’s the difference between a $400 sink and $1,500 sink? My three days in the showrooms showed me.
A New Generation of Politicians Is Showing That When It Comes to Housing, the Personal Is Political
Those elected to office often have the means to be homeowners, or even landlords. But across the country, an influx of affordable housing allies are becoming representatives.
Editor’s Letter: The Money Issue
When it comes to our homes, the most taboo topic is also the most relatable.
Why Mélanie Masarin Keeps Her Grandmother’s Cookbook Close at Hand
For the founder of nonalcoholic aperitif company Ghia, its well-loved pages are a reminder that every moment is worth celebrating.