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A Timber-Heavy Apartment in Spain Is Anything but Wooden
A Timber-Heavy Apartment in Spain Is Anything but Wooden
In Santander, Zooco Estudio joined fresh millwork with original beams to enliven a historic space with smart partitions and plenty of built-in storage.
Keep It Light and Breezy in This L.A. Home Listed for $3.6M
Sunlight is the star of the show in this recently renovated mission revival home, which was featured in the film “Mulholland...
This Seaside Holiday Home in South Africa Is Built for the Ages
Its mix of indoor and outdoor spaces embraces the setting while bracing for weather, giving a couple and their family a place to escape for years to come.
19 Bedroom Storage Solutions to Streamline Your Space
19 Bedroom Storage Solutions to Streamline Your Space
Don’t fall victim to the dreaded “laundry...
A Midcentury-Modern Forest Oasis by Paul Rudolph Lists for $2.9M
Settle into serenity in the legendary architect’s Bernhard Residence.
An Artist and Her Builder Husband Shake the Dust Out of an Old Fisherman’s Shack in Tasmania
The seaside setting had it all, so the couple made a few updates to the ’80s structure to make the most of it: larger windows, new decking, and a firepit overlooking the ocean.
Before & After: A SoCal Surfer’s Choppy Kitchen Catches a New Wave
Designer Lisa Carolla streamlines her space for post-beach bites, communal cooking, and everyday living in Encinitas.
The History of the Tripp Trapp Chair, Which Changed the Children’s Design Game
On its 50th anniversary, we take a look back at a company that transformed the trajectory of kids’ furniture.
Budget Breakdown: An Architect’s £224K Remodel Makes a Splash With Pastel Tile
Inspired by a David Hockney painting, Grant Straghan colors his London home in soothing tones of seafoam and rose.
A Family’s Milanese Apartment Is Reimagined With Miles of Tiles
A white-and-blue honeycomb pattern runs the length of its central corridor to mesmerizing effect.
In Portland, Oregon, the Paths to Homeownership Are Multiplying
In Portland, Oregon, the Paths to Homeownership Are Multiplying
The city’s low-density zoning reform in August of last year opened the door to lot splits and smallplexes—and developers, homeowners, and lenders have gotten busy building.
Expert Recs: 11 Kitchen and Home Essentials That Are Kind to the Planet
Nick Green, cofounder of Thrive Market, shares the organic pantry staples and kitchen favorites he turns to at home.
Sea Green and Curved Glass Give a Melbourne Extension Aquatic Vibes
The new kitchen, dining, and living space features brick washed in a submarine hue and a glass wall that wraps a courtyard like a fishbowl.
A Landscape Architect’s Lush East Hampton Home Lists for $11.5M
Nestled within the marshlands of the Peconic Estuary, the wood-clad dwelling is just down the street from Jackson Pollock’s former residence.
Asheville Is an Edgy Mountain Town Meant for Makers–And You Should Visit
One of the best ways to get a sense of the retro-urban city is to visit with the designers and artists who call it home.
A Beach House in Australia Offers the Joys of Camping—But Without All the Dirt
Its butterfly roof is pitched over the plan like a tarp, and clerestories and massive sliders create a feeling of openness akin to a campsite.
An Architect Couple Hand Build (and Then Rebuild) a Bahamian Escape
Melissa and Jacob Brillhart constructed the home’s frame in their Miami backyard, before disassembling it and shipping it to the island of Eleuthera.
This $1.2M Midcentury Home Embraces the Majesty of the San Gabriel Mountains
Situated at the end of an Altadena cul-de-sac, the well-preserved dwelling is a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of L.A.
An Offset Roof Isn't the Only Off-Kilter Thing About This Home in Japan
It's an energetic jumble of arched doorways, many mezzanines, a grand piano, and plenty of plywood.
How to Stylishly Blend Form and Function, According to a Ceramics Artist
Bari Ziperstein of BZippy shares the top items that are bringing style and sustenance to her life in Los Angeles.
We’re Swooning Over the Sun-Dappled Interiors at This Midcentury-Inspired Melbourne Home
Breeze block walls let light and air filter in while maintaining privacy from passersby on the street.
The Self-Taught Architect Who Became the “Modern Maverick of Malibu”
Southern California’s Harry Gesner, who died this month, crafted some of the Golden State’s most idiosyncratic homes.
A Triangular New York Apartment With a Cylindrical Bathroom Gets a Historically-Sensitive Overhaul
Brooklyn-based architecture firm Worrell Yeung breathes new life into a landmark loft.
Marcel Breuer’s Grieco House Lists for $1.5M in Andover, Massachusetts
Live like it’s 1955 in this immaculately preserved home by the Bauhaus-trained architect.
A Retreat in the Mountains of Central Mexico Sources 100% of Its Water From the Sky
Each of its three structures—a residence, artist’s studio, and bath house—features a catchment with a reservoir system that purifies harvested rainwater.
A Glass House in Upstate New York Welcomes a Moody Standalone Studio
Designed by General Assembly, the converted barn provides a cozy counterpoint to its transparent neighbor.
$1.85M Will Land You the Tallest Home in Saint Paul, Minnesota
Set on a landscaped 1.56-acre lot, the 9,400-square-foot house dates back to 1886.
Trixie Mattel Shares DIY Advice—and What You Didn’t See on Her New Home Reno Show
On the heels of her Discovery+ series, “Trixie Motel,” we spoke to the drag superstar about the chaos and glamour of renovating a Palm Springs midcentury motel.
An Architect Couple’s Asymmetrical Home With a Next-Level Plan Seeks £2.8M
Designed by the duo behind award-winning firm Liddicoat & Goldhill, the multilevel house is angled to capture natural light on its narrow site in London.