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San Diego’s “Electri-Living Home for Tomorrow” Launches Onto the Market
San Diego’s “Electri-Living Home for Tomorrow” Launches Onto the Market
The midcentury house once showcased the latest and greatest technologies of the 1950s—and it still sparkles today.
A Los Angeles Director’s Garage Is Recast as an ADU With a Screening Room
With playful portholes and head-to-toe plywood, the new studio gives Wash Westmoreland a place to write, relax, and watch films.
Gifts for a Friend Who Really, Really Wants to Get Into Plants
Turn the brownest thumb a fetching shade of green with these picks.
The Best Design Gifts for TikTok Obsessives, from Cameras to Cocktails
The Best Design Gifts for TikTok Obsessives, from Cameras to Cocktails
Surprise the budding content creator in your life.
On the Market: A Glass Surf Shack, a California Craftsman, and More Great Homes for Sale This Week
The listings also include a recently renovated Los Angeles dwelling, a bubbly hobbit-esque home, and Fire Island’s legendary Pyramid House.
A Glassy Surf Shack by Marmol Radziner Surfaces for $4M in Malibu
Rustic wood meets wraparound glazing in this secluded Paradise Cove home.
A Trash Bag Sofa, a Big Hairy Chandelier, and More Tactile Treasures From Design Miami 2022
The best objects at this year’s fair beckoned visitors to tune into their sense of touch.
Before & After: A Houston Photographer Casts New Light on a Historic Craftsman
“There was no electricity, and it was completely boarded up—it was a real rabbit warren,” recalls homeowner Divya Pande.
A Historic Dutch Barn Becomes a Home in Britain’s Largest Prairie Garden
Ten years after creating Sussex Prairie Gardens, the owner’s turned to Sandy Rendel Architects to revitalize a historic agrarian structure.
Give the Gifts of Crafts to Your Favorite DIY Dilettante
Handmade goods, or kits to create their own, for the giftee who wants their wares to be unique.
These $28K Backyard Saunas Are as Stylish as They Are Soothing
These $28K Backyard Saunas Are as Stylish as They Are Soothing
With its first line of prefabricated saunas, U.K. design firm Out of the Valley wants to sweat the details so you can ditch the stress.
A Newlywed Couple Hack Austin’s Housing Market by Fixing Up a 1971 Airstream
An interior designer and her architect husband embrace small-space living to avoid being priced out of the city they love.
A Bubbly Building Fit for a Hobbit Pops Up for €740K in France
Designed by Pascal Häusermann and Claude Costy, the weird and wonderful space once held a ceramics workshop.
This Cute Lakeside Cabin in the Czech Republic Looks Like a Toy
The timber home’s tidy little footprint makes it appear to have been placed by hand in the forested setting.
Some Thoughtful Gifts for the Non-Drinker In Your Life
Toast-worthy ideas for coffee connoisseurs, mocktail mixologists and everyone in between.
How ‘Black Panther’ Production Designer Hannah Beachler Created the Sequel’s Underwater World
The Academy Award winner drew inspiration from Mesoamerican architecture, East African fishing villages, and Zaha Hadid works to devise the kingdoms of Talokan and Wakanda for...
This Historic Craftsman Was Saved From Demolition by a “Free” Ad
After being relocated and completely renovated, the registered landmark now seeks $3.4M in Long Beach, California.
An Oregon Prefab Frames an Infinite View With an Impressive Wall of Windows
Through the front door is a broad yellow wall that’s as bold as the vistas beyond.
Are We Buying What ‘Buying Beverly Hills’ Is Selling?
Well, not the wildly expensive homes. But the intergenerational realtor drama, maybe!
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
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 $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
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.