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Before & After: A Drab Midcentury Outside Seattle Gets Infused With California Surfer Vibes
A fashion designer asks Wittman Estes to revamp this 1969 Mercer Island home with her Southern California roots in mind.
- 4 months ago
6 Extraordinary Prefab Saunas With Prices Starting at $10K
From refurbished gondolas to off-grid designs, these aren’t your average hotboxes.
Before & After: A Run-Down Row House in Pennsylvania Gets Adventurous With Color
Purchased for just $59,000, a decrepit 1860 Lancaster house gets a gut renovation that’s not afraid of pattern or color.
Budget Breakdown: A DIY Extraordinaire Builds the Tiny Home of Her Dreams With $12K
Budget Breakdown: A DIY Extraordinaire Builds the Tiny Home of Her Dreams With $12K
At 23 years old, self-taught designer Mariah Hoffman set out to craft her own 156-square-foot sanctuary.
- 4 months ago
A Cantilevered Home in Southern Chile Takes Design Cues From Lake, Trees, and Sky
In designing a family retreat in Araucanía, Aguilo + Pedraza Architects uses form and materiality to weave the home into its wondrous surroundings.
Budget Breakdown: A Steel-Clad Prefab Blends Into a Lush Forest for $665K
A steep hillside and rushing creek define a family’s prefab retreat in New Hampshire.
Before & After: A Dim, Cookie-Cutter Craftsman in Portland Now Basks in Natural Light
Local firm Beebe Skidmore was enlisted to spearhead “Operation...
8 Home Renovations Done for Less Than $300K
For these homeowners, a pretty penny was what it took to transform their ho-hum dwellings into dream homes.
This Revamped Terrace House Has a Porthole Window for the Owner’s Cat
Atlas Architects crafts a sanctuary for a librarian and her cat in Melbourne, Australia.
Before & After: A Tucson Midcentury Gets a Surgically Precise Revamp
Paring back to just the essentials, Hazelbaker Rush’s treatment of this 1941 dwelling is a lesson in restraint.
Before & After: A Portola Valley Home Draws Inspiration From Down Under
Before & After: A Portola Valley Home Draws Inspiration From Down Under
An unusual siding material enhances a modernist home with a focus on indoor/outdoor connections.
- 5 months ago
Budget Breakdown: This Ethereal Glass House in the Brazilian Forest Was Built for $187K
Built for a scholar, Casa Biblioteca is a sanctuary for reading, stargazing, and enjoying a cigar or two.
5 Camper, Trailer, and Bus Conversions for Less Than $30K
A tight budget, a bunch of elbow grease, and a whole lot of love transform these campers, trailers, and buses into incredible homes on wheels.
Before & After: A Brooklyn Townhouse Is Adeptly Reorganized for its Extroverted-Introvert Owner
A thoughtful new floor plan fluidly accommodates a wide range of activities, from the super social to the need to nest, in a 1,500-square-foot space.
Consider These 20 Marvelous Marble Backsplashes for Your Kitchen Renovation
Marble is sleek and sophisticated—and adding a slab is one of the easiest ways to elevate your kitchen.
5 Major Home Improvements DIY’ed for Less Than $26K
These can-do homeowners rolled up their sleeves and tackled their own renovations.
Before & After: An Atrium-Like Staircase Fills This Minimalist Chicago Duplex With Light
Carefully placed windows steep this crisp Chicago apartment in the texture of the city.
Before & After: A Family of Five Thrives in This Ingenious, 366-Square-Foot Apartment in Shanghai
Three generations live harmoniously in this teensy pad thanks to hardworking storage, flexible furniture, and a zigzagging layout.
An Affordable Addition Doubles the Amount of Floor Space in This Madrid Apartment
A new mezzanine cleverly divides the ground floor of this apartment into a double-height living area and a music studio for less than $40k.
This 484-Square-Foot Tiny House in Brazil Is as Sculptural as it Is Sustainable
Gustavo Penna Architect & Associates uses reclaimed mining waste to create a minimalist masterpiece on a spectacular site.
5 Prefab Homes That Cost Less Than $20K
These prefab homes and kit dwellings break new ground for affordable housing.
Budget Breakdown: A Muddled Parisian Pad Gets a Sleek Makeover for $117K
By capturing natural light and adding svelte, custom furniture, JCPCDR rescues a dark, dated apartment in the 4th arrondissement.
This Rentable Midcentury Jewel Glitters in California’s Largest State Park
Entrepreneur Kristen Lewis found her ideal family vacation home in Borrego Springs, a dark-sky community nestled in a 600,000-acre park.
Before & After: This Hip Parisian Apartment Makes the Most of 193 Square Feet
Hoch Studio turns a dingy, cramped apartment into a sunny sanctuary with a winning personality.
A Beautifully Retrofitted 1969 Airstream Strikes a Chord With a Nashville Musician
The designers embraced the trailer’s heyday by outfitting it with vintage furniture and decor.
An Exclusive Look Inside the Health-Conscious House That Put Richard Neutra on the Map
Designed for a quirky wellness professional, the Lovell Health House is an International Style landmark that galvanized Neutra’s career.
In Living Color: 6 Tiny Homes for Every Hue of the Rainbow
There’s a whole spectrum of tiny homes on the market—red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.
This Idyllic Swedish Summerhouse Can Only Be Reached by Boat
Helicoptered to the site in prefab pieces, a holiday retreat springs up on a remote and roadless island.
Before & After: A French Norman–Style Home Ditches a Clumsy Addition
In Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, a stately home with storybook appeal trades a clunky addition for one that’s open and outdoor-oriented.
Before & After: This Historic Midcentury With a Slinky Roofline Debuts at Modernism Week 2020
Once destined for destruction, the Miles Bates House—better known as the Wave House for its curvy roof—will finally open to the public in Palm Springs this week.