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Before & After: An Architect Resuscitates Her Funky Beach Bungalow in Maine
Before & After: An Architect Resuscitates Her Funky Beach Bungalow in Maine
Architect Jocelyn Dickson introduces a fluid layout and a soothing, natural palette to a formerly jumbled ’60s residence.
A Seattle Musician Improvises During the Pandemic by Building Out His Own Backyard Cottage
Starting with a design from prefab builder NODE, musician Michael Lerner relies on YouTube tutorials and perseverance to complete a DADU.
An Artist’s Loft in Miami Displays an Eye-Popping Collection of Vintage Furniture
Artist Christopher Florentino’s Ghost Loft is a delightful mix of midcentury treasures, Pop art, and Japanese design.
A 1984 Airstream Shines With a Steely-Blue Shell and a Cozy Farmhouse Interior
A 1984 Airstream Shines With a Steely-Blue Shell and a Cozy Farmhouse Interior
This souped-up getaway on wheels provides a young family with all the comforts of home.
Before & After: A Rower Couple’s London Residence Amplifies Light and Space
Loader Monteith Architects streamline a fixer-upper for their clients’ guests—and future little ones.
Before & After: A Sparkling Kitchen-and-Bath Renovation Elevates a San Diego Home
By preserving the rooms’ original footprints but seriously upgrading fixtures and finishes, Solstice Interiors creates an elegant, new look.
Salvaged Wood From a Neglected Shed Shines Again in This Los Angeles ADU
A couple enlist woodworking experts to turn the run-down shack in their backyard into a gleaming guesthouse.
Color, Curves, and Verve Combine at an Architect’s Playful Brooklyn Loft
Building prototypes by hand helped Antonio Monserrat explore form and function in the making of his imaginative pad in Williamsburg.
Before & After: A Couple’s Careful Restoration of an L.A. Midcentury Earns It Landmark Status
Acting as their own general contractors, the homeowners respectfully update architect Doug Rucker’s redwood-clad Hogan Residence.
A Colorado Mullet House Hides Its Wild Side Behind a Traditional Facade
Nestled into Boulder’s Mapleton Hill Historic District, the Nut House conceals an unconventional interior—complete with a “ninja room” and a slide.
A Wood-Clad Beach Pad Flourishes on a Narrow Lot in Santa Monica
A Wood-Clad Beach Pad Flourishes on a Narrow Lot in Santa Monica
An architect makes the most of a narrow lot by prioritizing natural light and outdoor space over square footage.
Before & After: A Faux Mountain Inspired by Disneyland Caps This Riotous Renovation in London
Architect Mat Barnes transforms his Edwardian home into a postmodern playground of pattern and color.
This Sun-Soaked Cabin in the Canadian Wilderness Is a Breath of Fresh Air
Peter Braithwaite Studio crafts a peaceful retreat for a couple in Seabright, Nova Scotia.
A Ceramicist’s Family Home Is Inspired by the Ancient Art of Pottery
Crafted from natural materials that will evolve over time, this courtyard house in Phoenix embraces the subtle imperfections of handmade objects.
A Fire-Resistant Home on Tricky Terrain Taps Into the Power of Prefab
Packed with off-grid tech, the partially prefabricated Waterfall Residence soaks up stunning views of Carmel Valley.
Before & After: A “Higgledy-Piggledy” Beach House in Australia Becomes a Streamlined Retreat
In their renovation of a dilapidated midcentury home on the Tweed Coast, DFJ Architects showcases a monumental stone chimney.
Budget Breakdown: A Couple Turn a Humdrum Home Into a Hygge Haven for $243K
Alli Devlin, her husband, and her architect cousin spruce up a riverside home outside Seattle.
Before & After: An Architect Upgrades a Blah Berkeley Bungalow With a Stylish Addition
By adding 450 square feet of space, architect Rudabeh Pakravan was able to completely reimagine her family’s 1926 home in West Berkeley, California.
A Curvaceous Revamp Fills a Dark Sydney Terrace House With Light and Harbor Views
Stafford Architecture sculpts the interior of a Darling Point home to provide soaring ceilings and views of Rushcutters Bay.
Before & After: A Seattle Midcentury Sloughs Off Its Unsightly Finishes
Design studio Le Whit peels away decades’ worth of dated remodels at this 1958 residence in View Ridge.
This Charming Green Gable Home in Houston Is Pure “Spatial Magic”
Architect Ben Koush’s home blends into the neighborhood—but walk inside, and you’ll discover how he played with space in the design.
Before & After: A Snazzy Addition Rejuvenates a Queen Anne Victorian in Pittsburgh
A couple who love to entertain add 400 square feet to their 19th-century home, making room for a streamlined kitchen and a peppy new lounge.
Twin Gable Roofs Form the Ultimate Surf Shack—On a Lake in Montana
At Whitefish Lake, Workaday Design conquers a tricky lot to capitalize on views of the water across the street.
Clean, Precise Interiors Complement the 17th-Century Shell of a Italian Seafarer’s Apartment
With a fluid, meandering plan, House for a Sea Dog is the perfect antidote to the homeowner’s cramped quarters on water.
Budget Breakdown: A Gable Cottage Clad in Cork Pops Up in New York for $381K
Ninety minutes outside New York City, a young couple’s first house riffs on agricultural vernacular with a green twist.
A Minimalist, Wood-and-Glass Cabin Nestles Into a Patagonian Forest
The light-filled Impluvium Refuge embraces its remote setting in Southern Chile.
Before & After: Divine Details Help Streamline a Designer Couple’s L.A. Bungalow
A husband-and-wife team create a simple, understated home that inspires a sense of calm.
A Jaw-Dropping Staircase Stars in This Revamped 1920s Home
Drew Mandel Architects gives a crumbling brick home in one of Toronto’s oldest neighborhoods a major glow-up.
Rental Revamp: A Comedian’s L.A. Digs Get a Plush, Boudoir Treatment
Punchy colors and playful textures up the glamour in writer Mamrie Hart’s bungalow.
Before & After: A Terrace House in Melbourne Takes an Unexpected Turn
Architect Rebecca Naughtin carves out a curvaceous kitchen in her foodie clients’ heritage home.