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Before & After: A Decrepit 1970s A-Frame in Minnesota Is Reborn as a Cozy Family Escape
Taiga Design + Build introduces Kebony siding and Scandinavian vibes to a charming but dilapidated cabin on Lake Superior.
My House: There’s a Place for Everything in Organization Expert Shira Gill’s Berkeley Bungalow
The author of “Minimalista” shares tips for clearing clutter, elevating your space, and promoting wellness at home.
A South African Home With a Green Roof Opens Completely to the Landscape
Two brothers utilize vernacular building techniques to create the Witklipfontein Eco Lodge on a working farm near Vredefort Dome.
Budget Breakdown: An Architecture Student Turns an Old School Bus Into His Home for $7K
Caleb Brackney transforms a 1995 Thomas International bus into his full-time residence in Knoxville, Tennessee, using recycled and found items to repurpose as furnishings.
A Hamptons Beach House Gets a Minimalist Makeover With Midcentury Vibes
Architectural designer Sarah Reilly of Studio Rozu draws inspiration from Charlotte Perriand’s 1934 beach house to make her surf shack dreams come true.
Before & After: Two Architects Transform Their Chicago Condo With Wonderful Woodwork
Architects Annabell Ren and Steven Karvelius take a DIY approach to outfitting their Lincoln Park home during the pandemic.
Two Designers Build an Idyllic Cabin—and a Lifelong Friendship—in an Oregon Forest
Though this 190-square-foot hideaway is a solo retreat, the act of creating it proved to be uniting, not isolating, for Rico Castillero and Duane Reed.
Budget Breakdown: A $614K Renovation Carves Up an L.A. Bungalow Like a Slice of Swiss Cheese
Shin Shin Architecture brings playful porosity and a fresh ADU to a 1923 single-family home.
Here’s How We Fix the Hole in the Middle of the Housing Market
Soaring real estate prices and shrinking housing options are leaving families in urban centers with fewer pathways to homeownership—but these architects, designers, and developers...
Before & After: This Late ’70s London Home Was Designed to Be Taken Apart
A (mostly) DIY reno by an English family and MAP Architecture fulfills the destiny of a timber-frame “self-build” home in Lewisham.
A 17th-Century Stone Home in Spain Gets a Modern-Day Glow Up
A pandemic lockdown affords a young couple the opportunity to create a charmingly uncomplicated home in the Catalan countryside.
Before & After: A Design-Savvy Couple Turn a Worn-Down Brownstone Into a Minimalist Home
Few homeowners have as clear a vision of how to compose a design brief as Trish and Andrew McKechnie. Just ask their architect, David Cunningham.
A Panoramic Passive House Rises in the Mountains Above Madrid
Barcelona-based Slow Studio builds a bioclimatic home for a couple who work with the United Nations.
This Vermont Passive House Is Built From the Forest That Surrounds It
Architect Robert Swinburne deploys a collaborative building approach and hyperlocal materials to craft a home that celebrates the land it’s built on.
Budget Breakdown: A New Zealand Architect Builds a Passive House for His Family for $490K
Drawing on a simple material palette of plywood and corrugated metal, architect Rafe Maclean designs a certified Passive House on a steep, challenging lot in Dunedin.
Jens Risom’s Legacy Lives On at His Son’s Block Island Prefab
Built to Passive House standards, the New England home of Tom Risom and Pamela Austen is a trove of modernist design.
Before & After: A Muddled Midcentury Home in L.A. Gets a Showstopping Makeover
Green carpeting, begone—after a revamp by A1000xBetter, this Studio City dwelling glows with white oak detailing and a whole new flow.
Before & After: A Ranch-Style Home in San Jose Gets an Infusion of Caribbean Cool
To renovate the suburban California residence, interior designer Cathie Hong introduced a color palette that evokes the family’s tropical heritage.
Before & After: Twinning Homes in Melbourne Go From Ramshackle to Ravishing
Mairead Murphy of Maike Design renovates two matching houses on the same block in Brunswick East, imbuing each with its own distinct character.
A Pair of Mirrored Cabins Vanish Into the Woods of Quebec
Reflective facades camouflage these prefabs in their forested setting, giving visitors a new way to escape.
It Took More Than a Decade for This San Francisco Home to Feel Complete
John Kleman and Georgianna Salz-Kleman create the house of their dreams with hard work, strategic planning, and the right opportunity.
An Architect Takes His Time in Building a Cozy Cabin in the Danish Countryside
Using recycled materials and by-hand techniques, Thomas Bossel of Pax Architects traded out refinement for rough-hewn edges to create an idyllic escape for his young family.
This Family Home in Australia Is a Love Letter to the Sea
On an oceanfront site, Levesque & Derrick Architects creates a serene, ship-like residence for a couple riding the wave of retirement.
A Modest ADU in Michigan Prioritizes Energy Efficiency and Affordability
The 730-square-foot residence by T+E+A+M is one of the first accessory dwelling units to be built in Ann Arbor under the city’s recently updated zoning regulations.
Before & After: A Brooklyn Brownstone’s Dreary Basement Becomes an Urban Oasis
Daniel Kaplan of Bowerbird Architects raises a dwelling’s downstairs ceilings and relocates the living spaces to glory in natural light and garden views.
This New $118K Micro-Cabin Is as Elegant as It Is Efficient
Fatigued by skyrocketing housing costs and the modern world’s waning connection to nature, Lee Loewen and Payam Shalchian create an off-grid-capable tiny house.
Budget Breakdown: This $851K Riverside Home Is a Case Study in Smart, Sustainable Living
Combining creative nous with careful planning, architect Mark Lawton builds a net-zero home inspired by the typology of a fisherman’s shack.
This Flat-Pack Prefab Is Designed With Remote Living in Mind
In Australia, a manufacturer and an architecture firm create an off-grid home that can be broken down and shipped across the world.
Before & After: A 1920s Row House Gets an Art Deco–Inspired Update in Queens
Office of Things brings light, color, and playful archways to the cramped ground level of a century-old dwelling in the working-class neighborhood of Glendale.
A Family Joins Hands to Restore a Crumbling Farmhouse in South Africa
Architect Lee de Wit and his relatives work together to create a getaway where nearly everything in sight tells a story.