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These 14 Compact Kitchen Renovations Start With the Best Ingredients
These 14 Compact Kitchen Renovations Start With the Best Ingredients
When space is at a premium, a tastefully designed kitchen boils down to clever design solutions—like innovative storage, multifunctional surfaces, and retractable cooktops.
A Cluster of Earthy, Stone-Built Huts Form a Far-Out Retreat in Greece
Hiboux Architecture created the rotund suites in the likeness of rural dwellings and connected them with a steel lattice planted with greenery.
A Bolinas Midcentury With a Commanding View of the Pacific Asks $5M
Set high on a cliff in the Northern California surf town, the ship-like, weatherworn residence takes in epic sunsets and sweeping vistas.
A Couple Carve Open a Working Sonoma Farmhouse to Savor the Surrounding Fields
A Couple Carve Open a Working Sonoma Farmhouse to Savor the Surrounding Fields
“When the kitchen’s glass doors are open, it feels like you’re cooking in the vineyard,” says architect Christie Tyreus.
Why Home-Swapping Keeps Coming Back Into Style
From the days of clunky, printed catalogs, to invite-only websites and exchanging homes via TikTok, the appeal of trading your house for free (even with a stranger) hasn’t died.
We Can Totally See a Modern-Day Jo March of “Little Women” Savoring This 1790s Home
The Gordon House, back on the market at £100,000 less than before, is a bookish haven with moody hues, ample shelving, and preserved historic details.
A Renovation Reveals Hardwood Floors and Concrete Beams in This Airy Rio Apartment
Furnishings and plants add pops of color that complement the Brazilian home’s original features.
Prepare for Cozy Season and Give Your Living Room a Makeover
Get ready for winter’s inevitable arrival with some new stuff for your space!
A Little Bit Earthy, a Little Bit Magic: Meet Your New Favorite Fall Home Fragrance
Aesop's latest fragrance takes its cues from the myth of Narcissus, part of a new collection inspired by imaginary and liminal spaces.
A Coastal Home in Australia Echoes Northern California’s Sea Ranch
Architecture firm Insider Outsider followed similar design principals to achieve a wood-clad sustainable home that syncs with its setting.
Before & After: In Buenos Aires, a Crumbling Home Gets a Major Refresh With a Rooftop Pool
Before & After: In Buenos Aires, a Crumbling Home Gets a Major Refresh With a Rooftop Pool
A couple spruce up a dilapidated dwelling in an industrial area with a living roof, emerald tile, and plants, plants, plants.
A Charming Midcentury Cottage Lists for the First Time on Cape Cod
Local architect Ray Brock built the quaint four-bedroom in 1952 as his family’s summer retreat.
The Barbie Dreamhouse Is an Accidental Funhouse Museum of American Design
Her plastic real estate portfolio features it all, from A-Frames to Victorian Revivals.
Tile, Texas Stone, and Concrete Rule in This Soaring Houston Home
In the architect’s words, the residence is designed for “family, foster dogs, well-curated music, and Aggie game...
The New King of England Hates Modern Design
King Charles III’s public criticisms of British modernism have had real, negative impacts on U.K. building projects.
These Beach Shack–Inspired Prefabs Along U.K.’s North Sea Are Big on Nature
The series of three tiny cabins by Koto form a destination resort that plugs visitors into a pristine setting in Northumberland.
Uplift Your Home’s In-Between Spaces With These Handmade Rugs
The country home of Australian fashion designer Collette Dinnigan is the perfect backdrop for the muted palette of Armadillo’s newly expanded Nook Collection.
An Upstate Oasis for the Modernist With a Woodsy Streak Seeks $2.5M
The three-bedroom home sits on a lush hillside overlooking the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains.
Expert Recs: Professional Bread Baker Carla Finley’s Favorite Tools for Perfect Loaves
Finley recommends some tried-and-true kitchen gadgets that even novice bakers will find useful.
This Black Gable Country Home Looks Like It Was Broken in Half
The plan is split into a main residence and an in-law suite, but the facade’s mirrored roofline makes it seem like it was once a single volume.
A Tiny Off-Grid Cabin in Remote Italy Is as Easy to Take Apart as It Was to Build
Llabb Architettura creates an experimental retreat made entirely of plywood in the mountain town of Tartago.
Here’s Your Chance to Own a Dazzling Midcentury Home in the Hollywood Hills
Designed by Edward Fickett and revitalized by Dan Brunn, the 1957 residence comes with giant glass sliders and a sparkling pool.
This New Prefab Manufacturer Is Making Modular “Haciendas” in Texas Starting at $249K
Award-winning Texan architecture studio Lake|Flato has partnered with developer Oaxaca Interests to create HiFAB, a new venture producing homes smaller than 2000 square feet.
A Refined and Delicate Renovation Primes a Historic Puglia Apartment
Luce Architetti added built-ins and a wire-frame stair that complement the two-level flat’s ancient stone interiors.
A Heavenly Home in a Converted Church Hits the Market for $2.5M
The storied Rifton in upstate New York has lived many lives since it was built in 1876—and now it’s ready for a new chapter.
Before & After: A Serene Renovation Saves a Portland Midcentury From Shag Carpet and Pink Linoleum
Architect Risa Boyer collaborates with a design-minded couple to revive a 1950s home with colorful plaster and rift-sawn white oak.
22 of Our Favorite Finds From Helsinki Design Week
Our highlights from the Finnish capital include vibrant textiles, forward-looking innovations, and wooden furnishings that are anything but stiff.
In Norway, a Brick Home With an Institutional Feel Is Surprisingly “Koselig” Inside
Sanden + Hodnekvam Architects create honey-hued wood interiors that ooze warmth, and an exterior that honors local building traditions.
A ’60s Studio With a Bright-Yellow Spiral Staircase Asks £725K in London
Sliding glass doors connect the spruced-up midcentury apartment to a private balcony.
How ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Became the First Movie to Film at Richard Neutra’s Kaufmann House
The team behind the much-talked about psychological thriller walk us through how they scored the similarly obsessed over Palm Springs home as a shooting location.