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After a Soulful Remix, a Midcentury Ranch Asks $2.4M in Southern California
After a Soulful Remix, a Midcentury Ranch Asks $2.4M in Southern California
Artfully reimagined by A1000xBetter, this Pasadena residence feels bright, roomy, and just the right amount of funky.
- 18 hours ago
An Illegal Casino in Venezuela Is Now a Cultural Hub With a Really Wild Balcony
The steel-frame balcony, an experimental design by PICO Colectivo, is the latest addition to an expanding cultural center in Caracas.
A Calming Central Courtyard Lets in Fresh Air and Sunlight at a Renovated Aussie Cottage
A modern update to a traditional residence in Perth, Australia, offers a playful take on indoor/outdoor living for a growing family.
Corrugated Steel Boxes Stack Up to Create a Tiny Home in Tokyo
Corrugated Steel Boxes Stack Up to Create a Tiny Home in Tokyo
Maximizing a 280-square-foot plot, House Tokyo by UNEMORI ARCHITECTS makes clever use of ceiling heights and half levels.
- 2 days ago
A Wooded Retreat With Two Shingle-Clad Homes Seeks $1.7M in Carmel
On nearly three acres, two remodeled dwellings are enveloped by the bucolic setting of Central California.
This Dreamy Tiny House in Bali Is Made of Recycled Tetra Pak Cartons
The 688-square-foot Tetra Pod is every bit as artful as it is efficient—and Stilt Studios is offering DIY plans for just $5,000.
A Designer’s Midcentury Revival in San Diego Makes a Bold Statement with Color and Scale
Designer Julie Crosby and a team of collaborators transform a rundown property near Southern California’s coastline.
Dwell On This: Soundproof Your Bedroom
To stop tossing and turning, you have to tune out the noise.
A Stone-and-Glass Home Built for Indoor/Outdoor Living Lists for $1.9M in Houston
Set on a lush corner lot under a canopy of large oak trees, the expansive home features an undulating glass partition that wraps around a private backyard and pool area.
A Compact, Steel-Clad Home Slots Into a Narrow Lot in Osaka, Japan
There’s a place for everything in the warm, wood-lined interior of the Toolbox House.
A Carefully Renovated 18th-Century Flat Lists for $815K in Lisbon, Portugal
A Carefully Renovated 18th-Century Flat Lists for $815K in Lisbon, Portugal
Perched on a steep hillside overlooking the port city, the wood-clad penthouse is steeped with period details and offers picturesque castle views.
- 6 days ago
Back by Popular Demand, East Fork Pottery’s Taro Glaze Is Here to Welcome Spring
Now until summer, the company’s coveted dinnerware is available in an enchanting purple hue.
Have a Look at the World’s First 3D-Printed Home Made Entirely of Clay
After years in the making, it’s finally time to meet TECLA—an eco-friendly model home designed in the likeness of a wasp’s nest.
A Designer Transforms a Crumbling Brooklyn Brownstone Into a Live/Work Haven for $950K
Uli Wagner upgrades a historic brownstone in Fort Greene while preserving its original beauty and character.
An Acclaimed Architect’s Former Home—in All Its 1980s Splendor—Seeks $1.9M Near L.A.
Built into a steep and forested hillside, the striking residence designed by Harold J. Bissner Jr. features dramatic cathedral ceilings and a Japanese-inspired penthouse sunroom.
Before & After: An Architect Peps Up Her Midcentury Chalet in the Catskills
Azin Valy of I-Beam Design turns a 1965 fixer-upper in White Lake, New York, into a rural retreat for her and her husband.
Harry Gesner’s Ravenseye House Swoops Onto the Market in Malibu for $9.5M
The futuristic pad was designed by the larger-than-life architect in 1997, and it even comes with a vintage Airstream trailer.
An Off-Grid “Quarantine Cabin” Near Barcelona Harvests Sunlight and Rainwater
Designed and built by a group of students in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Voxel allows its residents to operate self-sufficiently for 14 days.
A Designer Couple’s Los Angeles Residence Sports a Steel Screen for Climbing Vines
Navigating a tricky corner lot, the founders of OPEN For Humans create a live/work sanctuary that privileges outdoor spaces.
These New Prefabs Celebrate the Art of Simple Living
SET Ideas unveils an elevated collection of sleek and versatile prefabs characterized by floor-to-ceiling windows and wood interiors.
This ’60s Microcar by Ferrari Is Tough, Cute, and Classic—and It’s Headed to Auction
The very rare sunshine-yellow Ferves Ranger, a 1960s design by Carlo Ferrari, will be up for grabs in May.
Friends and Family Band Together to Build a 194-Square-Foot Cabin in Austria
Anna and Jakob Busch enlist the help of loved ones to construct a spruce-wrapped tiny home for $35,000.
A Midcentury Home Receives a Subtle Update in a Historic Community Near Seattle
Robert Hutchison Architecture transforms a 1950s dwelling into a functional family home that respects the Pacific Northwest landscape.
A Candy Pink Pied-à-Terre in London Is Sumptuously Reimagined
TR Studio brings natural light, swanky details, and playful colors into a three-story mews house in Chelsea.
Tom Cruise Lists His Grand Colorado Retreat for $39.5M
The custom-built residence in Telluride sits on 320 acres and presents panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains.
Where to Buy the Most Earth-Friendly Bedding On the Planet
You can rest easy knowing these sheets, duvet covers, and pillowcases are crafted with Mother Earth in mind.
Dwell On This: How to Actually Organize Your Closet
Let’s just say, there’s room for improvement.
A Rammed-Earth Dwelling in New Mexico Welcomes Spectacular Sunsets
A striking compound in the 9,500-acre Galisteo Basin Preserve acts as a refuge for a retiree with her family and friends. It even has a stable for her treasured horses, too.
An Award-Winning Home in the Hollywood Hills Is Up for Grabs at $4.2M
Deronda Residence, designed by local firm Space International, earned the Los Angeles Architectural Award in 2012 for its “gentle...
Before & After: An Abandoned Austin Bungalow Springs Back to Life With Five Lush Yards
Miró Rivera Architects celebrates the century-old home’s history while introducing a breezy addition with charismatic courtyards.