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Escape the City Bustle With This Blissful Cabin Listed for $845K
Escape the City Bustle With This Blissful Cabin Listed for $845K
Perched in Idyllwild, California—just a two-hour drive from Los Angeles—the turnkey home was built in 1988 by celebrated architect Dennis McGuire.
Minimalism and Warmth Harmonize in This Boxy Home Near Puerto Vallarta
Designed with a muted color palette, Casa Verónica effortlessly adds an earthy touch to its coastal neighborhood.
10 Cool Pools That Beat the Heat in Scorching Locations
Check out these plunge-ready oases from Joshua Tree to Los Cabos.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Beloved Hollyhock House Reopens After Two Years
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Beloved Hollyhock House Reopens After Two Years
The official celebration is Saturday, but the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in L.A. is welcoming visitors again.
She Started One of America’s Best Design Stores. Now, She Wants to Help You Do You
Shannon Maldonado, the founder of Philly shop Yowie, tells all about the TV show she’s pitching to inspire your next big idea.
A 1912 Home With a Net-Zero Retrofit Seeks $1.8M in British Columbia
Turn-of-the-century details meet next-gen technologies in this charming dwelling designed to produce more energy than it consumes.
Before & After: A Breakthrough Renovation Reveals a Parisian Apartment’s Good Bones
Architect Olivier Lekien tears down a wall to expose the wood structure—and join the interiors—of a historic residence in the 11th arrondissement.
A Massachusetts Architect’s 1963 Family Home Still Feels Ahead of Its Time
Known for designing college buildings, Earl Flansburgh experimented with a courtyard plan in the making of his modernist home.
How Adaptive Reuse Can Help Solve the Affordability Crisis
Joe Bone of the Chicago-based firm LBBA believes that working with what’s been left behind can pave the way for the future.
9 Items to Level Up Your Laundry Room, According to Hannah Yokoji of The Laundress
The brand director of the upscale all-natural detergent brand shares how to live your best clean life.
This Sunny Los Angeles Home Defines “Scandifornian” Style
This Sunny Los Angeles Home Defines “Scandifornian” Style
Real estate guru and designer Rob Diaz blends Alaskan white cedar, high-end finishes, and earthy decor for a home as hygge as it is beachy.
An ’80s Home With a Heart of Glass (Bricks) Lists for $1.9M
Originally built in 1986 by local architect Robert Thompson, the house now sports an elegant revamp by Bright Designlab.
13 Homes in Pinkish Orange Concrete Add a Splash of Color to Mexico City
Architect Miguel de la Torre uses lattices and circular perforations to give a sense of lightness to the monolithic multiunit complex.
This Melbourne Home’s Topsy-Turvy Addition Is Buried Beneath the Earth
Rather than building up, Mitsuori Architects digs deep to give a Victorian terrace house a subterranean extension.
This Concrete Home Listed in L.A. Will Take Your Pool Parties to the Next Level
Perched on a tiered lot in Pasadena, the $6.8M residence makes a splash with a resort-like backyard.
Blu Dot’s First Bedding Collection Doubles Down on Texture
Crisp, soft, waffled, and stitched—the brand’s new sheets, duvets, coverlets, and quilts give us all the feels.
A Dark and Dreary Welsh Row House Gets a Dazzling Reinvention
A renovation by Benjamin Hale Architects presents “a template for bringing Cardiff houses into the 21st...
This £545K Suffolk Farmhouse Will Make Your Cottagecore Dreams Come True
Bring your bonnet—set in the quaint English village of Yoxford, the 1592 residence offers a trove of original details.
This Metallic Office Space in Munich Is an Underground Party Waiting to Happen
The renovated basement has curtains made of shiny bubble wrap, steel grate catwalks, and reflective surfaces everywhere.
#VanLife Too Big of a Commitment? Rent the Lifestyle Instead
For those who are ready to hit the road without giving up their home, new start-up Cabana has camper vans for hire.
The Long, Hazy History of the New York City Subway Bench
The unembellished wooden seat is a landmark of the city’s underground rail system, but the largely unexposed evolution of its design deserves greater recognition.
The Knowing Blandness of the ‘Dream Home Makeover’ Aesthetic
Nothing says ‘of course we have money’ like Studio McGee’s pallid palette.
Calling All Gardeners: An L.A. Bungalow With Bountiful Outdoor Space Is Ripe for the Picking
Dating back to the 1890s, the $899K residence features raised planting beds, a sprawling backyard, and breathtaking city views.
Two Experimental Townhouses Clad in Cor-Ten Steel Add Density to a Seattle Neighborhood
Hybrid Architecture took an oversized family lot to its limits with a pair of vertical, gable-roofed residences.
Keep It Au Naturel With Neutral Outdoor Furniture
It’s all about the subdued hues.
This Lush Buenos Aires Home Cleverly Blurs the Boundaries Between Inside and Out
Junta Arquitectas worked magic with a limited footprint by incorporating a sunny courtyard, verdant patio, and green roof to top things off.
This Accordion-Like Home Listed for $6.5M Has a Glass Living Room Inspired by the Louvre
Known as the Origami House, the 8,500-square-foot dwelling is the brainchild of renowned architectural firm Leroy Street Studio.
Budget Breakdown: A Couple Roll Up Their Sleeves to Revamp a Colorado A-Frame for $164K
Amy Pigliacampo and Corey Szopinski brave snow, fire, and falling trees as they transform a ’70s cabin into a Scandinavian-style retreat.
Go Off-Grid Indefinitely in Bowlus’s New All-Electric Trailer for $310K
With its high-end solar-powered amenities, the Volterra promises to take you wherever you want to go, forever.
Take in Views of Lake Quivira From an Infinity Pool for $2.5M
High ceilings, views from every room, and plush contemporary interiors make this the ultimate vacation home.