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The Deep Dive: An Evocative Exterior
The Deep Dive: An Evocative Exterior
A onetime candy factory gets a sweet transformation thanks to an all-black exterior palette.
On the Market: A Seaside Midcentury, a Palm Springs Retreat, and More Great Homes for Sale This Week
The listings also include a residence sheltered within an English garden in Durham, a modernist hillside home in Washington, D.C., and a contemporary Marmol Radziner house in...
Every Day Feels Like Vacation at This Marmol Radziner Stunner
Say bon voyage and soak up the tropical vibes at this gleaming dream home that just hit the market for $5.9M in Venice, CA.
A Surprising Venice Beach A-Frame Reaches Its Peak Potential
A Surprising Venice Beach A-Frame Reaches Its Peak Potential
Following a renovation that better connected it to the outdoors, designer Katie Gebhardt punched it up with a West Coast palette.
A Puzzled-Together Stair Elevates a Fashion Designer’s Barcelona Apartment
Its melange of treads serve as the centerpiece of this elegantly renovated wabi-sabi flat.
This D.C. Midcentury Checks All the Boxes With Its Colorful, Gridded Facade
Designed by George T Ward in 1961, the head-turning hilltop home is now seeking $2.2M.
A Sawtooth Roofline Meets Deco-Inspired Curves at This Family Home in Australia
The slanted edges—echoed by the bathroom mirrors and an outdoor fireplace—create room for windows that bring in light and bolster the home’s passive thermal performance.
Meet the ‘Outlander’ Fan Making Over Her Home to Match Sets From the Hit Period Drama
“It’s a psychotic process,” she admits, “but I have a lot of fun with...
5 Quirky Home Accents That’ll Spice Things Up
Including a colorful wall clock and some sexy lighting.
This L.A. Home Has a Yellow Crane That Relocates the Dining Table, Because Why Not?
Architect couple John Friedman and Alice Kimm brought a playful attitude to their Silver Lake home, including the industrial arm and a hot-pink ADU.
Mahogany, Cherry, Walnut, Oh My—This Rebuilt Maine Cabin Is a Wooden Wonder
Mahogany, Cherry, Walnut, Oh My—This Rebuilt Maine Cabin Is a Wooden Wonder
And that’s not all—the listed 1960s home comes with private shorefront access and views of Acadia National Park.
Before & After: Siblings Turn a Neglected Victorian Into a Dreamy Catskills Hotel
The couple behind Field Theory help their brother reimagine a dreary 1890s estate as the irresistibly chic Hotel Lilien.
Fable Pets’ Jeremy Canade’s Favorite Dog Essentials Are Made for City Life
The luxury pets accessories brand co-founder has a dog living stylishly, of course.
Quick Hits: An Inflated Steel Mirror, Vintage Italian Ashtrays, and an Oversize Ottoman
A brief scan of design items worth grabbing, including a revamped 1970s sofa and a limited-edition ceramic pitcher.
A Beetlejuician Dollhouse, a Glowing Blue Tiny Home, and More Ideas From Designers Just Having Fun
No floor-to-ceiling windows or infinity pools here. These “dream homes”—tabletop models and renders from a new exhibition—are far-fetched fantasies from another dimension.
We’re Pining for this Wood-Wrapped Midcentury Listed at £500K
Set in the delightful town of Darlington, England, the four-bedroom residence comes with timber paneling, garden views, and a bright-yellow front door.
A Basement in Greece Finds a New Purpose as a Space-Saving Apartment
Point Supreme Architects kept its raw concrete and steel but implemented adventurous finishes and porous built-ins that maximize the apartment’s small footprint.
Some Actually Useful Home Storage Solutions for Small Spaces
Spoiler: You’re going to learn to love a lazy Susan.
Warning: This Palm Springs Pad May Make You Crave Summer Even More
Now available for $2.1M, the desert oasis comes with walls of glass, native landscaping, and a shimmering pool.
Budget Breakdown: A Seattle Family Builds a Rugged Cabin on a Remote Island for $41K
Working with salvaged and donated materials (and without ferry service), the Stinns assemble a dreamy getaway piece by piece.
The Barn Is Now the Living Space at This 16th-Century Home in the French Pyrenees
Paris firm Plan Común rejigged the floor plan of the stone and concrete country residence for energy efficiency and improved indoor/outdoor flow.
I Bought My First Home in L.A.’s Red-Hot Housing Market. It Was a Whirlwind
Even though my wife and I had the financial means, know-how, and a trusted agent, the road to becoming first-time homeowners in the current real estate climate was...winding.
On the Market: A Verdant Midcentury, a Scottish Longhouse, and More Great Homes for Sale This Week
The listings also include a modernist home in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles and a farm home in the French countryside.
A Central Fireplace Anchors This Uber-Cozy Cabin in a Swedish Forest
Its chimney rises up through a vaulted ceiling and a pitched gable roof with extended eaves that keep the cabin insulated from the elements.
If You Dream of Life in the French Countryside, We’ve Found the Perfect Escape
Listed for €390K, this 1960s farm home comes with private gardens, richly textured interiors, and a lofty workshop.
Before & After: Just-Right Furnishings and a Few Shades of Paint Punch Up a Brooklyn Brownstone
A young family’s furniture didn’t fit in their new home, so Studio Nato designed custom cabinetry and sourced sofas, lighting, and artwork that elevate every room.
Cork and CLT Yield a Light, Highly Sustainable Houseboat in the Netherlands
Studio RAP mixed cutting-edge techniques with centuries-old inspiration.
A Sparkling Midcentury Surfaces Just a Few Blocks From the Silver Lake Reservoir
Listed for $2.4M, the remodeled four-bedroom home was originally designed by architect Shwen Wei Ma in 1952.
This See-Through California Home Magically Hangs Above a Creek Bed
Fougeron Architecture reconfigured the residence with floor-to-ceiling glass that enhances views of the stream and a backyard waterfall.
Tidycore Makes a Real Mess
How organization content ignores the most important part of being neat: buying less.