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The 7 Hardest-Working Air Purifiers for Homes With Pets
The 7 Hardest-Working Air Purifiers for Homes With Pets
We all love our furry friends, but everyone could do without the dander.
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A Richard Neutra–Designed Gem Surfaces in Los Angeles for $4.3M
Built in 1942 and recently reimagined, the Branch House opens wide to a dreamy, resort-style backyard.
25 Surf-Inspired Getaways That Encourage Laid-Back Living
From revamped surf shacks to contemporary coastal cabins, these sunny retreats offer easy beach access and incredible ocean views.
Vipp Owner Jette Egelund’s Moody Loft in Copenhagen Crowns a Former Pencil Factory
Vipp Owner Jette Egelund’s Moody Loft in Copenhagen Crowns a Former Pencil Factory
A stone’s throw away from the company headquarters, the recently renovated home climbs to a sprawling rooftop garden.
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A DIY Couple Turn a Rundown East Hampton Cottage Into a Bright, Beachy Retreat
Once a dilapidated 1950s dwelling, the newly renovated cabin features airy interiors, a new deck, and breezy, laid-back vibes.
Floyd’s First Foray Into Outdoor Furniture Is a Ray of Summer Sunshine
The Detroit-based brand extends its collection outside with fresh hues and curvaceous forms.
How the Ancient Concept of “Shakkei” Can Enhance the Beauty of Your Home
The traditional East Asian design principle involves incorporating elements of a distant landscape, or “borrowed scenery,” into a garden setting.
Before & After: A Storybook Cottage in L.A. Hits a Much-Needed Growth Spurt
Nwankpa Design opens up a small, segmented residence for a family of four that had lived there for over a decade.
In Salt Lake City, a Sun-Drenched Loft in an Old Chocolate Factory Asks $1.55M
With 15-foot ceilings and a glass-walled bedroom, this updated apartment delivers light, airy spaces.
A Verdant Forest Home Taps Into the Cultural Roots of Malinalco, Mexico
Ceballos X Architects designs a nature-infused dwelling that pays tribute to the history of its locale.
A Meticulously Restored Midcentury Hits the Market in Northern California
A Meticulously Restored Midcentury Hits the Market in Northern California
In Marin County, just north of San Francisco, the Woerner House is a dynamic theater of light and views.
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These Eclectic Pods Nestled in a Chinese Pine Forest Imitate Their Natural Surroundings
Designed by ZJJZ Atelier, the shingle-clad pods—known as The Seeds—provide an off-grid retreat in a lush area in Jiangxi, China.
Slow Down Time at This Dreamy New Eco Hotel in Oaxaca, Mexico
Set on the shores of Puerto Escondido, Casona Sforza is a restorative escape inspired by ancient traditions.
An Architect’s Weekend Home Along the French Riviera Borrows Stones From Ancient Ruins
Inside an old restaurant erected using pieces of the Trophy of Augustus, architect Jeremy Biermann layers in more locally sourced materials to create a family retreat.
Ask an Expert: Why Remodel When You Can Build New?
Acclaimed architect Jared Levy shares his expertise with prefab design and dives into how his team at Connect Homes is streamlining the entire build process.
Jungalow Founder Justina Blakeney’s Ode to the Outdoor Shower
A Los Angeles designer known for her interiors overflowing with flora celebrates bathing en plein air.
The Best Outdoor Accessories for Every Kind of Summer Shindig
From backyard campouts to intimate weddings, here’s everything you need to host the perfect warm-weather event.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Are Selling Their Beverly Hills Estate for $18M
After purchasing the lavish property from Rihanna in 2016, the famous couple are seeking a new buyer for their 8,520-square-foot mansion in Los Angeles.
A Family of Five Adds a Whimsical Tree House to Their Slice of Paradise in Northern California
A rope bridge slung across a ravine leads to an imaginative retreat by San Francisco–based artist and designer Jay Nelson.
Rental Revamp: A Brooklyn Designer Proves That 88 Square Feet Don’t Have to Feel Small
Joshua Skirtich’s pegboard wall and pulley-system closet serve as clutter control in his Bushwick live/work space.
An Architect’s Weekend Home Balances on a Rocky Slope in the Stockholm Archipelago
Rickard Rotstein brings a lifetime of experience to the design of his own Swedish summerhouse.
Plant Stylist Hilton Carter’s Serendipitous Flea Market Find
For the designer, the wooden tiger head–turned–plant holder signifies life’s fateful coincidences.
Playful, Horseshoe-Shaped Holes Punch Through the Walls of Converted Stables
Estudio JI Arquitectos transforms a dilapidated shed in southeastern Spain into a weekend retreat and horse haven.
An Oral History of the Parklet
Designers, urbanists, and activists dive into the past, present, and future of the idea that saved dining out during the pandemic.
A Nearly Invisible “Hytte” Rises From a High Plateau in Norway
Snøhetta puts a contemporary twist on the traditional Norwegian ski cabin.
A Professor-Turned-Farmer’s Circular Hawaii Home Takes Full Advantage of Mesmerizing Views
Behind the stylized, surfboard-inspired architecture of Craig Steely’s latest experiment on the Big Island is a simple house guided by the routines of farm life.
This May Be the Most Ecologically Ambitious Home Renovation on the Planet
On Bainbridge Island, off the Washington coast, Charlie Hellstern Interior Design and The Miller Hull Partnership create the first residential remodel to achieve Living Building...
Q&A: Walter Hood’s Vision for Renewing Neglected Urban Spaces
The celebrated Oakland artist and designer wants policymakers to reinvest in written-off neighborhoods.
A Charred Cedar Barn Replaces a Tumbledown Garage in Connecticut
Architect Aya Maceda designs a finely tuned space for a New England family to shelter cars, storage, and overnight guests.
IKEA Turns to Regional Makers and Artisans for a Handcrafted Summer Collection
The new LOKALT line of housewares features expressive designs from Jordan, Thailand, and India.