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Before & After: There’s a Light in the Attic of This Reimagined Toronto Row House
Before & After: There’s a Light in the Attic of This Reimagined Toronto Row House
A triangular window was just the start—once this revamp got rolling, it transformed a family home from top to bottom.
This Summery Home in Spain Makes Us Want to Put Away Our Puffer Coats for Good
Listed for €2.95M, the stone-clad Costa Brava home comes with plentiful patio space and a sparkling pool.
A Corrugated Steel Shell Gives Way to Warm Timber Interiors at This Cabin Retreat in Tasmania
A catwalk connects a suite and separate living area that feature floor-to-ceiling windows and finishes, built-ins, and furnishings in wood.
The Photos of Joan Didion That Defined the Californian Kitchen
The Photos of Joan Didion That Defined the Californian Kitchen
A 1970s photoshoot of the prolific writer at her cliffside Malibu home helped crystallize her unique brand of West Coast cool, starting with Le Creuset pots and cookbooks.
A Historic Hawaiian A-Frame Just Hit the Market on O‘ahu for $3.75M
The refreshed 1956 home comes with wide-open interiors, lava rock walls, and a lush backyard with an outdoor shower.
This $225-a-Night Tiny Cabin in Upstate NY Was Built Entirely for Remote Working
Set on a 60-acre farm, the first unit from fledgling company Offsite Camp promises a productive escape from distracting office and home environments.
A Net-Zero Micro Cabin in Colorado Makes a Big Statement About Construction Waste
Designer Michael Quirk reused discarded materials like windows and siding to prove that there are more sustainable ways to build.
A Brooklyn Townhouse Is Seamlessly Transformed With European Oak
Starling Architecture and Emily Lindberg Design collaborate to craft a home that celebrates the natural beauty of wood.
Fashion Upcycler Ella Wiznia Repurposes Your Old Linens Into Sentimental Clothing
Plus, the 10 classic-but-quirky home items The Series founder can’t live without.
In Tasmania, a Backyard House Built Into the Hillside Provides Space for Visiting Grandparents
The timber-and-steel addition’s landscaped roof hides it from sight while tying it into the sloping backyard of the primary residence.
Solange Knowles Lists Her Longtime L.A. Loft to the Tune of $799K
Solange Knowles Lists Her Longtime L.A. Loft to the Tune of $799K
Perched in a 1920s Art Deco building, the 1,360-square-foot apartment hits all the right notes with large windows, polished concrete floors, and high ceilings.
In Brussels, an Architect’s Copper-Clad House Makes Brutalism Warm
Bruno Vanbesien transforms a former bakery into a concrete-cool home base for his family and architecture practice to share.
Anyone Want a Desk From the Wellington Hotel?
A visit to the 122-year-old Midtown Manhattan hotel’s liquidation sale bore witness to Bibles, Laurel & Hardy VHS tapes, and the end of a specific kind of New York.
On the Market: A 1933 Hillside Home, a Savannah Midcentury, and More Great Homes for Sale This Week
The listings also include a monochrome residence an hour’s drive from New York City, a flat in a London "Eco-Village" for less than $500K, and a Spanish-revival home in Topanga,...
A Sydney Couple Polish Up Their Heirloom Midcentury With Industrial Details
Alaina and Geraldine love to hang by the pool, host dinners, and throw dance parties—so they asked Studio Prineas to refine their home for entertaining.
There’s a View From Every Room of This Perched Chilean Cabin
The yakisugi-clad home’s downhill facade is floor-to-ceiling glass that opens onto decking with a plein-air vista.
Asking $2.9M, This Topanga Canyon Home Has Arches Galore
Dating back to the 1940s, the Spanish-style residence has been reimagined with curved details, smooth plaster, and a backyard oasis.
Padded Built-Ins—and a Slide for Kids—Evoke Start-Up Culture at This Family Home in Germany
A renovation with lots of rounded edges carves out a play space, comfy seating areas, and shelving for decor and storage.
These Heirloom-Quality Pieces From CB2 Are Designed With Longevity in Mind
These pieces will make your home feel good, and your conscience too.
A Dazzling Midcentury Just Hit the Market for the First Time in Savannah
Designed in 1959 by architect Mark Hampton, the well-preserved home has a double-height living room, extensive glazing, and plenty of outdoor space.
What’s the Best Water-Filtration System for My Home?
Because fresh water at home deserves an equally fresh look.
The Ekstrem Chair Isn’t for Everyone, but It’s More Comfortable Than You Think
Loyalists of late Norwegian designer Terje Ekstrøm’s 1984 seat will attest: The peculiar postmodern design actually makes for a surprisingly cozy place to sit.
Before & After: A Design Visionary Gives a Neglected Istanbul Apartment a Fresh Outlook
Efe Kababulut turns a ’70s perch into a serene family home with a Zen garden and views over the Bosporus Strait.
‘I Will Die Here’: A Conversation With My Mom About Her East Village Apartment of 27 Years
My mother’s long tenure in her rent-stabilized two-bedroom has given her the ability to make it her own. Will I ever be able to do the same?
Steel Cladding and a Roller Door Forge a Melbourne Home With Its Industrial Setting
An entry formed by a pergola in metal beams leads to polished concrete floors, steely surfaces, and precision millwork to match.
A £385K Flat Lists in an Ambitious “Eco-Village” in London
If striving for a lower carbon footprint with like-minded neighbors sounds like your cup of tea, BedZED has a place for you.
These $350K Cabins Are “Predesigned” for Joshua Tree. Is That a Good Thing?
A firm has secured permits for a replicable 800-square-foot house, making it easier to build a weekend retreat or short-term rental.
Pink Paint Wainscoting Unifies a Formerly Dreary Terrace Home in London
Swaths of color—including jade green, yellow, and blue—punch up the home’s preserved Victorian details, right down to the stained glass window.
This Light-Filled Renovation Is Nestled Among the Trees in Minnesota
The lakeside home needed to be two things to stand the test of time for a family of five: bigger and brighter.
If You Hate Color, You’ll Love This Snow-White Home in a New York Hamlet
Listed for $4.3M, the palatial property is located an hour’s drive from Manhattan.