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A Pristine Pasadena Midcentury Hits the Market at $4M
A Pristine Pasadena Midcentury Hits the Market at $4M
The 1956 residence by architect John F. Galbraith was lovingly cared for by its current owner, renowned music producer Christian Karlsson.
Budget Breakdown: A Miami Designer Builds a 400-Square-Foot Backyard House for $140.5K
Emma Pereira drew inspiration from Japanese micro homes to build Atelier Lumi, a tiny studio and guesthouse.
A Blue House Clad With Corrugated Steel Blends Into the Scandinavian Sky
Situated west of Copenhagen in Roskilde, Denmark, the Blå Hus features a bright exterior that shields a wood-clad addition to a 1950s brick home.
A Rural Wisconsin Retreat Puts a Refined Spin on Country Living
A Rural Wisconsin Retreat Puts a Refined Spin on Country Living
Local materials and a restrained, natural palette allow the surroundings to sing at this family getaway.
A Terrace Home in London Gets a Luminous Extension While Keeping a Low Profile
Hunkered under a green roof, a new indoor/outdoor addition by Turner Architects breathes fresh life into a family home.
We Found the Best Prime Day Deals So You Don’t Have To
The sale event of the year begins today—here are our favorite products.
A Usonian Home by a Frank Lloyd Wright Apprentice Seeks $1.4M in New York
Designed by architect David Henken, the 1951 dwelling sits near the heart of the nationally recognized Usonia Historic District.
Airbnb Is Selecting 12 Lucky People to Travel the World for Free
Inspired by the growing flexibility to work and live anywhere, Airbnb is giving 12 people funds to travel for 10 months.
Skipping Amazon Prime Day? Here’s Where to Shop Instead
Shop small(er) with these hot summer sales.
30 Camping Must-Haves for Your Next Outdoor Adventure
You don’t have to rough it to experience nature at its finest.
In London, an Old Victorian Becomes a Wonderland of Colored Concrete
In London, an Old Victorian Becomes a Wonderland of Colored Concrete
Studio Ben Allen implements prefab elements to metamorphose a dated Victorian in just four days.
5 Undeniably Cool Projects Built by Designers and Their Dads
From a souped-up Airstream to an experimental cabin in the woods, these creations benefited from some paternal wisdom.
A Darling Craftsman Hits the Market at $849K in L.A.
The charming 1910 home boasts a sage-green exterior and a sustainably landscaped yard that supports the local ecologies of butterflies and bees.
Before & After: A Super Skinny Row House in Brooklyn Gets an Airy, Loft-Like Makeover
A brilliant blue core runs through all four floors of art consultant Priscilla Caldwell’s reworked townhouse in Cobble Hill.
A Dazzling Home by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Final Apprentice Lists for the First Time
The Atlanta residence, built in 1974 by architect Robert Green, is seeking a new owner for $749,000.
A Brick-and-Concrete Home With a Library Emphasizes Circular Motifs in Mexico
Daniela Bucio Sistos designs an indoor/outdoor residence around a foyer with a round roof cutout that allows a tree to grow through it.
9 Impressive “Before & After” Remodels of 20th-Century Homes in Seattle
These smart Seattle renovations embrace their sylvan settings to the fullest.
A Renovated Barcelona Flat Glows With All-White Interiors and Restored Brick Ceilings
Allaround Lab completely revamps an 800-square-foot apartment, uncovering original barrel-vaulted ceilings and installing custom cabinetry from front to back.
25 Outdoor Party Essentials for Every Kind of Fourth of July Shindig
Beach days, park picnics, and backyard barbecues—wherever your Fourth of July weekend takes you, these products will elevate your event with ease.
A Fairytale Flat With 18th-Century Frescoes Seeks €440K in Lisbon
Set beneath São Jorge castle, the dreamy one-bedroom evokes the spirit of its illustrious past.
An Australian Couple Turn a Bus Into a Traveling Tiny Home and Physical Therapy Practice
Clare Austin and David Dimech converted a Toyota Coaster into their mobile home and headquarters of Project Physio, which brings healthcare to rural parts of the country.
This New Company Wants to Help Homeowners Turn Their Unused Spaces Into Rentable ADUs
The Los Angeles–based design-build company, Homestead, converts underutilized garages or backyard sheds into ADUs that can be rented out or lived in.
An Architect Designs a Tiny Painter’s Studio in Upstate New York for His Artist Mother
This 440-square-foot studio by Tal Schori proves that wondrous things really do come in small packages.
A Japanese-Inspired Villa Hits the Market on the British Virgin Islands
Boasting a private beach on Virgin Gorda, Villa Katsura brings Japanese sensibilities to the Caribbean.
A Seaside Home Near Barcelona Gets a Bright Update With a Top-Level Library
Enric Rojo Arquitectura transforms a multilevel townhouse in Catalonia to evolve with its longtime residents.
Q&A: Architect Barbara Bestor Shares the Secret to Creating Coziness with Color
The architect discusses the philosophy behind her creative color choices—and the true power of a perfect palette.
Everything You Need to Know About Becoming an Airbnb Host
Ready to share your home with the world and earn extra income? Get started today with our guide to the basics of becoming an Airbnb host.
A Light-Filled Atrium With a Tree House Anchors a Narrow Residence in Vietnam
Story Architecture designs an indoor/outdoor dwelling in Ho Chi Minh City with plenty of room for a family of four to work, live, and play.
A Log Cabin Kit Sauna Is Built Lakeside for a Post-Steam Plunge in Finland
By building a prefab sauna at water’s edge outside Helsinki, a Finnish family can take a steam, and then cool off with a dip in the region’s archipelago.
A Shipping Container Penthouse Lists for $995K in New York City
Formerly a mechanical room and overhauled by LOT-EK, the Manhattan pad recasts a 20-foot shipping container as an upstairs bedroom.