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An Architect Couple’s Minimalist Dream House Is Up for Lease in L.A.
An Architect Couple’s Minimalist Dream House Is Up for Lease in L.A.
Perched in the hills above Silver Lake, the Lee Residence is the personal home of the founding principals of leeMundwiler Architects.
A Cork-Clad Extension With Playful Pink Trim Is the Cure-All for Gloomy London Days
The cheerful spirit of Nimtim Architects’ renovation continues inside by way of bold patterns and more pops of color.
These Are the Most Popular Homes of January 2023
From innovative prefabs to an overhauled Airstream bus, here’s what our readers were most drawn to last month.
Grand Central Madison Is New York City’s Most Transportive Train Station, Thanks to Its Art
Grand Central Madison Is New York City’s Most Transportive Train Station, Thanks to Its Art
Massive mosaics by Yayoi Kusama and Kiki Smith plus more works bring verve and vibe to the city’s new terminal.
On the Market: The ‘Entourage’ Mansion, a Tiny Skyscraper, and More Great Homes for Sale This Week
The listings also include a midcentury in Rome, Georgia, a hillside home in Pacific Palisades with a preserved Spanish facade, and a live/work compound in L.A.
Why You Either Love or Hate Brutalism
The concrete history of modern architecture’s most polarizing style.
This Chicago Architect’s Vision for a Buzzy Live/Work Space Started With a Café
The rest of Mike Shively’s Brutalist-inspired plan includes his firm’s office, an Airbnb rental, and he and his partner’s luminous residence on the top floor.
This $3.5M Industrial-Chic Compound Is Finely Tuned for L.A. Living
Designed by award-winning architect David Ming-Li Lowe, the two-unit property opens up to the outdoors with giant glass garage doors.
5 New Things to Buy to Beat the February Doldrums
We’ve got Baggu’s spring collection and a very nice vase, among other things.
A Tiny Skyscraper Lists for $1.5M in a Japanese Forest
The towering home conjures up tree house vibes with its multilevel layout and verdant views.
After a Family’s Renovation Went Wrong, They Gave It Another Go—and Got It Right
After a Family’s Renovation Went Wrong, They Gave It Another Go—and Got It Right
Architecture firm L. McComber stepped in to remedy a poorly executed extension, enhancing its insulation and airtightness while infusing the spaces with Mediterranean influences...
A Wood Canopy With Netting Fills Out a Glass-Wrapped New York Apartment
No Architecture took advantage of soaring ceilings by inserting an airy second level into the loftlike space.
The Uncanny Joy of Gawking at Ugly Things
Our appetite for home design content that’s absurd, garish, and downright bad is only becoming more insatiable, and the market is expanding to deliver.
A Monumental Home Made of Cinder Blocks and Glass Seeks $6M in L.A.
Designed by architect Finn Kappe, the Pacific Palisades property comes with massive living areas—and a price tag to match.
My Almost Endless Quest for an Accessible-ish and (Somewhat) Charming Home
As someone who uses a wheelchair, the struggle to create a space that feels right in function and aesthetics has followed me into every place I’ve lived.
The Midcentury-Modern Colored Tile Bathroom Is Back, Thank God
Please, won’t someone think of (saving) the bathrooms?
A Prized Midcentury Home Hits the Market in Georgia for $995K
Award-winning architect Joseph Amisano used concrete, glass, and steel to create this U-shaped residence in 1955.
This Radical Quebec “Cabin” Doubles as a Habitat for Endangered Bats
The steel framework supporting the sustainable retreat is designed as housing to keep winged friends safe from predators.
Open the Door to a Happier Home
Maximize your views—and joy—at home with a well-engineered wall system.
Bowlus Just Launched a Lighter, Less-Expensive Travel Trailer for $159K
The Heritage edition packs a lot of luxury into a compact space—and it’s equipped to venture off-grid for a week and a half at a time.
17 Projects That Use “Ugly” Materials in Beautiful Ways
Including stylish strand board spaces, repurposed shipping containers, and offices that get fresh with mesh.
Bask in the Glorious Excess That Is Mark Wahlberg’s Former Mansion
Listed for $28.5M and featured in “Entourage,” the Beverly Hills mega-manse comes with a basketball court, a two-story guesthouse, and a resort-style pool with waterfalls.
In Praise of “Bad Taste”
A space may be tasteful, but does it have a soul?
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
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...