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A Luminous Spanish-Style Charmer Seeks $2.1M in Los Angeles
A Luminous Spanish-Style Charmer Seeks $2.1M in Los Angeles
The revamped 1920s abode features a retreat-like backyard, complete with a pool and detached studio.
- 6 hours ago
After a Fire Razes a Beloved Cafe, the Owners Build Back—and Better Than Ever
By popular demand, a young couple resurrect the adored Fergie’s Cafe at their riverside resort in British Columbia, imbuing it with a tree house vibe.
Tadao Ando’s Curved Concrete Ito House Asks $7M in Tokyo
The three-family property by the Pritzker Prize–winning architect features outdoor courtyards protected by the home’s arcing facade.
A Family of Four Sets Sail Aboard Their Beloved Tugboat Named Lucy
A Family of Four Sets Sail Aboard Their Beloved Tugboat Named Lucy
The cofounders of The Brooklyn Home Company take their skill set to sea to give a 1983 tugboat a bow-to-stern revamp.
- a day ago
Obakki’s New Collection of Handcrafted Bowls and Spoons Reveals the Beauty of Slow Design
Carved by master craftsman Amadou in Mali, Africa, these small-batch goods make use of discarded redwood and blackwood.
This Radiant London Extension Takes Cues From Car Design
A new, light-filled family room connects an Edwardian-era home to the garden.
This ADU in Texas Looks Like a Miniature Midcentury
The glass-and-limestone structure by Matt Garcia Design evokes the heyday of modernism, and provides an elegant stay for an Austin musician’s visiting friends.
A Sun-Drenched Midcentury Near Seattle Seeks $750K
Strategic additions and generous skylights create open, luminous living spaces in this 1953 gem.
A Colombian Cabin Uses Shingles as Camouflage in Its Tropical Setting
Experimenting with prefab elements, designer David Del Valle and architect Amalia Ramírez create a weekend retreat outside Medellín.
Architect William Pedersen Lists His Copper-Clad Shelter Island Retreat for $8.5M
The home took 20 years to complete—and during its construction, Pedersen’s firm designed some of the world’s tallest buildings.
These 11 Stylish, Surprisingly Comfy Sleeper Sofas Are a Dream Come True
These 11 Stylish, Surprisingly Comfy Sleeper Sofas Are a Dream Come True
These multifunctional marvels are a step above your average pull-out couch.
- 6 days ago
An Enchanting, Reimagined Coach House in London Asks £2M
Near Kew Gardens, a four-bedroom residence designed by TDO Architecture blends heritage and industrial details.
Sharp Edits in a SoHo Loft Spotlight the Owner’s Art Collection
Architect Kyle O’Donnell of Gramercy Design finds the perfect place for every piece, from Andy Warhol skate decks to a Mickey Mouse sculpture.
Miami’s New Underline Park Carves a Leafy Pathway Through the Heart of the City
A barren space beneath Miami’s Metrorail tracks has been transformed into a lush landscape for relaxation and recreation.
The Former Home of Artist Grace Knowlton Lists for $3M Outside of NYC
The late artist occupied the estate for over 50 years—and she transformed the four-acre property into a thriving creative hub.
A Scandi-Inspired Retreat in the French Countryside Comprises a Series of Monolithic Cabins
Situated at the heart of a Natura 2000 site, the newly open Breitenbach Hotel 48° Nord beckons travelers to bask in the region’s natural splendor.
Before & After: A Funky ’70s Condo in Oregon Gets a Soulful Makeover
For a family based in Hong Kong, Hacker remodels a beloved summer getaway to inspire a slower way of life.
A Renovated Cliff May–Designed Home in a Historic SoCal Enclave Asks $1.5M
The 1954 residence in Long Beach’s Rancho Estates is all about indoor/outdoor living.
A Family of Skiers Find Winter Bliss in a Cozy Cabin in Norway
Stellar views, local pine, and a Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired design combine in a compact cabin perched high in the Kvitfjell Mountains.
Budget Breakdown: A $134K Laneway House in Toronto Puts a Couple’s DIY Skills to the Test
Shaving down time and cost, two scrappy Canadians gave themselves a crash course in construction.
Snag One of Harry Gesner’s Boat Houses in the Hollywood Hills for $920K
Here’s a rare chance to own one of eight historic homes designed by Harry Gesner and built by Norwegian shipbuilders in 1959.
Is This Sleek New Electric Vehicle the Future of #Vanlife?
The Canoo MPDV van cuts a sharp profile reminiscent of the Tesla Cybertruck.
A Canadian Couple Launch a Tiny Home Company With a Clever 268-Square-Foot Dwelling
Connoisseurs of living tiny, Heather and Kevin Fritz started their own design-build business to offer truly custom solutions.
Take 10 Minutes to Help People in Texas After the Winter Storms
In the wake of devastating storms, many people are in need of food, water, shelter, and other resources—here’s how you can help.
This Warm, Inviting Home Captures the Best of Coastal Living on a Tiny L.A. Lot
Designed by Ras-a Studio, the Walk-Street House lives much larger than its compact site—thanks in part to plentiful outdoor areas and a stacked two-car garage.
Pierre Cardin’s Retro-Futuristic Bubble Palace in Cannes Is On the Market
The otherworldly estate owned by the late fashion designer mimics prehistoric cave dwellings with a Space Age twist.
A Reinvigorated Apartment in Hong Kong Takes Cues From Nature and Japanese Design
Lim + Lu creates an urban oasis that balances beauty with practicality.
A Portland Designer Revamps Her Backyard With a Peaceful ADU and a Tiny Tree House
Architectural designer Grey Shaeffer of Willa Work transforms her backyard with two dreamy retreats.
Dwell On This: Wallpaper Isn’t Just for Walls
If the idea of committing to a full room of wallpaper seems daunting, try this on for size.
These New Prefab Cabins Provide Hoteliers With Sleek, Scalable Accommodations
The modular hotel concept, called Hytte, allows landowners and hotel operators to implement a custom configuration of Japandi-style cabins.