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On the Market: A 1933 Hillside Home, a Savannah Midcentury, and More Great Homes for Sale This Week
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
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
‘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.
On ‘Party Down,’ It’s All About Location, Location, Location
The co-creator and production designer of the revived Starz sitcom discuss how important site is for exploring the lives of Hollywood’s haves and have-nots.
Quick Hits: A Brutalist-Style Pendant, Two-Tone Wall Hooks, and a Low-Slung Coffee Table
A brief scan of design items worth grabbing, including a vintage Norwegian lounge chair and a tubular 1960s kitchen table.
Budget Breakdown: A Dilapidated Desert House Springs Back to Life for $165K
After falling victim to several hasty renovations, a midcentury home near Joshua Tree is stripped to its studs and fully rebuilt by an L.A. director with a DIY sensibility.
A Swoon-Worthy 1930s Home by the Architect of the Golden Gate Bridge Seeks $3.7M
Designed by Morrow & Morrow for acclaimed composer and pianist Henry Cowell, the Bauhaus-inspired property comes complete with a “hidden” study.
Head-to-Toe Tile Brings Plenty of Texture to the Interiors of a Home in Spain
A two-level renovation with flexible spaces and a courtyard plan combines rough-cut cladding with concrete and knotty timber.
On the Market: A Berlin Midcentury, a Florida PoMo, and More Great Homes for Sale This Week
The listings also include a modernist “minicompound” in Los Angeles, a celebrated International Style home outside Minneapolis, and a large cabin in the Northern California...
For $775K, You Can Enjoy Cabin Life Nestled Among the Redwoods
Set a stone’s throw from the Russian River in Northern California, the matte-black getaway is cozy incarnate.
This Shingle-Clad Cabin in Norway Came to Life With Flooring Offcuts
Kolman Boye Architects created the gable retreat’s facade using scraps from Dinesen planks.
This Rafael de Cárdenas Pouf Is Asking for Friends
Keep your new piece of furniture company with a saucy pendant lamp and an Aperol spritz glass with a sense of humor.
A Butterfly Roof Tops an “Upside-Down” House Built for Aging in Place
Mole Architects fleshed out a prefab timber frame with passive house design principles and placed living areas on the second level to provide its retiree owner with great views.
An Impeccably Preserved Midcentury Home Lists for €3.9M in Berlin
Originally designed by Becker-Benze, the four-story villa looks almost as fresh as the day it was built in 1963.
Make Your House Smell Like Spring Is Coming Soon
In our new series What’s That Smell?, we’ll bring you any and every home fragrance solution that isn’t a candle.
The Curvy, Colorful Home of Architect Don Chapell Hits the Market in Florida
Touted as one of the Sunshine State’s most architecturally significant contemporary homes, the pastel-hued property is a postmodern playground.