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Before & After: An Architect Levels Up His Tiny Seattle Cottage With a Soaring Skylight
Before & After: An Architect Levels Up His Tiny Seattle Cottage With a Soaring Skylight
Clint Bailey tears down walls and breaks through the ceiling to fill his 700-square-foot home with natural light and new living space.
If Only We Could Spend All Autumn Curled Up in This £330K English Cottage
Nestled in a historic village in the Kent countryside, the two-bedroom home is cozy incarnate.
Upgrade Your Housewares and Improve Your Life
It's time to part ways with that broken toaster oven and treat yourself to something new.
Parachute’s First Living Room Collection Is Built for Comfort, Not Speed
Parachute’s First Living Room Collection Is Built for Comfort, Not Speed
The California linen brand is answering to fast furniture with a loungey new lineup that’s a little chunky, very hygge, and designed to last.
An Off-Grid Tiny Home Experiment Puts a Group of Students to the Test
A class at the University of Coburg tries out a pint-size solution to the building sector’s big carbon emissions problem.
My YIMBY Beliefs Were Tested by the Construction Project Next Door
As a reporter focused on climate issues and state policy, I always thought I’d unequivocally support a nearby housing development—until it threatened to kill a beloved tree in my...
Here’s Your Chance to Modernize the Nabisco Mansion—But It’ll Take a Lot of Dough
The ornate 12,847-square-foot Victorian manse in St. Louis is anything but cookie-cutter.
This Non-Profit Wants to Help You Turn Your Building Into a Co-op
“People power is still at the core of what we do,” explains the president of the decades-old New York-based nonprofit the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board.
An Extension With a Pool Moment Links a Narrow Belgian Home to Its Backyard
Local firm G&G Architecten created a courtyard for the pool, and a dining room with bifold doors that open completely to a landscaped garden.
A Midcentury Oasis Just Minutes From Downtown L.A. Seeks $1.7M
A Midcentury Oasis Just Minutes From Downtown L.A. Seeks $1.7M
You’d never tell you were in suburbia in this 1940s home, which unfolds around a lush courtyard.
A Major Apartment Renovation in Brazil Hits All the Right Notes
At a 1970s flat, architect Ana Sawaia knocked down interior walls for a more open plan and infused it with light, soft colors, and budget-friendly finishes.
Kim Pham’s Top Kitchen Picks for “Proud, Loud Asian Home Cooking”
From chopsticks to cleavers, here are nine essentials that never fail the Omsom cofounder.
A Dynamic Mixed-Use Project in Bozeman, Montana, Bridges Past and Present
Celebrating the natural and built landscape, this mixed-use project takes cues from its agrarian surroundings.
A Historic Craftsman in Phoenix, Arizona, Anchors a Community of Nine Modern Bungalows
Marrying old and new, an eclectic community in Phoenix's Garfield Historic District finds harmony with its colorful surroundings.
This Austin Abode Channels Its Midcentury Predecessor for a Multigenerational Family’s Next Chapter
On a steeply sloping site in Austin, Texas, a family home for three generations finds balance between autonomy and connection.
A Sleek A-Frame Rises From the Ashes in Lake Tahoe, California
After a devastating fire, a striking cabin emerges, elevating a classic architectural form to prioritize livability and light.
These 14 Compact Kitchen Renovations Start With the Best Ingredients
When space is at a premium, a tastefully designed kitchen boils down to clever design solutions—like innovative storage, multifunctional surfaces, and retractable cooktops.
A Cluster of Earthy, Stone-Built Huts Form a Far-Out Retreat in Greece
Hiboux Architecture created the rotund suites in the likeness of rural dwellings and connected them with a steel lattice planted with greenery.
A Bolinas Midcentury With a Commanding View of the Pacific Asks $5M
Set high on a cliff in the Northern California surf town, the ship-like, weatherworn residence takes in epic sunsets and sweeping vistas.
A Couple Carve Open a Working Sonoma Farmhouse to Savor the Surrounding Fields
“When the kitchen’s glass doors are open, it feels like you’re cooking in the vineyard,” says architect Christie Tyreus.
Why Home-Swapping Keeps Coming Back Into Style
From the days of clunky, printed catalogs, to invite-only websites and exchanging homes via TikTok, the appeal of trading your house for free (even with a stranger) hasn’t died.
We Can Totally See a Modern-Day Jo March of “Little Women” Savoring This 1790s Home
The Gordon House, back on the market at £100,000 less than before, is a bookish haven with moody hues, ample shelving, and preserved historic details.
A Renovation Reveals Hardwood Floors and Concrete Beams in This Airy Rio Apartment
Furnishings and plants add pops of color that complement the Brazilian home’s original features.
Prepare for Cozy Season and Give Your Living Room a Makeover
Get ready for winter’s inevitable arrival with some new stuff for your space!
A Little Bit Earthy, a Little Bit Magic: Meet Your New Favorite Fall Home Fragrance
Aesop's latest fragrance takes its cues from the myth of Narcissus, and it’s part of a new collection inspired by imaginary and liminal spaces.
A Coastal Home in Australia Echoes Northern California’s Sea Ranch
Architecture firm Insider Outsider followed similar design principals to achieve a wood-clad sustainable home that syncs with its setting.
Before & After: In Buenos Aires, a Crumbling Home Gets a Major Refresh With a Rooftop Pool
A couple spruce up a dilapidated dwelling in an industrial area with a living roof, emerald tile, and plants, plants, plants.
A Charming Midcentury Cottage Lists for the First Time on Cape Cod
Local architect Ray Brock built the quaint four-bedroom in 1952 as his family’s summer retreat.
The Barbie Dreamhouse Is an Accidental Funhouse Museum of American Design
Her plastic real estate portfolio features it all, from A-Frames to Victorian Revivals.