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Thoughtful Design Details Warm Up a Modern Family Home in Northern California
Thoughtful Design Details Warm Up a Modern Family Home in Northern California
When the San Francisco firm l'oro began designing a family home in Mill Valley, California, they challenged themselves to create an abode that would be modern yet comfortable, and...
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Clad in Cedar and Metal, an Indianapolis Home Gives a Modern Salute to its Traditional Surroundings
Clad in Cedar and Metal, an Indianapolis Home Gives a Modern Salute to its Traditional Surroundings
A two-story dwelling on an infill lot, the residence blends into the neighborhood with the help of cedar cladding, pitched roof lines, and a covered porch.
Test Out Tiny House Living at One of These Nature-Immersed Cabin Resorts
Test Out Tiny House Living at One of These Nature-Immersed Cabin Resorts
If you've been looking for a chance to experience what it'd be like to live in a tiny house, these escapes could give you that opportunity—while also providing some much-needed...
A Family-Run Operation Refreshes a Portland Midcentury, Now Offered at $899K
A Family-Run Operation Refreshes a Portland Midcentury, Now Offered at $899K
A design-minded family team with plentiful carpentry experience gives this 1967 abode a modern update while preserving its midcentury charm.
Two Tiny Pavilions Respectfully Perch Atop a Lava Flow on Maui
Two Tiny Pavilions Respectfully Perch Atop a Lava Flow on Maui
A pair of tiny pavilions provide an eco-friendly retreat on Maui.
10 Best Modern Homes in Venice Beach, California
10 Best Modern Homes in Venice Beach, California
As a buzzing seaside town known for its bohemian spirit, lively boardwalk, funky boutiques, and picturesque canals, Venice Beach is an eclectic place that attracts artists,...
Watch the Master Glassmakers at Simon Pearce Painstakingly Handcraft a Single Glass
Watch the Master Glassmakers at Simon Pearce Painstakingly Handcraft a Single Glass
Step inside one of the last American glass factories of its kind, where everything from the tools to the electricity are made in-house.
Go Behind the Scenes With a Process-Driven Handmade-Tile Company in California
Go Behind the Scenes With a Process-Driven Handmade-Tile Company in California
Age-old techniques meet modern innovation at a handmade-tile company in California.
Young Guns 2017: New Designers Making Waves
Young Guns 2017: New Designers Making Waves
In our annual roundup of exciting talents in the design industry, we present a roster of up-and-comers making waves on the global stage.
7 Incredible Island Villas in Indonesia
7 Incredible Island Villas in Indonesia
The islands of Indonesia are a dream come true for anyone hankering for some sun, the sea, vibrant marine life, delicious food, and exotic culture.
A Waterfront Washington Home Designed by a Renowned Spokane Architect Is Listed For $675K
A Waterfront Washington Home Designed by a Renowned Spokane Architect Is Listed For $675K
This 1960s abode designed by Moritz Kundig includes a healthy dose of love for Washington's rugged, glorious, natural terrain.
17 Modern Rentals That Give You a Front-Seat View of Incredible Fall Foliage
17 Modern Rentals That Give You a Front-Seat View of Incredible Fall Foliage
From coast to coast, these contemporary homes are the perfect autumn retreats from which to watch the leaves change.
How to Furnish a Small-Space Bedroom
How to Furnish a Small-Space Bedroom
Space-saving solutions from Room & Board beautifully make the most of compact bedrooms.
Top 4 Homes of the Week That Embrace Neutral Color Palettes
Top 4 Homes of the Week That Embrace Neutral Color Palettes
Gray, white, cream, beige, and black—these quiet yet powerful tones can make any home feel warm and inviting.
A Dramatic Cantilevered Roof Creates a Spacious Terrace Overlooking Lake Michigan
A Dramatic Cantilevered Roof Creates a Spacious Terrace Overlooking Lake Michigan
Set atop a woodland ridge with views of Lake Michigan, this charred, timber-wrapped home boasts warm interiors and a functional scheme that balances public and private spaces.
Snatch Up Case Study House #10 in Pasadena For $3M
Snatch Up Case Study House #10 in Pasadena For $3M
Pasadena’s only Case Study House, carefully restored in 2012, follows the slope of its site and emphasizes indoor/outdoor living.

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