Collection by Michael R. Savarie

Alpine & Coastal

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A Renovated Pagan House in the Swiss Alps Puts Guests in Touch With the Past
A sprinkling of modernity resurrects an exquisite medieval alpine home.
Escape to a Light-Filled, Beach-Meets-Forest Retreat in Portugal
Sitting across from a deserted beach on a private plot surrounded by a pine forest is a large modernist vacation home that's...
A Modern Finnish Villa That Grows Out of a Seaside Cliff
Helsinki-based architecture studio Mer Arkkitehdit nestles a monochromatic villa among the trees in the 19th-century seaside town...
Echoing the Surrounding Cliffs With a Zigzag Roof, This Maui Home Asks $2.4M
This clifftop residence, designed to nestle into the environment, boasts a wall of windows that showcases spectacular ocean views.
10 Outstanding Prefabs in the Pacific Northwest
Peruse these 10 inspiring examples of how prefabricated dwellings can challenge typical assumptions of customization and quality.
This Renovated Sea Ranch Retreat Is an Absolute Must-See
A couple enlist Butler Armsden Architects and Leverone Design to reimagine their home as a multigenerational meeting point.
Family Matters
An architect and his preteen daughter take on a backyard project.
A Plunging Roof Carves Out Space in This Park City Home Offered at $2.4M
Clad in shou sugi ban cedar with a sculptural roof that cuts through the home, this property in Park City, Utah, also features...
This Island Retreat Practically Embodies Simple, Rugged Scandinavian Design
Designed and built by Stockholm based Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, this dwelling joins a number of structures—such as a boathouse...
An Australian Beach Home with Stunning Ocean Views
Eco-friendly features like solar panels and rainwater catchments keep this retreat's environmental footprint small.
Our Daydream of Living on an Untouched Island Comes True in Washington
Seeking a quiet retreat, a couple builds a 1,600-square-foot property where simplicity reigns.
This Retreat in the Cascades is a Bold Take on the Modern Cabin
An unorthodox design is a comfortable escape from city life.
Here's What Norse Mythology and Modern Architecture Have in Common
From skiing to soaking up the sun, a family retreat for all seasons.

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