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Space and Storage Needs Guide the Expansion of a Family's Cottage North of San Francisco
Even after a cramped cottage north of San Francisco grew, space and storage remained top of mind.
A Dramatic Cliffside Prefab Steps from the Beach in Australia
With little time to waste, an Australian firm erects an efficient prefab overlooking the ocean.
A Family’s Cramped Bungalow Is Replaced With an Accessible and Affordable Prefab
In Santa Monica, a couple go all in on a prefab home that’s flexible and accessible and unabashedly part of their neighborhood.
An Unused Garage Is Transformed Into a Light-Filled Backyard Studio
An inspiring renovation gives new life to a San Francisco family's old, unused garage.
An Architect Renovates His 1920s Home in Portugal, While Preserving the Exterior Shell
The original facade of a 1920s house in Estoril, Portugal, is preserved, despite a full interior overhaul.
Reimagining the California Ranch, Low/Rise House Sets a New Standard For Sustainability
The energy-efficient Silicon Valley home that architect Dan Spiegel designs for his parents responds to their lifestyles, the...
Rising From the Ruins: Homes Built on Architectural Remains
While the English word ruin comes from the Latin "ruina"—meaning “destruction” or “downfall”—ruins can be the literal and...
29th Street Residence
It is often difficult to create a sense of openness and continuity in multi-level urban homes.
Front outdoor...
This Post-and-Beam in Pasadena Offers Classic California Living For $1.9M
Built in 1971, this well-maintained home features expansive windows, ample outdoor space, and tasteful updates suited for the...
A Great Ocean Road Shack With a View Gets a Sustainable Update
When Kate and Grant, the owners of Dorman House—an old shack near the beach in Lorne, Victoria, Australia—decided to renovate,...
Cabin in Longbranch
Jim Olson’s reverence for nature and admiration of the site’s beauty is expressed in the design of this project located on Puget Sound and nestled amidst the...
Greener Grass
Craving the conveniences of city life, a couple sidle over to Seattle from the countryside without compromising their love of the...
10 Kit Home Companies to Watch
In the past, talk of a kit-built house would sometimes conjure images of a tumble-down, rustic timber cabin.
An Indoor-Outdoor Renovation for a 1950s Ranch House in the Bay Area
This addition and renovation of a midcentury California ranch home is tied together with warm ipe wood.
A Pine Box Vacation Home in Sweden
Architect Gert Wingårdh creates a passionately outfitted vacation home for two midcentury furniture dealers on the western coast...
An Australian Beach Home with Stunning Ocean Views
Eco-friendly features like solar panels and rainwater catchments keep this retreat's environmental footprint small.
Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California
Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminds a seamless garden to surround a Silicon Valley Eichler.
Weathered Steel Clads a $4.7M Home Near London’s Kew Gardens
A modern construction in the historic context of the Kew Green Conservation Area in southwest London, the award-winning Kew House...
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