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Collection by Zachary Edelson

Houses Architects Designed For Themselves

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It's often said an architect's first project is their parents' new home, but inevitably, we'd all like to design our dream home (or whatever can fit within our budget). Tour these five unique homes where the architect and the client were one and the same!

“The patio was always part of the original design, as we knew we would be living inside and outside during the warmer...
The first level is designed for the family to socialize.
Cooke clad the building in a black-stained, sustainably-grown Canadian cedar, a durable choice that ages well and...
Scrap steel and reclaimed wood clad the three-story triangular tower, which hovers over a small deck and outdoor space.
Ample windows cut into the north elevation of the Valentine House, behind which live the architects.
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