Collection by Heather Corcoran

Houses That Make the Case Modern and Traditional Architecture Can Coexist


Respecting architectural history doesn't have to mean staying stagnant. When carefully done, modern marvels like these are perfectly at home with their neighborhood's more senior citizens. Here's how.

Light illuminates the back of the home at night.
One family’s effort to “smuggle a modern house into a historic district” in Washington, DC, results in a brightly...
The residence is set back a few feet from the site’s edge, allowing more light to flood into neighbors’ windows and...
George Nelson's book Tomorrow's House, classic Neutra homes, and the contemporary architecture from the sunny state of...
On sunny days fewer spots are nicer than the Mangaris deck between the Deans’ kitchen and master bedroom.