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10 Homes With Distinctive Facades
First impressions are lasting.
Transparent Perforated Circles Bring Light and Movement to This London Terrace House
Perforated solid steel plates bring in light, transforming a London terrace house into a work of art.
An American Ex-Pat Renovates a Tiny London Apartment on Her Own Terms
Playfully flouting convention, an American-born architect creates a deceptively spacious home for herself in a tiny London...
Casa Pájaro de Plata By John Osborne
A gorgeous house in the middle of the Costa Rican jungle.
Shore Bet
Can smarter materials and better engineering mitigate the risk of living near 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,...
A Modern Bungalow in Venice Beach
A house designed to be part of the landscape is at home among the trees in Venice, California.
The Pierre
The owner’s affection for a stone outcropping on her property and the views from its peak inspired the design of this house.
A Perforated Screen Brings Privacy and Natural Light to This Bold Venice Home
What started out as a dated 1980s residence in Venice, California, is now a 2,000-square-foot, eye-catching modern home with an...
For the Highest Green Honor, One Couple Pulls Out All the Stops
With LEED-certified sustainability on the top of their list, a couple sets the bar for their new Los Angeles home.
Lights Will Guide You Home
A harsh climate and a hillside site inform a Nova Scotia getaway’s regional accent.
Cliff House
A young couple were faced with a difficult site on the Spanish coast: a hillside with a 42 degree slant.
Ship Shape: An Austin Home With a Shipping Container Addition Asks $499K
Patrice Rios, founder of interior design firm Troo Designs and custom shipping container business Sige&Honey, has combined her...
A Renovated Farmhouse in Northern Italy
A couple in northern Italy trade a cramped flat for a renovated farmhouse in the country.
A Colorful Apartment Inspired by Paper Patterns Used in Fashion
For the young homeowner, a French-educated fashion designer, Waterfrom Design created a colorful, sophisticated apartment...
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...
Nature Nurtured
On the shores of New Zealand’s Lake Wakatipu, architects Bronwen Kerr and Pete Ritchie designed a relaxed family home that...
A Minimal Yet Mighty Brooklyn Apartment
A couple takes a minimalist approach to their Brooklyn apartment, focusing on supple materials, subtle gradations of color,...
Creative Revival of a Modernist Gem
Introducing a series of structures, two architects weave a house with a notable pedigree into the landscape.
Steel the Scene
Two architects collaborate on a modular compound that celebrates an unspoiled Sonoma landscape.
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