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Collection by Zachary Edelson

Modern Homes with Copper Designs and Craft

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Warm and malleable, copper is one of humanity's oldest metallic mediums for art and craftsmanship. Architects and artisans have always used its pliability and reactivity—it oxidizes to a bright green—to their advantage, producing supple, richly hued creations. That tradition continues with these six homes.

The copper exterior of the Stein House from 1933 shows a clear debt to Dow's teacher and mentor Frank Lloyd Wright.
The family dog enjoys the shade provided by the corrugated-copper roof overhangs.
Schatz and Eamon bought a small sheet of copper, cut out their house numbers, mixed and poured some concrete, and...
From its locally quarried stone foundation to its zinc-coated copper roof, the cottage was inspired by its surroundings.
The copper-covered volume extends from the first floor, where it contains coat and shoe storage.
Custom hammered-copper tiles add texture and reflect light in the master bedroom.
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