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Modern homes that buck the expected vernacular? Sign us up. See an array of residences from Boise to Charleston that express unconventional twists on regional styles.

The folding doors leave the lower level totally exposed.
The clients, a family, did not want to spend their vacations traveling: in summer, they wanted their home to open to...
The client's were motivated by sustainability as well.
A wide cut across the top of the structure made room for a second-floor courtyard where the family can catch some sun...
Familiar building elements applied in unexpected ways and a strict rectilinear palette help unify the two building...
Byron Mouton and girlfriend, Julie Charvat watch the world go by, New Orleans style.
A view of the Zimple Street house from the Mississippi River levee, designed by Byron Mouton and his colleague Don...
Tom Givone’s clients, Rose and Steve Smith, teach overseas and have owned their house for 26 years.
London based photographer, Ed Reeve used dark cedar to achieve his lifelong goal: to build his own house on a perfect...
Bruce Thatcher and Kirsty Leighton behind their London home.
The house’s street-level entrance shows an openness to its surroundings, and a glass door allows curious passersby a...
"The structure is simple and straightforward, with nothing hidden," says Baker, "but I made all of the beams and...
Turning its back to the street and next-door apartment like a curled-up cat, the long, narrow house spills out sideways...
Ingrid Blans and Tjibbe Knol relax outside their home.
Villa Welpeloo in Enschede, the Netherlands, doesn't look like a recycled building.
Locally sourced white cedar camouflages the home’s exterior.
For the southeast-facing facade, which is concealed from street traffic, Tehrani opted for transparency, repositioning...
Though they give the appearance of bent plywood, each curved layer of the ribbed corridor was constructed with flat,...
Two Black Sheds incorporates all the conventional aspects of a weekend retreat in a rather unconventional way.
The front of the 1910 house belies the modern extension architects Doug Skidmore and Heidi Beebe created to extend...
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