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At night, the quiet drama of the shed roof's angles glows against the darkened forest.
Preston Hollow, Exterior.
10 Tiny Cabin Homes That Will Have You Headed to the Forest
Tiny homes have officially become a thing.
Palm Springs House
The Coachella Valley in southern California is flat and arid, flanked by the San Jacinto Mountains to the west and Joshua Tree National Park to the east.
"Amplified" Tiny House - Brazilian Abaco hardwood and corrugated metal...
20 Modern Prefab Companies Perfect for Mountain Living
Prefabs are taking over the design world, one sustainable home at a time.
Goodbye Grid and Cushy Beds, Hello Pool in the Wilderness
An off-the-grid house that is little more than a decked campsite—albeit with a roof—includes a swimming pool for a family that...
Former Auto Body Shop Transformed Into Zen Bathhouse
Three years in the making, Onsen is a brand-new, Japanese-inspired bathhouse and restaurant in the heart of San Francisco.
Nearly Slated For Destruction, a Restored Neutra in West Covina Asks $1.8M
Featuring the architect’s iconic “spider legs,” a Neutra-designed midcentury modern that was meticulously revived after years of...
Snag This Midcentury Stunner in Southern California For $799K
Long stretches of glass and sunny courtyard spaces characterize this modernist treasure, which was once photographed by the...
The evening bath is a ritual in Japan, and public baths are still around, but this is a new twist.
At the opposite end of the house, the soaking tub gets almost daily use.
Black, Red, and Green All Over
A dramatic house in Australia drew its architectural inspiration from Mies van der Rohe but got its color from fresh tomato sauce.
The House of a Lifetime
At age 34, Philip M. Isaacson commissioned architect F. Frederick Bruck to design a home for him and his wife. That was 1959.
One Canadian Family Beats the Cold by Escaping to Palm Springs
Renowned for its iconic midcentury architecture and legendary celebrity habitués—Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Bob Hope, and...
Vacation Home in the California Desert is a Modernist Oasis
A Canadian family’s getaway in the California desert.
Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan's Shelter Island Vacation Home
For design mavericks Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, a challenging site that slopes toward the sea yields a unique opportunity...
Trejos incorporated a variety of reused and recycled material into the project, such as shipping pallet tables, beds...
The firepole is an extra amenity the client always wanted to include in his home.
The home was built by two construction workers and the couple themselves, who were familiarized with the construction...
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