A wide cut across the top of the structure made room for a second-floor courtyard where the family can catch some sun but maintain their privacy. On the ground level, the front door is tucked into an ivy-covered alcove lined with ipe, a material used throughout the house. Photo by: Juliana Sohn  20+ Modern Warehouse and Garages Conversions by Zachary Edelson from Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week  January 30, 2014