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Iconic California Midcentury-Modern Architect William Krisel Dies at 92
At the age of 92, William Krisel—the pioneering architect who brought elegant modernism to Southern Californian suburban tract...
A Look at 10 Iconic Case Study Houses in California
Architectural photographer Julius Shulman's iconic image of Pierre Koenig's 1960 modernist masterpiece, the Stahl House—also...
8 Iconic Houses in Palm Springs, California
With its short distance from Los Angeles, Palm Springs is a popular locale for those looking to escape the urban sprawl for a...
6 Simple Ways to Save on Your Kitchen Renovation
Upgrading a kitchen is seldom a cheap endeavor, but you can save yourself a pretty penny by following these tips.
An Architect Owned–and–Renovated Midcentury Seeks $1.6M in Portland, OR
The tastefully updated 1969 home offers vaulted ceilings, extensive built-ins, and multiple private outdoor spaces, as well as a...
23 Renovated Eichlers That Epitomize Midcentury California Cool
From 1949 to 1966, Joseph Eichler collaborated with renowned architects to build some 11,000 of his trademark tract houses across...
An Architect’s Beach House Brings California Surfer Vibes to Chigasaki, Japan
Architect and surfer Kenichiro Iwakiri renovates a beach house for himself in Shonan, a region of Japan known for its surf spots.
The Parabolic Glass House in Northern California Is One Architect’s Utopia in the Redwoods
In the ’60s, using only materials found on their 400-acre plot of forest in Mendocino County, Charles Bello and his wife built a...
A Renovated Haven in a California Surf Town Asks $2.4M
A photographer puts Camp Wilder, her dreamy Bolinas hideout, on the market.
Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California
Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminds a seamless garden to surround a Silicon Valley Eichler.
A Renovated Eichler Home in San Rafael, California
Faced with the unique challenge of renovating the work of mid-century master, design principal Stephen Shoup of building Lab...
A Northern Californian Renovation Brings Warmth to the Wilderness
A former architect and practicing artist transforms a neglected property into a welcoming homestead for creative pursuits and...
Listed for $2.7M, This Architect's Award-Winning Home in Southern California Is a Must-See
Designed by Cigolle X Coleman, Y House in Venice, California, revolves around a bold steel stair.
An Architect's 1958 Midcentury in Tasmania Gets a Graceful Renovation
Designed by architect Edith Emery for her family and built in Sandy Bay in 1958, this midcentury abode receives a deliberate...
6 Northern California Prefab Homes With Verdant Forest Vibes
Perched lightly on the land, these prefab homes celebrate the beautiful landscapes of Northern California.
Budget Breakdown: An Architect Revives a 1963 Cabin in the Californian Sierras for $50K
San Francisco–based couple Tom McElroy and Scott Turco breathe new life into a dated retreat in the forests of Arnold, California.
Design Icons: 24 Modern Architects and Designers That Have Shaped Our World
Brush up on the work and legacies of these iconic architects and designers whose influence on modern design is hard to overstate.
6 Flooring Options to Consider for Your Next Kitchen Renovation
Let's face it: your kitchen floor probably gets the most action of any of the flooring in your house.
A Midcentury Time Capsule Captures an Architect's Love For Iconic Design
Midcentury architect Alden B. Dow was known for many things—midwestern modern style, the internationally recognized John Whitman...
Own a Sleek Midcentury Abode by Iconic Architect Eliot Noyes For $2.75M
The New Canaan, Connecticut, property boasts an impressive architectural pedigree and a classic emphasis on indoor/outdoor living.