A Stellar Sustainable Home Is Built on a Surprisingly Low Budget
Stylish, spacious, and self-sustaining, the Hill Country House ticks all the right boxes for progressive modern living.
A Compact Home in Moscow Built on the Lowest Possible Budget
A budget home embraces custom details fit for a family of five.
A Light-Filled Modern Farmhouse Is Built For $240K
Inspired by the rural Wisconsin countryside, a team designs an elegant modern farmhouse with a simple exterior and a bright, airy...
This Playful Melbourne Home Embraces Its Split Personality
Heritage in the front, modern in the back—this renovation by FMD Architects is a family home with character.
Built on a Budget, This Belgian Cabin Is Straight Out of a Fairytale
London-based practice De Rosee Sa’s self-built lakeside cabin recaptures the magic of childhood fairytales.
Austin Maynard Architects Turn an Old Terrace House Into a Light-Filled Home
In Melbourne, a dark and narrow single-story terrace home gets treated to a delightful renovation with surprising features.
A Designer Swaps His 1950s House for a Bright and Airy Home Built Around a Pool
This East Austin home has a flowing, open plan that makes entertaining a breeze.
A Sustainably Built Home in Rural Ontario
For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land.
Bright Bauhaus Colors Fill This Brick Edwardian House in London
Bold Bauhaus colors including blue, red, and yellow come together to invigorate this brick Edwardian house in West London.
Budget Breakdown: A Tired ’80s Home in Japan Gets a Bright Remodel For $164K
Additional windows and open shelving help Suita House in Osaka feel airy and modern.
Budget-Friendly Renovation of a Neoclassical Home in Oslo
A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century...
A Green Home to Last a Lifetime in Austin
Austin couple Anne Suttles and Sam Shah built a house to last their lifetime—and longer.
Bright Renovation of a 1970s Big Sur Home
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When two architects with a passion for photography and minimalism put their ideas together to enliven their outdated flat in...
This Shining Seattle Home Revels in Bright Simplicity
A streamlined material palette and crisp white interiors frame an art-filled home in the Pacific Northwest.
Budget Breakdown: A Playful, Postmodern ADU in Los Angeles Is Built for $249K
Bunch Design imagines a colorful, dynamic backyard dwelling that looks and feels larger than its 850 square feet.
23 Unconventional Homes Built Around Trees
From Kyoto, Japan, to Austin, Texas, these dwellings take “bringing the outside in” to the next level.
A Plant-Filled Melbourne Home Embraces the Great Outdoors
A nature-loving couple turn their house into a light-filled sanctuary with a sweeping timber deck.
Budget Breakdown: A Color-Changing House in Dallas Is Built for $584K
LED strips embedded in a polycarbonate wall allow one couple to change the mood of their new home.
Budget Breakdown: This Svelte Lakeside Retreat in Austin Cost Just $446K
An architect teams up with Faye and Walker to build a white gabled lake house overlooking Texas Hill Country.
An Obsessed Designer Fills Her Home with Vintage Finds
In southwest England, interior designer Kathryn Tyler built her home around her ever-expanding furniture collection.
Budget Breakdown: This Hip Multifamily Pad in Austin Cost Under $515K
Nestled in East Austin, Texas, this modern home accomplishes the unique task of bringing three units under one roof.
A Forgotten Warehouse Is Reborn Into a Light-Filled London Home
Formerly a schoolhouse property, this rundown London warehouse breathes new life as a modern two-bedroom abode after a complex...
Austin’s Community First! Village Unveils Affordable New Micro Homes
With a wood-clad interior and a butterfly roof, this compact home by Mckinney York Architects balances affordability,...
5 Stylish Prefab Homes in Austin, Texas
From a tiny smart dwelling to an off-grid boathouse, here are five Austin homes that showcase the power of prefab.
Ship Shape: An Austin Home With a Shipping Container Addition Asks $499K
Patrice Rios, founder of interior design firm Troo Designs and custom shipping container business Sige&Honey, has combined her...
Bringing Light Into a Modest 1940s Bungalow in Austin
Plagued by dim rooms and low ceilings, a typical midcentury bungalow in Austin, Texas, is remodeled into a contemporary,...
The Rejuvenated Austin Motel Welcomes Guests With Upbeat, Midcentury-Modern Vibes
Liz Lambert and her hospitality group Bunkhouse give the South Congress Avenue mainstay a makeover that celebrates its roots.
10 Bright White Cubist Homes Across the Globe
With his use of simplified geometric shapes and white concrete forms, Le Corbusier brought cubism to architecture.
Budget Breakdown: This Ethereal Glass House in the Brazilian Forest Was Built for $187K
Built for a scholar, Casa Biblioteca is a sanctuary for reading, stargazing, and enjoying a cigar or two.
A Self-Taught Designer Builds a Midcentury-Inspired Home on a Budget
Bob Butler drew lessons from the legendary Case Study House program to design his cost-effective residence in Nashville.
This Wood-Clad Home Is Built Into a Serene Mountain Slope
Nestled into the mountainous terrain of Shefford, Québec, this simply constructed residence is elegant and strong in expression.
A Svelte Austin Home Enables Cleverly Compact Living
A net-zero house for a family of five makes the most of its narrow lot with adaptable spaces and frameless floor-to-ceiling...
DublDom Prefab Homes Can Be Built in One Day
With five designs ranging from a modern cabin to a five-bedroom dwelling, Russian prefab company DublDom now accepts pre-orders...
A Central Courtyard Fills an Australian Home With Light and Lush Greenery
The renovated family home in Queensland has a modest footprint—both in its physical build and its approach to sustainability.
Rising From the Ruins: Homes Built on Architectural Remains
While the English word ruin comes from the Latin "ruina"—meaning “destruction” or “downfall”—ruins can be the literal and...

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