Built-In Beauty
While visiting and writing about small homes for our June 2009 “Think Smaller” issue, it quickly became clear that when space is...
American Beauty
A Kansas architect unlocks the potential in an outdated 1950s home.
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.
Beauty and Brains: Building Sustainably With Redwood
The return of summer barbecues and back porch hangouts means that outdoor living spaces are again enjoying heavy foot traffic.
A Compact Home in Moscow Built on the Lowest Possible Budget
A budget home embraces custom details fit for a family of five.
A House Not Built for Human Beings
An architect-turned-falconer considers animals and nature when designing his own home.
The New Zealand House Built on a Sled
This charming two-story beach house is simple, functional, and can be towed to any beach or...
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...
Affordable Modern House Built with Sheer Determination
With a very limited budget and no construction experience, Lucky and Kim Diaz overhauled a wreck of a house into a sweet,...
Affordable, SIP-Built Family Home in Kansas City
Architect Jamie Darnell had a simple plan for his family’s home in Kansas City, Missouri, but the result is anything but plain.
An Eco-Friendly Getaway Built With the Future in Mind
In a natural getaway outside of Mexico City, an architect builds a rugged home to last.
A British Furniture Brand Built This Round Village in China
In Gaoming, China, the furniture company Timothy Oulton erected eight round houses, including one breathtaking domed structure,...
Built-In Style
In Oakland, California, two designers transformed a 100-year-old barn into a (very) cozy home of their own by redefining the...
The Midcentury Home That Daniel Liebermann Built For His Parents Asks $2.8 Million
Architect Daniel Liebermann, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s renowned pupils, made a lasting impact on Northern California’s...
Minimal North Carolina Home Built for a Tech-Forward West Coast Couple
Two West Coast transplants, priced out of San Francisco, build their North Carolina dream home.
Minneapolis Modern “Dream Home” Built by Sustainable 9 Design + Build
Overlooking the scenic Minnehaha Creek sits one of the most unique and energy-efficient homes in the greater Minneapolis area.
A Family Apartment in Prague That’s Filled With Clever Storage Solutions and Built-In Nooks
Located in a 1930s building in Prague, Czech Republic, this four-bedroom apartment has a bright nook, hidden study desk, and...
This Minimal Japanese Getaway Was Built for Surfing
Splashes of chartreuse enliven N-Holiday House, a seaside getaway by Sohei Nakanishi Design.
Built Like a Concrete House
Dorit Mizrahi and Oliviero Godi, working in Bergamo, Italy, as the firm Exposure Architects, have designed a house using...
A Colorful, Custom-Built Guesthouse in London
Thanks to designers Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama, an aging workshop in London’s once-gritty Bethnal Green is reborn as a colorful,...