A Layered Home in Coastal Australia That Merges With the Limestone Terrain
Located in Victoria, Australia, on a site that's lined with limestone shelves and underground caves, this house was designed as a...
Big Sur: Coastal Commissions
Taking cues from the flora, fauna, and rocky cliffs of Big Sur, California, Mickey Muennig's brand of organic architecture...
Big Sur: Going Coastal
It’s impossible to ignore nature in Big Sur.
10 Coastal Prefabs That Bring Modular Housing to the Beach
When an efficient prefab can become a coastal retreat with a spectacular view to boot—it makes a very compelling case for not...
A Modern Coastal Home in Stinson Beach
For all the joys of beachfront living, it’s not without its risks.
Rising Tides Are No Match for This Coastal Home
Thanks to some smart design and sound engineering, this small coastal house handles the waves.
A Swedish Coastal Town Commissions an Otherworldly Bathhouse
The first impression of the Kallbadhus ("the cold bathhouse") is that it hovers over the water.
A Coastal Chilean Cabin Takes On the Elements With a Honeycombed Facade
Perched nearly 300 feet above sea level, Casa Panal braces for high winds while framing riveting views of the Pacific Ocean.
This Chilean Concrete Home Levitates Off a Coastal Slope
Stretching along the Chilean coast, reinforced concrete beams come together to create a striking, sculptural home.
A Circular Beach House in Australia Embraces Coastal Living
Designed for self-sufficiency, this modern take on the traditional bach stands up against super-sized holiday homes.
A Coastal Retreat in Sweden Feels Light as a Cloud Inside
Delicately placed on the sandy shores of the Baltic Sea, Sommarhus H provides sanctuary among sea grasses and birch trees.
A Los Angeles Renovation Opens Up to Coastal Climes
In the Pacific Palisades neighborhood, a couple turn to architect Ken Ungar for a home that maximizes ocean views and meshes...
A Curving Coastal Home in Australia Mimics the Sweeping Landscape
Tidal Arc House by Woods Bagot mirrors the undulations of the tide and landscape with its arched concrete form.
This Coastal New Zealand Retreat Mixes Business and Pleasure
Nestled in Christchurch, an architect's home and office pays tribute to New Zealand's awe-inspiring surroundings.
A Careful Renovation Brings New Life to a Family’s Heritage Home on the Spanish Coast
Thanks to a careful renovation that included a handful of preservation challenges, a family's Spanish beach house is given new...
A Coastal Prefab Cabin in Uruguay Rose in Just Six Hours
Compact and light on the earth, this 840-square-foot home subtly camouflages into its forested surroundings.
An Angular Black Cabin in Coastal France Honors the Bucolic Landscape
Designed by two Bordeaux-based architects as their family vacation home, the 850-square-foot structure sits on raised platforms...
One Couple's Contemporary Coastal Retreat Celebrates Their Irish Roots
A contemporary interpretation of a traditional Irish cottage, a couple’s second home celebrates their shared heritage and the...
A Concrete Vacation House Keeps Life Simple in Coastal Argentina
Luciano Kruk perforates a concrete volume with glass walls to fashion a simple yet elegant vacation home in the province of...
A Coastal Retreat in Oregon Stars Tiny Cabins and Upgraded Airstreams
Bay Point Landing offers a mix of cabins, Airstreams, and RV sites on the scenic shores of Coos Bay.
A Coastal Forest Flows Through This Wood-and-Stone Guesthouse in Brazil
With reclaimed materials and an open, airy design, Casa Iporanga by architect Daniel Fromer melds with its verdant surroundings.
This Coastal Prefab Stands Tall Above Rising Sea Levels
RES4’s modular approach provides a Brooklyn family with a beautiful, weatherproof retreat on Long Island.
A Zen Retreat Champions Indoor/Outdoor Living in Coastal California
Designed for devout Buddhists, this contemporary getaway invites the outdoors in with massive, moveable walls of glass.
13 Beach House Floor Plans That Celebrate Coastal Living
These interior layouts make the most of their seaside settings.
A Sensational Slice of Coastal California With 3 Houses Lists For $6M
The crown jewel of this five-acre estate is a midcentury glass studio elevated on stilts.
A Vacation Home in Nova Scotia Takes Cues From the Coastal Landscape
Designed by Omar Gandhi Architects for Swiss clients as a home base for swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, and other activities,...
This Warm, Inviting Home Captures the Best of Coastal Living on a Tiny L.A. Lot
Designed by Ras-a Studio, the Walk-Street House lives much larger than its compact site—thanks in part to plentiful outdoor areas...
Get in Touch With Iceland's Rugged Landscape While Staying at This Modern Coastal Barn
This contemporary barn house in Iceland has a rural charm that perfectly complements the rugged landscape.
A Coastal New Zealand Home Mines Starlight and Sunshine With Massive Light Wells
On the coast of New Zealand’s North Island, an award-winning holiday home puts a sculptural twist on the local bach typology.
Bodega Bay or Bust: Taking the Airstream Globetrotter to Northern California’s Coastal Gem
The Dwell team zips up the Pacific Coast to spend the night in an European-inspired Airstream, explore a rugged nature preserve,...
Before & After: The Tide Turns for a Washed-Up Coastal Home Near Vancouver
A thoughtful renovation by Andrea McLean Studio gives new life to a dilapidated house in White Rock, British Columbia.
Coastal Comfort at The Parachute Hotel in LA
Founder Ariel Kaye launched Parachute after coming home from a trip to the Amalfi Coast and finding no success in her search to...
A Comfortable Patio with a Sharp Design
In coastal Norway, a guesthouse serves as a sculptural refuge.
This Coastal New Zealand A-Frame Looks Like a Floating Prism
The off-grid bach’s second level cantilevers out over the ground floor, giving it a sense of weightlessness.
Coastal Contemporary: 10 Modern Seaside Homes
A home by the sea doesn't have to mean Cape Cod or cottage.
10 Modernist Beach Home Rentals to Escape to This Summer
Modernist beach homes offer more than just close proximity to the ocean—their clean, bold designs and abundance of natural light...

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