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The open spaces and transparency of modern architecture turn out to be extremely useful when there’s a house full of relatives.
Editor's Letter: Design Matters
Perfection is boring.
The Family Tree
For this San Diego family, the phrase "putting down roots" has taken on a whole new meaning.
A Sonoma Prefab That Celebrates a Family’s Passion for Cooking
Nestled in an apple grove in Sebastopol, California, the Orchard House is a rural idyll for the modern cook.
Hillside Family Home in Australia
An unvisited ocean-facing plot of land, a couple of architect neighbors, and one giant leap of faith have netted a pair of...
Family House with a Secret Room
This house on Lake Wenatchee in Washington was designed to be "cozy for two and comfortable for a crowd," as architect John...
House on the Water by Galletti & Matter Architectes
A modern lake house enveloped by a distinctive roof.
A Timeworn Brownstone in Brooklyn Becomes a Growing Family’s Sanctuary
After a top-to-bottom renovation and a two-story extension, garden views now fill this 19th-century home in Fort Greene.
A Steel-and-Glass Compound Is One Family’s Launchpad For Adventure
The four structures that form Studhorse in Northern Washington encourage family members and guests to interact with the...
A Rooftop Addition on a 19th-Century Building Suits a Growing Family’s Needs
An architect renovates his penthouse residence on the roof of the historic Gilsey House in Manhattan’s NoMad district—adding...
One Family’s Norwegian Roots Inspire This Colorado Mountain Refuge
Carefully nestled in the Colorado Rockies, Gammel Dam is an award-winning family hideaway whose serene, minimalist interiors...
This Breezy Australian Bungalow Caters to a Family’s Evolving Needs
Drawing from Palm Springs modernism and featuring local materials, Northcote House outside Melbourne offers comfort and privacy...
A Young Family’s 200-Square-Foot RV Fits Two Bedrooms and a Playroom
Based in South Carolina, Jacqueline and Josh LaDue gave their 31-foot RV a makeover on a budget of just $2,000.
When asking people what matters most in their lives, they usually offer up values like friendship, health and happiness.
This Place Matters
May is National Preservation Month at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and to celebrate, they've rolled out a new...
One Family’s Weekend Retreat in East Texas Lets Them Practically Live Outside
Most of the living spaces in this home are outdoors—including the enviable open kitchen and dining room.
An Old Texas Ranch Becomes a Spectacular Family Haven
Outside Austin, a ranch in Texas Hill Country is refashioned as a comfortable, contemporary retreat for family and friends.
Jens Risom's Block Island Family Retreat
Designer Jens Risom returns to his 1967 prefab off the coast of Rhode Island, readying it for his family's next generation.
A Southern Californian Prefab Is Paradise For the Whole Family
A pair of Icelandic prefab pioneers deliver an efficient family home in Culver City.
A Family Villa in Budapest With Colorful, 1960s-Inspired Interiors
Built at the turn of the 19th century, this villa in Budapest has been remodeled with bold and colorful, pop art-inspired...