Best of Design Awards
Best of Design Awards
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.
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...
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 Home Renovation in Brooklyn
For most homeowners, the goal of renovating is to transform an existing space into an idealized domicile.
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...
A Hotelier Realizes a Modern Barn For His Family’s Retreat in South Africa
In the Elgin Valley, a simple rural form by Scott + Partners sets the foundation for an indoor/outdoor getaway.
House on the Water by Galletti & Matter Architectes
A modern lake house enveloped by a distinctive roof.
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 Family’s Cramped Bungalow Is Replaced With an Accessible and Affordable Prefab
In Santa Monica, a couple go all in on a prefab home that’s flexible and accessible and unabashedly part of their neighborhood.
When asking people what matters most in their lives, they usually offer up values like friendship, health and happiness.
It Took a Whole Family to Build This House
In upstate New York, two families unite to design a vacation house that will suit all their needs for years to come.
This Place Matters
May is National Preservation Month at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and to celebrate, they've rolled out a new...
A Family Goes Somewhere Over the Rainbow
A spiral staircase provides a prismatic path from floor to floor in this London home.
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 Split-Level Cabin in Norway Is a Cozy Family Hub
Stairway to Heaven by Wood Arkitektur + Design uses heat-treated pine and bricks to fashion a casual family retreat.
One Family’s Cabin Retreat in Washington Takes Inspiration From a Native Bird
Designed for a family of avid birdwatchers, a series of cabins takes notes from the nest of the native killdeer.
A Streamlined Addition Serves a Family of Four in Australia
Thomas + Williams Architects sow simplicity with an artful combination of concrete, oak, steel, and prefabricated panels in Port...