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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.
Wild California Meets Manicured Japan in This Family’s Backyard Garden Oasis
A couple transform their backyard into a botanical children’s playland and an ideal entertaining spot.
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...
House on the Water by Galletti & Matter Architectes
A modern lake house enveloped by a distinctive roof.
A Dutch Family’s Resourceful Addition Makes Room for Three Generations
The new space allows three generations to enjoy a coastal property north of Amsterdam.
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 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...
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 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.
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...
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.
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.
This Place Matters
May is National Preservation Month at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and to celebrate, they've rolled out a new...
When asking people what matters most in their lives, they usually offer up values like friendship, health and happiness.