A Floating House on Lake Huron Stands Out By Blending In
On the edge of a tiny island accessible only by boat, this buoyant summer home lives the life aquatic.
Before & After: Jenni Kayne’s Renovated Lakeside Kitchen Reimagines the “Rustic” Look
Designer Jenni Kayne updates a Lake Arrowhead kitchen while prioritizing natural light, neutral tones, and quality materials.
Reflections on a Lake
Unobtrusively distinct from its neighbors, a weekend house in Mexico assimilates the colors of the surrounding landscape on...
This Lake House Is a Living Piece of Architecture History
A retired couple retreats to the modern masterpiece by Richard Meier.
This Mexican Lake House Is All About the Views
Estudio MMX anchors a waterfront home to its local context while maximizing the view.
A Jewel Box Floating Home on Seattle’s Lake Union Lists for $3.5M
Vandeventer + Carlander used an inverted floor plan to fit in multiple outdoor spaces and a bedroom overlooking the water’s edge.
How to Build a Floating Home
We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home.
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Are Strongly Connected to Bodies of Water
For some people, living by a body of water is an important priority—and when it comes time to building or renovating their dream...
This Wisconsin Lake House Is Sheathed in Tiles Made of Post-Industrial Waste
Architect Stephen Bruns uses a synthetic roofing product to clad the Woven House—named for a vestibule that connects two massive...
A Low-Slung Lake House in Texas Merges Indoor/Outdoor Living
With a rich material palette of glass, wood, and concrete, Cedar Creek Residence feels of a piece with its natural environment.
Before & After: A Connecticut Lake House Gets a Dose of Scandinavian Style
Less than two hours outside New York City, Candlewood Lake House blends midcentury modern charm and Nordic influences.
Playful Platforms Revamp This Japanese Lake House Into a Fun, Five-Story Retreat
On the shore of Japan's Lake Nojiri, interrelated levels are cleverly used to create a multi-story home.
Before & After: An Adirondacks Lake House Escapes its Amorphous Additions
A couple tap architect Jill Porter, a college friend, to renovate their weekend retreat over seven years—and decide to live there...
The House of a Lifetime
At age 34, Philip M. Isaacson commissioned architect F. Frederick Bruck to design a home for him and his wife. That was 1959.
Small and Modern: A Family Lakeside Getaway in Texas
A family matriarch enlisted an architect, an interior designer, a builder, and a landscape architect to help realize her vision...
House In Morillos
A modern house built in the middle of a breathtaking natural landscape.
A Floating South African Cabin Borrows From the Landscape
In a forested suburb of Cape Town, four cylinders make a tower-like hideout on a businessman’s family estate.
Opened House
A few years after moving into their stocky, cavelike 1970s bi-level 20 miles southeast of Milwaukee, JJ and Eric Edstrom decided...
Scrap House
"Repurpose, refurbish, recycle" was the guiding principle for a metals broker in Ontario who harnessed his passion for–and...
In Los Angeles, a Midcentury Homage Is Capped With a “Floating Roof”
GLUCK+ builds on the language of iconic design with a family home in the Hollywood Hills.
This Floating Home in Chilean Patagonia Boasts Breathtaking Views
A robust Cor-Ten steel home rises from the rugged landscape.
10 Modern Floating Homes That Offer an Aquatic Lifestyle
In recent years, there's a been a surge of interest in floating homes for many reasons—mainly because they can be easily adapted...
Drift Off in a Prefab Cabin at This Floating Hotel in France
Ten prefabricated cabins make up this floating hotel that offers privacy and relaxation in a fishing reserve in Avignon, France.
House of Tomorrow
In fits and bursts, the evolution of the smart home continues.
Rent Out One of These Cool Houseboats or Floating Homes
If being surrounded by water puts you in a good mood, then a modern houseboat may be your perfect escape.
A Lake Superior Escape With a Whitewashed Masonry Sauna
Wood and masonry come together in this Minnesotan refuge that balances the built environment with the natural setting.
Reinventing a Traditional Edwardian near Lake Ontario
When a family couldn’t part with a traditional Edwardian, their architect introduced a world of design inspiration instead.
This Floating Sauna in Switzerland Lets You Steam, Plunge, and Repeat
A prefab sauna built atop a floating deck promises wellness with a view.
6 Modular Houseboat and Floating Home Manufacturers Around the World
If you’re bored of solid ground and want to try out a life on water, then these international companies will give you the tools...
A Dramatic Floating Roof Crowns This Rammed-Earth Home in Arizona
With an angular roof canopy that glows with the sun and striated, rammed-earth walls, Dancing Light House delights in its desert...
Sweden’s Newly Opened Floating Hotel Is the Destination of a Lifetime
Arctic Bath plunges visitors into the remote wilderness of Sweden’s Lapland region.
14 Floating Homes That Make a Strong Case For Waterfront Living
Seafaring or stationary, floating homes and houseboats are a cool alternative to landlocked living.
Lake Front House
Permanent connection between nature and family
A New Book for Those Who Dream of Living in a Floating Home
Gestalten takes readers on board an array of floating dwellings across the globe that embrace beautiful and functional design.
Gorski Kotar House
A beautiful cabin inspired by a walnut tree.
A Dream House for the Ages
This Los Angeles family builds smart and plans ahead.

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