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An Off-the-Grid Island Home for a Seattle Music Producer
Grunge band producer Adam Kasper enlisted the help of the firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson for his family home on a small island...
6 Striking Prefab Homes in Seattle
From a floating home to LEED Platinum-certified dwellings, the Emerald City is a stronghold for eco-conscious prefab housing.
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.
A Midcentury Ranch Home Is Totally Transformed in Seattle
After being buried under layers of haphazard renovations, a 1959 Seattle ranch finally reaches its maximum potential.
9 Stellar Homes That Venture Off-Grid
Celebrate Earth Day with these off-grid homes that put sustainability first.
A 1970s Airstream Is Revamped Into an Off-Grid Home For Six
Jonathan and Ashley Longnecker and their four kids live, work, and explore the world in this stylish, sustainable Airstream...
This Shining Seattle Home Revels in Bright Simplicity
A streamlined material palette and crisp white interiors frame an art-filled home in the Pacific Northwest.
This Off-Grid Container Home in Australia Disappears in Nature
Nestled in a tiny town off the coast, this container home echoes the main ingredient the owners had hoped for in a weekend...
A Minimalist Home in Seattle Embodies a Simpler Way of Life
Sited among lush trees on an 11,303-square-foot lot, this tranquil dwelling is deeply connected to nature.
Unplug at This Off-Grid Tiny Home in South Australia
Simple materials compose this rentable tiny house nestled in a secret spot in the Adelaide Hills.
An Off-Grid Home That Relies on the Sun and the Wind
A rural house in Ontario doesn't fuss around and fits right into the surrounding landscape.
An Off-Grid Floating Home Brings the All-Black Aesthetic to the Canals of Amsterdam
Built as part of an energy-independent community of floating homes, the design by i29 architects is a striking departure from its...
Long Island Summer Home Gets a Modern Addition
“I can show you what it was…and what it is,” Joe Dolce says, delineating the slight, 250-square-foot addition to his Long Island...
This Breezy Floating Home Makes the Most of a Tranquil Setting Along Seattle’s Portage Bay
Studio DIAA debuts with an airy design that employs generous indoor/outdoor connections and playful materials to gather and...
Off-the-Grid Island House in New Zealand Connects with the Outdoors
A remote beachside cottage evokes the spirit of camping trips.
A Seattle Family Tucks Two Shipping Containers Inside Their 1950s Home
Part of a new addition, the containers divide the interior spaces and nod to the family’s love of contemporary art.
A Fire Island Home by Legendary Architect Paul Rudolph Asks $4M
The secluded beachfront property comes with a shingle-clad guest cottage and terraced garden.
A Seattle Home Perched High in the Treetops Transforms With Movable Walls
In The Lookout, Hybrid Architecture inverts the floor plan of a typical home to best take advantage of a sloped site.
A Serene Seattle Home Focused Around a Zen Garden Asks $2.4M
This AIA award–winning home emphasizes purity of materials, a simple palette, and remarkable indoor/outdoor spaces.
An Off-Grid Prefab Home Slides Wide Open to the Australian Bush
The self-sufficient Courtyard House embraces the bush landscape in all directions.