“Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” –Paul Rand

An Affordable High-Design Vacation Home in Mexico
By pooling their resources and giving their architect complete creative control, two busy Mexico City–based brothers built a...
A Saltbox Home Is Revamped to Embrace its Sublime Cove Setting
A Brooklyn–based family enlists an architect to radically modernize their 1970s vacation home in Martha's Vineyard.
A Montauk Vacation Home Finds Common Ground With its Natural Surroundings
An NYC family's Long Island retreat was meant to be an escape.
A Yurt-Inspired Vacation Home on the High Desert Plains of Colorado
Yurts inspire nature-immersed ideas of escaping the trappings of urban living—usually while enjoying cool breezes, icy beverages,...
A Suburban Vancouver Home Edits its Privacy Settings
A seemingly street-shy house near Vancouver opens to reveal an expansive interior.
A Bright Mexican Home Brilliantly Weaves Nature Into its Design
In Mexico, a colorful home prioritizes nature by integrating four on-site trees into its layout.
A Concrete Abode in Uruguay Embraces its Beachfront Setting
The communal spaces on the top floor of this three-story residence open up to ocean views.
This Striking Chalet Perfectly Balances Playfulness With Contemporary Design
Surrounded by valleys and dense foliage, Abercorn Chalet is a bold, stylish retreat that embraces the natural wonders of Quebec’s...
High Above Traditional Charleston, a Modern Home Finds its Roost
A skyward addition to an antebellum Charleston warehouse rises in an architecturally conservative city.
A Home's High Ceilings Are Responsible for Some Impressive Views
An architect with a taste for unconventional living spaces creates a small house at lofty heights with a starring view.
6 British Vacation Homes You Can Stay in That Were Designed by Renowned Architects
If you’re a fan of modern architecture, then why not plan your next vacation at one of these British holiday properties designed...
A Kid-Friendly Home Embraces High Style With Comfort
Designed to “take a beating,” the modern interiors of this Seattle home have been crafted to withstand the wear-and-tear of young...
Discuss: What Would Be Your Ideal Vacation Home?
Tell us what and where you would build for your dream retreat.
Stay in a Riverside Vacation Home That Embraces the Australian Bush
Perched atop a steep slope overlooking the Hawkesbury River on Dangar Island—just an hour north of Sydney—this tranquil, modern...
This High-Flying Home Tackles a Sharp Slope
Working with a limited footprint, a daunting slope, and killer views, architect Bruce Bolander went vertical with a secluded...
Dwell’s Top 10 Vacation Homes of 2017
Need to take a mental vacation? Feast your eyes on the most incredible rentals of the year.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Epic High Ceilings
Who doesn't love high ceilings? We sure do. High ceilings are modern, sleek, and make any space look infinitely bigger.
Everything About This Vacation Home in Israel is a Little Crazy
Everything about this vacation home is little crazy. For starters, there’s the location. It’s in Israel. In northern Galilee.
An Idyllic Vacation Home in Greece
A far cry from the whitewashed buildings of Mykonos, this vacation home on the Aegean island of Skiathos will make any modern...
A Compact Prefab Vacation Home
A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.