Best of Design Awards
Best of Design Awards
Modern Lakeside Retreat Stripped Down to the Basics
Two Washington, D.C.–based writers balance life in the city with a low-key vacation spot.
A Run-Down Farmhouse Becomes a Sleek Modern Retreat
Jacek Kolasiński took on a massive renovation project in his dream neighborhood.
A Spectacular Lakeside Retreat in New Hampshire
Seamless indoor/outdoor living allows a family to relax and unplug in this contemporary New Hampshire lake house.
A Modern Lakeside Boathouse in Ontario
A Toronto firm crafts a serene waterfront structure for a family in Georgian Bay.
A Spectacular Lakeside Retreat in Texas Embraces the Outdoors
Inspired by historic fire towers, this breathtaking three-level Texan home is perfectly embedded in a challenging lakeside slope.
A Dated ’90s-Style Loft Is Stripped Down to a Streamlined Aesthetic
Simplicity drives the transformation of a cluttered Chicago loft into a clean and calm home.
Get Back to Basics by Staying at One of These Modern Cabins
If you love nature and the great outdoors, but aren’t keen on roughing it up in a tent, then consider renting one of these...
Modern Urban Retreat in South Minneapolis
In a South Minneapolis neighborhood of century-old housing stock, Julie Snow’s bold but elegant residential design fulfilled...
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...
A Barn-Inspired, Modern Retreat Is Knitted Into Napa Valley
Field Architecture collaborates with Shawback Design to create a contemporary weekend retreat for a growing family in Napa Valley.
A Lakeside Retreat in Quebec Looks Sharp With a Blade-Like Roof
Anchored to a rocky site on the shores of Lake Memphremagog, a granite home sports a long, sleek roof.
Fall in Love With Bali at This Tropical, Modern Retreat
Sited on a small, serene island off the coast of Bali, Seascape Villa mixes tropical vibes with modern, Mediterranean-inspired...
Escape to the Jungle in One of These Modern Forested Retreats
If Tarzan and Jane happened to be design-loving folks, they'd be right at home at any of these vacation destinations.
Experience Boundless Himalayan Views in This Modern Mountain Retreat
Sited in Northern India, a holiday home is perfectly positioned for glorious views of the Himalayas.
This Forest Retreat Is a Modern Take on the Traditional Estonian Hut
Made up of three modernized kodas, this wood-clad cottage features bright, minimalist interiors.
Modern Wooden A-Frame Retreat in France
Like a little chapel on the prairie, architect Jean-Baptiste Barache’s simply elegant retreat in the tiny Normandy town of...
Geremia Design Imbues an Olson Kundig Retreat With Warm Tones and Modern Art
Designer Lauren Geremia curates a Washington State abode and guest cabin to reflect the homeowner’s love of the outdoors and...
Modern, Lakeside Living in Minneapolis
Million dollar lake views play nicely with a modest, down-to-earth aesthetic.
A Modern Lakeside Home in Wisconsin
After a devastating fire, architect David Salmela designs a house to replace a beloved lakeside retreat in Wisconsin.
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.