Best of Design Awards
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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...
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.
Modern Marsh House in South Carolina
In South Carolina's Lowcountry, a contemporary house soars amid the oaks and alligators.
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.
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 Modern Home in Singapore Is a Living Urban Jungle
Conceived as a three-dimensional landscape installation with spatial pockets floating within, this house in Singapore literally...
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...
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...
A Run-Down Farmhouse Becomes a Sleek Modern Retreat
Jacek Kolasiński took on a massive renovation project in his dream neighborhood.
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.
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, Lakeside Living in Minneapolis
Million dollar lake views play nicely with a modest, down-to-earth aesthetic.
Get the Modern Camping Experience You Crave at One of These New Secluded Retreats
As the perceptions of what a travel shelter should look and feel like has continued to adapt, Collective Retreats has been...
Modern Martha's Vineyard Retreat
A Martha’s Vineyard retreat surpasses the traditional boundaries of Cape Cod architecture with a contemporary design by Harvard...
Three Joined Cabins Turn This Virginia Retreat Into a Modern Take on Camp
For some people, building a house may seem like a daunting commitment to permanence—a kind of spatial lockdown.
A Modern Concrete Retreat by Oscar Niemeyer Is Available For the First Time
Previously kept a secret, an undulating concrete home designed by the legendary Brazilian architect is listed for the first time...
Modern Off-the-Grid Retreat in Oregon
The Watershed is an off-the-grid writer’s retreat that architect Erin Moore designed for her mother, nature writer Kathleen Dean...
A Copenhagen family trades the suburbs for a quaint town house steeped in tradition.
Spirit of the South
With neighboring duplexes supplying rental income, two Knoxville architects patiently—and affordably—craft their dream home.
A Minimalist Retreat at the Edge of South Africa's Karoo Desert
Using local materials and building methods, a London-based firm crafts a serene home in South Africa.