Best of Design Awards
Best of Design Awards
A Northern Haven
North Haven, a rocky island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay, is quintessentially New England.
This Glowing Glass Haven Beckons the Outside In
Inspired by the idea of a glowing lantern tucked into the hillside, the owner of this Woodland Dune house worked with her...
A Renovated Farmhouse in Northern Italy
A couple in northern Italy trade a cramped flat for a renovated farmhouse in the country.
Channeling Midcentury Modern in Northern California
A Silicon Valley couple call in the firm behind Apple’s most recognized retail locations to design a relaxed retreat.
This Northern California Prefab Gets a Dose of Universal Design
Thanks to a prefab in-law unit, an octogenarian modernist lives independently on a peaceful, verdant site in Northern California.
Sleep Under the Northern Lights in an Icelandic Bubble Hotel
Billing itself as the “five million star hotel,” Buubble is a unique lodging option about an hour outside of Reykjavík, Iceland,...
An Elegant Eichler Hits the Market at $1.15M in Northern California
Enjoy the delightful connection of indoor/outdoor living in this lovingly preserved Marin County Eichler now on the market for...
Professional backcountry snowboarders Zach and Cindi Lou Grant modernize a run-down A-frame cabin outside of Park City, Utah, to...
A Delicate Renovation Revives a ’70s Beach House in Northern California
Butler Armsden Architects’ retooling of a Stinson Beach retreat allows one family to bask in the outdoors.
The Parabolic Glass House in Northern California Is One Architect’s Utopia in the Redwoods
In the ’60s, using only materials found on their 400-acre plot of forest in Mendocino County, Charles Bello and his wife built a...
My House: Street Artist Flore’s Unlikely Midcentury Haven in Florida
New York– and Miami–based artist Christopher “Flore” Florentino reveals how his picturesque midcentury in Central Florida...
A Dramatic Hotel in Northern Italy Is a Hiker's Refuge
Hidden in the alpine region of South Tyrol, Italy, Hotel Bühelwirt is a stunning, modern take on the hiking hotel.
A Northern Californian Renovation Brings Warmth to the Wilderness
A former architect and practicing artist transforms a neglected property into a welcoming homestead for creative pursuits and...
Camp Out in a Comfortable Tent or Airstream in Northern California
When husband and wife Chris Hougie and Teresa Raffo came across a defunct campground outside of Mendocino, California, the...
A Geodesic Getaway in Northern California Asks $475K
This one-of-a-kind "Dome Home" features impressive woodwork and a groovy, geodesic design.
An 860-Square-Foot Tiny Home Becomes a Summer Haven For a Family of Five
Nestled near Lake Michigan, a family finds peace and relaxation in the form of an off-grid tiny home.
Construction Diary: Building a Forest Haven With Olson Kundig Architects (Part One)
Seattle–based creative director Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying 21 acres, and building...
Construction Diary: Building a Forest Haven With Olson Kundig Architects (Part Two)
In the second half of his construction log, creative director Lou Maxon chronicles the building of his modern forest retreat with...
Fall Under the Spell of This Northern California Wine Country Retreat
Boasting LEED Silver status, this stunning, cedar-clad courtyard home in Sonoma County is deeply tied to its natural surroundings.
Nature Drove the Design of This Sculptural, Cor-Ten Steel House in Northern California
Nature informs every aspect of a Northern California residence.