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Balnarring Retreat by Branch Studio Architects
Balnarring Retreat is a minimal residence located in Victoria, Australia, designed by Branch Studio Architects.
Wood-Clad Seaside Retreat in India
It’s hard to believe that this idyllic house sited in a coastal coconut grove in Nandgaon, India, is a mere hour’s drive from...
Fall in Love With This British Architect’s Colorful Weekend Retreat
An architect’s weekend place on the English Channel turns its attention to the sea.
Barrel-Vaulted Ceilings Cap an Architect’s Off-Grid Retreat in Mexico
Architect Fernanda Canales’s self-sufficient vacation home blends into a wild and remote landscape in Valle de Bravo, Mexico.
A Wood-Clad Retreat in the Hills of Los Angeles Asks $2.6M
Perched high on a hillside in Topanga Canyon, this revamped home is dressed with natural wood inside and out.
A Chic Urban Retreat by Modernist Architect Lionel Morrison Asks $2.5M in Dallas
The design accommodates a grand oak tree and hides a backyard oasis behind an austere facade.
An Architect and His Preteen Daughter Built This Tiny Backyard Retreat Together
On Bainbridge Island, Jim and Hannah Cutler create a cabin for reading and working.
An Architect Turns a Weathered French Farmhouse Into a Monastic Retreat for His Parents
In Vaucluse, where he spent his childhood summers, architect Timothee Mercier converts a dilapidated farmhouse into a minimalist...
A Kebony Wood-Clad Retreat in the Hudson Valley Pays Homage to Local Farmhouses
Silvernails by Amalgam Studio, comprising a main residence and carriage house, stays true to its agricultural surroundings.
A Wood Screen Wraps an Island Retreat for Two Artists in Norway
A Kebony screen casts crisscrossing shadows inside, creating the experience of sitting under a leafy canopy.
An Architect Riffs on Chinese Design For Her Grandparents’ Aging-in-Place Retreat
Honoring the homeowners’ roots in Chinese studies, Curio House taps into traditional Eastern design philosophies.
Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects Create a Rural Retreat For Two Art Collectors
Composed of geometric forms clad in corrugated iron, the residence doubles as a gallery for the couple's collection.
A Midcentury Retreat by Architect and Usonia Founder Aaron Resnick Lists for $999K
A disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright, Resnick built the Calabi-Picker House using materials and techniques that exemplify Usonian...
An Architect Lists His Connecticut Retreat and Airstream Pool House for $1.45M
After turning a drab residence into a midcentury-style dream house—complete with an Airstream guest suite—architect Donald...
Three Timber Cabins Form a New Zealand Architect's Family Retreat
Architect Cymon Allfrey takes a page from the traditional “bach,” or holiday home, to design this alpine getaway.
Architect William Pedersen Lists His Copper-Clad Shelter Island Retreat for $8.5M
The home took 20 years to complete—and during its construction, Pedersen’s firm designed some of the world’s tallest buildings.
Into the Woods
The efficiency and aesthetics of prefab proved appealing to the owner of this Dwell Home, built on a rugged island off Canada’s...
A British Architect’s Picturesque Prefab Seeks £1.2M
David Tapp’s 1969 residence in Oxfordshire features a living room that appears to hover over the garden.
A Tree Grows in the Center of This Restrained Tokyo Home
Minutes from the capital city’s urban bustle, an architect blends steel, wood, and concrete into a harmonious retreat for a...
A Mesmerizing Cabin in Puget Sound Evolves Over Several Decades
First built in 1959 as acclaimed architect Jim Olson's first project, a modest bunkhouse in the woods grows into an extraordinary...