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This Rural Retreat Brings a Family Together, Without Making Them Give Up Their Gadgets
A smart vacation home fosters connectivity in every sense of the word.
This Kitchen Brings It All Together
A modest kitchen addition to a couple’s cottage outside of Brisbane proves that one 376-square-foot room can revive an entire...
Two Brothers Bring Their Families Together to Share a Scenic Getaway
No sibling rivalry here.
Before & After: A Ramshackle Barn in Northern California Becomes a Family’s Rural Retreat
In Sonoma County, Faulkner Architects transforms a neglected barn into a refined guest house with a screened sleeping porch.
One Family’s Weekend Retreat in East Texas Lets Them Practically Live Outside
Most of the living spaces in this home are outdoors—including the enviable open kitchen and dining room.
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Modern Angular Rural Family Home in Canada
Surrounded on all sides by a sweeping Canadian hayfield, the 23.2 House is an angular ode to rural life.
A Family’s Retreat in Quebec Pulls Apart Cabin Conventions
Naturehumaine uses a pathway to split a cabin’s floor plan in two, but a unified material palette and gable roofline keep things...
Jens Risom's Block Island Family Retreat
Designer Jens Risom returns to his 1967 prefab off the coast of Rhode Island, readying it for his family's next generation.
This Energy-Efficient Prefab Is One Family’s Weekend Retreat by the Beach
In designing a getaway for her own family, architect Hannah Tribe created a sustainable kit home that’s as breezy as it looks.
A Family’s California Ski Retreat is Designed to Blend in With Its Site
In Truckee, California, the charred cedar–clad Martis Camp 141 celebrates its mountainous surroundings.
A Rural Wisconsin Retreat Puts a Refined Spin on Country Living
Local materials and a restrained, natural palette allow the surroundings to sing at this family getaway.
Each Generation Builds on the Last at This Rural Retreat in Western Pennsylvania
An architect adds a pair of rustic modern wings to her childhood home outside Pittsburgh, becoming the third generation to make...
A Hotelier Riffs on a Traditional 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.
A Family Retreat in the Hamptons Bridles Wind, Water, and Light
An East Hampton residence by Bates Masi is situated to harness the elements.
A Careful Renovation Brings New Life to a Family’s Heritage Home on the Spanish Coast
Thanks to a careful renovation that included a handful of preservation challenges, a family's Spanish beach house is given new...
Rescuing a Historic Homestead, Two Artists Create a Rural German Retreat
An artist couple from Amsterdam convert a neglected farm in rural Germany into a sustainable and modern vacation village.
An Uplifting Family Retreat Boasts Breathtaking Views of the Tetons
Compact, contemporary, and site-sensitive, this elevated retreat takes cues from the Tetons’ geology and the textured willow...
A Family in Poland Adds an Origami-Inspired Retreat to Their Backyard
The owners’ fascination with Zen rock gardens informed the design of this tiny ADU.
A Norwegian Family Retreat Balances Private and Communal Spaces
Stinessen Arkitektur designs a compound of clustered cabins that provides opportunities for family members to relax together or...
A Family Lives Harmoniously Together in This Captivating Multi-Generational Home
In Sangolquí, Ecuador, architects create a striking Z-shaped home to accommodate two generations.
A Family Retreat in Quebec Gets a Striking White Addition
Connected to the main house by a glass bridge, the gabled addition affords family members both community and privacy.
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.
One Family’s Cabin Retreat in Washington Takes Inspiration From a Native Bird
Designed for a family of avid birdwatchers, a series of cabins takes notes from the nest of the native killdeer.
An Unfussy, Gable Residence in Oregon Gives One Family Room to Roam
Portland architect Solomon Berg replaces a grow house with a streamlined home for his sister’s family of six.
Friends and Family Band Together to Build a 194-Square-Foot Cabin in Austria
Anna and Jakob Busch enlist the help of loved ones to construct a spruce-wrapped tiny home for $35,000.
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.
Escape to a Light-Filled, Beach-Meets-Forest Retreat in Portugal
Sitting across from a deserted beach on a private plot surrounded by a pine forest is a large modernist vacation home that's...
Four Floors of Gadgets and Gardens in Chicago
A strategic rewire enhances a spec house’s gut renovation.
The Family Tree
For this San Diego family, the phrase "putting down roots" has taken on a whole new meaning.
An Extended Family Pulls Together to Transform a Late ’70s House Near Philadelphia
For a modern renovation in Pennsylvania, everyone involved—clients, architect, builder, neighbors, even the previous owners—is...
Three Trees Grow Through a Tranquil Home for a Pho-Making Family in Vietnam
A pair of young restauranteurs commission a live/work home that celebrates slow living and a strong connection to nature.
Two Timber-Clad Pavilions Make Up This Australian Family Retreat
Nestled in the coastal Victoria region, this modern retreat caters to a three-generational family with members ranging from six...
6 New York Prefab Companies That Prize Modern Design
Check out New York State’s offering of innovative modular homes.
A Low-Key Landscape Gives a Vancouver Family a New Lease on Outdoor Living
A simple fence helped produce this secluded oasis.
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.