Split the Difference
When the plan to add a second story to a century-old Montreal house crumbled due to a weak foundation, architect Marc-André...
Garden Guide: The Difference Between Hardscape and Softscape
You’ve most likely heard of landscape before, but you may be less familiar with its two main components: hardscape and softscape.
Prefab, Modular, and Kit Homes—What’s the Difference?
Get ready to disentangle the specific modes of construction for homes with ready-made parts.
Percale vs. Sateen: What’s the Difference?
When we set out to create the perfect sleep experience, we knew it would depend on one core factor: fabric.
This Playful Melbourne Home Embraces Its Split Personality
Heritage in the front, modern in the back—this renovation by FMD Architects is a family home with character.
A Split-Level Cabin in Norway Is a Cozy Family Hub
Stairway to Heaven by Wood Arkitektur + Design uses heat-treated pine and bricks to fashion a casual family retreat.
Steel Framed Split-Level Home in Germany
What do architects build when they can be their own clients?
A Brother and Sister Find Common Ground in Their New Split-Level Duplex in London
Inside a historic Victorian, ROAR Architects designs a flat for each sibling that connect to shared spaces.
Discuss: How Do You Navigate Design Differences at Home?
When it comes to interior design, we don't always see eye to eye with our partners.
Now Taking Submissions: A Universal Design Challenge That Can Actually Make a Difference
For the second year in a row, Home Matters will be hosting a compelling design competition that will challenge architects and...
Before & After: A Humdrum Midcentury in Vancouver Gets an Origami-Like Addition
Measured Architecture opens up a ’50s split-level to spectacular views.
A London Terrace House Gets a Bright Extension That Honors Its Arts and Crafts Heritage
The 194-square-foot addition by Novak Hiles Architects features an open-plan kitchen and dining area that connects to a...
Asking $600K, This Midcentury Home Is a Rare Find Near Birmingham, Alabama
The split-level home strikes a happy compromise between classic details and contemporary updates.
Designers’ Tips for Creating a Productive Remote-Learning Space for Kids
For little ones attending class online, a well-designed space can make all the difference.
The 3 Types of Range Hoods—and How to Pick the Best One for Your Kitchen
For those who love to cook, the perfect range hood can make all the difference.
22 Gifts for the Crunchy-Granola Types Who Are Always Up for an Adventure
Whether they’re an experienced backpacker or more of a car camper, the right gear makes all the difference.
Midcentury Mashup: A 1950s Ranch House in Chicago Gets a Palm Springs–Style Butterfly Roof
A couple budgets carefully while renovating a split-level house on Chicago’s Near North Side.
A New Start-Up Wants to Build a Tiny House in Your Backyard For Free
Rent the Backyard is building prefab homes in empty yards to provide affordable housing—and they'll split the profits with...
A Bushland Home in Melbourne That's Divided Between Two Pavilions
A split monolithic form gives this modern residence its name—Two Halves House.
Resembling the Inverted Hull of a Ship, an English Guest House Pays Homage to the Harbor
Designed by Cambridge-based Mole Architects for an architect and developer, the Houseboat is a curved, split-level structure...
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...
The Feiz Brothers: Pursuing Clarity in Design
Two Iran-born brothers—each running multidisciplinary studios, 5,000 miles apart—discuss the similarities and differences in...
Clever Storage Solutions and a Shifted Layout Revive This 1950s Chicago Home
When Carly and Brad Moeller were searching for a new home in the Ravenswood Manor neighborhood of Chicago, they came across a...
Move Into This Midcentury Modern Revival in North Carolina For $1.2M
Built in 1953 and completely renovated last year, this split-level residence both upgrades and references its midcentury roots.
Modern Love
Single mod-loving gal seeks North Jersey split-level for a match made in Hoboken.
Reaction Housing's Affordable Portable Launches at SXSW
Inspired by a coffee cup, the EXO portable housing prototype can make a difference for those in need.
9 Epic Light Fixtures
Lighting circumscribes a space, and therefore how we interpret ourself within that space.
On the Level
Judged by contemporary design standards, the typical postwar suburban split-level house has little to recommend it. Usually...
American Made Design: Moran Woodworked Furniture
A trio of design studios forms a distinctly American picture of modern design: Despite their regional differences, all three...
A Modern Holiday Home on a Cliff on the South Coast
Originally hired to complete an extension, AR Design Studio ended up designing an entire house after the original was split in...
A Spotlight on 10 Traditional Homes with Modern Interiors
Historically, the terms "traditional" and "modern" have not gone hand in hand (especially when speaking of home design).
H&M Launches Home Collection
H&M has long been touted as the go-to place for affordable clothes in styles that are straight off the runway.
Design Your View
In this digital edition, with our partner and innovator in quality windows and doors, Milgard Windows and Doors, you will...
American Made Design: Dust
A trio of design studios forms a distinctly American picture of modern design: Despite their regional differences, all three...
Design Activism: Public Domain
Though it’s quite popular to proclaim that design can change the world, even the best-laid plans aren’t enough to make a...
Interview: Emily Pilloton of Project H
As an architect, industrial designer and writer, Emily Pilloton realized it wasn't enough to talk about design that made a...

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