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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...