Undivided Intentions
The late architect David Boone was always one to take his work home with him—he just kept it in the home’s office.
A Year of Careful Study Leads to a Thoughtful Renovation of a 1949 Eichler
Whenever Jay and Melissa of Serrao Design/Architecture are tasked with transforming an older home, they try to heighten its...
On the Level
Judged by contemporary design standards, the typical postwar suburban split-level house has little to recommend it. Usually...
Kids' Room Renovation
A baby's arrival is cause for celebration—and for many, it's also a time to confront limited living space.
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...
Bed, Beer, and Breakfast: Hotel Emma
Former set designers Roman and Williams remodeled the glorieous Pearl Brewery into a 146 room luxury hotel that invites visitors...
This 60-Square-Foot Structure Divides and Conquers in a Manhattan Renovation
In a New York loft, a multifunctional cube provides a space-saving fix that’s anything but square.
Curb Appeal
When updating mid-century gems, homeowners are faced with the conundrum of marrying technological modernization with historic...
Iconic Perspectives: John Lautner’s Sheats-Goldstein Residence
As one of John Lautner’s most awe-inspiring works of architecture, the Sheats-Goldstein Residence sits hidden in the curvy hills...
Steel Framed Split-Level Home in Germany
What do architects build when they can be their own...
Paul Goldberger at AIA SF
Last week I had lunch at the AIA San Francisco to hear New Yorker architecture critic Paul Goldberger discuss his new book Why...
Modern Ritual
When it came time to partake in rituals like lighting the Shabbat candles or setting the seder plate, designer Stanley Saitowitz...
Minimal North Carolina Home Built for a Tech-Forward West Coast Couple
Two West Coast transplants, priced out of San Francisco, build their North Carolina dream home.
Iconic Perspectives: John Lautner’s Garcia House
Though not everyone agrees on exactly how iconic architecture should be preserved, there are those who take a real shot at it,...
Clifftop House with Angled Roof in Maui
With an angled roof designed to resemble the surrounding cliffs, a house in Maui, Hawaii, is built to meld with the landscape.
The Nature of Nuance
The Mellin family blurs the lines between work and play in a highly conceptualized home and office remodel that celebrates...
Open-Plan Concrete Home in Japan
In Tokyo, Japan, where the houses are crammed cheek by jowl, two old friends from architecture school have created a...
Two Houses Are Better Than One
Or is one house better than two? For Santa Monica–based architect Jesse Bornstein and his family, both are true.
Taking Liberties
Designed and built in 1878 for Judge John Murphy, a 4,400-square-foot white structure has, from the outside, the undeniable...
Two Tiny Cabins Chose Simplicity Over Size
Two modest cabins in coastal New Zealand make waves with their respectful approach toward their environment.