Here are some stories about modern landscapes and inventive landscape designers

Compact Wooden Home in Japan
A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.
A Miami Renovation That Blends Concrete and Rich Wooden Interiors
Designed with Floridian sensibilities, this bright loft gives an otherwise industrial space some warmth.
This Hamptons Getaway Blends Seamlessly Into a Lush Landscape
Cedar, reclaimed ipe, and Corten steel combine in a multigenerational home designed to gracefully age in place.
This Minimalist Home in Maine Channels the Spirit of a Scandinavian Cottage
The home’s trio of streamlined gables shows off its crisp wood finishes.
6 Black Tiny Homes That Blend In Seamlessly With Nature
These compact dwellings melt into their surroundings with muted black exteriors.
This Japanese Home Has a Sunken Interior That Blends Into the Earth
The Pit House in Japan has smooth, rounded walls and a subterranean kitchen and living area.
Green Home in La Jolla Blends Indoors and Outdoors
The Noorens fell in love with San Diego and the surrounding area during a surf vacation several years ago, and made it their...
This Sleek Home Security System Blends in With Any Decor
SimpliSafe’s exceptionally designed home security system is both powerful and beautiful, safeguarding every corner of the house...
A Muted Berkshires Home Pays Homage to an Idyllic Landscape
Surrounded by an apple orchard, an evergreen grove, and gardens originally tended by the owners’ parents, Sheffield Residence...
A Modern Farmhouse Blends Community-Minded Living With the Country Landscape
Nestled in a rural hamlet in Virginia, this new farmhouse embraces its idyllic surroundings in a tight-knit community.
A Black Gable Home Opens Wide to the Appalachian Landscape
Desai Chia Architecture draws upon rural architecture to create an austere retreat that frames spectacular vistas.
An Artist Builds a Wooden Home That Lets Nature Be the Boss
In coastal New England, an artist turns a wooded property into a haven for creating and living.
This Recently Listed Frank Lloyd Wright Home Is a Refreshing Blend of Old and New
Listed for $2.3M, the 1951 Glore House matches contemporary updates with original details.
How This Landscape Design Made a Home as Fun as a Playground
A hillside Virginia home located on a notch between two ridges is fun for the whole family.
11 Glorious Rammed-Earth Homes That Celebrate the Landscape
These resilient, rammed-earth homes show the soil’s true stripes.
An Energy-Conscious Home Gets Woven Into a Waterfront Landscape
Passive solar principles, indoor/outdoor living, and a “forever home” mindset are combined in this elegant, art-filled property...
A LEED Gold Weekend Home Embraces the Ontario Landscape
This all-white LEED Gold home is undoubtedly modern, but takes cues from the historic precedent of the longhouse to bring the...
A Richly Furnished Home Frames Striking Landscape Views
In the Australian bush, a sculptor and an architect collaborate on a house built to withstand fire.
This Home in the Italian Countryside Is Radically Open to the Landscape
With an unusual roof and a ground floor open to the outside, a barn-like house stretches into the Italian countryside.
Pigmented Concrete Walls Tie This Home Into the Landscape
North of Rio de Janeiro, a holiday home blends into the terrain with reddish concrete walls pigmented to match the native soil.