Escapes

Now, more than ever, our homes are our sanctuaries—and these design-driven dwellings offer a sense of escape. From rejuvenating retreats to breathtaking vacation homes, these inspiring spaces soothe body and mind.

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This Warm, Inviting Home Captures the Best of Coastal Living on a Tiny L.A. Lot
This Warm, Inviting Home Captures the Best of Coastal Living on a Tiny L.A. Lot
Designed by Ras-a Studio, the Walk-Street House lives much larger than its compact site—thanks in part to plentiful outdoor areas and a stacked two-car garage.
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A Midcentury Home in Malibu Shines After a Radiant Renovation
Studio Bracket Architects turn a 1949 International Style home into an ideal escape for a couple who collect pre-war American automobiles.
This Gold Medalist Racer’s Home Takes Garage Design to the Next Level
Designer Chrissie Beavis draws on her rally racing relationship with Tanner Foust to turn his Newport Beach home into an expansive space—with a hydraulic auto lift—that highlights...

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How Richard Neutra’s Lew House Broke the Mold and Became a Midcentury Icon
How Richard Neutra’s Lew House Broke the Mold and Became a Midcentury Icon
Richard Neutra designed the Lew House in 1958 to suit his clients’ lifestyle and well-being with an open floor plan, wall-to-wall glazing, and a gleaming glass carport.
You Can Almost Touch the Sky in This Renovated Midcentury Home in L.A.
Set on a hillside overlooking the San Fernando Valley, this midcentury-modern home is full of wondrous windows that connect the interior with the sky and the sweeping landscape.
A Minimalist Home Full of Clever Design Tricks Appears to Levitate Above the Earth
David and Mayuko Lai’s Japanese-inspired home hides technology, doors, and storage space with smart solutions.
An Architect’s Venice Home Draws Inspiration From Around the World
Architect Steven Ehrlich reflects on his experiences in Africa and Japan to build a sustainable, ever-changing home in Los Angeles.
An Architect’s Matte Black Los Angeles Home Opens Wide to the Great Outdoors
At Assembledge+ founder David Thompson’s Laurel Hills home, glass bridges and massive sliders connect three cedar-clad volumes to a landscape flush with grasses, boulders, and...
Nutritionist Keri Glassman’s Manhattan Apartment Offers Lessons for Pandemic Living
The founder of Nutritious Life invites us into her Upper East Side home and shares how healthy habits have helped relieve stress.
How the Pandemic Is Reshaping Interior Design So Far
The pandemic has caused a sea change in how we live, work, and recreate—seven months later, here’s how that’s impacted our homes.
Home for the Holidays? Here’s What You Need to Know About Traveling This Winter
Home for the Holidays? Here’s What You Need to Know About Traveling This Winter
With so much up in the air due to COVID-19, Americans are playing it safe when planning holiday vacations.
Can Empty Offices and Hotels Help Alleviate the Housing Crisis?
Across the country, the pandemic is spurring the adaptive reuse of buildings as homeless services, affordable housing, and even micro-schools.
Just in Time for a New Age of Remote Work, Kibbo Combines Van Life and Co-Living
With a growing fleet of converted vans, a network of community clubhouses, and a vision of tech-enabled “ephemeral cities,” Kibbo believes the new normal is nomadic.
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.
What Historically Low Mortgage Rates May Spell for Homebuyers in 2020 and Beyond
Near-zero interest rates may have the long-term effect of inflating home prices and setting up another financial crisis.
Designer Jerome Byron’s Raw-Edged “Quarantine Quarters” Feel Like a ’90s Office Gone Rogue
Spurred on by the pandemic, the Los Angeles–based designer and architect builds a rough-and-ready workspace that’s indicative of his experimental streak.