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A Textile Designer’s Home Is Unapologetically Colorful

Orla Kiely furnishes her renovated Victorian house with her signature prints.
March 31, 2016
With its flat, white wooden exterior and metal-framed windows that sit flush against the facade, the house exhibits the utilitarian building principles that were so strongly favored by the Bauhaus. It also manages to fuse with the local landscape, using g

Bauhaus by the Sea

No nautical nonsense here. How Walter Gropius built the Hagerty House, his first commission in the United States.
March 30, 2016
Modern interior with original brick wall

The Barcelona Home Like No Other

Layer by layer, a crumbling 18th-century flat in the middle of Barcelona finds new life at the hands of architect Benedetta Tagliabue.
March 29, 2016
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An Art Studio That Would Make Picasso Jealous

In Toronto, a painter accustomed to crashing in his studio created an airy artistic haven with both working and living quarters for a more balanced and polished picture.
March 29, 2016
Facade of family retreat in California.

Here's What Norse Mythology and Modern Architecture Have in Common

From skiing to soaking up the sun, a family retreat for all seasons.
March 28, 2016
Living room addition in New Zealand

A Little Kiwi Beach House Beefs Up Big Time

In Auckland, New Zealand, a quintessentially compact style of home adds a bigger living room to fit a family.
March 28, 2016
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These Shop Owners Have a Killer Apartment Right Upstairs

A pair of Toronto boutique owners and their architects surpass expectations for above-the-shop living with a renovation that celebrates clean design and serene space.
March 28, 2016
Facade of a renovated home in Montreal.

This House Looks Great After 107 Years

The renovation of a 2,000-square-foot property updates a century-old design for a family of four.
March 28, 2016
A Seattle home with cedar cladding.

A Bungalow Outshines Seattle’s Infamous Weather

One couple’s 1,900-square-foot residence finds harmony with a view.
March 28, 2016