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5 Stainless Steel Islands in Modern Kitchens

If you want a countertop that can withstand heavy use and abuse, it's hard to do stainless steel one better.
October 28, 2015
An exterior view of the terrace of the Earl Stein house designed by Alden B. Dow.

6 Modern Homes with Copper Designs and Craft

Warm and malleable, copper is one of humanity's oldest metallic mediums for art and craftsmanship. Architects and artisans have always used its pliability and reactivity—it oxidizes to a bright green—to their advantage, producing supple, richly hued creations. That tradition continues with these six homes.
October 27, 2015
Upstate New York small sustainable retreat for Chilewich and Sultan facade

6 Modern Homes in Upstate New York

With the thrum of New York City only a faint echo in the distance, these upstate homes illustrate the comforts of rustic living.
October 22, 2015
Barn turned vacation house in Pine Plains, New York

8 Homes with Unusual Windows

Unique windows not only change the appearance of a house, but also how those inside view the world.
October 15, 2015
Aging in Place Gary Gladwish Eagle Ridge steel exterior wide doorway zero step

6 Homes with Weathering Steel Designs

Often referred to as "Cor-Ten" steel—which is actually a specific brand name—weathering steel offers a durable and industrial feel. The metal accumulates a stable layer of rust that protects against the elements: everything from moisture to brush fires. From stairwells to entire exteriors, take a look at this material's diverse uses.
October 14, 2015
Porch renovation with galvanized metal cladding

5 Duplex Renovations

These revamped homes illustrate how completely spaces can be reimagined.
October 12, 2015
Modern box home clad in Cor-Ten steel

5 Homes With Cor-Ten Steel Facades

While its striking appearance makes it a symbol of modernity, Cor-Ten's constantly adapting quality can also help homes coexist with their natural surroundings.
October 5, 2015
houlder residence exterior

5 Modern Homes in Scotland

Whether incorporating its rich heritage or providing fresh departures from it, these homes elegantly complement Scotland's jaw-dropping, wind-scoured scenery.
October 1, 2015
In the kitchen, buffed concrete floors, chrome globe lights, and a fleet of Bertoia chairs comprise a sleek backdrop for quirkier pieces like the marble-topped wooden tables from a Catholic school, snagged at a local flea market. The secret to the spare,

Eclectic Homes That Mix Tons of Different Materials

What's the secret to these homes' charm? A generous blend of varied surfaces, textures, and materials.
September 29, 2015
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