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Modern wooden prefab home in Müsko Island, Sweden

7 Cozy Scandinavian Prefabs

While Americans may pine for prefab-dominated future, in Scandinavia, modular is already a way of life.
November 17, 2015
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Blond Wood Lightens Up These 5 Houses

Whether it's custom millwork or cerused floor planks, these light shades of wood prove that, even at home, blonds have more fun.
November 16, 2015
Buckner and Roberts both expressed admiration for Jones’s thoughtful details—including the sloping glass, angled columns, and Wrightian light shelf.

Midcentury Mecca: A Look at Modern Homes in Los Angeles

Famous for its sun-drenched glitziness, the City of Angels is also an epicenter of modernism, and features a multitude of homes designed or inspired by the likes of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and A. Quincy Jones.
November 13, 2015
Finally, the stone pine tree reveals itself from the backyard looking over the Venice neighborhood. Its canopy stretches over the first floor of the home and can be glimpsed by the skylights placed strategically above the living area.

5 Homes Designed Around Trees

Modernity works to accommodate nature in each of these carefully designed homes.
November 12, 2015
Stained Cedar and Benjamin Moore Glacier White facade of Seattle home by JW Architects

A Family Starts Fresh at a Seattle Home with Stunning Lakeside Views

Locally sourced materials create a thoroughly Pacific Northwestern home for a newly-arrived East Coast family.
November 8, 2015
dublin victorian extension kitchen full rec

5 All-Plywood Interiors

Inexpensive yet warm, plywood can be used in excess to create a minimal-yet-inviting interiors.
October 30, 2015
Charred cedar siding koi pond modern porch

6 Charred Wood Designs in Modern Homes

Charring is a simple and time-honored way to toughen the exterior of any wooden design. Called shou sugi ban in Japanese (when specifically referring to cedar) the process hardens the surface, protecting it against rain, rot, and insects. Too much burn weakens the wood but just enough leaves a beautiful, textured, coal-black sheen.
October 30, 2015
Open-plan living area and kitchen

A Look at Oak in 6 Modern Homes

Strong, hard, and resistant to bugs and fungus, oak has been the 'workhorse' of timbers for centuries, finding use in everything from ship's hulls to fine veneers. Tour these six examples of oak in modern homes.
October 29, 2015
Steel cladding and outdoor fire pit of Wisconsin cabin by Revelations Architects/Builders.

A Forest Retreat Combines Small Living with the Camping Experience

How a father and son built a diminutive off-the-grid cabin in the Wisconsin woods.
October 24, 2015
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