Urban Jungles and Other Homes That Run Wild

Urban Jungles and Other Homes That Run Wild

Dive Right In: We Take a Dip in Some Unusual Pools
Backyard Adventures: Travel-Inspired Patio Furniture and More


Editor’s Letter: Urban Jungles
Editor’s Letter: Urban Jungles
Porches, patios, renegade pools—the outdoor spaces at these homes demonstrate inspired and surprising ways to cultivate a patch of green in the city, from secret gardens to...
By William Hanley - a year ago
Everything You Need for an Urban Adventure, From a Nudist Picnic to Surfing the Rockaways
Picnic in the nude in Berlin, hike a mountain in Taipei—or recreate the feeling in your own backyard.
A House of Healing Hearts
Joyce Storey and her late husband, Howell Binkley, opened their Harlem apartment to the lovelorn for years.
Is the Future of Refugee Housing Permanence?
A growing number of architects are designing for displaced people, prompting a reconsideration of what ostensibly temporary living should look like.
A Secret Garden Grows at the Heart of This Bunker-Like Art Studio
Toronto architect Lia Maston reimagines her father’s backyard parking space as a creative retreat with a sunken courtyard for her sister.
There’s a Surprising Twist at Every Turn in This Montreal Townhouse
A family home brings everyone together with playful details—like a swiveling, pop-up table and a bright-red railing.
In Toronto, a Townhouse Maintains a Punchy Profile While Fitting in With Its Neighbors
Kilogram Studio livens up a Victorian home with vivid red accents that sync with the surrounding brick neighborhood.
Budget Breakdown: Hate Your Gable-Sided Home? Shield It
A strategic renovation with a striated facade helps a New Orleans homeowner meld his modern ambitions with his more historic home.
The Wiyot Tribe Is Getting Its Land Back and Making California More Affordable
Using the first community land trust developed under tribal law in the United States, the group is turning empty buildings in the coastal city of Eureka into transitional housing.
Making Pools in Strange Places
The mention of a backyard pool might conjure visions of high-maintenance, well-resourced landscapes.
Swimply, and the Public/Private Pool Divide
Pool access has been a surprising linchpin of some of America’s most significant cultural moments. What does it mean that you can now rent your neighbor’s watery paradise?
An Architect Punches Through the Wall of Two ’50s Properties to Create His Family Home
Hernán Landolfo created natural transitions and a mazelike plan complete with lushly planted courtyards and rooftop terraces.
When a Landscape Designer Found This Cork-Clad Home for Sale in L.A., It Was Kismet
“People who come to visit that have known me for years think I designed it.”
How an Heirloom Mah-Jongg Set Makes Space for Everyone at the Table
The founders of New York design firm A+A+A teach others the game to start conversations with family and at work, in spite of cultural barriers.
On Cloud Nine
Kolbe Windows & Doors helps frame and extend the views of a lakeside renovation in eastern Minnesota.
This Quick-Ship Home Is a Nod to the Modern Farmhouse
Lindal Cedar Homes lets you keep your design options open with hundreds of ready-to-go plans ranging from traditional-looking houses with high-pitched roofs to modern dwellings...
Recipe for Success
Effortlessly push the boundaries of culinary creativity with Miele’s revolutionary Generation 7000 kitchen appliances.