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Located at the center of the home, the new two-level atrium connects the existing living areas to the attic spaces above.
Located in Portola Valley, California, this renovation of a William Wurster Ranch house began with a study of the home’s history. Inspired by original photos of the 1950s home, the renovation refreshed its significant architectural past without detracting from its Wurster essence.
Wrapped in cypress wood inside and out, the home embodies the principles of organic architecture.
Built at the end of the 19th century, 411 Vanderbilt Avenue is a brick carriage houses that originally sheltered the horses and coachmen for an upscale estate on Clinton Avenue. The luminous living room features built-in shelving, custom cabinetry, and a gas fireplace with a customized wood mantel by Fitzhugh Karol further enhance the interiors.
Michael Johnson’s answer to having little buildable land to work with in his design of Ruth Hiller’s Winter Park, Colorado, house was to elevate and cantilever the kitchen, living, and dining space over the carport, nearly doubling the home’s living area. To avoid a space-hogging fireplace, Johnson recommended a Bathyscafocus by Focus Creations. Hiller took the suggestion and now enjoys the warmth of a fireplace and the full square footage of her living room.
Encarnacion's living room is warm and cozy, with floor cushions under the table for extra seating. "One of my favorite pieces in the house is this brass table that is in the living room," she tells us. "When our diffuser is on it, it looks like a person doing Warrior 2 pose."
Sliding doors lead to the central courtyard, providing easy indoor/outdoor living and effortless entertaining.
A look at the living and dining spaces housed in the guest wing.
Expansive glazing creates a continuous visual connection between the interior living spaces and exterior patio.
Modern, chic furnishings and colorful artwork create a stylish interior setting.
Fitted with a new black-framed window unit, the new, light-filled living room features a sofa and coffee table from Beitili.
A wood-burning brick fireplace anchors the space.
Aside from Bisazza tiles, “all American materials” were used for the fitouts and finishings.
A great way to spend the day reading a book.
Living room: with oak herringbone floor, custom made 5 meter long tv-bench made of birch plywood. Treated with natural soap and osmo wax. Dining table also made of same materials with doubled 18 mm plywood glued together and added brass details. By creating an open space plan, the living room looks more spacious with the natural light added. LED lighting on the transition of wall/ceiling and on the tv bench.
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The open-plan layout is a fitting setting to embrace a minimalist, Scandinavian-inspired aesthetic.
Approaching the remodel with a less-is-more philosophy, Downie North did minimal alterations to make the building's existing 6,782-square-feet footprint more efficient and intuitive.
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The shallow plan helps with cross ventilation, while a deep overhang to the north provides shade for the living areas in the summer.
The main floor has an open living, dining, and kitchen area with unobstructed views since support beams were unnecessary for the domed structure. The floors are concrete with a decorative finish.
The redesign of the staircase is a contemporary touch which could have just as easily existed in the home's original state. The wood slat screen blends with the wooden staircase and the wood ceiling opening the space and making it feel bigger—a huge improvement over the sheetrock wall that had been previously there.
In order to open up the space, Klopf Architecture took out some walls that were supporting beams. Klopf explains, “We used a structural trick by putting a cross-beam on the roof, which you don’t see. The ceiling now has an open, more expansive feeling—more post-and-beam.”
The living spaces are orientated to the north, while the bedrooms have been placed in the south of the home.
Cradle-to-cradle certified carpet from the Shaw Group adds a warm layer in the living room.
The hotel is furnished with rattan furniture made in Sarchí, a Costa Rican town famous for crafts.
A hanging rattan chair and Acapulco chairs add a breezy, laid-back vibe to the lounge.
Climbing vines form a green wall and ceiling in the communal lounge area, providing some privacy without disturbing the natural setting.
Masahiro and Mao Harada of Mount Fuji Architects Studio wanted to break with the traditional definition of a house when they designed this small Tokyo home. They achieved their goal by using the same material for the ceiling, the walls, and the floor, creating a space that flows beautifully. 

Photo by Ryota Atarashi.
All furniture is made of oak wood except the staircase volume made entirely of black steel.
Since the original siding was in bad condition, they installed new vertical Western red cedar siding throughout the house, which is also reflected on both the interior and exterior. Klopf explained that one of the challenges of the project was finding a low-VOC stain that would match the color of the original siding.
The couple designed the master bedroom, choosing a new red carpet inspired by the original and a Half Moon pendant by Allied Maker.
For this 780-square-foot apartment Hong Kong apartment, local practice MNB Design Studio used plywood, smart storage solutions, and tapped into the principles of origami to create a highly structured, minimalist home.
From this covered area, you can enter into either the main building cluster or the annex. "It functions as a protected and semi-tempered zone (without particular heating) between the main part and the annex," says Stinessen. "It also provides an additional layer to the natural ventilation during summertime, even on windy or rainy days."
Interiors include an open floor plan, high ceilings, radiant heat, and hardwood floors throughout.
Stairs lead up to the upper level.
A green Finnjuhl sofa and table at fireplace, and pendants from Foscarini.
A raw steel box inserted into one of the concrete walls serves as a storage system for the owners’ collection of rare vintage vinyl records.
The light-filled, lovely living room of 411 Vanderbilt.
The interior shares the structure’s attention to texture and line. Furnishings include a pair of Arne Jacobsen’s AJ floor lamps and a Le Bambole sofa, armchairs, and ottoman by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia.
A fireplace in the living lounge.
Entering the house.
Four rows of narrow “light shelves,” a stylistic signature of Stillwater Dwellings, wrap around a corner wall in the double-height living room. A modular carpet by FLOR covers eucalyptus planks from Cali Bamboo. The leather Violino sofa was purchased at an overstock warehouse.
Vintage pieces furnish the library, which occupies the ground floor of the modular addition.
Near a Gent wood-burning stove by Thorma in the living area, an IKEA Poäng chair and ottoman provide a cozy spot for reading. Thanks to the passive design strategies utilized by Ovchinnikov, the house stays warm through the winter with only minimal heating required.

The modern living room is one of the busiest spots in the house. It is where family and friends alike gather to share stories, watch movies, read, and unwind. As you'll find in the projects below, there are endless ways to configure a fresh living space with modern options for chairs and sofas, sectionals, end and coffee tables, bookcases, benches, and more. Innovative fireplaces add a touch of warmth.