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This Ivy-Covered Sonoma Home Comes With a Cor-Ten Steel Guesthouse
This Ivy-Covered Sonoma Home Comes With a Cor-Ten Steel Guesthouse
The 26-acre property is listed at a steep $4M—but luckily that includes 2.5 miles of hiking trails.
Before & After: A Beloved Family Camper Gets a Minty Fresh Makeover
Lauren Garcia used to have sleepovers in the RV as a kid. Now, she and her husband revived the 1977 trailer for their own adventures.
Those Who Watch From Fire Towers
The last remaining U.S. Forest Service lookouts spend months spotting wildfires from century-old cabins situated on high peaks—and in near solitude.
Just Some Pretty Birdhouses for Your Feathered Friends
Just Some Pretty Birdhouses for Your Feathered Friends
Give your favorite bluejay a new place to hang out.
In Spain, a Brick Home Built in Place of an Old Tennis Court Is All Aces
The indoor/outdoor plan by architect Sanchis Olivares features pockets of greenery that pop against its crisp clay bricks.
A Rare Island Retreat Just Outside London Lists for £1.7M
The three-bedroom home is clad in sapele wood and suspended on stilts—and it comes with a separate annex and studio.
Stone Walls and Rose Bushes Surround a Classic Connecticut Estate That's Listed for $15M
The home was designed by architect Alfred Hopkins, who also built estates for Louis Comfort Tiffany and Frederick Vanderbilt.
Enjoy Island Living in the Mountains of Puerto Rico for $6.1M
A pool, high ceilings, and the surrounding rainforest make for lush living.
Make a Historic Denver Landmark Your Red-Bricked Residence for $15M
A pool, car lift, and a hidden speakeasy round out this one-of-a-kind home.
This Tron-Inspired Dallas Estate Could Be Yours for $3.6M
Every room is a vibe, like the Versace primary suite and a F1 Ferrari home office.
A Contemporary Santa Fe Gem With Outdoor Rooms and a Culinary Garden Asks $3.8M
A Contemporary Santa Fe Gem With Outdoor Rooms and a Culinary Garden Asks $3.8M
Sleek spaces and walls of glass let mountain vistas take the spotlight.
A $5.9M East Hampton Home Embraces Waterfront Living Through a Wall of Windows
The second-story great room connects the two wings of the house—and the indoors to the outdoors.
20 Homes That Are Habitats
From California to Argentina, these houses are living, breathing ecosystems for critters of all kinds.
How Two Helsinki Architects Transformed a Parking Lot Into a Paradise for Pollinators
The Alusta Pavilion gives birds, bees, and plants a lush habitat—and human visitors a renewed outlook on the natural world.
This Unremarkable ’80s Flat in Barcelona Was Ripe for Reinvention
There was nothing worth saving, so Forma Arquitectura employed metallic accents, mirrored partitions, and strategic sight lines to transform the dull flat into a dynamic home.
When the Neighbors Are Bobcats, Bats, and Bears
Sometimes having a yard that doubles as living, hunting, or foraging space for another species offers the chance to witness some truly sublime moments.
It’s Easy to See Why This $1.6M Home Won the Very First Sea Ranch Design Award
Designed by William Turnbull Jr., the prizewinning property is back on the market for the second time in 50 years.
Budget Breakdown: An Architect Builds an Experimental Garden Studio for Less Than £5K
In the British countryside, Stirling Prize nominee Michael Dillon builds a tiny office as an exercise in low-carbon, low-cost construction.
A Maine Couple Find Their Passion for Design in an Island Cabin Renovation
The 1969 summer house needed a gut remodel—so Carisa Salerno and Aaron Levin rebuilt it piece by piece: “In the end, we feel like we built a sculpture, not a...
A Hillside Midcentury With a Wood-Wrapped Interior Surfaces in the East Bay for $2M
Perched in the hills of El Cerrito, the 1960s home comes with a trove of original detail and a shady backyard.
A Soaring Timber Extension Revs Up a Quiet Suburban Home in Australia
Ben Callery Architects performs an epic renovation at the rear of a bungalow that maximizes a nature-loving family’s connection with the outdoors.
$3.2M Will Net You a Sublime Steel Getaway on a Pond in Upstate New York
Designed by Dean/Wolf Architects, the home gently curves to capture views of the water, land, and sky.
This Boxy Brick Home in London Has a Layout That Flows Like Water
A route snakes from the front gate at the street to the bedroom patio at the lower level for one surprisingly continuous plan.
Why Every Celebrity Has a Home Goods Brand Now
‘Stars are not just like us,’ these products say. But buy what they’re selling and you might at least be able to live a little more like them.
Honey, I Shrunk Everything: A Tiny Trip to the Miniatures Convention
After a few pandemic-induced years apart, members of the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts celebrated their 50th anniversary, some seriously small houses, and other...
This Gorgeous Timber and Brick Home in Rural Australia Was Inspired by a Ski Chalet
Architect Richard Cole admits it’s odd to draw a comparison to a winter retreat, but the family escape operates in many of the same ways.
Before & After: An Architect Levels Up His Tiny Seattle Cottage With a Soaring Skylight
Clint Bailey tears down walls and breaks through the ceiling to fill his 700-square-foot home with natural light and new living space.
If Only We Could Spend All Autumn Curled Up in This £330K English Cottage
Nestled in a historic village in the Kent countryside, the two-bedroom home is cozy incarnate.
Upgrade Your Housewares and Improve Your Life
It’s time to part ways with that broken toaster oven and treat yourself to something new.
Parachute’s First Living Room Collection Is Built for Comfort, Not Speed
The California linen brand is answering to fast furniture with a loungey new lineup that’s a little chunky, very hygge, and designed to last.