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Design your dream home with a new platform that spits out accurate blueprints

Higharc hopes to make custom homes more accessible

This modern house shape shifts in Oregon’s high desert

It’s amazing what a sliding panel can achieve

Luxe Danish houseboat with terrace yours for $925K

The 1,500-square-foot property spans two levels and features plenty of space to relax at sea indoors or outdoors.

Incredible Maui home with ‘playground’ roof hits market for $2.4M

Designed by by Slovenian firm Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti, the clifftop home is an oceanside stunner.

This tiny house hides everything in its walls

The 96-square-foot home, dubbed aVOID, tries to bring a sense of anti-twee emptiness to the tiny house movement

Modern Tahoe retreat frames stunning views

The expansive, minimalist home uses a limited palette of materials to full effect.

Gorgeous timber home was designed for aging in place

The 2,900-square-foot home was made for an aging couple and takes up a single level with no steps.

11 midcentury homes for the holidays

Midcentury modern homes are often featured in our House Calls column and the reason is simple: Great design is eternally appealing.

24 irresistible kitchen and dining rooms to inspire you this holiday season

No matter how you slice it, the Thanksgiving season means focusing on the kitchen and dining room. So here, we serve up some of the best for you.

1960s warehouse becomes hip green home in Melbourne

Zen Architects made a lovely courtyard in the home by leaving part of the original structure uncovered.

This Scandinavia-inspired lake home is a sweet modern retreat

Inspired by a Minnesota couple’s love of Nordic style, the architects at Strand Design created a custom 4,800-square-foot vacation home that has a northern flair.


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Inside the iconic John Lautner Residence in L.A. 

The concrete-and-glass home was designed in 1961 by architect John Lautner.

Inside the high-design 'hobbit houses' of northern Michigan

Taking inspiration from the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, architect Earl Young designed dozens of eclectic stone homes in northern Michigan in the early 1900s.

Log cabin kits let you build your dream mountain retreat

for people looking for a semi-customizable log home that will hold up to the elements and fit the mountain aesthetic, a log cabin kit could fit the bill.

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‘We never dreamed we’d live in a Neutra house’

A midcentury modern-loving couple finds their dream house where they least expect it.

This wild shipping container house concept will be built in the Cali desert

Sneakily realistic computer renderings reveal an exuberant, bombastic design outside Joshua Tree.

Swedish summer house combines classic materials with modern looks

This enviable second house by design studio Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, not far from central Stockholm.

Everything you need to read about Frances Gabe, self-cleaning house inventor

Her New York Times obituary, published this week, quickly went viral, putting Gabe back in the zeitgeist. She was the original smart home pioneer.

A developer built this sustainable, accessible modern house for his parents

This gorgeous self-built home incorporates many of today’s best architectural trends: modern design, adaptive reuse, sustainability, and accessibility.

Gorgeous Italian villa, one of ‘world’s most influential buildings,’ asks $45M

Designed by Andrea Palladio, Villa Cornaro was used as a model for Monticello

5 tips for living on a boat full-time

After an eight-month-long renovation and almost one full year at sea, a family of four has picked up some tips on how to fully embrace the perks of boat life.

Clay house in Mexico City is all about light

From the street, the house’s main volume seems to levitate above the slope below, lending a lightness to the clay-covered form.

Snag this '60s Fire Island Pines gem at a discount

The interiors—light-filled and lined in knotty wood, with sweeping views to the surrounding landscape through broad, double-height windows—are eye-popping.

Who wants to spend a night inside of an industrial crane?

Thanks to some bonkers designers, the experience looks (and smells) way cuter than you’d think.

’70s Frank Gehry home gets a minimalist makeover

Inspired by its neighborhood of Little Osaka, the redesign features an interior tea house-like volume of paneled wood.

Fisher House gives military families a home during medical crises

A nationwide network of group homes gives veterans and their families a place to stay when they need it most

The clever midcentury aluminum homes that would have changed U.S. suburbs

Alcoa, a Pittsburgh-based aluminum company, hoped that homes made of their flagship product might find a place in your local cul-de-sac. They largely didn’t.

Appalachian home with river views rises in West Virginia

The home combines two intersecting volumes—a long, rectilinear block and a smaller one that inserts itself at an angle into the back of the larger one.

Pride and Prejudice home in English countryside hits market for $11.7 million

If you’ve ever watched Pride and Prejudice (the original BBC TV series, not the movie with Keira Knightley) and wished you could live that life, here’s your chance.

This Vancouver waterfront home is all about the outdoors

The home is an indoor-outdoor living experience that incorporates dramatic views, gardens, and a variety of recreational activities that make the residence a place to relax—and play.

The Coodo modular prefab home is suited to a number of environments.

Portable prefab home takes mobile living to the next level

Have you ever wanted to just pack up and move from the city to the beach? Coodo, a portable prefabricated house, offers just that.

Cantilevered modern stunner nods to LA’s hillside homes

The design features a series of pentagonal concrete volumes, elevated for optimal views.

Cottage meets greenhouse in modern thatched home

The thatched roof is a beloved architectural tradition, deployed exquisitely in this modern Dutch home.

Rad concrete house climbs up a small, sloping site

To increase the home’s privacy, the architects envisioned an almost fortress-like outer wall surrounding three interior courtyards.

Airy London home works magic on an awkward lot

A little architectural ingenuity went a long way in replacing an old garage with this sunny abode.

There’s a ‘Cowboy Boot House’ for rent in Texas

On the spectrum of totally bizarre U.S. homes, Huntsville, Texas’s Cowboy Boot House falls somewhere between whimsically cute and completely bonkers.

Gorgeous concrete house is stacked with courtyard gardens

Inserted between two concrete facades, the courtyard gardens and glass walls bring natural light and ventilation to every room.

Bunker-like shell hides an airy modern home in Tokyo

Sitting atop a stark concrete plinth, the brooding abode seems to give a cold shoulder to neighboring homes. But wait until you see the inside.

Modern home built around 17th-century ruins is hauntingly cool

The clean-lined exterior, made of black corrugated iron, wraps the disintegrating remains of the old building within a completely sanitized white interior.