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A Gorgeous, Off-Grid Guesthouse Perches Lightly on a California Ranch

On an undulating stretch of California coastline, a hidden guesthouse runs free of the grid.<p>As they approach, visitors to Steve and Margaret Cegelski’s new guesthouse north of Santa Barbara might be momentarily confused. Their quarters are hidden from sight, tucked under the lip of a hill, with a …

Santa Barbara

An Old Horse Barn Is Repurposed as a Chic Desert Guesthouse

Former horse stalls now serve as concrete room dividers in this modernist guest home in Phoenix, Arizona.<p>Phoenix design-build firm The Construction Zone renovated an old concrete-and-steel barn, turning it into a sleek new guesthouse with an open-plan, three-room layout. Completed for approximately …

Architecture

This Modern Stone Cabin Looks Like It Belongs in Middle-Earth

Actually located in Wyoming, the dwelling is spectacularly attuned to its surroundings.<p>London-based firm McLean Quinlan was asked to create a vacation home that could take advantage of its spectacular location outside Jackson Hole, Wyoming, while also blending in. The resulting design "unites …

A Lofty Nature Retreat in Quebec Inspired by Nordic Architecture

This voluminous cabin in Austin, Quebec, has a sharply pitched roof and a bright and lofty interior that’s a surprising contrast to its austere, angular exterior.<p>Designed by Montreal-based practice APPAREIL Architecture, Grand Pic Chalet is inspired by the colors and vertical lines found throughout …

Architecture

Desert Utopia

With this elegant steel prototype, Marmol Radziner and Associates launch a new prefab venture with the goal of bringing their modern design sensibilities to a broader market.<p>Marmol Radziner and Associates, headed up by the photogenic and personable duo of Ron Radziner and Leo Marmol, has become the …

A Semi-Modular Beach House in Tasmania Floats Over a Site That Survived a Bushfire

After a bushfire, a partially prefabricated beach house rises on a rugged Tasmanian peninsula.<p>Simon and Sarah Younger had only toyed with the idea of building a new beach house beside their shack in Dunalley, Tasmania, when the property was razed by a bushfire in 2013. After the smoke cleared, the …

Architecture

At This High-Desert Home, a Whole Wall Opens Up When You Crank a Giant Wheel

In California, architect Tom Kundig delivers an off-the-grid retreat designed for both connection and solitude.<p>It’s a familiar story. After the kids move out and on to college and careers, their parents decide to pull up stakes. But a question lingers: Where will the family gather for holidays and …

Living Rooms

Wood and Glass Home in Australia Displays ‘Coastal Modernity’

This modern wood and glass home, designed by <b>InForm</b>, is located on the Mornington Peninsula near Melbourne, Australia. Dubbed <b>Blairgowrie 2</b>, the house …

Leapfactory Frame Home

By combining solar components and prefab construction, the Leapfactory Frame Home can inhabit any location. The structure is crafted from …

Architecture

Shelter | Uncrate

Every great vacation home starts with an amazing pool and Villa On The Rocks tops them all. Located in the South of France, the Rudy Ricciotti design …

Vacation Homes