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10 Warm Wood Floors

Timeless, hardwearing, textured, and warm—the benefits of implementing wooden floors into your home are endless.<p>Whether they're filled with dark walnut, reclaimed wood, or a pale pine, each of these 10 homes bring out the best of the natural material we love.<p>1. Maple Floors Composed of Leftover …

7 Minimalist Apartments Around The World

According to Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists, minimalism can be summed up in a single sentence: "It's a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favor of focusing on what’s important—so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom."<p>However you may define it, …

Ever Wanted to Stay in a Cave That’s Actually Pretty Modern Inside?

Homes built under the earth or into the sides of mountains have been a part of our culture since the prehistoric days. Take a step back in time by checking into one of these cave hotels or hideaways—all of which are surprisingly modern inside.<p>In destinations like Cappadocia in Turkey, Santorini in …

Take it Outside With These 11 Spring-Friendly Deck Spaces

It's finally that time of the year to dust off the outdoor furniture, uncover the grill, and get ready for some basking in the sun with friends and family.<p>Here, we've gathered a number of deck spaces we've featured in the past that will help get you in the mood for the warmer days ahead.<p>1. Modular …

Material Spotlight: 11 Hardworking Uses of Western Red Cedar

Durable, long-lasting, and insect-resistant, Western red cedar has been a building material of choice for generations. In fact, Native Americans on the western seaboard were historically known to prefer this hardy wood for their building needs.<p>Along with its functional nature, its soft and warm …

16 Inviting Countryside Cabins

In 1845, one of America's most famous writers, Henry Thoreau, built a small home for himself on Walden Pond, a piece of property owned by poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. He spent more than two years there seeking a more simple way of life, and ended up flipping the standard routine of the times.<p>This …

Explore 12 of Our Favorite Homes in Portland

Known for its natural beauty and rich culture, Portland has become a proud hub of architectural excellence.<p>Here, we've collected some of our favorite homes in the City of Roses.<p>1. Brian White's 1960s Ranch<p>2. The Stump House<p>3. Katherine Bovee and Matt Kirkpatrick's Pad<p>4. Forest Loft<p>5. An …

12 Striking Examples of Clerestory Windows in Modern Homes

The term "clerestory" is applicable to Egyptian temples, where the lighting of the hall of columns was obtained over the stone roofs of the adjoining aisles, through slits pierced in vertical slabs of stone.<p>Here are some examples of modern clerestory window arrangements that similarly aspire …

10 Remarkable Warehouse-to-Home Transformations

Industrial structures can be excellent candidates for renovations—their large spaces can either be left open and airy, or divided into conventional rooms. Because they've been created to house heavy goods and machinery, they're also likely to have durable bones.<p>Take a look at these transformations …

A Round Pennsylvania Prefab Offers 360-Degree Solutions in Sustainability

An environmental engineer looks to Deltec Homes to build a round prefab that provides views of a forested Pennsylvania landscape while minimizing its environmental impact.<p>As a bat biologist who got his start exploring caves in college, Chris Sanders has always had a deep-seated respect for the …

11 Modern Stairways That Do Way More Than Just Connect Floors

More than just a means of getting from A to B, stairways can add architectural interest to a home with just a little lateral—or vertical—thinking.<p>Here are a few graphic, curvy, and layered examples that put modern twists on the ancient form.<p>1. Vancouver Design Studio<p>2. Work Box Home in Japan<p>3. …

13 Iconic Buildings Designed by Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry's recognizable designs are often cited as being among the most important works of contemporary architecture.<p>Born in Toronto, Canada, Gehry was a creative child. Encouraged by his grandmother, he would build little cities out of scraps of wood from her husband's hardware store. His …

"Queen of the Curve": 18 Influential Works by Zaha Hadid

When Zaha Hadid passed away in March 2016, she left the world of architecture with an irreplaceable legacy. As the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize (2004), she was described by the Guardian of London as the "Queen of the curve" who "liberated architectural geometry, giving it …

12 Shipping Container Homes That Challenge the Meaning of Shelter

Repurposed shipping containers have popped up all over the place in surprising ways—from homeless solutions in South Africa, to modern homes and shopping malls.<p>Utilizing the trusted shells of classic shipping containers, these unusual designs feature additions and modifications that push the …

10 Surprising Garage Transformations

Though garages have traditionally been used to hold the household vehicle or miscellaneous storage, homeowners have figured out creative ways to revive the area that can sometimes evolve into a dingy, unloved space.<p>Whether it's been turned into a living room, workshop, playroom, or kitchen, these …

10 Cozy Wood-Burning Stoves For Riding Out the Last Bit of Cold Weather

Wood-burning stoves aren't just for rustic cabins in the woods anymore.<p>This timeless and energy-efficient heating system has worked its way into modern homes across multiple continents. Take a look at these 10 dwellings—each of which have been made exponentially more cozy with the help of a …

14 Totally Off-the-Grid Cabins

Operating entirely off the grid, these homes match renewable energy sources with modern design.<p>1. Prefabricated Finnish shed<p>2. Jeff and Millie Baird’s off-the-grid retreat<p>3. The Watershed, an off-the-grid writer’s retreat<p>4. DesignBuildBLUFF in Colorado<p>5. French Island in Australia<p>6. MOS's Desert …

These 10 Designers Are Experts at Creating Colorful Bathrooms That Pop

As a space that can sometimes be left void of character, a bathroom can be immediately brought to life with a splash of color.<p>Here are a few designers and architects who caught our eye with bold, colorful bathroom renovation projects.<p>1. Roth Architects<p>2. Min | Day<p>3. Anne Sneed Architectural …

Charlize Theron plays a lethal secret agent in the ultra-violent 'Atomic Blonde' trailer

So, Stahelski took "John Wick: Chapter 2" and Leitch (also signed on the direct "Deadpool 2") took the Cold War-era spy thriller "Atomic Blonde."<p>Based on the graphic novel, "The Coldest City," Charlize Theron plays MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton, who travels to Berlin to investigate the murder of a …

A Plunging Roof Carves Out Space in This Park City Home Offered at $2.4M

Clad in shou sugi ban cedar with a sculptural roof that cuts through the home, this property in Park City, Utah, also features passive solar design and smart home technology.<p>As the chairman of an arts nonprofit in Park City, Utah, Matt Mullin was introduced to the work of Axis Architects during an …

Crafting a Hollow Wood Surfboard from Old-Growth Redwood

Long inspired by the work of Grain Surfboards based in Maine, San Francisco's own Danny Hess, and my friend Patrick Burnett of Burnett Wood Surfboards in Cape Town, South Africa, I have always wanted to build my own wooden surfboard.<p>There are any number of plans and templates and techniques …

12 Lovely Little Lofts

Making the most of a little spare loft space can add a whole new dimension to your home. Here are a few creative examples.

10 Modern Iconic Masterpieces

From Frank Lloyd Wright to Charles Gwathmey, we revisit some of the most memorable midcentury-modern homes from a range of iconic architects.<p>1. Charles Gwathmey's Hampton House<p>2. Harry Gesner's Sandcastle<p>3. Jens Risom's Block Island Family Retreat<p>4. The Kenneth and Phyllis Laurent House<p>5. John …

Make Your Dome Dreams Come True With These 12 Kit Home Companies

Buckminster Fuller is credited with inventing the geodesic dome, and designing over 3,000 of the structures the American Institute of Architects signifies as “the strongest, lightest and most efficient means of enclosing space known to man.”<p>The geodesic dome is able to cover more space without …

11 Hillside Homes That Feature a Balancing Act With Nature

These daring constructions illustrate that the added expense and effort of building at radical angles might just be worth it.

10 Prefab Garage Solutions For Auto Enthusiasts

No longer just a container for your car, washer/dryer, and forgotten belongings, the garage can be transformed into a functional, comfortable, and versatile space that reflects the modern, creative lifestyle of a car enthusiast.<p>Whether it's converting your existing garage space into a vibrant and …

10 Kit Home Companies to Watch

In the past, talk of a kit-built house would sometimes conjure images of a tumble-down, rustic timber cabin. However, today you can create an ultra-modern look with natural materials by going the route of a prefabricated kit home.<p>Many companies will deliver all the materials necessary for …

Prefab Homes

16 Prefab Shipping Container Home Companies in the United States

Gone are the days when shipping containers were used solely for transportation and storage. Today, shipping containers are used for many things, including home building.<p>Prefab shipping containers make incredible homes with their unique style, modern look and creative layout. They're also …

Leap Into the Year of the Dog With These 25 Pups in the Modern World

Celebrate Chinese New Year with these lucky dogs living in expertly designed homes.<p>The 11th of the zodiac animals, the dog bears the virtues of honesty, loyalty, and reliability. With recent years of the dog including 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, and 2006, this year pairs the animal with the …

16 Boxy Modern Pools For This Summer

Take a splash in this inspiring collection of modern pools. We picked pool designs that feel like an extension of the home.

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