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Living Rooms Round Up

Here’s a fast spherical up of the dwelling rooms that we’re ogling at this exact second. They don t all fall into one specific class or fashion of …

Fernando

MP28

The house MP28 is located in a private residential area in Cancun, Mexico, and is developed on a unique corner terrain, in connection with a donation area, which offers a green area and multiple types of plants and feel of open space.

The volumetric shape of the house is performed in an “L” figure. …

Stonewall

Casa Caja: Low-Cost Concrete House Designed to DIY

This simple house composed of donated, low-cost materials offers a template for affordable homes that can be designed and built by their owners with …

Architecture

Modern ranch style home with land-loving layout and materials

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New Zealand's Parsonson Architects designed the Wairau Valley House in Rapaura, set amidst a rustic melange of farms, …

Architecture

Small Footprint, Soaring Stature: Modern vertical house maximizes views and nature

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This "earthy-meets-industrial" house by Coates Design Architecture holds its head up high here on Bainbridge Island in …

Architecture

Modern Family Home in The Netherlands: Tradition with a Twist

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JagerJanssen Architects designed this home in Meppel, the Netherlands for a Dutch family who wanted something a little …

Architecture

This Stunning Vacation House Was Built From A Ruin

This cozy house on Pico Island gorgeously merges past and present architecture.

A stony ruin on the volcanic island of Pico, in the North Atlantic Ocean's Portuguese Azores, was turned into a cozy vacation home that gorgeously combines the old with the new.

Inês Vieira da Silva and Miguel Vieira, of …

Portugal

JRB House

Besides improving the quality of life of those who inhabit it, the project’s main goal is to satisfy the clients’ needs and materialize their ideals. This great house works toward the conservation and preservation of the environment via the implementation of electric energy generation and …

Architecture

Dark Drama: The New Hues of 2015

If you're tired of super-bright, all white interiors, 2015 may be your year. Topping my list of 10 design predictions for 2015 was a swing back …

Navy Blue

Can't Make Rent? This Beautiful Squatter's Home Can Be Built On A Vacant Lot In A Day

An Amsterdam real estate developer wants young people to occupy affordable, moveable homes on properties where building is stalled—and move when construction gets started again.

In Amsterdam, like many cities, it's hard to find an affordable place to live, especially for recent college graduates who …

Real Estate

The Best Kitchens of 2014

This year in kitchen design, we saw a lot of daring colors, global influences, unique backsplashes and detailed accents, and innovative appliances.

Kitchens

Castle Rock House by Herbst Architects

Established in 2000 by Lance and Nicola Herbst, their namesake practice, Herbst Architects, has been at the forefront of commercial, residential and educational building design for the last 14 years.Through innovative thinking and a good eye for aesthetics, their work has been widely published on …

Architecture

Real-Estate Porn: The Most Luxurious Properties of 2015 So Far

Early contenders for the year's most jaw-droppingly grand residences.

New year, new digs? The hottest 2015 properties on our radar won't be available for long. You wish you lived here.

Real Estate

Boats 2E + 2N

Boats 2E + 2N are two adjacent apartments with similar challenges. It was necessary to create two bedrooms for the families in each of their narrow spaces with access to an exterior deck for natural light and air. Both spaces had 11-foot ceilings, which was enough to create a storage or sleeping …

Andrew Maynard leaves Melbourne home extension unfinished

This metal-framed extension to a clapboard house near Melbourne was left intentionally incomplete by architect Andrew Maynard

Architecture

HOUSE OF THE DAY: A Lavish NYC Penthouse Hits The Market For $66 Million

The most expensive and lavish of six apartments built atop New York City's historic Puck Building has hit the market for $66 million.

The price is astounding, and if it sells at the list price, it would become the most expensive apartment building sold in downtown New York, according to Curbed.

The …

7 Trends From 2014 That Aren't Going Away

We're wishing these 2014 trends a long and happy life. This article originally appeared on ELLEDecor.com.

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Trends

Before and After: A Colorful Budget-Friendly Kitchen Update

This makeover might inspire you to take a colorful plunge in your own kitchen. This article originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

This DIY project is courtesy of Hometalk and Dans le Lakehouse blogger, Tanya.

"When my husband and I finally found our dream home on Lake Superior, we had a very …

Kitchens

Gorgeous Angular Home in Zurich That Is Built like a Modern Sculpture

Tasked with the challenge of building a home on a steep, cramped lot in Zurich, Switzerland, L3P Architekten designed an innovative residence that rises in a sculpture-like mass of steel, concrete, and glass from the ground. Known as the Rebberg Dielsdorf House, the dwelling is the result of …

Top 10 Garden Design Trends of 2015

A stylish garden need not sacrifice usefulness. We're predicting these 10 design trends—including native plants, sturdy accessories, and dramatic paint and stain colors—will improve any garden this year:

Black Fences:

Above: Photograph via Martin Veltkamp.

A black backdrop is the perfect foil for …

12 Kitchen Looks Expected To Be Big In 2015

Natasha Saroca, Houzz Contributor

Have you been toying with the idea of revamping your kitchen and think 2015 may be the perfect time to take the plunge? Before you start searching for a pro to tackle the project, it’s important to think about what you’ll need and how you can improve your kitchen …

Kitchens

Hélène Binet Captures a Hidden Architectural Gem in Cyprus: The Swiss photographer explores the untouched family home of modernist designer Neoptolemos Michaelides

The modernist work of the late Cypriot architect Neoptolemos Michaelides fuses Brutalism, ancient architecture and the leisure of Mediterranean living. Michaelides studied under great architects like Gio Ponti and Bruno Zevi in the 1940s, but his distinctive style remained relatively unknown to the …

A staircase lands on a desk inside House in Hikone by Tato Architects

Forty-two identical windows puncture the exterior of this house in Japan by Tato Architects, which also features a staircase that leads onto a piece …

Architecture

Outstanding Family Home Design Hiding In The Suburbs

What appears to be a common home from the street is actually a modern family home connecting to the outdoors. An M-shaped roofline shelters a fresh …

Architecture

In Norway, A New Model For Zero-Energy Housing

Snohetta's carbon-neutral model home looks like it's been tipped up for a quick vacuum underneath. Could it be replicated elsewhere?

The building industry is one of the world's biggest polluters. About half of the U.K.'s carbon dioxide emissions come from the construction and operation of buildings; …

Housing

BEFORE & AFTER: The Looks-Larger, No-Square-Footage-Added Makeover

A kitchen and dining room get a new (and more spacious!) look without extending the actual floor plan.

In a stunning Los Angeles home by sfa design, we're especially struck by the transformations in the kitchen and dining room—particularly how the rooms look significantly larger...despite the fact …

Interior Design

10 Of The Most Fabulous Housing Designs Of 2014

From a house dangling off a cliff to an apartment designed to make friends, here are the most ingenious residential designs of the year.

Not everyone can live in a one-of-a-kind, architect-designed home, but there is no shortage of spectacular designs that make us wish we did, whether it's a …

Housing