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A Family Lives Harmoniously Together in This Captivating Multi-Generational Home

In Sangolquí, Ecuador, architects create a striking Z-shaped home to accommodate two generations.<p>When Raul Ortega wanted to build a home that would accommodate his wife and children, as well as his elderly parents, he turned to Quito–based architecture firm Estudio A0 for help. After much strategic …

Architecture

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

Healdsburg Home

Healdsburg, California<p>This project was for a couple with an extensive relationship to the timber of the forest. The house was designed to incorporate the stunning surrounding views into their everyday life, and to take advantage of some fallen redwood trees that they had saved for several years – …

Architecture

Modern farmhouse on seven bucolic acres asks $3M

It's full of custom details<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>t</i><i>ipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Carversville, Pennsylvania<p><b>Price:</b> $2,985,000<p>This country house may look like it's …

Design

Townships Farmhouse

North Hatley, Quebec, Canada<p>When a Toronto couple with shared interests in land conservation and craftsmanship approached Lee and Macgillivray Architecture Studio (LAMAS) to build a new home on their 200-acre property in North Hatley, Quebec, a fertile partnership took root. The couple, an artist …

Travelling alone isn’t for everyone — but for these adventurers, it’s the way to go

On a May vacation in Nicaragua, Alison Peters often visited several panaderias after dinner, sampling not one but many desserts. She spent days …

Outdoor Fire Pit Seating Ideas That Blend Looks And Function In Crazy Ways

Having a fire pit out in the backyard is simply genius. It gives you the perfect entertainment setting for outdoor. The fire pit is an excellent …

Landscaping

3 Californian homes that are a dream!

Are you ready enjoy a little California dreaming? We hope so, as we have three utterly astounding homes to show you today, all of which are found in …

Architecture

House in the Dune / Luciano Kruk

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The House in the Dune is located in The Coast Disctrict, in a seaside neighborhood 13 km north of the …

Living Rooms

On a Rock in a Hard Place - Dwell

On a cold, drizzly, late November morning in downtown Seattle, prefab buildings are not the first thing on most people’s minds—a roaring fire in a cozy cabin is more like it. But for Peter and Mark Anderson, of Anderson Anderson Architecture, the two aren’t mutually exclusive. Prefab, with its …

Prefab Homes

Get Ready for Apartment Envy

It’s hard to look at this flat and not be jealous of the people who get to call it home! Titled “33 Kinds of Joys of Life”, it’s the latest work from …

Interior Design

The Barn

"The Barn" is an exceptional conversion by Carney Logan Burke Architects, it combines both rustic and modern details to complement the beautiful and …

Classic Cars

Mask House

Overlooking the lake where the owner lost his younger brother, the Mask House is a solemn space of contemplation. The entry is placed at the end of a …

Architecture

An Unfussy Brooklyn Townhouse Remodel from Architect Elizabeth Roberts

When a young family—a lawyer and dance professor and their two young sons—purchased a Brooklyn townhouse, the building had been subdivided into four …

Tour The Modern Architecture Of Marfa, West Texas’s Artist Oasis

Donald Judd may have brought modern art to Marfa, but modernist architecture has longer roots there.<p>If Austin is a “cool liberal oasis” nestled in the arid Texas landscape–as it was once described to me–then Marfa, Texas, is its artier asylum to the west. The town, population 1,900, was solidified …

Architecture

Posh Penthouse Makeover in Melbourne Relies on Chic Décor and LA Glamour

Sophistication, practicality and a hint of Hollywood-inspired visual aura that leaves you mesmerized – <b>M Residence</b> designed by Studio Tate is surely …

Interior Design

Modern Loft in Kaunas: Industrial Style Wrapped in Unpretentious Lighting

If you love industrial style coupled with modern comfort and carefully curated aesthetics, then you are bound to instantly fall in love with the …

Interior Design

These are the best books Bill Gates read in 2016

The world’s richest man is studying up on tennis and electrical grids this year.<p>Bill Gates, philanthropist and cofounder of Microsoft, has kept up his reading and book reviewing. Today he released an annotated list of his favorite books from 2016. They include David Foster Wallace’s essays on …

Bill Gates

Tour the Coolest Homes in Marfa, Texas | GQ

When Donald Judd began his Marfa project in the early 1970s, he would never have predicted the near mythic status it would end up achieving. The small town of 2,000 residents is 20 miles from the next town and nearly three hours from the nearest major airport, yet it features a contemporary art …

El Paso

IKEA's Lena Pripp-Kovac talks to Inhabitat about their sustainability program

IKEA is working hard to create an environment that can help everyone live a sustainable life. That’s why they say “to change everything, we need …

Architect Visit: A Renovated Farmhouse in Bedford with Scandinavian Influences

In Bedford, New York, architect Rafe Churchill transforms a small farmhouse, owned by the same family for 30 years, into a modern weekend house with …

Farrow & Ball

Bliss Mobil Expedition Vehicles

Exploring the far reaches of the world doesn't have to mean roughing it. Bliss Mobil Expedition Vehicles offer luxurious appointments built atop some …

Batteries

Cali-glam cohesion: RH unveils Eight Palms, its first residence

What better way to experience Restoration Hardware’s Cali-glam collections than in their true, authentic environment? This month, the furniture behemoth unveils Eight Palms, the first residence completely conceived and designed by chairman and CEO Gary Friedman and his RH design team. Located on a …

The 7 Best Motivational Books of 2016

While 2016 was a difficult year politically, it was a great year for motivational books.<p>During this month and next, I'm revealing my picks for the best business books of the year, first by category and finally (on December 16) the very best of the best.<p>This post contains the top seven books of the …

Motivation

When the clan outgrows the cottage: Here’s how to create space, privacy and a beautiful new classic

For two Toronto sisters, some of their most treasured memories are of long, lazy summers at the family cottage, on a private island on Muskoka’s Lake …

26 Photo Accent Walls That Will Blow Your Mind

A photo mural is an oversized photo that takes the whole wall or several walls and looks rather realistic. Photo murals are a modern and cool way to …