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This Farmhouse is a Cor-Ten Steel-Clad Dream

From the bones of a neglected farmstead in rural Scotland emerges a low-impact, solar-powered home that’s all about working with what was already there.<p>"The house is always the perfect temperature. The only way you get cold in this house is if you’re coming down with a cold—it’ll be your own …

Architecture

The Home That Arrived by Crane

On the edge of a historic park in an English shire, a prefabricated home sets a new design standard.<p>The silver birch trees of England’s New Forest National Park were a key inspiration in the design of what is effectively a genre-defining mobile home.<p>The project’s owners, Mel Matthews and her …

Architecture

An Idyllic Rhode Island Summer Cottage Is the Perfect Escape for a New York Family

A family escapes their urban environs to a vacation home attuned to its coastal landscape.<p>It’s a still 87 degrees, in the thick of summer, on the southern edge of Rhode Island, and Christine Urban Merola walks briskly through her house, throwing open giant metal sliding windows on the second floor, …

Architecture

Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Style and Camping Collide in Maine

When a traditional architectural style meets handmade details, the result is a quietly modern retreat.<p>In Bar Harbor, Maine, on a secluded waterfront property once used by Brooke Astor as a summer hunting ground, sits an eclectic little garden of collected curiosities: a fragment of a French-style …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Modern Wooden A-Frame Retreat in France

Like a little chapel on the prairie, architect Jean-Baptiste Barache’s simply elegant retreat in the tiny Normandy town of Auvillier is a modern play on centuries-old forms and technology.<p>Damp Upper Normandy, a workingman’s land of ragged rains and rapeseed fields, is not the first place that comes …

Living Rooms

Renovated Garage is the Ultimate Modern Party Space

A vacation home’s renovated garage fuses art and architecture.<p>When Bill and Ruth True bought a second home, overlooking the shores of Puget Sound on picturesque Vashon Island, it came with a compact, detached wood garage-cum-toolshed. The couple, art collectors who formerly operated a nonprofit …

Architecture

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A Mini-Home With Mega-Views - Dwell

At just 430 square feet, an artist's retreat takes advantage of the surrounding scenery to define interior spaces without confining the homeowner.<p>At times, the success of a small space project can depend too much on its utilitarian features, resourceful though they might be. When an artist asked …

Tiny House Movement

Row on 25th: Affordable Housing Development in Houston

By taking advantage of economies of scale, a Houston native and a pair of mod-minded developers team up to create nine affordable row houses in the Houston Heights.<p>Powered by petrodollars and famously devoid of zoning laws, Houston, Texas, hasn’t always been a friend to historical—or …

Andy Warhol

Amazing Cantilevered Home in the Mountains

Architecture firm _naturehumaine designs a dream hideaway in eastern Quebec.<p>Teeming with owls, moose, and black bears, the snowy forests of Eastern Quebec make an ideal site for a winter fortress. It was perfect for Canadian architecture firm _naturehumaine’s latest client, a behind-the-scenes …

Architecture

For the Highest Green Honor, One Couple Pulls Out All the Stops

With LEED-certified sustainability on the top of their list, a couple sets the bar for their new Los Angeles home.<p>A respected Los Angeles contractor for more than 30 years, Mehran Taslimi knows all the major architects in the city. But when he and his wife, Laila, set out to redesign their Tudor …

Architecture