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Stunning oceanfront home in La Jolla designed for indoor-outdoor living

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House Design Architects is responsible for the design of this stunning oceanfront home located in La Jolla, a neighborhood in San Diego, California. This coastal dwelling encompasses multiple outdoor living spaces: a sunken seating area, an outdoor dining terrace, an infinity-edge pool — all to maximize exterior space and create seamless indoor/outdoor areas — ideal for that southern California […]

A breezy sustainable beach house perched on the idyllic Maui coastline

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Designed by Walker Warner Architects, this sustainable beach house is perched on the edge of Makena Beach, one of the most popular shorelines in Maui, Hawaii. Maximizing natural light, this two-story dwelling soaks in the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean through expansive windows and terraces.   Encompassing 9,007 square feet of living space, this […]

This beautiful Washington home remodel embodies warmth and character

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This timeless home has undergone an interior remodel by interior design firm Ore Studios, nestled in a rural Seattle suburb at the foothills of the Cascades, Washington. Featuring beautiful grounds, a family-friendly floor plan, and ample space for entertaining, the owners purchased this twenty-year-old estate despite its tired and dated finishes. Not wanting to reinvent the […]

A glass and timber cabin cantilevers off of British Columbia’s serene coast

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McFarlane Biggar Architects + Designers have designed this timber cabin for a family seeking refuge from their hectic city life, nestled along the dramatic north shore of Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada. Bowen Island is an idyllic destination in the middle of Howe Sound, just a 20- minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver. Encompassing 2,930 square […]

A black cladding house in Oregon blends in seamlessly with nature

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This cozy black cladding house designed by Bestor Architecture is nestled on a 10-acre site bordering national forest land and the mountains in Bend, Oregon. This contemporary dwelling was created as a forever home for a family of four and to accommodate multiple generations as the family ages.  Oriented on the site to maximize views of […]

Net-zero cabin provides an urban refuge that communes with nature

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This net-zero cabin was designed by Olson Kundig Architects in collaboration with Dovetail General Contractors, located in Seattle, Washington. This dwelling provides the owner’s desire for a private urban retreat that would connect her to nature. A staggered footprint on the lot allows for dense landscaping, and extensive glazing throughout the house increases solar gains and […]