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Escape into nature in this serene Wisconsin cabin: MetalLark Tower

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SALA Architects is responsible for the design of this architecturally distinctive cabin that provides breathtaking lake and meadow views in Frederic, Wisconsin. Nestled within 140 acres of former farm fields, the rolling woodland and prairie have been replanted with native prairie grasses. The specific site was selected for its overlook to a small lake, as well as […]

A compact mountain modern home surrounded by woods in Martis Camp

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This compact mountain home was eloquently designed by Ryan Group Architects, nestled on 1.5 acres in the Martis Camp community of Truckee, California. Encompassing just 1,718 square feet of living space, there are three bedrooms and three bathrooms for a young family of three. The project team maximized the tight building envelope by minimizing hallways and […]

Stunning modernist home provides a woodland sanctuary in Maryland

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Bohl Architects in collaboration with Marmol Radziner has designed this modernist home that frames the natural landscape, located on the bank of Whitehall Creek in Annapolis, Maryland. The owners had always dreamed of having a home with a strong connection to the environment. They also wanted a house on the water, as he loves to fish […]

Spectacular off the grid modern farmhouse retreat in South Africa

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The Conservatory is a beautiful off-the-grid modern farmhouse retreat designed by architect Nadine Engelbrecht, located on a 35-hectare farm just outside of Pretoria, a city in Gauteng province of South Africa. The design integrates the house with the grasslands and hill landscape and utilizes the magnificent views. The scope of this project was to devise a […]

Absolutely stunning off the grid home in California embraces the outdoors

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This modern off-the-grid home was designed by architecture studio Assembledge+, located in the foothills of Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles. California. Surrounding this home, verdant foliage, mature growth trees, and rolling hills. Composed of three pavilions, this single-story dwelling is connected via a series of glass hallways to create a residential oasis in the heart of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

A treehouse-inspired home in California promoting indoor-outdoor living

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This modern treehouse-inspired home was renovated by architecture studio Assembledge+, nestled in the hills of the Laurel Canyon, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. The dwelling is positioned within an enclave of mid-century homes from which it draws its inspiration. Originally a ranch house constructed in 1956, the scope of the project involves a second-story addition […]

Efficient modern home for empty-nesters embraces nature in Connecticut

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Amanda Martocchio Architecture was commissioned to design this efficient modern home located in Greenwich, a town in southwestern Fairfield County, Connecticut. A couple of empty-nesters purchased a 1960s ranch house, reimagining it into an innovative, luminous and energy-efficient modern home for them to retire. The homeowners were looking for a pared-down lifestyle. One where they […]