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See this remarkable rammed earth house nestled on a Texas ranch

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Lake|Flato Architects have designed this extraordinary rammed earth house that acts as insulation against the harsh climate of the desert in Marfa, Texas. The dwelling’s two-foot-thick walls were constructed into a courtyard design to passively provide both cooling and heating effects. Nestled between the formidable Chihuahuan Desert and the grandeur of the Davis Mountains, Marfa, […]

A modern interpretation of a classic farmhouse in beautiful coastal Maine

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Nestled within a serene coastal enclave in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Kevin Browne Architecture has created an energy-efficient, modern farmhouse. Offering unobstructed vistas of the enveloping marshland, the site’s gentle grassy slope and absence of trees served as a perfect canvas. Originally from Texas, the homeowners sought a blend of innovation and simplicity for their new […]

Explore this cool glass house nestled in the picturesque Catskill Mountains

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This amazing glass house is an architectural masterpiece designed by Audrey Matlock Architects, perched on a hillside in the Catskill Mountains of West Shokan, New York. This fascinating mountain home is comprised almost entirely of floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing its inhabitants not only views of the surrounding landscape but enabling a seamless connection between indoors and […]

Tour this gorgeous beach house retreat nestled on Kiawah Island

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Robert A.M. Stern Architects has reimagined this dreamy beach house retreat located on Kiawah Island, a barrier island just southwest of Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina. The architect had originally the home just over twenty years ago and the property had changed hands several times over that time period. The new owners commissioned the […]

A striking modern house with breathtaking views of California’s Edna Valley

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This modern house created by the architectural studio Citizen Design graces the central coast of California in San Luis Obispo. Nestled into the landscape, “Pipers Place” is organized around an interior courtyard that allows the family to enjoy the outdoors year-round. The main volume of this 3,500-square-foot home is flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows that allow […]

A riverfront modern farmhouse in Maryland celebrates the beauty of nature

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This modern farmhouse retreat was renovated by Kimmel Studio Architects together with Lynbrook of Annapolis, nestled within a serene 14-acre property in Queensland, Maryland. Highlights in this waterfront refuge include beautiful surroundings, minimal architectural features, and folding glass doors that seamlessly connect the interior with the exterior. When a Baltimore family of four went searching […]

A historic 18th-century home gets a charming makeover in New England

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Kathleen Walsh Interiors together with John Desmond Builders were commissioned to reimagine an 18th-century antique home located in Westport, Connecticut. The designer had worked with the homeowners on their previous home several years ago and they wanted to infuse a few of their cherished modern pieces into the design. The goal of this project was […]

This historic Connecticut home renovation beautifully mixes old and new

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This historic home has lovingly undergone a full-scale renovation and addition by Crisp Architects, located in Litchfield, Connecticut. Old homes need good caretakers. As time passes, everything needs freshening up and to maintain modern livability, a renovation or addition is sometimes in order. The architects were very excited when their clients moved into just that […]

A delightful Virginia Beach house with dreamy oceanfront living

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This dreamy beach house was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, located in Virginia Beach, a coastal city in southeastern Virginia. Longtime residents of Virginia Beach, and active in the community, the owners had always dreamed of residing on the ocean, and they envisioned their new dwelling as their primary residence, as comfortable for two […]

A cool contemporary home in Menlo Park with inviting indoor-outdoor living

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In Menlo Park, California, this home designed by Backen & Backen Architecture effortlessly marries modern design with inviting furnishings, emanating a refreshing and welcoming ambiance. Designed with symmetry as a guiding principle, the home prioritized functionality to suit the needs of its five-member family. Embracing a love for entertaining and seamless indoor/outdoor living, the family […]