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Fabulous entertainment barn in Portola Valley melds into the landscape

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This fabulous entertainment barn was designed by Walker Warner Architects, located in beautiful Portola Valley, a town in San Mateo County, California. The owners desired a separate structure from their main residence for large-scale entertaining as well as a place for relaxation.  Reminiscent of the tin-roofed, weathered rural vernacular of the picturesque surroundings, the compound […]

A cozy writer’s cabin provides a dreamy retreat in the woods

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This cozy writer’s cabin, called “Cornelia” designed by New Frontier Design offers an idyllic woodsy escape in the Tennessee countryside. This tiny cabin features a writing studio, library, and guesthouse commissioned by international bestselling author Cornelia Funke. The design is simple, enduring, rustic, and a touch of elegance. A living sculpture inside and out. Highlights in this […]

Striking light-filled home in the wilderness of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

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This striking light-filled home with contemporary details was designed by Olson Kundig Architects, located on a heavily wooded property in Iron River, Michigan. Set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula this residence frames and accentuates its natural context, making nature its central focus. The design reacts to the surrounding environment, merging the indoors with out, while producing composed […]

Striking modern refuge surrounded by ancient cedars on Bainbridge Island

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This striking modern refuge was designed by Coates Design Seattle Architects, located on Bainbridge Island, Washington. An honest expression of materials and structure defines this 1,500 square foot house both indoors and out. Concrete-block bearing walls, exposed beams, roof decking, and a stained concrete floor are all revealed in the home’s open interior. Generous window openings, along with […]

Modern timber frame home in Whistler designed for entertaining

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This spectacular modern timber frame home was designed by Peter Rose Architecture, located in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. The owners request for the design of their home was to integrate large timbers with an authentic “mountain lodge” feel. Designed to be a legacy home exceeding 100-year climatic values, this 8000 square foot beautiful timber frame is […]

Incredible Wyoming mountain dwelling wraps minimalism in warmth

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Carney Logan Burke Architects has designed this stunning home with warm minimalism, nestled on a quiet 18-acre meadow showcasing panoramic views of ranchlands, foothills and Glory Peak just outside Jackson, Wyoming. The homeowner’s were interested in working with the architects on creating a design that incorporates regionally appropriate modernism. The residence encompasses 3,500 square feet of […]

Idyllic waterfront refuge offers serene views over coastal Maine

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This striking waterfront refuge was designed by Elliott + Elliott Architecture, located in Brooklin, a town in Hancock County, Maine. Mediating the edges of diverse environmental conditions: sea, meadow, and forest, this contemporary dwelling was divided into three distinct volumes designed to engage the site both visually and phenomenally.  The shed-roofed masses are arranged for interaction […]

Striking shelter of wood, concrete and glass captures views over Puget Sound

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Boasting views over Puget Sound, this striking contemporary home by Coates Design Seattle Architects is located on Bainbridge Island, an island in Kitsap County, Washington. From the outside, this 2,900 square foot home is an anonymous, almost austere, monumental facade anchored deeply into the hillside on a waterfront property. Upon entering, it becomes clear that an entirely […]