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Top 10 Design Studio Features

  • Modern Farmhouse by Barnes Vanze Architects

    For this new house in rural Virginia, architect Stephen J. Vanze looked to nearby agrarian structures and the bucolic hillside site for design inspiration. The result is a luxurious custom home perched above the Shenandoah Valley that mimics building forms inherent to the region, while its casual...

  • Living in Nature

    Architect John Carney designed his 950-square-foot home as a guest house on a wooded Wilson, Wyo., property, and he and his wife are living there while he works on schematic design for an eventual main residence.

  • Design: Doreve Nicholaeff, Architect

    Breakfast Rooms

    With strong connections to the kitchen and usually offering ample daylight, breakfast rooms are used for much more than sitting down to the morning meal.

  • Profile: Estes/Twombly Architects

    Boil it down, keep it honest, make it fit. Estes/Twombly Architects’ ethic of practice is as simple and direct as the architecture it generates.

  • Sculptural Custom Stairwells

    Stairs traditionally have been a practical element in the home used for circulation. Imbuing the clients’ personality or program into this utilitarian space is part of what creating a truly custom home entails. This collection of stairwells showcases how architectural detailing can put the fun in...

  • Kitchen Products Slideshow

    Spring releases in kitchen products focus on streamlining tasks, maximizing efficient storage, and making cooking easier.

  • Profile: Nils Finne, AIA

    Nils Finne, AIA, has long exemplified the highly skilled regional practitioner. Based in Seattle, he draws on Asian, Scandinavian, and mid-century modernist influences in work that distills the environmental and cultural currents of the contemporary Pacific Northwest.

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    Feeding and Bathing a Family of Seven

    Owners of the Courtyard Residence in Acton, Mass., have five kids at home, so their kitchen and master bath required extra attention—one houses ample supplies and space for the whole gang while the other forms a haven of peace and privacy.

  • Quiet Spaces Connect Nature and Design

    Meditation and yoga rooms must be tailored exactly to the clients’ needs.

  • Modern Bronze Finish From Atlas Homewares

    Atlas Homewares crossed a traditional oil-rubbed bronze with a modern graphite gray for a cool contemporary finish that fits a range of aesthetics in applications throughout the home.