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A Cabin on the Coast A Cabin on the Coast Online Membership Required

This small home on San Juan Island is tied closely to its landscape through smart and creative design solutions

Mountaintop Treehouse
Mountaintop TreehouseOnline Membership Required

This 440-sq.-ft. house shows that well-designed homes can be comfortable and inviting no matter what their size

Built to Blend In
Built to Blend InOnline Membership Required

Overlooking Maine’s rocky coastline, this summer getaway follows the site’s contours and takes on the color of the forest

Inside the Hobbit House
Inside the Hobbit House

Appreciating a modern-day cottage based on mythical literature

Lake Cottage OverhaulOnline Membership Required

This lakeside remodel developed a new form within the same footprint

A Cottage Collection
A Cottage Collection

The term "cottage" has no shortage of architectural interpretations, as illustrated in this slideshow excerpt from photographer Douglas Keister's book, 500 Cottages. 

A Contemporary Long House
A Contemporary Long HouseOnline Membership Required

Inspired by Northwest Native American homes, a new retreat points its gabled prow seaward and shows off its structure inside

Raising the Baby Barn
Raising the Baby BarnOnline Membership Required

Bit by bit, an architect builds a vacation house in the Vermont foothills

A Better House, Not a Bigger One

Invest in high-end materials and workmanship rather than simply in square footage

A Home for All Seasons
A Home for All Seasons

A strategic remodel turns a family's heirloom summer retreat into a year-round home

Beauty on the Beach
Beauty on the BeachOnline Membership Required

Exposed trusses bring style to an Oregon vacation home

A Big Little House on the Ridge
A Big Little House on the Ridge

Nestled among cedars and firs, this cabin packs multiple levels, a fireplace nook, and plenty of room for guests into 800 sq. ft.

A Cozy House That Likes a CrowdOnline Membership Required

An angular floor plan captures the view and combines public and private zones

Structurally Speaking
Structurally Speaking

A family's mountain retreat comes together as an eloquent sum of its parts

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