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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

The Boat House
The Boat House

The Ever-Evolving House
The Ever-Evolving HouseOnline Membership Required

On a steep slope in the Blue Ridge Mountains, an architect delivers a family retreat for every stage of life

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

At Home in the Southwest
At Home in the Southwest

How plans for a "faux adobe" house evolved into a modern desert getaway

How to Buy that Second Home Now

Attorney Robert Goulder examines the potential tax benefits of second homes

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

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