• Nautical Manhattan Beach House on the Strand

    Published as: SHIP SHAPE Architecture: Grant Kirkpatrick/KAA Design Interior Design: Douglas Durkin Text: Erika Heet Photography: Manolo Langis The highly coveted yet incredibly skinny lots along the Strand in Manhattan Beach, California, continue to push architects and builders to devise ways to fill that precious space in a balanced, meaningful…

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  • A design dream team mixes modern and traditional in Los Angeles

       Published as: DIVINE SYMMETRY Architecture: Richard Manion Interior Design: Kara Smith / SFA Text: Erika Heet Photography: Karyn Millet The old house in the Los Angeles neighborhood affectionately known by insiders as “Little Holmby” had been demo’d and new plans drawn by architect Richard Manion for a classic revival…

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  • An eclectic, bohemian high rise apartment in Chicago

    Published as: FLOAT LIKE A Butterfly Interior Design: Project Interiors Architecture: Filoramo Talsma Architecture Text: Tate Gunnerson Photography: Cynthia Lynn Kim There are so many delightful little moments in this project,” says designer Jennifer Kranitz of the 47th-floor Gold Coast entertaining lounge and guest suite that she, designer Aimee Wertepny…

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  • An Emerging Designer Creates a Modern Waterfront House in Sydney

    Published as: FAR & AWAY Architecture: Mhndu Interior Design: Blainey North Text: Jeff Turrentine Photography: Felix Forest   The Russian avant-gardist Kazimir Malevich (1879-1935), a painter who helped usher in the era of abstract art, believed that the ultimate purpose of any artwork was to elicit a strong emotional response.…

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  • A Light-Filled Home for a Collector in Dallas

    In a bright, contemporary home Chad Dorsey created for a client in Dallas, a single space captures the spirit of the place. It’s a light-filled stairwell, angled around a wall formed by slabs of rift-cut white oak sandwiched around a raw steel insert. A black-and-white 1971 Dan Wynn photograph of…

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  • Designer Marc Thee’s Contemporary House in Orlando

    Published as: ROLLING IN THE DEEP Interior Design: Marc Thee Text: Arianne Nardo Photography: Jessica Glynn I’ve never been that guy who struggles with designing a personal residence,” says Marc Thee, alluding to the aesthetic inertia that occasionally comes with the territory. This project was different. “It was about an…

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  • Something Wild in Jackson Hole, Wyoming: a Modern Stone and Glass House

    Published as: Something WILD Architecture: Blaze Makoid Interior Design: Kelly Hohla Text: Zlata Kozul Naumovski Photography: Paul Dyer Nothing comes between Blaze Makoid’s clients’ home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and the view. Makoid, principal of Blaze Makoid Architecture, oriented the couple’s contemporary abode toward Teton Range, upon which thrill seekers…

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  • A Musician’s Eclectic, Colorful House in Northern California

    Published as: GO BIG, GO BOLD Interior Design: Jeff Schlarb Text: Erika HeetPhotography: Aubrie Pick From designers to musicians, no one wants to be stuck in one genre. For Bay Area designer Jeff Schlarb, this concept informed the design of a getaway in Healdsburg—deep in Northern California’s idyllic wine country—for…

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  • A Top Designer Creates a Modern Beach Bungalow in Malibu

    As the quaint postwar bungalows that hug the shore along Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu age and crumble from exposure to the salty ocean air, they are replaced with new builds by some of the city’s most prominent architectural firms—some better befitting the area’s natural beauty than others. In the…

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  • Small Chic Manhattan Apartment by a Next-Gen Designer

    Published as: Next-GenSplendor Interior Design: Santopietro InteriorsText: Heather CorcoranPhotography: Jonathan BeckermanStyling: Robert Brown Imagine the architectural details that make up a classic New York City apartment: beamed ceiling, baseboards and molding, hardwood floors, views overlooking Fifth Avenue. Now, picture it through a new lens, in the perfect pairing of two…

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