A recent Wall Street Journal article reports on how architects and homeowners are reinventing the low-slung ranch house with high ceilings and luxury amenities.
A well executed courtyard makes a house memorable as well as more livable. The strong indoor-outdoor connection is a powerful lure but also the geometry of the space, its openings and wall surfaces, and paving materials play important roles. Here are some strong examples, past and present.
Patios help the house expand. Here's a range of cool outdoor living spaces and hot amenities to help you celebrate the beginning of summer.
The latest plan by Nicholas Lee is organized around what he calls an "Inside-Out Room," with roots in Mid-Century Modern home design.
Bunkrooms aren't just for dormitories at college or camp -- they're an efficient way to pack more beds into smaller spaces.
Marianne Cusato, designer of the Katrina Cottage, discusses the home of the future.
Edit, simplify, work with what you have -- and maybe add a rug or pillow to freshen the look.
Live small with style! These appealing little houses by The Homestead Partners show how.
Meet the winning plan in the People's Choice category, voted on by social media.
Meet the house plan that won the energy-efficient category in the 2015 HOWIEs.
Meet the winners in the Kitchen, Bath, & Outdoor Living categories of the 2015 Houseplans.com Design Awards Program -- the HOWIEs.
Six winning designs in the 2015 HOWIEs: Small, Medium, and Large Traditional style; and Small, Medium, and Large Modern style.
A Selection of Finalists in the 2015 Houseplans.com Design Awards (the Howies).
Where do you relax at home and what makes that space so compelling? What to consider as you plan the great room in your new house.
The Wall Street Journal reports on the growing popularity of "Contemporary Craftsman" style -- which we can corroborate.
Smaller homes of roughly 2,600 sq. ft. or less can have mansion-like luxury with amenities like window walls, walk-in closets and pantries, mud rooms, laundries, and the use of high-end materials and finishes.