Matthew Coates is a Houseplans.com Signature Architect whose innovative contemporary designs celebrate nature and sustainability.
Meet our newest Signature architect, Ian Hoffman, and his neighborly Oakhurst home designs.
Gehry's innovative approach to residential design prompts ideas for anyone thinking of building a new house.
Why model homes in new developments should go for a measure of authenticity over the fantasy of perfection.
Every two years, this conference works as a sort of "TED Talks for Architects" and ponders the meaning of design. Here's what I learned.
Young famiies are appreciating and upgrading 1950s-era ranch houses like this one by Cliff May in Denver's Harvey Park.
The recent restoration of the Los Angeles landmark by Frank Lloyd Wright offers lessons for every home owner or builder.
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.