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.
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.
How planning for the sharing economy can give your new home flexibility as needs change.
The trellised outdoor space often identified with sun-splashed Italian villas and Craftsman bungalows is making a comeback.
The latest plan by Nicholas Lee is organized around what he calls an "Inside-Out Room," with roots in Mid-Century Modern home design.
Boyce explains how Builder Magazine developed a show house for Gen Y buyers in 2012.
Bunkrooms aren't just for dormitories at college or camp -- they're an efficient way to pack more beds into smaller spaces.
Edit, simplify, work with what you have -- and maybe add a rug or pillow to freshen the look.
A new one story farmhouse design by architect Nicholas Lee shows connections to ranch house history while bringing this classic home style up to date for modern living.
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.
The Outdoor Living winner in the 2015 Houseplans.com Design Awards (the Howies) is by architects Sarah Susanka and Tina Govan.
Meet the house plan that won the energy-efficient category in the 2015 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).