Situated within a dense urban setting in Playa Vista, Calif., with a limited site area, this Best in American Living Platinum Award-winning community makes an ideal laboratory for reinventing the fundamentals of shelter. Departing from the characteristics of conventional three-story residences, these living spaces are configured to maximize outdoor-living opportunities […]

The Birdhouse, nicknamed for its diminutive, iconic form, is located steps away from the beach on Prout’s Neck, an historic summer retreat near Saco Bay in Scarborough, Maine. The house was rebuilt on the existing foundation and expanded vertically because of strict zoning regulations that limit building coverage on the […]

Our Home of the Week, Waterleaf of Grand Rapids, Mich., received judges comments like “wood done well” when it won a Best in American Living Silver Award for One-of-a-Kind Custom Home (4,501-6000 square feet). Every exterior element of Waterleaf is purposefully natural—from the wood doors, to the cedar shake siding, […]

Located in Irvine, Calif., our Home of the Week is the largest plan of the Julep series at Parasol Park. The home elevates outdoor living at every level. The eye is immediately drawn from the arches of the entry porch, upward to the second-floor siding details and trellis-covered deck. The lofty design […]

These 62 luxury townhomes are located in Washington, DC suburb Chevy Chase, Md., in a wooded enclave that is situated just steps from the popular Capital Crescent Trail, as well as shops, restaurants and future light rail. A modern interpretation of the classic brownstone, the townhomes’ design features include brick […]