A coastal dream home inspired by the views in Kennebunk, Maine

A family embarked on the journey of reimagining their house into a coastal dream home, commissioning Kennebunk River Architects for the task. This 3,484 square foot contemporary shingle-style dwelling is nestled on a coastal bluff with commanding ocean views on Lords Point in Kennebunk, Maine. The architect’s most significant challenge was contending with Shore Land … Read more

How to Build a DIY Nightstand

Project details Cost $140 (not including paint, screws, and glue) Estimated Time About 5 hours The do-it-yourself projects that jump to the top of my list always seem to be the ones that add more function to our home. If a build promises to put wasted space to good use or bring organization to a … Read more

Cedar shingles defines a cozy beach house on Martha’s Vineyard

This modern beach house was designed by Andrew Franz Architect as a family retreat, located in Martha’s Vineyard, an island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. The owners are a Manhattan-based couple and their two teenage children who sought to have a summer getaway. They are both writers and self-described introverts, who desired their new home to … Read more

Step into this Arizona home with an elegant black and white palette

Architectural studio DesignLab has created this elegant black and white home with a clean, inviting, and modern look, located in the heart of the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona. The combination of elegantly modern and laid-back farmhouse materials makes this eclectic transitional style done to perfection. High ceilings are complemented by wood beams and statement … Read more