RESIDENTIAL

Design-minded retreats to jump-start a getaway. 1. Miami Beach Pied-à-Terre by Alessandro Isola A laid-back, sand-between-the-toes spirit pervades this sophisticated Miami pied-à-terre. “The look is intentionally ...
Above the Arctic Circle, overlooking a fjord on one side and shielded by forest on the other, sits one of ...
Breathtaking indoor pools offer respite and recreation.  1. Upstate New York poolhouse by BarlisWedlick Architects This 2,750-square-foot secret pool house by BarlisWedlick Architects discreetly tucks into ...
Great closets make getting dressed a grand affair. 1. Greenwich Village Town House by Harry Heissmann When Harry Heissmann's clients requested glamour for ...
It’s for the car of the future, today. French automaker Renault commissioned Marchi Architectes to design a lifestyle container for ...
Coffee. When you want the look of ceramic but the durability of vinyl, Atrafloor suggests the Artist’s Home, a 10-pattern gallery ...

11 Simply Amazing Fireplaces

Modern fireplaces bring the warmth.

1. West Village Duplex by Joel Sanders Architect

In this West Village duplex apartment by , Vermont marble wraps the living area's gas fireplace and attached banquette seating.

2. Miesian House by RZLBD and Julia Francisco

A large two-sided gas fireplace divides the living and dining areas in this Toronto home by  and .

3. Upper East Side Mansion by Gabellini Sheppard

Italian schist surrounds the media room’s wood­-burning fireplace in 's single-family Upper East Side townhouse. The second-floor media room is designed as the hangout place for the whole family, and with this large fireplace, it's the perfect place to stay warm all winter long.

4. Austerlitz House by Mark Morton Design and Stephen Clark Design Group

Inside this house in Austerlitz, New York, designed by Mark Morton Design and, a hanging bubble fireplace is set against a hand-sculpted black limestone wall in the den.

5. Massachusetts House by O'Neill Rose Architects

In this house in Sheffield, Massachusetts, by , a grand hearth of local Azul Aran granite serves as a central focal point of the living room.

6. Swiss Alps Vacation House by Wespi de Meuron Romeo

A four-level all-concrete Swiss Alps vacation home by  includes a concrete wood-burning fireplace in the living area.

7. 19th-Century Townhouse by Mark Zeff

Located between the living and dining areas of this West Village townhouse by , the marble fireplace and mantelpiece are French 19th-century.

8. Midtown Apartment by Hariri & Hariri

When  were reconfiguring this Midtown apartment, they inserted an ethanol-fueled fireplace in a simple stacked-limestone surround with translucent pocket doors on both sides to separate the den from the dining area. A  print hangs on the den's fireplace surround.

9. Toronto House by MLK Studio and Belzberg Architects

For this West Coast–inspired home in Toronto, and created a house that easily flows between indoor and outdoor living spaces. Once the glass doors slide open, a terrace sheltered by an overhang becomes an alfresco extension of the living area.

10. French Alps Chalet by Platane & Ili Associés

In the living room, a fireplace is centered between a wooden desk and gray sofa to warm up the French ski cabin after long days on the slopes.

11. by Dufner Heighes

The family room in this Manhattan duplex penthouse by Heighes is centered with a striated Bosco marble hearth. In the formal living room, a second fireplace's surround is Kenya Black marble.

Family-friendly spaces that the whole brood will enjoy. 1. Washington D.C. Residence by NADAAA NADAAA transformed a straitlaced 1920's house in Washington ...
Where a love of design meets young children, innovative solutions are required. Yael Jacobs Wifijerez provided just such assistance ...
Five getaways respond to the dynamic South American landscape. 1. Itaipava Weekend House by Miguel Pinto Guimarães Associated Architects This 8,200-square-foot weekend house is ...
Gut renovations often yield the unexpected, but for Goil Amornvivat and Thomas Morbitzer of AM/MOR Architecture, a duplex in Stuyvesant ...
A comprehensive approach is sometimes the only one that will do. For a house in Ukraine, Ryntovt Design handled not ...
Action-packed micro-homes mastermind minimal footprints.  1. Firm: Itay Friedman Architects  Square feet: 613 Site: Berlin Recap: Earthy materials and canvas-like walls ...
Back in 1993, architect Richard Beard was at a barbecue in Northern California when a Japanese real-estate executive approached him ...
The Novogratz Futon & Twin Sleeper Sofa Sheet Set by DHP Furniture has been designed to fit effortlessly most futons and sofa ...
Beige need not apply for the collection of multicolored rugs and wall coverings Amy Lau has designed for Kyle Bunting. Prisma, her ...
Where is the line between design and art? Many have explored the border between those disciplines, and Jean Verville takes ...
In the dining room of an oceanfront family home, Joe Nahem hung a Walton Ford painting over one end of ...
When it comes to delivering the unexpected, Nathanael Dorent and Lily Jencks, respectively 33 and 35 years old, have already ...