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  • matthew residence, brainerd, minn.

    Most of the cabins around this summer residence run parallel to the shoreline and sit as close to the water as possible. Asked to design a replacement for a cabin that had burned down, David Salmela proposed something a little more interesting.

  • pacific palisades residence, pacific palisades, calif.

    Just about every design decision architect Ivo Venkov made on this project—the home (and office) he shares with his wife and fellow architect, Rossi Venkov—related back to the site, a steep hillside overlooking the Pacific.

  • chicken point cabin, northern idaho

    The owners of this weekend retreat asked for a little cabin that opens to its natural surroundings.

  • freeman residence, bristol, r.i.

    The 1.2-acre waterfront site was the biggest influence on the design of this 2,600-square-foot house, says architect James Estes.

  • tatum residence, scientists cliffs, md.

    For this new 3,500-square-foot house in the Cliffs, architect Wayne L. Good sought to evoke the elemental, rustic spirit of those early summer homes.

  • zachary house, zachary, la.

    Simplicity doesn't guarantee elegance, but in the case of this project that's exactly what it achieves.

  • deppmeier residence, west of laurel, mont.

    Situated on the high plains of south-central Montana, where the mountains meet the prairie, architect Dennis Deppmeier's house has a deep affinity for its place.