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  • orleans residence, orleans, mass.

    Strung out along the lip of a naturally occurring bowl, this glass-and-cedar house reinforces the forms in the landscape.

  • the prospect, la jolla, calif.

    Jonathan Segal, FAIA, can't resist a challenge. When building his own house, the San Diego–based architect/builder/developer chose an irregularly shaped lot in busy downtown La Jolla, right across from the town's commercial center.

  • house in the blue mountains, eastern pa.

    This calm, primal dwelling was Bohlin Cywinski Jackson's response to a remarkable landscape, a forest and field overlooking a preserve for migratory eagles and hawks.

  • georgian bay retreat, cedar ridge, ontario, canada

    The uncomplicated form and plan of this bay-front home in Ontario won the judges' admiration. The home's layout is organized along a circulation spine that parallels the austere, cedar-covered front facade.

  • private residence, napa, calif.

    When faced with a site as lovely as this Northern California knoll, most architects wouldn't be able to resist designing a house that's just as dramatic. But Turnbull Griffin Haesloop restrained itself, and the result is a house whose intimate relationship to the land won over the judges.

  • pacitti house, warwick, r.i.

    When asked for ideas that would drive the design of their house, these clients came up with a fitting metaphor: a Saab. The house, they said, should be like the car: clean of line, well-crafted, and a little quirky in form.

  • hoff residence, ann arbor, mich.

    The judges appreciated this project's "witty vernacular," deeming it "very appropriate for the location."

  • lakeside residence, horseshoe bay, texas

    This lakeside house, like a family, has its secrets and surprises. The facade's simple stone wall gives few clues to the complexity of spaces inside.