Details

  • chuckanut drive residence, bellingham, wash.

    The Miller|Hull Partnership, Seattle. Architect Bob Hull, FAIA, and his staff judiciously deployed wood detailing inside this Bellingham, Wash., home.

     
  • one step up

    In much of our work, we spend a lot of time detailing to make things look really minimal,” says Eric Haesloop, AIA, LEED AP, a principal at the San Francisco firm Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects.

     
  • mind the gap

    When summer residences are closed in with drywall, they lose the casual charm of the old uninsulated beach houses, says architect Robert Young, AIA. The task of exposing the rafters of this lakeside home got him thinking about using materials in ways that express their strengths.

     
  • under the lotus

    Inspired by the main house's ultraefficient plan, the clients came up with the idea of embedding sleeping berths into the studio's floor.

     
  • space within space

    Elegantly detailed materials culminate in lighthearted surprises in this master bath.

     
  • an eye for detail

    Robert C. Lautman's first photography job was as an Army shutterbug in World War II. After the war, he discovered architectural photography and over the subsequent decades became one of its top practitioners.

     
  • model 't' rolling bed, suttons bay, mich.

    When his client asked for an outdoor bed for this Lake Michigan weekend house, David Hanawalt's first thought was moldy sheets.

     
  • madison square, new york city

    Desai/Chia's build-out of this “cavernous space with no light in the back” introduces both light and logic with permeable partition walls.

     
  • structured whimsy

    Architects Stuart Cohen, FAIA, and Julie Hacker, AIA, are known for their elegant, timeless designs. And nowhere is their talent more finely expressed than in the kitchen, where they filter a deep knowledge and affinity for classical details through a subtly modern lens.

     
  • Music Theory

    The great ones make it look easy. Houses, that is. When a custom home is fully resolved—when the design is inspired, the craftsmanship spot-on, and owner, architect, and builder fully in sync—the result betrays nothing of the effort expended in its creation.

     
 
 
 
 
 
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