vacation

  • a zone of one's own

    For several years, architect Kyle Gaffney made occasional visits to a friend's vacation house in Orondo, Wash. He learned all the area's secrets—the best places to water-ski, the idiosyncrasies of the local weather, and the endless variety of fruit grown

     
  • the long run

    When architects design dwellings for their own families, client expectations are high. The modern mountain lodge that Henriette Salvesen and Christopher Adams built satisfied even the toughest critics—their three 20-something children. The “kids” praised

     
  • east coast ease

    Mid-century modern mets cedar siding for this vacation house in the hamptons.

     
  • epicurean escape

    For homeowners who spend weekdays in New York City rushing through power lunches and business dinners, weekends on Long Island are all about cooking for themselves. In this getaway kitchen, quiet meals for two in a custom-built fireside eating nook were a

     
  • simple pleasure

    Paul Hirzel, AIA, spends most of his workdays teaching at Washington State University and heading up its architecture graduate program. So he limits his one-person practice to projects he can't bring himself to turn down—projects like this vacation retrea

     
  • wapiti valley residence, wapiti valley, wyo.

    Wyoming's rugged character tends to attract adventurous souls. Two of this intrepid breed found their way to Lori Ryker and Brett W. Nave, looking for a vacation house that's at once “aggressive and interesting” but re

     
  • sheridan street housing, philadelphia

    Our judges gave Interface Studio kudos for the overall strength of this project, but what really impressed them was how the firm arranged the townhomes on a long city block.

     
  • easy pieces

    This vacation home is not what the clients envisioned when they signed up Blue Hill, Maine-based Elliott Elliott Norelius Architecture. According to project architect Eric Reinholdt, the clients, a retired couple, “wanted a pretty traditional-style home.”

     
  • the sea inside

    “We're not Costco shoppers,” Anne Evans told Eric Haesloop, AIA, and Mary Griffin, FAIA, before they started designing her vacation home. This tidbit of information let Haesloop and Griffin know they didn't need to include tremendous amounts of storage sp

     
  • distant vision

    This vacation home is not what the clients envisioned when they signed up Blue Hill, Maine-based Elliott Elliott Norelius Architecture. According to project architect Eric Reinholdt, the clients, a retired couple, “wanted a pretty traditional-style home.”

     
 
 
 
 
 
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