A Modern Beach House in the Heart of Sea Bright

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A stone’s throw from the beaches of Sea Bright, a boxy, modernist structure parts a sea of typical waterfront homes—a beacon paying homage to styles of both past and present. Lines of clad cedar wrap around every sharp corner, systematically separated only by bold vertical glass and a breathtaking mezzanine offering unchallenged views of the…

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Hidden History: The Modern and Medieval Relevance of Siena, Italy

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As a Tuscan city, Siena, Italy has existed in the shadows of its neighbor Florence for centuries. Prior to the Italian Renaissance, the Italian Medieval Period lasted from the fifth to the eighth century when Charlemagne invaded Italy. While Florence is known for its priceless collection of Botticelli paintings, being home to the graves of…

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La Muna

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—Inside a rustic residence tucked in one of Aspen’s most exclusive neighborhoods. By By Kelly Edgeworth | Photography by Laziz Hamani Nestled in the hills of Aspen’s Red Mountain community lies a structure so solitary and natural it seems as if it rose from the ground it sits upon. La Muna, a renovated ski chalet by Miami-based…

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20th Street Row House

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Architecture/Design: BFDO Architects Location: Brooklyn, NY Photography: Francis Dzikowski/OTTO This 20-foot-wide wood frame townhouse, located at the end of a row along a narrow side yard, had existing front and rear extensions. The building volume was selectively manipulated—in some cases through addition, in others through subtraction—to improve room sizes, sequences and adjacencies. Generously sized skylights,…

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Fjordenhus: A Castle by the Sea


By Melissa Sorge Photography by Anders Sune Berg Project: Fjordenhus Design: Studio Olafur Eliasson Location: Vejle, Denmark Completed: 2018 In the Danish town of Vejle, immersed in a large fjord surrounded by forested hills, Fjordenhus stands, tall and alluring, somewhere in between the city and the water. By day, the structure shimmers, a reflection of…

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Asher Slaunwhite Architects: Where Luxury and Community Unite


By Melissa Sorge Passersby know them when they see them–the subtly distinctive properties that, rather than draw the eye, instead invoke the senses to a visceral experience of unmatched beauty and craftsmanship that blend seamlessly into the local streetscape. Built with rich materials, unrivaled attention to detail, and the personal touch of premier architects, these…

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