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6 1. SAN FRANCISCO
AIDLIN DARLING DESIGN
Situated on a sloping site, this Carmel Valley, California, home is respectful to its surroundings. Wooden decks project from the house, taking advantage of the shelter provided by the eaves.
3. DALLAS + FORT WORTH
RICHARD DRUMMOND DAVIS ARCHITECTS
A main objective of this dwelling was to capture views of White Rock Lake and downtown Dallas from the front faรงade. The outdoor living space features a covered porch with a built-in fireplace. 4 . PA C I F I C N O R T H W E S T
SUYAMA PETERSON DEGUCHI
Conceived as a 21st-century retreat, a Seattle lake house is an escape from the expectations of modern life. Concrete and subdued materials create a natural connection to the site. 5. CHICAGO
UNITED CHICAGO BUILDERS
A Chicago residence stands out with tapered stucco walls, oversize black windows and a concrete front porch. Inside, a bright, open floor plan with custom-designed cabinetry and millwork add to the modern feel. 6. MIAMI
BORGES + ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS
With views of Biscayne Bay, this Miami Beach abode was designed to blur the lines between the indoors and out. The exterior wood screen was added to minimize direct sunlight entering the space.
united chicago builders: positive image. borges + associates architects: elevate italkraft.
In Park City, Utah, modern architecture and elegant materials combine to create a residence that embraces the outdoors. A large living area with floor-to-ceiling windows furthers the connection.
richard drummond davis architects: dave shafer. suyama peterson deguchi: kevin scott.
photos: aidlin darling design: matthew millman. rkd architects: david o. marlow photography.