Lyle Bradley spent years of weekends and evenings resurrecting an East Boston structure using his carpentry skills, repurposed materials, and clever space-saving interventions. The revitalized 800-square-foot residence joins a rejuvenated backyard, where Bradley’s wife, Kara Lashley, and their daughter, Lily, pose next to Bradley’s new freestanding workshop.
In a McLean, Virginia residence designed by Boston practice Höweler + Yoon Architecture, floor-to-ceiling windows by Sunshine Glass overlook the verdant scenery.
In an urban environment, fences are often a necessity, but they run the risk of taking on an austere, barricade-like appearance. In San Francisco, one residence uses greenery to serve as a more appealing buffer. Landscape designer Christopher Radcool Reynolds brought in leafy palms to buffer sidewalk traffic and counteract the heat generated from reflected sunlight.
Architect Todd Davis helped turn a trio of abandoned structures in the city’s Mission District into a home for a couple and their future family. The residents use the rough-hewn pavilion for outdoor dining.
Linda Hutchins and John Montague hired Works Partnership Architecture to turn a former warehouse and auto repair shop into a versatile live-work space. The living areas and an office are arranged in an open layout around a central atrium that is open to the outdoors.
The Sonoma County home of Lars Richardson and Laila Carlsen features a 713-square-foot indoor-outdoor Shotcrete dining pavilion. Inside is a lush forest of taro, fig, and bamboo.
Part surf shack, part modernist abode, this 2,500-square-foot family vacation house on the southwest coast of Sweden is built for easy beach access.
This small, angular guesthouse that architect Todd Saunders designed for Steinar Jørgensen in coastal Norway is defined by a patio that appears to sit in a cutaway in the spruce-clad volume.