In-House Design

Take a peek inside the homes that architects have designed for themselves

Take a peek inside the homes that architects have designed for themselves. Sheep-Shearers' Quarters, Bruny Island, Australia, by John Wardle. A meticulously detailed house on a remote island was inspired by the rural vernacular and is part of a working sheep farm. (Trevor Mein)

Architects’ Houses
Michael Webb
Princeton Architectural Press

Thirty architects share their own houses in the recently published tome Architects’ Houses by AN contributor Michael Webb. Here, we share six of the diverse interiors that offer an in-depth look at what architects design when they design for themselves.

Baan Naam. (Iwan Baan)

Baan Naam, Venice, California, by Kulapat Yantrasast. The Thai-born architect mastered the art of concrete construction and put it to good use on the rear wall of his own house.

House of the Poem of the Right Angle. (Gonzalo Puga)

House of the Poem of the Right Angle, Vilches, Chile, by Smiljan Radić. An espino wood sculpture by Marcela Correa hovers beneath the skylights of a house at the foot of the Andes.

Tower House. (Paul Warchol Photography)

Tower House, Ulster County, New York,by Peter and Thomas Gluck. Living spaces are cantilevered from a stack of three bedrooms to command sweeping views over the treetops.

NOHO. (Jasmine Park)

Thom Mayne, founder of Morphosis, has buried his L.A. home in a sloping corner site. NOHO, or No House, will eventually be concealed from the street by dense plantings.

Longbranch. (Kevin Scott)

This Puget Sound home in Washington is where Jim Olson goes to kick his feet up on the weekends. Longbranch is a continually evolving home, and Olson recently added several new rooms to the older house.

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