“I SIMPLY COULD NOT STAY AWAY,” says Darwin Harrison. This disclaimer explains why the designer decided to design, build, and craft the interiors — not to mention the landscape — of the new house he shares with his partner, Robert Buckner. The Austin, Texas-based polymath (he...

IT TOOK ALMOST THREE YEARS TO DESIGN AND BUILD this 6,392-square-foot masterpiece that is at once grand and gracious. The home is located in the desert mountains of Prescott, Arizona, about 100 miles north of Phoenix. Constructed for a sophisticated art-, history-, and nature-loving family,...

IN A GRASSY EXPANSE PEPPERED WITH SCULPTURES and clusters of 100-year-old trees, there are three small, traditional log cabins, a vintage barn, and their newest neighbor, a contemporary log home with a split Corten-steel roof, angled to sit agreeably among the other structures. [caption id="attachment_16638" align="alignleft"...

ARCHITECTURE HAS BEEN DESCRIBED in a multitude of different ways throughout the years. Writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe famously called it “frozen music.” It is “the reaching out for the truth,” according to architect Louis Kahn. Architect I.M. Pei likened it to “the mirror of...

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