Architect Michelle Linden created this black home on a remote island off Washington state as “site-specific, life-size sculpture.” Along with its ascetic design, the home makes as little impact on the environment as possible: Geothermal wells, solar panels, and radiant heat help the house achieve almost net-zero energy usage.
A coat of black paint updated the facade of this Phoenix home, helping it blend with the sleek steel addition at the rear.
Shelter, a 592-square-foot prefab unit from Danish industrial design company Vipp, costs $585,000 and can be delivered in six months. Inside, it features luxe details like heated magnesite floors, Spartherm fireplace, and furnishings from Vipp.
The black corrugated steel that wraps around the upper floor of this Portland home was one of many clever, money-saving choices made by architect Ben Waechter and his client, industrial designer Nick Oakley.
The knotty cedar cladding at this Venice Beach home gets the look of charred cedar at a fraction of the cost thanks to a double coat of ebony stain from Timber Pro UV.
This house near Melbourne was created with a series of prefab wood modules using a design from the company Prebuilt.
This lakeside cabin's dark, monochromatic exterior lent itself to the project's name: “Two Black Sheds.”