Architectural pioneers Mark Schatz and Anne Eamon built their own 700-square-foot house with a curved roof in Houston, Texas. The pair bought a small sheet of copper, cut out their house numbers, mixed and poured some concrete, and voilá—their own groovy house numbers for $125. Photo by Misty Keasler.
Craving not just a home but a proper piece of architecture, a handful of design- and business-savvy Dutch families banded together, hired an architect, and set about forming the community that would net them the houses of their dreams. The separate entries sport large house numbers, 28 in the case of the Bouwmeester/Blokius family, to distinguish them from their neighbors. Photo by Dean Kaufman.
Matthew Hufft is the principal and founder of Hufft Projects and the fabrication stuido MAKE, both young Kansas City, Missouri, firms. In this detail from the Bent/Sliced house, wooden slats with a vertical house number feels quite modern and very sophisticated.