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January 30, 2015
Prepare for Super Bowl XLIX by revisiting these projects in (or near) stadiums that have hosted recent NFL championship games.
Geometric desert home in Phoenix.

Not far from Glendale, Arizona—home to the University of Phoenix Stadium, which hosts Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday—a lone saguaro marks the southwest corner of Thomas and Laura Hyland’s property adjacent to the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. The structure’s main living volume is elevated and faced in glass, overlooking a descending pathway that leads to a pool tucked into the site.

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Originally appeared in This House Doesn't Hold Back and Embraces the Desert
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kitchen island with bar stools

Dan Pacek, left, and John Roynon prepare cocktails at their 12-foot “display island” in the renovated kitchen of their home in Leonia, New Jersey—which, like MetLife Stadium, the site of Super Bowl XLVII in 2014, is located in Bergen County, a short drive from Manhattan. The couple bought handles matching those on their Thermador refrigerator and used them on a set of pantry doors, one of which conceals the steps to the basement. 

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Originally appeared in Cramped Kitchen Transformed Into an Inviting Hub
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Byron Mouton and girlfriend, Julie Charvat watch the world go by, New Orleans style.

Byron Mouton and Julie Charvat’s house in the Carrollton neighborhood of New Orleans, which played host to Super Bowl XLVII in 2013, combines three distinct interior spaces on a single oversized urban lot.

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Originally appeared in Big Easy Living
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Miller House office room

The playroom-turned-office in the house that Eero Saarinen designed for the industrialist J. Irwin Miller and his wife, Xenia, in Columbus, Indiana. We're cheating a little here—Columbus is about 40 miles south of Indianapolis, which hosted Super Bowl XLVI in 2012.

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Originally appeared in Miller House in Columbus, Indiana by Eero Saarinen
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modern vanguard way martini deck cylindrical entry galvanized steel

Architect Max Levy designed a home in Dallas—near AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which hosted Super Bowl XLV in2011—for Deborah Orrill and Blair Sanders. The house makes use of small but mighty design details, like a “martini deck” tucked atop the cylindrical entry, which is clad in raw, galvanized sheet metal.

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Originally appeared in A Light-Filled, Nature-Inspired House in Dallas
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Prefab affordable housing that's sustainable made of laminated veneer lumber

In 2013, Cubicco, a Dutch prefab company, opened an office and a manufacturing facility in Miami—not far from Sun Life Stadium, which hosted Super Bowl XLIV three years earlier.

Originally appeared in Small, Green, and Mighty: Hurricane-Proof Prefab
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Modern wood and glass house in San Francisco

Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, is set to host Super Bowl 50 (the NFL is ditching the single Roman numeral "L" for this one) in February 2016. Not far away, architect Craig Steely designed this striking home on a hill in San Francisco's Mission District for a mechanical engineer and an industrial designer.

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Originally appeared in Striking Slatted Wood and Glass Home in San Francisco
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Geometric desert home in Phoenix.

Not far from Glendale, Arizona—home to the University of Phoenix Stadium, which hosts Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday—a lone saguaro marks the southwest corner of Thomas and Laura Hyland’s property adjacent to the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. The structure’s main living volume is elevated and faced in glass, overlooking a descending pathway that leads to a pool tucked into the site.

Photo by Dean Kaufman.

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