This house designed by architect John Wardle for a couple in coastal Fairhaven, Australia, twists and bends to comply with local laws that prevent buildings from disrupting the ridgeline views from the Great Ocean Road. Ceilings, floors, and walls throughout the living area and bedrooms are wrapped in blackbutt eucalyptus.
Built-ins abound in this renovation of a 1970s lodge perched high in the French Alps. H2O Architectes devised a plan to increase livable space while leaving the structure intact. Birch plywood walls make the most of its small footprint thanks to bunk beds, hidden storage, and streamlined circulation.
This Florida home's wooden wall reduces reverbation throughout the entire loft and visually counterbalances the coldness of the steel and glass.
A wood-clad bungalow in California features details like Douglas fir slats applied above the fireplace.
Wood is prevalent throughout this home in the Hampsons. Wire stair balustrades create an airy vibe while reinforcing the linear wood detailing throughout. In the dining area, a Sputnik-style chandelier by Rewire in Los Angeles hangs above an oxidized maple table from BDDW and Clifford Pascoe chairs from Metropolis Modern.