Dezeen’s top five houses of November 2023

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From a sprawling concrete villa in California with interiors by designer Kelly Wearstler to a timber-framed cottage within a Scottish ruin, here are Dezeen’s top five houses of November 2023.

Our latest roundup of the five most popular residences featured on Dezeen in the last month also includes a hexagonal home in Amsterdam, a playful Sydney townhouse and the renovation of a 1960s house in rural Belgium.

Read on to find out more about Dezeen readers’ favourite houses from November:

Photo by David Barbour

Cuddymoss, Scotland, by Ann Nisbet Studio

Architecture practice Ann Nisbet Studio inserted an insulated timber frame into a stone ruin in Ayrshire, adding a timber-clad extension to form two gabled structures connected by a glass corridor.

The resulting project was yesterday named Scotland’s best new building.

Find out more about Cuddymoss ›

Photo by Anson Smart (also top)

19 Waterloo Street, Australia, by SJB

Informed by the playful houses featured in the films of French director Jacques Tati, 19 Waterloo Street is characterised by a patchwork facade of differently shaped windows and patterned brickwork.

Australian studio SJB squeezed the structure onto a tight plot in Sydney‘s Surry Hills suburb, with a shop and a flat also contained within the building.

Find out more about 19 Waterloo Street ›

Photo by The Ingalls

California concrete house, USA, by Masastudio and Kelly Wearstler

With architecture by luxury specialists Masastudio and interiors by Wearstler, this large white concrete house in California was designed to feel like a “modern ruin” reminiscent of ancient Greek buildings.

At the centre of the home is a glass-wrapped oval courtyard featuring an aged olive tree, its curving perimeter creating a gallery area for the owner’s extensive art collection.

Find out more about this Californian house ›

Photo by Jeroen Musch

Edge House, Netherlands, by Studio Prototype

Built in an area of Amsterdam with relaxed planning regulations, Edge House features a hexagonal footprint as a response to the triangular shape of the plot.

Dutch practice Studio Prototype gave the home a utilitarian feel, combining floor-to-ceiling glazing with stucco surfaces, stone cladding and iroko timber frames.

Find out more about Edge House ›

Photo by Séverin Malaud

Kelleveld, Belgium, by Mamout and Stéphanie Willocx

Belgian architecture studios Mamout and Stéphanie Willocx stripped away previous extensions in their overhaul of this 1960s house on a sloping, wooded site.

The original frontage was restored, with full-height, sliding glass doors now opening onto a terrace that extends to form the roof of the former garage below, which was turned into a bedroom and bathroom.

Find out more about Kelleveld ›

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