• 12.23.13

16 Of The Year’s Coolest Houses (And One Really Ugly One)

The craziest, most innovative residential designs of the year include a slide-equipped penthouse, a modular apartment building in New York, and a rowhouse that’s just 15 feet wide.

This has been a magnificent year for imaginative, beautiful housing ideas. From micro-homes with microscopic environmental footprints to multi-story penthouses with 80-foot slides running through them, the residences we saw in 2013 gave us plenty to lust after. Here are some of our favorites. Plus, just for fun, the one house you couldn’t pay us to live in.

About the author

Shaunacy Ferro is a Brooklyn-based writer covering architecture, urban design and the sciences. She's on a lifelong quest for the perfect donut.