From a rustic Aspen chalet to a gleaming New York high-rise apartment, these spaces kept us daydreaming all year long.
JENNIFER FERNANDEZ / DECEMBER 13, 2016
What makes a house a home? Is it a living room with an ocean view or a kitchen ideally conceived for entertaining, a modern layout that allows for an airy, open flow or discrete rooms that lend historical charm? AD editors have seen plenty of gorgeous, pin-worthy residences over the last year, but some captured our imaginations with their unexpected intimacy and pitch-perfect design. Here, we rounded up 34 homes that made an impression in 2016, from a 1920s-inspired retreat in Portland, Oregon, and a sleek midcentury-style apartment in Los Angeles to a cozy whitewashed cabin on the Italian Riviera and a minimalist beach house on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. You'll find there's something for everyone, whether you prefer modern high-rises or low-key farmhouses. But one thing is certain: Each one of these homes has enough inspiration to spark an endless number of ideas for decorating, reinventing, or simply enjoying your own home in 2017.