As architects continue to work towards designing optimum homes for their clients, the world is introduced to new ways of living and building. Balancing nature and man-made construction, privacy and sociability, and renovation and preservation, these Fresh Builds: The 25 Coolest Houses of April 2013 reveal the anatomy and purpose of recent residential creations. While in the past appealing homes may have featured ostentatious displays, new designs have sought to blend the indoors and outdoors, while others remain completely humble in the presentation of their exterior facades.

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