This year’s award winners—selected by a jury comprising Janet Bloomberg of Washington, D.C.’s KUBE Architecture; Steven Ehrlich of Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects in Culver City, Calif.; and Katherine Hogan of Raleigh, N.C.–based Tonic Design | Tonic Construction—are exemplars of how good design can create spaces not just where we are housed, but where we live our lives to the fullest. Be they inventive infills, transformative renovations, or retreats from urban hubbub, these homes showcase the best in residential design—and their residents, and communities, are better for them.