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  1. 7 Front Yards That Make you Want to Live Outside
    Outdoor

    7 Front Yards That Make you Want to Live Outside

    Houses from Houston to Hamburg that feature verdant front yards prime for playing, lounging, and more.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.03.15

  2. 5 City Porches and Patios That Pack Outdoor Space in Small Packages
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    5 City Porches and Patios That Pack Outdoor Space in Small Packages

    These five urban abodes make the most of patios, porches, and yards to grab a bit of green space in the big city. For more inspiring outdoor design ideas, pick up our June issue, on stands now.

    written by: Heather Corcoran
    06.04.15

  3. 7 Modern Swings and Hammocks
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    7 Modern Swings and Hammocks

    Swing into the summer season with these pieces made for shooting the breeze.

    written by: Aileen Kwun
    06.18.15

  4. 7 Pergolas Perfect for Summer
    Outdoor

    7 Pergolas Perfect for Summer

    These summer-ready pergolas offer just enough shade, without taking you completely out of the sun.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    06.30.15

  5. Dominey Pavilion and Carport
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    Dominey Pavilion and Carport

    When Decatur, Georgia, residents Todd and Heather Dominey tasked architect architect William Carpenter of Lightroom Studio to create additional space for their growing family, they turned to the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.06.10

  6. A Mondrian-Inspired NYC Apartment
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    A Mondrian-Inspired NYC Apartment

    Taking cues from Piet Mondrian's iconic Broadway Boogie Woogie painting, architect and critic Joseph Giovannini recasts a New York City studio apartment.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Eduard Hueber
    03.28.13

  7. 5 Small and Narrow Modern Houses
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    5 Small and Narrow Modern Houses

    It's always fascinating to see how designers deal with tiny lots and small spaces. But when a house is also unusually narrow, that brings additional spatial challenges—often provoking out-of-the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.21.13

  8. Small Spaces in Rural Places
    Houses We Love

    Small Spaces in Rural Places

    Living in a small space isn't restricted to city dwelling. Here are seven pint-size homes situated in far-reaching places.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.14.13

  9. 7 Petite Places People Call Home
    Houses We Love

    7 Petite Places People Call Home

    Our annual small spaces issue is on newsstands now. To celebrate the theme—one of our most-popular—we've gathered seven petite residences from the Small Spaces, Big Ideas edition, which range from...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.19.13

  10. 7 Dramatic Small Spaces
    Houses We Love

    7 Dramatic Small Spaces

    Disregard advice for using clean lines and minimal furnishing with limited square footage, these small spaces go bold and big, despite their diminutive sizes.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.04.14

  11. Dusty Garages Transformed Into Studios, Party Rooms, and More
    Renovation

    Dusty Garages Transformed Into Studios, Party Rooms, and More

    Garages are loaded with untapped potential, but many homeowners take their outbuildings for granted. Here are five garages that were transformed from dusty storage units into functional spaces.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.05.14

  12. 5 Creatively Stacked Modular Buildings
    Houses We Love

    5 Creatively Stacked Modular Buildings

    These structures, built using prefab methods, create surprisingly inviting homes out of simple, stacked geometric forms.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.13.15

  13. These 6 Prefabs Have Us Buzzing
    Houses We Love

    These 6 Prefabs Have Us Buzzing

    From a home that generates twice the energy it uses to a ski school that can be built in less than two weeks, these are six prefabs you'll want to know about.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    05.25.15

  14. 5 Unusual Prefab Homes
    Houses We Love

    5 Unusual Prefab Homes

    From bold shapes to new modular techniques, these homes branch out from the expected prefab typology.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    06.17.15

  15. Houses We Love

    5 Modern Prefabs in the Woods

    As these five prefabs in the forest prove, modular construction is an ingenious solution for introducing modern homes into the wild.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    07.08.15

  16. Cooler Ranch
    House Tours

    Cooler Ranch

    After searching in vain for an empty lot to build on, architect Brian White settled for a nondescript 1960s ranch that nobody else wanted—and proved that building from the ground up doesn’t always...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: John Clark
    01.18.09

  17. Dean's List
    House Tours

    Dean's List

    When Architect Qingyun Ma became dean of architecture at the University of Southern California in January 2007, he came to the job with a uniquely exciting body of built work behind him.

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    02.26.09

  18. 5 Fun Wall Storage Ideas
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    5 Fun Wall Storage Ideas

    We all have stuff to store—it's a necessity—but why do we have to do it the boring way? Here we've gathered five great examples of creative ways to make wall storage fun!

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    08.21.13

  19. Modern Across America: Prefab Homes in the South
    Houses We Love

    Modern Across America: Prefab Homes in the South

    Prefab has proven to be a popular architectural trend across the world. The Southern regional United States is no exception. From Texas to Tennessee, here are just a few prefab houses from...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.05.13

  20. Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California
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    Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California

    Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of space for an extended family to relax.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: John Linden
    04.02.14

  21. 7 Smart Ways to Hide Storage
    Rooms We Love

    7 Smart Ways to Hide Storage

    These tips for camouflaging storage space will keep your compact home feeling clean and uncluttered.

    07.21.14

  22. 5 Modern Takes on the Bay Window
    How To

    5 Modern Takes on the Bay Window

    The bay window can be the stuffiest of portals to the outside world, but not when the roomy floor space it creates inside is used to great effect, or when its exterior shape takes a decidedly...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.12.15

  23. 8 Bright Bathrooms with Skylights
    Rooms We Love

    8 Bright Bathrooms with Skylights

    Skylights are the sensible way to access natural light in the most private room in the home.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.25.15

  24. 8 Luminous, Light-Filled Homes
    Houses We Love

    8 Luminous, Light-Filled Homes

    Be it through floor-to-ceiling windows, skylights, or aptly placed apertures, these eight homes let the sun shine in.

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.27.15

  25. Row House Revival
    House Tours

    Row House Revival

    Following the interventions of architect Matthew Baird and interior designer Janet Liles, Mo Ogrodnik’s apartment, which she shares with her husband and two children, is a resonant...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Craig Cutler
    01.19.09

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