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  1. Renovation

    9 Tile Ideas To Upgrade Your Home

    Tile makes the perfect finishing touch for these modern homes.

    written by: Kate Gregory

  2. Houses We Love

    5 Remote Getaways We Love

    Accessible only by helicopter, ferry, boat, or backcountry roads, these secluded getaways are inspiration for when you really (no...really) need to get away from it all.

    written by: Heather Corcoran

  3. A Great Idea

    The Dos and Don'ts of Building Your Own Chicken Coop

    Some quick tips that'll help you design at the drop of a feather.

    written by: Diana Budds

  4. Rooms We Love

    6 Stunning Stairs

    Stairs can be very sculptural, so long as they still support resident's footsteps (and abide by basic construction codes). Check out these 6 absolutely unique stair designs.

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  5. Entertaining Tips from Dwell Contributors

    Entertaining Tips from Dwell Contributors

    It took a small army of contributing writers and photographers to bring the stories in our first-ever entertaining issue, Open House (September 2012), to life. Many are consummate hosts themselves...

    written by: Diana Budds

  6. Rooms We Love

    6 Homes with Private Enclosed Courtyards

    An interior courtyard can be a tricky affair: carving an opening to the elements means extra care waterproofing and ensuring proper drainage. Once accomplished, however, there's nothing quite like...

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  7. Outdoor

    5 Water Features We Love

    The term "water feature" seems almost lame compared to the possibilities it entails—from the cooling effects of evaporating water to the serene dripping noise of a foundation, H20 is can be as...

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  8. Rooms We Love

    A Look at Oak in 6 Modern Homes

    Strong, hard, and resistant to bugs and fungus, oak has been the 'workhorse' of timbers for centuries, finding use in everything from ship's hulls to fine veneers. Tour these six examples of oak in...

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  9. Rooms We Love

    Travertine Designs in 6 Modern Homes

    A limestone (not technically a marble!) that ranges from dark greys to coral regs, travertine has been used as masonry blocks or fine finishes for centuries. While it usually comes with pockets and...

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  10. Houses We Love

    These Private Homes Double as Modern Art Galleries

    These multi-purpose homes were designed with great creative concentration, much like the artwork they display.

    written by: William Harrison

  11. Renovation

    5 Modern Renovations of Centuries-Old Structures

    For the structures that stand the test of time, there's always a chance for adaptive re-use, as these five projects attest.

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  12. Rooms We Love

    6 Spaces Designed for Reading and Writing

    The home library may be a relic of bygone domestic architecture—thanks in no small part to the digitization of reading and writing—but we still need secluded and comfortable spaces to gather our...

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  13. Renovation

    7 Brilliant, Light-Filled Attic Renovations

    Far from a musty, cramped space, each of these modern attic transformations elevate the upper floor to lofty heights.

    written by: Aileen Kwun

  14. We Recommend

    Beauty in Form: 8 Modern Staircases We Love

    Striking in form and material, these distinctive walkways double as a sculptural statements for the structures in which they stand.

    written by: Aileen Kwun

  15. Houses We Love

    Living On The Edge: 5 Modern, Cliff-Side Homes

    From rugged coastlines to rocky cliff-side terrains, these adventurous homes make the most of nature's varied and dramatic landscape.

    written by: Aileen Kwun

  16. Houses We Love

    7 Modern Homes Across the American Midwest

    From Michigan to Iowa, these dwellings are at home among the prairies and forests of America's heartland.

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  17. A Home, Studio, and Gallery Support a Growing Art Scene in Georgia
    House Tours

    A Home, Studio, and Gallery Support a Growing Art Scene in Georgia

    A forward-thinking architect builds a multifunctional structure with a burgeoning community in mind.

    written by: Feifei Sun
    photos by: Mark Hartman

  18. A Great Idea

    5 Architecture Projects With a Conscience

    Alejandro Aravena's Pritzker Prize win has raised the profile of socially conscious architecture. Revisit five projects that serve the greater good here.

    written by: Heather Corcoran

  19. Rooms We Love

    A Look at the Color Orange in 6 Modern Homes

    From subtle accents to bold exterior coverings, these six projects aren't afraid to use bold orange hues.

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  20. House Tours

    A Secluded Courtyard and Minimalist Interiors Hide Within This Victorian Renovation

    This light-filled Melbourne home introduces an open floor plan and a serene, neutral palette throughout its interiors.

    written by: Caroline Wallis
    photos by: Shannon McGrath

  21. Houses We Love

    5 Bold and Belgian Dwellings

    From colorful living rooms to a backyard retreat, Belgian designers reimagine vernacular forms and materials for the modern world.

    written by: Matthew Keeshin

  22. Houses We Love

    5 All-Glass Homes and Additions

    Whether its Mies van der Rohe or Philip Johnson, early modern architecture's enthusiastic use of glass has left a clear mark on today's homes.

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  23. House Tours

    A Renovated Modernist Oasis in the French Riviera That Has Hosted Picasso and Royalty

    Once home to modernist architect Barry Dierks, this historic home overlooking the Mediterranean Sea gets some functional updates without sacrificing its timeless appeal.

    written by: Caroline Wallis
    photos by: Uwe Ditz

  24. Renovation

    6 Lovely Midcentury Renovations in the Pacific Northwest

    Southern California isn't the only place where you'll find fantastic midcentury houses. In Oregon and Washington, these structures—some strong examples of the Northwest Regional style—were updated...

    written by: Allie Weiss

  25. Rooms We Love

    6 Unique Ways to Frame a View

    For those of us who can't do a full panorama, there's nothing better than a perfectly-framed vista.

    written by: Zachary Edelson