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  1. 5 Renovations in New England
    Renovation

    5 Renovations in New England

    Check out these how these five homes renovations respond to the 21st century, without forsaking their traditional New England styles.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    05.12.15

  2. Brooklyn Botanic's New 'Do
    Outdoor

    Brooklyn Botanic's New 'Do

    Last week, as spring's balmy temperatures took a temporary dip into glacier territory, the two founding partners of architecture and urbanism firm Weiss/Manfredi led a hard hat tour of their new...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.05.12

  3. This Floating Pool for the East River Is Closer to Reality Than You Think
    A Great Idea

    This Floating Pool for the East River Is Closer to Reality Than You Think

    A motivated group of young architects is working toward constructing a massive floating pool for the New York City public.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.29.14

  4. Passive Acceptance: 7 Energy-Efficient Homes
    Green

    Passive Acceptance: 7 Energy-Efficient Homes

    Passive heating and cooling are both cost-efficient measures that ease a new residence's burden on the earth. From super-green homes to certified Passive Houses, here are six great examples of the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.20.14

  5. Designing with Grass: 7 Green Roofs We Love
    Green

    Designing with Grass: 7 Green Roofs We Love

    Take a walk on the wild side with these seven living roofs.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    04.20.15

  6. Green

    6 Rammed-Earth Houses

    The following homes use terra firma as a basic building block, and demonstrate how earthen houses can be at once green, modern, and naturally cooled.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.21.15

  7. Houses We Love

    5 Modern Homes Designed with Passive Cooling

    It's basic physics: cool air sinks, hot air rises. Using openings above and vertical channels for air movement, these five dwellings effortlessly stay comfortable.

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    12.09.15

  8. Santa Cruz Home's 'Bale Raising'
    Renovation

    Santa Cruz Home's 'Bale Raising'

    For "Gotta Bale," the Off the Grid story in our October 2012 issue, we visit the Santa Cruz, California, home of college professors Bernie Tershy and Erika Zavaleta. Though there's a lot...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.18.12

  9. 5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part Two
    Renovation

    5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part Two

    From a hit actor's beach house retreat to a high design Mill Valley abode, peep to see five more of our favorite home renovations around the world. View Part One here.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.22.13

  10. Modern Renovations of Period Homes
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    Modern Renovations of Period Homes

    Some of our favorite renovation stories involve recasting period architecture into modern residences, and these seven projects give historic structures a new history to call their own.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.12.14

  11. Artful Midcentury Remodels
    House Tours

    Artful Midcentury Remodels

    Renovating a historic home can be daunting, but these seven remodels balance past, present, and future.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.30.14

  12. How To Remodel with Douglas Fir
    How To

    How To Remodel with Douglas Fir

    Warm up a new addition or highlight existing architecture with the right choice of wood—we recommend Douglas fir, an evergreen conifer native to the western coast of North America.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.05.14

  13. Look Out for This Industrial Italian Pied-à-Terre on Airbnb
    Houses We Love

    Look Out for This Industrial Italian Pied-à-Terre on Airbnb

    Minimal space meets maximum durability in a beautifully sparse Turin apartment.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.03.15

  14. Minimal Swiss Retreat Carved From Centuries-Old Stone
    Houses We Love

    Minimal Swiss Retreat Carved From Centuries-Old Stone

    Despite the name, delicate lines of glass and plaster run through the Scaiano Stone House.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.12.15

  15. Renovation

    7 Surprising Rear Facades

    With traditional front facades, these renovated homes tell a totally different story in the rear.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.07.15

  16. 7 Best Kitchen and Bath Renovations
    Renovation

    7 Best Kitchen and Bath Renovations

    Revamped kitchens and bathrooms make for high-impact upgrades to any home. From Roman relics to brass fixtures, we unlock the secrets to these inspiring modern renovations.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.21.13

  17. A Historic Sydney Harbor House Gets a Bright Refresh
    Renovation

    A Historic Sydney Harbor House Gets a Bright Refresh

    This 100-year-old house, located in the upscale Sydney suburb of Mosman, features a stunning vista but had been plagued by a dark and disorganized interior, the result of multiple renovations over...

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    01.07.15

  18. 5 Extraordinary Homes Under 2,000 Square Feet
    Houses We Love

    5 Extraordinary Homes Under 2,000 Square Feet

    Here at Dwell HQ in San Francisco, most of us reside in apartments and small ones at that, so we have a special place in our hearts for small space inspiration. Living small means getting creative...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    08.15.13

  19. Life's a Beach in These 6 Minimalist Seaside Getaways
    Houses We Love

    Life's a Beach in These 6 Minimalist Seaside Getaways

    Surf, sun, and sand—what more do you need? At these understated beach houses, the answer is not much else.

    written by: Heather Corcoran
    06.24.15

  20. A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century California Classic
    Houses We Love

    A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century California Classic

    A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, inspires an addition that pays homage to the past yet is poised to host the next generation.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Caren Alpert
    12.30.12

  21. Modern Wooden A-Frame Retreat in France
    House Tours

    Modern Wooden A-Frame Retreat in France

    Like a little chapel on the prairie, architect Jean-Baptiste Barache’s simply elegant retreat in the tiny Normandy town of Auvillier is a modern play on centuries-old forms and technology.

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Céline Clanet
    11.10.09

  22. 7 Compact Home Tours
    House Tours

    7 Compact Home Tours

    From London to Los Angeles, we've gathered seven of our favorite petite residences for a healthy does of small-space inspiration!

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.16.14

  23. 8 Light-Filled Renovations
    Renovation

    8 Light-Filled Renovations

    A major renovation is the perfect opportunity to bring more light into a space. These remodeled homes incorporate vast swathes of windows to help bring the outside in.

    08.06.14

  24. 8 Contraptions that Transform a Small Space
    House Tours

    8 Contraptions that Transform a Small Space

    Sometimes you need a room to do double or even triple duty. These transformative furniture units take versatility to a whole new level.

    06.30.14

  25. Matali Crasset Renovates Monory Farmhouse
    House Tours

    Matali Crasset Renovates Monory Farmhouse

    Cerebral architect Matali Crasset turns a stone farmhouse into a flexible, open environment for a Parisian jewelry designer and her many houseguests.

    photos by: Jonas Ingerstedt
    02.19.14

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