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  1. Modern Wooden A-Frame Retreat in France
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    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

  2. 7 Compact Home Tours
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    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

  3. 8 Light-Filled Renovations
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    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

  4. 8 Contraptions that Transform a Small Space
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    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

  5. Matali Crasset Renovates Monory Farmhouse
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    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

  6. 7 New Homes with Old Bones
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    7 New Homes with Old Bones

    If a building appears to be on its last leg, think twice before tearing it down. Preserving old fragments in a modern home can result in an eclectic mix of old and new.

    07.01.14

  7. Progressive Prefabs of Jean Prouvé
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    Progressive Prefabs of Jean Prouvé

    The pioneering designer’s metal homes set a model for future construction.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.16.14

  8. 5 Modern Live-Work Spaces for Artists
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    5 Modern Live-Work Spaces for Artists

    These artists' homes paint the perfect picture of combining work and pleasure.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    04.21.15

  9. Denver's Energy Efficient Home
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    Denver's Energy Efficient Home

    John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers. As the Colorado and New Mexico territory manager for Burton Snowboards, John depends on winter precipitation for his business, not to mention for family...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.26.11

  10. 9 Prefab Homes Set on Stilts
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    9 Prefab Homes Set on Stilts

    When tricky terrain poses construction problems, hoisting a prefabricated home up on stilts offers a practical, eco-friendly solution.

    06.23.14

  11. House Tours

    A Light-Filled Brooklyn Townhouse Features A Large Indoor-Outdoor Space for Entertaining

    At more than 150 years old, this structure was a ruin when the architect and her clients found it. Now it's a stunning home designed with a growing family and hosting in mind.

    written by: Kelly Dawson
    photos by: Dustin Aksland
    09.20.15

  12. Renovation

    7 Warehouse and Garages Transformed into Livable Spaces

    Industrial structures are frequently excellent candidates for renovation: they feature large spaces that can be divided into conventional rooms or left open and airy. Designed for housing heavy...

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    09.22.15

  13. Renovation

    5 Modern Homes That Blend Old and New

    Who says modern architecture can't coexist with the past? These five designs are living proof.

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    12.15.15

  14. House Tours

    A Bright Blue Kitchen Hides Within This Minimalist Quebec Renovation

    Stripped to its original wooden structure, this house was reborn for a young family.

    written by: Kelly Dawson
    photos by: Adrien Williams
    12.22.15

  15. House Tours

    An Eco-Friendly Prefab Assembled In One Day

    Only 29 hours were required to install this “off-the-shelf” Seattle prefab home that packs a plethora of energy efficient features.

    written by: Caroline Wallis
    photos by: Tucker English
    09.08.15

  16. Wood Paneling Loses its Dated Reputation with This Renovation of a 1959 Portland Gem
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    Wood Paneling Loses its Dated Reputation with This Renovation of a 1959 Portland Gem

    On a whim, a growing family uproots to Oregon where they find—and remake—the home of their dreams

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Grant Harder
    02.14.16

  17. Houses We Love

    8 Prefabs Under 1,000 Square Feet

    At Dwell, we love the benefits of prefab and small space design: homes takes less from the environment and can be installed with minimal disturbance to the site. All the more reason to explore...

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    02.24.16

  18. Renovation

    Raconteur Renovations: Homes with Some Serious History

    Whether the site or the house is rich with history, these homes get an update in the modern world.

    written by: Matthew Keeshin
    03.03.16

  19. A Textile Designer’s Home Is Unapologetically Colorful
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    A Textile Designer’s Home Is Unapologetically Colorful

    Orla Kiely furnishes her renovated Victorian house with her signature prints.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Chris Tubbs
    03.31.16

  20. 9 Transformative Renovations in Austin
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    9 Transformative Renovations in Austin

    Whether by gut renovations or smaller scale modifications, these Austin homes get the facelifts they need.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    05.20.15

  21. 8 Incredibly Slender Houses
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    8 Incredibly Slender Houses

    Narrow sites present designers with a unique spatial challenge. Building upward might add square footage, but it won't make a structure the width of a subway car feel any less claustrophobic. These...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.02.14

  22. Houses We Love

    All of These Prefabs Were Assembled in 10 Days or Less

    Why wait months when your home could be ready tomorrow? Each of these modern prefabs was assembled in under two weeks.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    09.09.15

  23. Renovation

    A Modern Addition in Chicago Retrofits an Office Building for Living

    Architect John Ronan recast a former office building as a private home in a fast-evolving Chicago railroad corridor.

    written by: Ian Spula
    10.31.15

  24. Houses We Love

    8 Prefab Beach Homes

    Prefab and modular construction helped these homes arrive at some of the most coveted oceanfront locations in the world.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.23.15

  25. Renovation

    These Homes Went Through Multiple Drafts and Renovations to Get it Right

    Perfectionists will understand: Making your dream home a reality sometimes requires going back to the drawing board more than a few times.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    01.22.16

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