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  1. In The City and Off the Grid
    Houses We Love

    In The City and Off the Grid

    From New York to Los Angeles, these self-sufficient homes prove that you don't have to live in the middle of nowhere to be off-the-grid.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.21.13

  2. Well Thawed Out
    Green

    Well Thawed Out

    At the end of 2000, Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, Icelandic natives and partners in the Santa Monica–based design firm Minarc, bought what was essentially a teardown in the...

    written by: Kathryn Harris
    photos by: Raif Seeburger
    02.01.09

  3. Community of Vision
    House Tours

    Community of Vision

    A mere eight miles from Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Georgian neoclassical plantation home, and just nine miles south of Old Town Alexandria, the colonial bastion that provides much...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Eric Laignel
    03.16.09

  4. The Living: Using Biology as a Building Block
    Dwell on Design

    The Living: Using Biology as a Building Block

    Brooklyn-based architecture firm The Living, run by David Benjamin, aims to use biology to challenge traditional building methods. The winner of the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program in 2014, the...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.24.14

  5. 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

  6. Melbourne Convention Center
    Travel Reports

    Melbourne Convention Center

    One element of my tour of Melbourne that really surprised me was how much I liked the new Melbourne Convention Center by Hamish Lyon of NH Architecture and Nik Karalis of Woods Bagot. 

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Peter Bennetts
    10.23.09

  7. Building a Zero-Energy Community: Part 7
    Renovation

    Building a Zero-Energy Community: Part 7

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 7:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    12.21.11

  8. 5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part One
    House Tours

    5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part One

    From an Edinburgh family home to a hillside mid-century gem in Texas, peep to see five of our favorite home renovations around the world.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.18.13

  9. 5 San Francisco Home Renovations
    Houses We Love

    5 San Francisco Home Renovations

    The City by the Bay is known for its diverse mix of Victorian and modern architecture. Maintaining these aesthetics, here are just a few San Francisco home renovations.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.06.13

  10. 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

  11. 3 Cool Rooftop Penthouse Apartments
    Houses We Love

    3 Cool Rooftop Penthouse Apartments

    Want views from your house? Try building it on top of a skyscraper. These three penthouse apartments give their residents the best views in town.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.01.13

  12. Self Preservation
    House Tours

    Self Preservation

    With the help of DSH Architects, a pair of intrepid Angelenos restored (and gently updated) Rudolph Schindler’s iconic Bubeshko Apartments.

    written by: Alissa Walker
    01.23.12

  13. 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

  14. 6 Clever Room Dividers that Double as Storage Space
    A Great Idea

    6 Clever Room Dividers that Double as Storage Space

    Partitioning small spaces may seem counterintuitive, but when combined with storage solutions, room dividers can make compact homes feel bigger and more multifunctional.

    06.10.14

  15. A Clever Belgian Couple Renovate Their Aging Brick Home
    Houses We Love

    A Clever Belgian Couple Renovate Their Aging Brick Home

    By introducing chic new elements, a Belgian couple takes a gentle approach to transforming a tired house into a vibrant workshop.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Tim Van de Velde
    11.06.13

  16. 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

  17. A Renovated Brick Schoolhouse in the Netherlands
    Houses We Love

    A Renovated Brick Schoolhouse in the Netherlands

    With a palette of earthy colors and materials, and some thoughtful architectural interventions, a soaring schoolhouse in the Netherlands is reborn.

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Kasia Gatkowska
    04.23.14

  18. Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Marcel Breuer
    Design 101

    Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Marcel Breuer

    The Bauhaus designer’s modern vision helped post-war American building see the future.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.14.14

  19. 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

  20. All Aboard
    House Tours

    All Aboard

    Helmut Jahn’s dynamic new supportive-housing facility brings green design and a new outlook on life to the Windy City.

    written by: Edward Lifson
    photos by: Andreas Larsson
    05.13.09

  21. Drumming Up Design
    Green

    Drumming Up Design

    Brotherly love takes many forms; in the case of Rob and Eric Brill, it’s a shared passion for modernism. Rob, the younger of the two and a rock musician, recently completed the second of two live...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Noah Webb
    01.25.09

  22. A Geometric Desert Home in Phoenix
    House Tours

    A Geometric Desert Home in Phoenix

    At the base of Echo Mountain in Phoenix, a geometric home by Wendell Burnette opens up to the surrounding desert landscape.

    written by: Margot Dougherty
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    04.03.13

  23. 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

  24. The First LEED Gold-Certified Family Home in San Diego
    House Tours

    The First LEED Gold-Certified Family Home in San Diego

    A multi-generational home in San Diego, California, elegantly combines sustainability and luxury.

    photos by: Ye Rin Mok
    06.29.13

  25. A Renovated Art Nouveau Barcelona Apartment
    House Tours

    A Renovated Art Nouveau Barcelona Apartment

    It was love at first sight for Elina Vila D’Acosta-Calheiros and her husband, Ginés Gorriz: When they stepped into the century-old apartment that would become their home, they were so smitten they...

    written by: Kerstin Rose
    02.19.14

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