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  1. This A-Frame is Ideal for Yoga
    Houses We Love

    This A-Frame is Ideal for Yoga

    A French country house keeps it simple and eco-friendly.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Hervé Abbadie
    05.11.16

  2. A Modern Home Floats Above a Traditional Skyline
    Outdoor

    A Modern Home Floats Above a Traditional Skyline

    A skyward addition to an antebellum Charleston warehouse rises in an architecturally conservative city.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    photos by: Chris Edwards
    06.04.16

  3. Shops

    Can You Find This Clothing Label in a (Sort of) Secret Shipping Container?

    An online store launches a mysterious showroom to make its wares more accessible, relatively speaking.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    06.13.16

  4. Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System
    A Great Idea

    Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System

    The famed designer on how his modular living system offers a new, greener take on housing.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.27.14

  5. Architect Couples At Home
    My House

    Architect Couples At Home

    When architects fall in love, designing their own home can be both rewarding and challenging feats. Through compromise and collaboration, these couples successfully made their dream home a reality.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.11.13

  6. 7 Modern Multipurpose Rooms
    Rooms We Love

    7 Modern Multipurpose Rooms

    The great room—a combined living, dining, and cooking space—is one of architecture's great equalizers. People often want to be together without being sequestered into separate rooms for socializing...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.16.13

  7. Wooden Home Blends in with Maine Landscape
    Houses We Love

    Wooden Home Blends in with Maine Landscape

    In coastal New England, an artist turns a wooded property into a haven for creating and living.

    written by: Justin Ellis
    photos by: Trent Bell
    07.15.14

  8. Five of the World's Most Innovative Sustainable Designs
    Green

    Five of the World's Most Innovative Sustainable Designs

    From Tasmania to California, these cutting-edge homes prove that sustainable practice is universal.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    04.22.15

  9. 8 Inspiring Green Spaces from Our Outdoor Issue
    Green

    8 Inspiring Green Spaces from Our Outdoor Issue

    Our June 2015 issue, on newsstands now, features modern homes that use smart design features—green roofs, ample sliding doors, interior courtyards, and much more—to connect with the outdoors.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    06.11.15

  10. Houses We Love

    5 Modern Homes with Striking Green Roofs

    Green roofs can be a challenging proposition: they add extra weight to a house, thereby requiring a robust and expensive structure. The roof itself must be carefully protected against water leakage...

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    10.01.15

  11. Tiny 1920s Garage Transformed Into a Charming Studio
    Renovation

    Tiny 1920s Garage Transformed Into a Charming Studio

    A dilapidated auto shop in Seattle is reborn as an efficient studio rental.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    12.01.14

  12. Fall in Love with This Dreamy Studio
    House Tours

    Fall in Love with This Dreamy Studio

    An artist and an architect collaborate on a residence dedicated to art on a quiet island.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Eirik Johnson
    05.11.16

  13. Three Families Comfortably Fit in One Slim Lot
    Houses We Love

    Three Families Comfortably Fit in One Slim Lot

    Two Seattle architects design and build a dynamic multifamily structure on a formerly vacant lot.

    written by: Valerie Easton
    photos by: Rafael Soldi
    05.27.16

  14. Modern Renovations of 19th Century Homes
    Renovation

    Modern Renovations of 19th Century Homes

    From a Greek and Gothic revival to the birth of suburbs, the 1800s brought about new innovations in technology and architectural styles embody those historic changes. Careful to walk the line...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.15.13

  15. A Bright Brooklyn Loft with an Envy-Inducing Walk-In Closet
    Houses We Love

    A Bright Brooklyn Loft with an Envy-Inducing Walk-In Closet

    Three apartments were combined to make one in this sleek Dumbo home.

    written by: Sarah Akkoush
    04.28.15

  16. 7 Prefabs Across California
    Houses We Love

    7 Prefabs Across California

    The innovative state has no shortage of architectural experiments; these 7 prefab homes are pushing the design envelope.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.09.14

  17. Salvaged Wood Renovation in Portland
    Houses We Love

    Salvaged Wood Renovation in Portland

    Custom woodwork and an open interior define a 520-square-foot backyard retreat for a busy family.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Lincoln Barbour
    10.17.13

  18. 8 Space-Saving Sliding Doors
    A Great Idea

    8 Space-Saving Sliding Doors

    In many homes, there’s not even an inch to spare, much less a few feet for an awkward swinging door. We present 8 easy ways to close off spaces when you need to, then slide your room dividers right...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.13.14

  19. Rooms We Love

    6 Compact Living Situations

    At Dwell, we love tiny spaces. Cruise through these six examples to see all the ways that small can be smart.

    written by: Kate Gregory
    09.18.15

  20. Houses We Love

    A Cramped Boarding House Transformed Into an Open, Modern Home in Toronto

    Natural materials and a strong attention to detail connect a disjointed property.

    written by: Sam Elmore
    12.28.15

  21. 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
    02.24.16

  22. House Tours

    How Many Apartments Does it Take to Make One Home?

    Three 1930s apartments become one for a family of five in Paris.

    written by: Kelly Dawson
    photos by: David Boureau
    04.10.16

  23. Simple Getaways: 8 Prefab Cabins
    Houses We Love

    Simple Getaways: 8 Prefab Cabins

    Cabins are modest by nature, a design quality that makes them conducive to prefabrication. Here are eight prefabs that tread lightly on the great outdoors.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.04.14

  24. Groovy 1970s Pads That Were (Mercifully) Transformed Into Modern Homes
    Houses We Love

    Groovy 1970s Pads That Were (Mercifully) Transformed Into Modern Homes

    Stripped of their lava lamps, shag carpeting, and other regrettable period accents, these renovated 1970s homes clean up surprisingly nice.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    07.23.15

  25. A Cluster of Cabins in a Former Quarry Makes a Simple Vacation Escape
    Houses We Love

    A Cluster of Cabins in a Former Quarry Makes a Simple Vacation Escape

    Three small pavilions connected by a deck form a summer retreat that balances privacy with a panoramic view—all in less than 900 square feet.

    photos by: Caroll Taveras
    09.12.15

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