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  1. 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

  2. Modern Renovations of Period Homes
    Renovation

    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

  3. Transforming TIjuana
    House Tours

    Transforming TIjuana

    In August of 2004, a weekend-long party took place at a new house in the Hacienda Agua Caliente neighborhood of Tijuana, Mexico. The house was raw and unfinished, with bare concrete floors and...

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    03.16.09

  4. 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

  5. 9 Prefab Homes Set on Stilts
    Houses We Love

    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

  6. Denver's Energy Efficient Home
    Green

    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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 7 New Homes with Old Bones
    Renovation

    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

  11. At Home with Textile Designer Orla Kiely
    House Tours

    At Home with Textile Designer Orla Kiely

    Textile designer Orla Kiely’s renovated London Terrace House is punctuated by her distinctive palette and motifs.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Chris Tubbs
    07.29.13

  12. A Renovated Flat in Moshe Safdie's Habitat '67
    Renovation

    A Renovated Flat in Moshe Safdie's Habitat '67

    A flat renovated by a pair of fashion insiders breathes new life into architect Moshe Safdie's iconic Habitat '67 building.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Alexi Hobbs
    12.30.12

  13. Richard Rogers
    Profiles

    Richard Rogers

    The architecture of Richard Rogers weds the best of high-tech design with the outer limits of the architect’s imagination, creating soaring, sustainable spaces that enrich everyday urban life.

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    04.14.09

  14. 10 Impressive Backyard Renovations
    Renovation

    10 Impressive Backyard Renovations

    A renovation shouldn’t be confined to the interior of a house. Landscape design is just as important to the modernization of a home.

    07.17.14

  15. 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

  16. 10 Scenic Horizontal Homes
    Houses We Love

    10 Scenic Horizontal Homes

    In an increasingly urbanized society, vertical building has become the MO, but if you have the space, consider building outwards instead. These low-slung structures are easy on the knees and on the...

    08.28.14

  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. Perfect High-Low Mix for a Remodeled Modernist Apartment on the Sea
    House Tours

    Perfect High-Low Mix for a Remodeled Modernist Apartment on the Sea

    French designer Florence Deau coaxes a modernist city planning office into a beachside pied-à-terre.

    written by: Stephen Heyman
    photos by: Simon Upton
    01.19.15

  19. 8 Incredibly Slender Houses
    Houses We Love

    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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. Shear Talent
    Profiles

    Shear Talent

    In the small village of Spannum, in the Dutch province of Friesland, Claudy Jongstra heads a felt-design studio whose modesty in process and material belie its overwhelming commercial appeal and...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Oliver Chanarin
    02.26.09

  23. Canada's Design Domestic
    Event Spotlight

    Canada's Design Domestic

    Design Domestic is a photo-based exhibit featuring nine Canadian designers and artists in their homes. Through the photos and objects presented, the exhibition captures glimpses of some of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.19.10

  24. An Architect's Pop-Up Book
    Books

    An Architect's Pop-Up Book

    One of the perks of being a Dwell editor are the various fun surprises that appear in the mail—newly published books, the occasional small product, even the random staple gun (yes, really)....

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.15.11

  25. Building the Maxon House: Week 24
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 24

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    08.17.11

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