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  1. High-Design Vacation Home Perfectly Captures Its Peaceful Setting
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    High-Design Vacation Home Perfectly Captures Its Peaceful Setting

    A Connecticut home with a notable architectural legacy gets an expansive update for a family of six.

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    04.26.15

  2. Modern Dallas Family Home
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    Modern Dallas Family Home

    An inviting home in Dallas makes the most of its wooded lot with an interior courtyard and plenty of windows.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    09.23.14

  3. A Contemporary North Carolina Home Navigates a Tricky Site Atop a Ridge
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    A Contemporary North Carolina Home Navigates a Tricky Site Atop a Ridge

    Drawing inspiration from the Hebrew alphabet, architects Elihu Siegman and Michael Silverman dreamt up an adaptive structure to fit a difficult site in Asheville, North Carolina.

    written by: Hope Winsborough
    photos by: David Dietrich
    03.17.15

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    On a Busy Street in Melbourne, a Brick Home Fits Three Courtyard Retreats

    After demolishing a weatherboard building on a bustling roadway in Melbourne,

    written by: Luke Hopping
    photos by: Trevor Mein
    06.30.15

  5. Modern Hawaii House Built on Lava Flow
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    Modern Hawaii House Built on Lava Flow

    Built on a Hawaiian lava flow, an architect’s first substantial house in concrete reflects its craggy surroundings.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Ian Allen
    07.25.14

  6. Angular Australian House Fits a Family’s Active Lifestyle
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    Angular Australian House Fits a Family’s Active Lifestyle

    The stacked but flexible scheme is modern, urban, and dynamic—just like its occupants

    written by: Emma Janzen
    photos by: John Gollings
    03.30.15

  7. Architect Spotlight: Byoung-soo Cho
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    Architect Spotlight: Byoung-soo Cho

    South Korea is known for its innovations in technology. Seoul architect Byoung-soo Cho applies South Korea's technological innovation to architecture by experimenting with straight lines, negative...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.24.13

  8. Cozy Home in Portland Is Under 800 Square Feet
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    Cozy Home in Portland Is Under 800 Square Feet

    Designer Shannon Baird conceived of this 796-square-foot dwelling off the back of a larger home in Portland.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.15.15

  9. Cute Couple Alert: Modern Prefab Poolhouse Addition to a 1920s Sears Kit House
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    Cute Couple Alert: Modern Prefab Poolhouse Addition to a 1920s Sears Kit House

    A Boston family chose a double dose of prefab for an addition to their home in the Massachusetts countryside.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Tony Luong
    12.02.14

  10. Bronx
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    Bronx

    Two hours later, revivified by a pair of conga players’ exuberant performance on the 2 train, I hustle out at the corner of Third Avenue and East 149th in the South Bronx, once an...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    02.14.11

  11. 12 Inviting Outdoor Grilling Spaces
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    12 Inviting Outdoor Grilling Spaces

    Get your tongs and apron ready, outdoor grilling season is nearly upon us.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    04.28.15

  12. We Recommend

    Editors' Picks: Our 10 Favorite Planters

    It's high season to exercise that green thumb! These stylish, modern planters are made for plants of all sizes—from a miniature, desktop succulent to a space-defining living wall. Read our June...

    written by: Aileen Kwun
    06.17.15

  13. The Architectural Outsider
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    The Architectural Outsider

    The architectural profession is shrouded in mystery. What goes on in those offices is as foreign to most people as what goes into making Spam. So Dwell asked an inquisitive non-architect for his...

    written by: Robert Sullivan
    05.27.09

  14. Midcentury Renovation in Portland Capitalizes on Nature with Seven Doors to the Outside
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    Midcentury Renovation in Portland Capitalizes on Nature with Seven Doors to the Outside

    An interior designer in Portland updates a 1950s home by a celebrated local architect.

    written by: Brian Libby
    photos by: Grant Harder
    01.22.15

  15. Outside In or Inside Out?
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    Outside In or Inside Out?

    Among the kitschy, gnome-loving chalets of Holland's community gardens, Krill Architects created an anomalously spare and highly adaptable Garden House.

    written by: Jane Szita
    09.10.09

  16. Psst! Follow Us Down These 5 Secret Passages
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    Psst! Follow Us Down These 5 Secret Passages

    Remember when you were a kid and you'd knock on walls trying to uncover hidden staircases? Of course, you do. These five homes make good on that childhood dream with carefully concealed private...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.19.15

  17. Face Off: Looking Good on the Outside
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    Face Off: Looking Good on the Outside

    The husband-and-wife architecture team Halpert & Ruiz know that if a house’s face 
is pretty from the outside and views are good from within, as a landlord you will have an easier time...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  18. Matthew Williams Exhibition 'Outside'
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    Matthew Williams Exhibition 'Outside'

    Kiwi photographer Matthew Williams has traveled around the globe to shoot homes for Dwell. You can catch the Brooklyn-based artist's work later this month, however, in New York at the studio space...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    04.15.11

  19. Outside the Box: Cardboard Design
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    Outside the Box: Cardboard Design

    Cardboard has fully wiggled out of its boxy stereotype (Frank Gehry's 1971 Wiggle Chair is early evidence) and today plays a role in everything from packaging and product design to furniture and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.25.10

  20. Traditional on the Outside, Modern in the Inside: 6 Homes We Love
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    Traditional on the Outside, Modern in the Inside: 6 Homes We Love

    These six homes are contemporary gems in disguise: traditional on the outside, but strikingly modern within.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.09.13

  21. Outside of the Box: 7 Delightfully Idiosyncratic Designs
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    Outside of the Box: 7 Delightfully Idiosyncratic Designs

    Seven of the most inventive and original architectural designs ever featured in Dwell.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.23.13

  22. Outside the Box: Unusual Home Layouts
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    Outside the Box: Unusual Home Layouts

    Don’t be a square; whether out of necessity or aesthetics, these layouts come in all shapes and sizes.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.04.13

  23. Tiny Garden Retreat on New York's Long Island
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    Tiny Garden Retreat on New York's Long Island

    In New York’s Nassau County, a 125-square-foot garden retreat offers a haven from bustling contemporary life.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Dustin Cohen
    03.24.14

  24. 8 Modern Picnic-Style Tables
    A Great Idea

    8 Modern Picnic-Style Tables

    Picnic tables. They work well inside or out, and they conjure happy memories of lazy summertime afternoons spent with friends and family. They're also simple and not fussy, and they allow for clear...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.19.13

  25. 7 Stunning Waterfront Structures
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    7 Stunning Waterfront Structures

    The best architecture takes full advantage of a setting without upstaging it. Here are seven buildings that make the most of their waterfront perch.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.02.15

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