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  1. House in the Los Angeles Hills Inspired by California Modernists
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    House in the Los Angeles Hills Inspired by California Modernists

    When Gary Johns discovered a nondescript, Mediterranean-style home in Los Angeles in 1987, he loved its large lot—nearly an acre—and views of the city. Johns bought it and set on rebuilding the...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.21.14

  2. Smart Interior Update Shows When a Gut Renovation Isn't Necessary
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    Smart Interior Update Shows When a Gut Renovation Isn't Necessary

    An intervention from a clever interior designer spares an old beach house on Fire Island, New York, from demolition.

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    02.17.15

  3. A Bright Office Addition in Cape Cod
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    A Bright Office Addition in Cape Cod

    An East Falmouth couple reached out to New York-based firm Present Architecture to create a bright home office in tune with their existing home and garden.

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    photos by: Robert Deitchler
    03.01.15

  4. A Miami Oasis Pays Homage to Florida's Rich Architectural Heritage
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    A Miami Oasis Pays Homage to Florida's Rich Architectural Heritage

    When architects Melissa and Jacob Brillhart set out to design their new home in downtown Miami, they drew inspiration from Florida modernism and the dogtrot model to create a tropical oasis in the...

    written by: Emma Janzen
    03.24.15

  5. A Mighty Oak Tree Frames This Family Home in Austin
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    A Mighty Oak Tree Frames This Family Home in Austin

    Matt Fajkus Architecture creates a grounded take on a tree house in Texas.

    written by: David Rudin
    04.06.15

  6. 5 New Zealand Getaways
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    5 New Zealand Getaways

    Although warm weather is finally upon us, these five homes in New Zealand have us dreaming about vacation.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    04.16.15

  7. Simple Cabin Embraces Its Mountain Setting
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    Simple Cabin Embraces Its Mountain Setting

    Avid outdoors enthusiasts, a couple was looking to build a modest year-round retreat in Washington’s Cascade Mountains in order to make the most of the region’s vast network of hiking and cross...

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    photos by: Steve Keating
    05.20.15

  8. A Unique Roofline Draws Light Into This Melbourne Home
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    A Unique Roofline Draws Light Into This Melbourne Home

    A clever addition to a Victorian house maximizes light and space.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    photos by: Peter Bennetts
    05.27.15

  9. Renovation

    A Breezy Modern Addition Opens Up a Historic Melbourne Home

    A family with three young sons asked Mitsuori Architects to renovate and expand their venerable Victorian house to accommodate their growing and energetic children.

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    photos by: Michael Kai
    06.17.15

  10. Come to the Sunshine: 8 Warm-Weather Dwellings
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    Come to the Sunshine: 8 Warm-Weather Dwellings

    With much of the Eastern seaboard hunkering down for the season's first blizzard, we offer these eight homes in balmy climes as a distraction from the snow outside.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.26.15

  11. Creative Re-Use in Oakland
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    Creative Re-Use in Oakland

    Stephen Shoup is the kind of person to see potential in things that others might miss. In 2005, looking for a property that would house himself and his design/build firm, building Lab inc., he...

    02.28.11

  12. It Takes a Villa
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    It Takes a Villa

    Enric Ruiz-Geli’s firm Cloud9 designed the suburban house of the future—it also happens to be sustainable.

    written by: Karim Massoteau
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    01.19.09

  13. Passive Acceptance
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    Passive Acceptance

    Virtually unknown in the United States, Passive Houses are starting to make a big impression with their small footprints.

    written by: Jacob Gordon
    10.22.09

  14. A Renovated Eichler Home in San Rafael, California
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    A Renovated Eichler Home in San Rafael, California

    Faced with the unique challenge of renovating the work of mid-century master, design principal Stephen Shoup of building Lab worked to replace austerity with intimacy. Adding fencing and windows,...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: Scott Hargis
    03.25.14

  15. Pole Star
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    Pole Star

    By creatively manipulating the angles and levels of exterior surfaces on this modest Polish country house, architect Peter Kuczia achieved exceptionally high solar exposure, increasing its capacity...

    written by: Michael Dumiak
    05.13.09

  16. Family Matters
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    Family Matters

    The open spaces and transparency of modern architecture turn out to be extremely useful when there’s a house full of relatives.

    written by: Lydia Lee
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    07.18.11

  17. A Modern Family Home in Ecuador
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    A Modern Family Home in Ecuador

    After a decade in New York, an architect returns home to design a house for his niece and her family.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.20.15

  18. New England Vacation Home Emphasizes Island Breeze and Spectacular Views
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    New England Vacation Home Emphasizes Island Breeze and Spectacular Views

    Four structures situated on a wooded strip of Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts celebrate their stunning natural surroundings.

    written by: Emma Janzen
    03.27.15

  19. Trading Shingles for Shrubs
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    Trading Shingles for Shrubs

    Dwell explores the extensive reasons why the grass is intensely greener when it's on the roof.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.21.09

  20. 9 Kid-Friendly Furnishings We Love
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    9 Kid-Friendly Furnishings We Love

    Mixing imagination with function, 9 kid-friendly products offer ways to bring some fun into your home.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.17.14

  21. Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin
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    Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin

    With the goals of improving storage and flow in their midcentury home, two Austin residents hired Rick and Cindy Black Architects to reunite their kitchen with an open-plan living space.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: Whit Preston
    03.26.14

  22. Inside This Modern Tower Is an Idyllic One-Man Sauna
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    Inside This Modern Tower Is an Idyllic One-Man Sauna

    Münster-based firm Modulorbeat recently built a one-man sauna on an abandoned steel factory site as part of a year-long festival exploring the economic uncertainty of the region surrounding Bochum,...

    written by: Nadja Sayej
    10.23.14

  23. Renovation Near Sydney Opens Home Onto a Lush Garden
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    Renovation Near Sydney Opens Home Onto a Lush Garden

    A modern addition in Annandale strengthens a home's connection to the outdoors and enhances natural light.

    written by: David Rudin
    photos by: Brett Boardman
    03.07.15

  24. This Green-Minded Prefab Treads Lightly on the Earth
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    This Green-Minded Prefab Treads Lightly on the Earth

    A smartly built modular home helps a couple save on energy bills.

    written by: Charlotte Safavi
    photos by: Jaime Kowal
    03.23.15

  25. This Modest Japanese Home is a Surfer's Paradise
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    This Modest Japanese Home is a Surfer's Paradise

    A bright white home facilitates outdoor living within its walls.

    written by: David Rudin
    photos by: Masao Nishikawa
    04.04.15

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