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  1. Modern Homes in The Carolinas
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    Modern Homes in The Carolinas

    From the Atlantic Coast to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Carolinas are known for their unique subset of Southern culture. Amidst a backdrop of aging farmhouses and Victorian-style plantation homes,...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.14.13

  2. On Greener Turf
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    On Greener Turf

    With new laws limiting water consumption in many places, it shouldn't be a surprise that drought-tolerant and native landscaping is continuing to flourish, replacing expansive and expensive lawns. ...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    03.30.09

  3. Stoked to Soak
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    Stoked to Soak

    Compelling custom solutions to off-the-shelf problems are often hard to come by. But landscape architects James A. Lord and Roderick Wyllie relished the challenge of making a standard hot tub the...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Jeremy Harris
    02.05.09

  4. Top Dror
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    Top Dror

    Industrial designer Dror Benshetrit’s new building system, QuaDror, can be applied to make just about anything from architecture to table bases.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    11.29.11

  5. 7 Front Yards That Make you Want to Live Outside
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    7 Front Yards That Make you Want to Live Outside

    Houses from Houston to Hamburg that feature verdant front yards prime for playing, lounging, and more.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.03.15

  6. Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California
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    Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California

    Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminds a seamless garden to surround a Silicon Valley Eichler.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    03.28.14

  7. 7 Modern Swimming Pools
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    7 Modern Swimming Pools

    We've gathered a few inspiring pools from our archives.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    01.29.15

  8. Kingston Brio
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    Kingston Brio

    Aaron Roberts and Thomas Bailey, the young architects behind room11, teamed up to design a house for Aaron's parents, fixing the structure into the topography of the site.

    written by: Simon Sellars
    photos by: Andrew Rowat
    01.15.09

  9. Renovated 19th-Century Terrace House Merges with the Outdoors
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    Renovated 19th-Century Terrace House Merges with the Outdoors

    Pivot Studio fully modernized this 19th-century terrace house outside Sydney.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    photos by: Justin Alexander
    02.06.15

  10. 5 Comfortable Decks
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    5 Comfortable Decks

    Even though it's freezing outside, it's never too early to start thinking about hanging out on spring-friendly deck spaces.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    01.15.15

  11. 6 Beautiful Courtyards
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    6 Beautiful Courtyards

    Whether within a home's perimeter or outside of it, these modern courtyards provide a breath of fresh air.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.04.14

  12. Amazing House is Half Historic and Half Modern
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    Amazing House is Half Historic and Half Modern

    A historic home in Phoenix steps into the 21st century.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    photos by: Jason Roehner
    02.18.15

  13. 8 Modern Fences
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    8 Modern Fences

    They say that good fences make good neighbors, but it's equally true that good fences make for good design. Here, from Dwell's archives, are eight examples of fences that enhance the aesthetic...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.06.14

  14. Growing Upward: 9 Ways to Plant Vertically
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    Growing Upward: 9 Ways to Plant Vertically

    To live in a city often means abandoning all hope of owning a garden. By planting vertically, however, these projects were able to add greenery without sacrificing precious floor space.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    06.23.15

  15. Green Home in La Jolla Blends Indoors and Outdoors
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    Green Home in La Jolla Blends Indoors and Outdoors

    The Noorens fell in love with San Diego and the surrounding area during a surf vacation several years ago, and made it their mission to return for good. When they finally returned in 2009, they...

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    10.22.14

  16. A Design-Minded Solution to a Narrow Landscape
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    A Design-Minded Solution to a Narrow Landscape

    With aptly applied angular concrete details and ornamental plantings, landscape architect Terence Lee transforms his slender Northern California backyard.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.03.14

  17. Outdoor

    5 Water Features We Love

    The term "water feature" seems almost lame compared to the possibilities it entails—from the cooling effects of evaporating water to the serene dripping noise of a foundation, H20 is can be as...

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    10.07.15

  18. Outdoor

    10 Concrete Patios We Love

    These concrete patios are perfect for autumnal barbecues or just taking in the changing foliage.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    10.15.15

  19. House Tours

    An Eco-Friendly Prototype whose Furniture Maximizes Energy Efficiency

    For their debut at the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 Solar Decathlon, the University at Buffalo goes beyond the competition parameters with custom furniture.

    written by: Caroline Wallis
    10.21.15

  20. 15 Lap Pools Around the World
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    15 Lap Pools Around the World

    Get your goggles, kickboard, and flippers ready, we're going swimming!

    written by: Andrea Smith
    07.27.15

  21. Vintage, Concrete, and Color in a Palo Alto Home with See-Through Pool Wall
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    Vintage, Concrete, and Color in a Palo Alto Home with See-Through Pool Wall

    For a couple with different aesthetic and cultural backgrounds, creating a home that suited them both involved a steep learning curve. But as luck would have it, their architects are also teachers.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Ian Allen
    10.21.14

  22. Secret Garden
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    Secret Garden

    In Arlington, Virginia, architecture firm Höweler + Yoon contends with spatial and budgetary constraints to carve a microcourtyard, complete with Japanese maples and a cascading concrete fountain,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.05.13

  23. Houses We Love

    6 Striking Courtyards

    The courtyard is an ancient architectural feature in domestic dwellings and beyond: it bridges indoor and outdoor, private and public. Check out these 6 striking examples from our archives.

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    09.09.15

  24. 7 Winning Outdoor Furniture Designs
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    7 Winning Outdoor Furniture Designs

    Whether it's rainy and humid, or a dry, sweltering day, these designs are not only elegant additions to an outdoor space, they're made to withstand the elements.

    written by: Aileen Kwun
    06.16.15

  25. The Glass Awning
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    The Glass Awning

    Last month architect Jenda Michl of Vertu Studio in Los Angeles completed a lovely bit of work on his parents' house in Boulder, Colorado. A project that began as a sculptural glass awning turned...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.23.11

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