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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. A Surfer's Small Modern Backyard
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    A Surfer's Small Modern Backyard

    We've called out our outdoor furniture favorites before, but the deft use of these Loop chairs by Willy Guhl for Eternit puts them squarely on our list. Matt Jacobson and Kristopher Dukes's small...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    03.25.13

  4. Fresh Eggs: 5 Modern Chicken Coops
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    Fresh Eggs: 5 Modern Chicken Coops

    Talk about farm-to-table. Having your own chickens means the freshest of eggs and no further than your own backyard. Of course, you'll need a place to house your hens. Take a look at these five...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    08.29.13

  5. 7 Houses with Creative Courtyards
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    7 Houses with Creative Courtyards

    For outdoor dining or a private place to lounge in the sun, nothing beats a courtyard. Here are seven such spaces.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.11.13

  6. 7 Great Atriums
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    7 Great Atriums

    Create outdoor-like spaces—functional all year round and even in chilly climates—with the help of the mighty atrium, a transparent extension of the home.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.04.14

  7. Detail We Love: Butterfly Roofs
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    Detail We Love: Butterfly Roofs

    Along with the gable and the A-frame, the butterfly roof is among the most distinctive of silhouettes. Seven Dwell favorites follow.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.03.13

  8. 5 Modern Courtyards Part Two
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    5 Modern Courtyards Part Two

    As Previously looked at in 5 Cool Modern Courtyards, Dwell takes another glance at 5 modern homes with outstanding elevated terraces.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.08.13

  9. Q&A with Landscape Architect Thomas Woltz
    In The Modern World

    Q&A with Landscape Architect Thomas Woltz

    Nelson Byrd Woltz carves out a vertical garden for a New York City residence and, in the process, creates a nest for its human and avian inhabitants.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Eric Piasecki
    10.07.13

  10. 6 Relaxing Porches, Patios, and Terraces
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    6 Relaxing Porches, Patios, and Terraces

    You've had a long day. Take a moment to daydream and picture yourself relaxing on any one of these beautiful porches, patios, and terraces from farmhouses to island getaways. You're welcome.

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.31.13

  11. It's Summer Somewhere: 8 Great Pools
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    It's Summer Somewhere: 8 Great Pools

    Inspired by two guys who counted all the pools in Los Angeles thanks to an elegant data visualization tool, we combed the Dwell archives for our own roundup of the best swimming pools.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.03.13

  12. Geometric Pool with a View in Phoenix
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    Geometric Pool with a View in Phoenix

    Perched on picturesque Echo Mountain in Phoenix, this Wendell Burnette-designed desert home featured from our Indoor Outdoor issue, comes with a pool that is "half terrace, half cool-water retreat....

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    07.12.13

  13. Modern House Numbers
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    Modern House Numbers

    Like doorknobs, mailboxes, and fencing, house numbers are crucial for broadcasting a home's essential modern-ness. Neutra is a guaranteed winner, font-wise, but consider a few other modern options.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.15.14

  14. A Two-Part Landscaping Renovation in San Francisco
    In The Modern World

    A Two-Part Landscaping Renovation in San Francisco

    In an unusual collaboration among birds, wind, and one of San Francisco’s leading landscape architects, a California designer has made a pair of unique outdoor living spaces—one low and one high.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Ike Edeani
    10.15.13

  15. Growth Spurt
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    Growth Spurt

    These five homes feature ecologically mindful landscape designs. Take a look for inspiration!

    written by: Jami Smith
    03.06.13

  16. 101 Landscape
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    101 Landscape

    Garden design is only a fraction of the landscaping tradition. Residential or commercial it's a balance fo aesthetics and function that makes for sucess, and we take a look into (and upon) the field.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    05.26.09

  17. Pooling Around
    Outdoor

    Pooling Around

    We take a look at 10 of our favorite swimming pools and pool houses from over the years. Whether for recreation, exercise, or simply to beat the heat, these pools (and in some cases their...

    02.01.13

  18. 7 Beautiful Balconies
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    7 Beautiful Balconies

    A place to catch morning rays or a bit of fresh air, balconies often become favorite spaces in modern homes. Click through the slideshow for a look at seven designs from the Dwell archive.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.05.13

  19. 7 Outdoor Design Ideas
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    7 Outdoor Design Ideas

    For some, the Great Outdoors might mean rugged mountains, untrammeled forests, or wide-open plains. The residents of these seven homes managed to carve out their own great outdoor retreats—a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.03.12

  20. Gardener's Best Friend: Soil Tracker that Automatically Irrigates
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    Gardener's Best Friend: Soil Tracker that Automatically Irrigates

    Edyn is a garden system created by an entrepreneur with an affection for horticulture. It comes in two parts: a sensor-laden stake, and the Water Valve hose actuator. Available for pre-order soon, ...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.14.14

  21. 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

  22. 7 Houses with Striking Ocean Views
    Houses We Love

    7 Houses with Striking Ocean Views

    Sometimes architecture works best when it frames nature. These seven homes blur the boundaries between indoors and outdoors by opening up towards the ocean.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    07.10.14

  23. Outdoor Lounging: 9 Patio Furniture Designs We Love
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    Outdoor Lounging: 9 Patio Furniture Designs We Love

    The perfect time for outdoor barbecues and enjoying the heat from the patio is near, so why not surround yourself with the most comfortable and colorful furniture? Here are some of our favorite...

    written by: Claire Andreas
    07.23.13

  24. Japanese-Inspired Landscape Design in Berkeley
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    Japanese-Inspired Landscape Design in Berkeley

    For her largest commission to date, a young San Francisco architect channels Tadao Ando to create an outdoor room for a couple in the Berkeley Hills.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    03.05.14

  25. Native Plants Can Transform Your Yard—And The Planet
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    Native Plants Can Transform Your Yard—And The Planet

    With her drought-tolerant landscapes and permeable hardscape designs, Cassy Aoyagi of FormLA Landscaping has proven her dedication to saving our most precious natural resource.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.14.14

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