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  1. This House Doesn't Hold Back on Colorful Details
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    This House Doesn't Hold Back on Colorful Details

    A see-through pool wall is just one element of this vibrant home.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Ian Allen
    04.20.16

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  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. A Minimal, Metal-Clad Montreal House With A Hidden Courtyard
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    A Minimal, Metal-Clad Montreal House With A Hidden Courtyard

    Architect Thomas Balaban creates a secret outdoor oasis within a Montreal house.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Adrien Williams
    02.10.15

  8. Abandoned Industrial Compound Becomes a Modern Home Base
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    Abandoned Industrial Compound Becomes a Modern Home Base

    A couple embarks on a new life together by establishing a homestead on a dilapidated lot in a buzzworthy corner of San Francisco’s Mission District.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    photos by: Mark Hartman
    05.24.15

  9. 5 Homes That Make the Case Gabled-Roofs Are Modern
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    5 Homes That Make the Case Gabled-Roofs Are Modern

    Are gabled houses perfectly simple or just boring? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    06.09.15

  10. 6 Coastal Homes with Cedar Decks
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    6 Coastal Homes with Cedar Decks

    These getaway houses use cedar wood, known for its resistance to moisture, generously in their designs.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    06.10.15

  11. Houses We Love

    Photo of the Week: A Modern Deck with a Grand View

    Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.13.15

  12. 1920s Bungalow Plus Modern Addition Equals Perfect Austin Home
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    1920s Bungalow Plus Modern Addition Equals Perfect Austin Home

    A couple planning for an investment property in Austin ended up with a home that was too terrific to let go.

    written by: Dan Oko
    photos by: Casey Dunn
    01.10.15

  13. 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

  14. 7 Houses with Striking Ocean Views
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    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 Vanette
    07.10.14

  15. 10 Idyllic Wood Decks
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    10 Idyllic Wood Decks

    When it comes to decks, our opinions don't splinter: wood is the the most low-maintenance and natural-looking material choice.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    06.23.15

  16. High-Tech Prefab Outbuilding is a Surprisingly Peaceful Retreat
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    High-Tech Prefab Outbuilding is a Surprisingly Peaceful Retreat

    A prefab structure in the woods supports a client's yoga practice.

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    03.20.15

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  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. 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

  22. Pooling Around
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    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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

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