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  1. Modern Space-Efficient Family Home in San Francisco
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    Modern Space-Efficient Family Home in San Francisco

    To convert a musty mid-century house with a nonsensical floor plan into a modern and space-efficient family home, three intrepid designers played a bit of architectural Tetris.

    written by: Rachel Levin
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    10.20.11

  2. Modern Staircase Inspiration
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    Modern Staircase Inspiration

    From solid wood to industrial steel, these modern staircases are more than just a way to get from one part of the house to another.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.10.14

  3. Modern Steel House in Seattle
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    Modern Steel House in Seattle

    On the sandy shores of Fauntleroy Cove in Seattle, renowned firm Olson Kundig Architects crafts a subtle home with striking steel accents.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.15.13

  4. Modern Storage Solutions: 5 Smart Built-Ins and Closets
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    Modern Storage Solutions: 5 Smart Built-Ins and Closets

    When space is tight, designers often eke out additional (hidden) square footage by going deep—into the walls and furnishings themselves. Built-in shelving, closets, and creative, multipurpose built...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.10.13

  5. Modern Studio of a Finnish Design Legend
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    Modern Studio of a Finnish Design Legend

    Yrjö Kukkapuro, one of Finland’s design legends, is primed for an international resurgence thanks to a new furniture collaboration with Artek.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.05.14

  6. Modern Surf Shack in Venice
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    Modern Surf Shack in Venice

    It was the surf and the artsy vibe that attracted Eric Grunbaum to Venice Beach, California, 18 years ago. An avid surfer and creative director for an advertising agency, he thrives on lively...

    written by: Paul Young
    photos by: Ye Rin Mok
    02.08.10

  7. Modern Sustainable Kitchen Renovation in Pennsylvania
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    Modern Sustainable Kitchen Renovation in Pennsylvania

    A Bucks County, Pennsylvania, overhaul by Danny Seo relies on American-made goods to forge its identity.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: David Engelhardt
    07.07.14

  8. Modern Take on a Classic Cast-Iron Stove
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    Modern Take on a Classic Cast-Iron Stove

    An Oslo design duo create a modern iteration of the cast-iron stove with a timeless silhouette.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    10.28.14

  9. Modern Take on a Texas Farmhouse
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    Modern Take on a Texas Farmhouse

    A modern, gabled home in Austin is designed to feel like a "leftover railroad house that had been repurposed."

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    08.05.14

  10. Modern Take on a Traditional Farmhouse in Missouri
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    Modern Take on a Traditional Farmhouse in Missouri

    Thanks to Matthew Hufft, their envelope-pushing architect and longtime friend, Hannah and Paul Catlett have a new home in southwestern Missouri that’s a fresh, unconventional take on the...

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Joe Pugliese
    10.08.12

  11. Modern Taste
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    Modern Taste

    Chef Grant Achatz treats his restaurant kitchens like scientific laboratories: They are places in which to invent wildly sculptural dishes that are seldom what they seem. Though he characterizes...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.20.09

  12. Modern Tea Shop in San Francisco
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    Modern Tea Shop in San Francisco

    With smart interiors by Arcanum Architecture, a shop in the Mission District attempts to put a new spin on the venerable cup of tea.

    written by: William Lamb
    08.25.14

  13. Modern Thank-You Notes
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    Modern Thank-You Notes

    GIGI PRESS, a new Los Angeles–based letterpress company, sent me samples of their work last week, and I love their clean, modern aesthetic. Check out the boxed thank you notes emblazoned...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.30.10

  14. Modern Tiny Kitchen Remodel in Sweden
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    Modern Tiny Kitchen Remodel in Sweden

    What’s the secret to successfully wedging a kitchen into a 258-square-foot apartment? A visual balancing act.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.29.13

  15. Modern Toddler Cot
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    Modern Toddler Cot

    Here's the thing about being parents with design sense and a sensible budget: There's no middle ground.

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.12.08

  16. Modern Tower in Michigan
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    Modern Tower in Michigan

    In northwest Michigan, a vacation retreat boasts a prime vantage point from which to soak up the bucolic scenery.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Steve Keating
    07.01.14

  17. Modern Tractor
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    Modern Tractor

    Over the holidays, Dwell reader Steve Rankin sent us photos from his October 2008 visit to the North Carolina State Fair featuring an Eames-like molded plastic chair on a Farmall Cub tractor.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.14.09

  18. Modern Tribe talks Modern Hanukkah
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    Modern Tribe talks Modern Hanukkah

    With Hanukkah beginning tonight (I'll be manning the latke station at my house tonight) it seems fitting to talk to the head honcho of one of the web's best spots for playful, smartly designed...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.20.11

  19. Modern Undercover
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    Modern Undercover

    Just three weeks before their wedding, Jason Greenman and Jeanne Williams purchased their home in September of 2000. Having set their hopes on a mid-century modern home nestled in the Hollywood...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    photos by: Michael Wells
    02.20.13

  20. Modern Urban Retreat in South Minneapolis
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    Modern Urban Retreat in South Minneapolis

    In a South Minneapolis neighborhood of century-old housing stock, Julie Snow’s bold but elegant residential design fulfilled Andrew Blauvelt and Scott Winter’s desire for a loft on the...

    written by: Mason Riddle
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    09.07.10

  21. Modern Vacation Homes
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    Modern Vacation Homes

    Christmas vacation is right around the corner and that has got us all pining for a fabulous vacation getaway home. Here, we take a look at seven enviable escapes from the beach to the mountains.

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.17.13

  22. Modern Victorian House Preservation in Oakland
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    Modern Victorian House Preservation in Oakland

    Mike McDonald, an Oakland, California–based builder, faced a common problem for Bay Area homeowners: an aesthetically pleasing, historically significant, but structurally shaky Victorian.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Jason Madara
    01.15.09

  23. Modern Vignettes at Dwell on Design New York
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    Modern Vignettes at Dwell on Design New York

    Following the Dwell Store’s first physical appearance at Dwell on Design Los Angeles in June and its pop-up retail store at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, the store made its...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    10.01.14

  24. Modern Vintage: 2241 House
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    Modern Vintage: 2241 House

    Tres Birds Workshop design principal Mike Moore likes making people think. For the renovation of an over 80-year-old home in Boulder, Colorado, where his firm is located, he mixed modern and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.07.09

  25. Modern Wall Clocks
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    Modern Wall Clocks

    We’ve started a new year and entered a new era of strained economics, so now more than ever is the time to be on top of things—which got me thinking recently about modern wall clocks.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.19.09

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