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  1. Family Style
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    Family Style

    When a Japanese couple asked architects Takaharu and Yui Tezuka to design a small home that would evoke the Italian love of food, informal gatherings, and natural settings, the result was la dolce...

    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    01.16.09

  2. Cooler Ranch
    House Tours

    Cooler Ranch

    After searching in vain for an empty lot to build on, architect Brian White settled for a nondescript 1960s ranch that nobody else wanted—and proved that building from the ground up doesn’t always...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: John Clark
    01.18.09

  3. Off the Beaten Path
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    Off the Beaten Path

    A dramatic departure from your typical cabin on the lake, this unique retreat adds shades of black to a tiny island awash with local color.

    written by: Eric Lawlor
    photos by: Chad Holder
    04.30.09

  4. Monica Ritterband's Wood-Burning Stove for Morsø
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    Monica Ritterband's Wood-Burning Stove for Morsø

    With rising energy costs and Winter weather still periodically sweeping across the country, it might be a good time to consider a wood burning stove. For those of you who abhor the thought of a log...

    02.11.09

  5. Massimo Iosa Ghini: The Speed of Design
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    Massimo Iosa Ghini: The Speed of Design

    Designer Massimo Iosa Ghini takes a moment to reflect on the hazards of speed and the merits of Europe’s standard of living.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    08.05.09

  6. Building Community
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    Building Community

    With a clean-lined new loft building designed by El Dorado Inc., a fleet of hip galleries, and a burgeoning creative class, Wichita is anything but plains.

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    09.16.11

  7. Row House
    Houses We Love

    Row House

    With a modernist palette of concrete, glass, and steel, Ziger/Snead Architects constructed an ode to rowing in rural Virginia.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.21.11

  8. Social Heat
    Finishing Touch

    Social Heat

    What’s the best way to warm a small studio? Ekaterina Voronova opted for a compact wood-burning stove to keep her space cozy.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.11.11

  9. Sunken Outdoor Fire Pit
    Houses We Love

    Sunken Outdoor Fire Pit

    Hufft Projects carves out a sunken seating area in an outdoor scheme designed for entertaining.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Mike Sinclair
    08.21.12

  10. A Surfer's Small Modern Backyard
    Outdoor

    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

  11. 6 Fantastic Fireplaces
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    6 Fantastic Fireplaces

    Whether it's indoors or outdoors, for practical use or aesthetics, a fireplace is a great addition to any home. Check out six creative versions of the tried-and-true heating system, and our...

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    06.05.13

  12. 7 Modern Outdoor Fireplaces We Love
    Outdoor

    7 Modern Outdoor Fireplaces We Love

    There's no better time to gather around an outdoor fire pit then on a windy Autumn night. Check out these cozy outdoor areas, equipped with the latest technology and embracing timeless traditions...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.17.13

  13. Scrap House
    Green

    Scrap House

    "Repurpose, refurbish, recycle" was the guiding principle for a metals broker in Ontario who harnessed his passion for–and knowledge of–industrial materials to create a new...

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Lorne Bridgman
    01.14.09

  14. Ski Lift
    My House

    Ski Lift

    This New York turned ski bum took a little piece of the city to the mountains, and never looked back.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    photos by: Bjorn Wallander
    01.15.09

  15. 7 Snug Fireplaces for Winter
    A Great Idea

    7 Snug Fireplaces for Winter

    Cozy up with modern fireplaces for all kinds of spaces.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.03.13

  16. On the Rock
    Green

    On the Rock

    Katja and Adam Thom’s cabin, on an exposed postglacial archipelago in Canada’s windswept Georgian Bay, is more than eight miles from the nearest road.

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    photos by: Mark Giglio
    01.15.09

  17. Holiday Entertaining 101: Planning Ahead
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    Holiday Entertaining 101: Planning Ahead

    The secret to a great party is thinking of everything and planning ahead. We've put together a planning list complete with great modern design ideas to accomplish the perfect party.

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.09.13

  18. A Simple Plan
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    A Simple Plan

    A Marmol Radziner–designed prefab house, trucked onto a remote Northern California site, takes the pain out of the construction process.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dwight Eschliman
    11.23.11

  19. Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin
    Renovation

    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
    03.26.14

  20. Green and Affordable Living in Montana
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    Green and Affordable Living in Montana

    A resourceful sound mixer sources some local design talent, rolls up his sleeves, and builds small, green, and affordable in Bozeman, Montana.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    photos by: John Clark
    01.27.12

  21. Renovating An Aging Mill in France
    Green

    Renovating An Aging Mill in France

    In 1981, Londoners Anthony and Gillian Blee purchased the ultimate fixer-upper. The property in southwestern France was idyllic, but its old mill, built in 1822, and three flanking outbuildings had...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Sarah Blee
    01.19.11

  22. Hillside Mid-Century Home Renovation in Texas
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    Hillside Mid-Century Home Renovation in Texas

    An architectural designer and an artist harnessed the collective power of their design firm to remake a dilapidated mid-century gem into a hillside perch for their family.

    written by: Addie Broyles
    photos by: Brent Humphreys
    09.24.12

  23. Abiquiu Debut
    My House

    Abiquiu Debut

    Abiquiu, New Mexico, owes this rugged new house to a plucky pair of residents, two talented architects and one long-sighted and very gracious loan officer.

    photos by: João Canziani
    01.14.09

  24. Green Cottage Getaway in Maine
    Green

    Green Cottage Getaway in Maine

    On an island 20 miles off the coast of Maine, a writer, with the help of his daughter, built not only a room but an entire green getaway of his own.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Eirik Johnson
    11.22.10

  25. Hope Floats
    House Tours

    Hope Floats

    A self-taught designer embarks upon a solo mission to resuscitate a 19th-century homestead.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    04.25.12

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