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  1. Great Indoors
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    Great Indoors

    It’s not easy to transform a 15-foot-wide building site—wedged between houses in every direction—into a home that feels more spacious than its location allows. Mamm-design&rsquo...

    08.29.11

  2. Ski for All
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    Ski for All

    In Hobe Sound, Florida, a home overlooking a custom-built water-ski circuit is hardly par for the course.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.07.11

  3. Row House
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    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

  4. Region of Honor
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    Region of Honor

    Tuned into its sylvan setting, this affordable green home in Hillsborough, North Carolina, is a modern take on the surrounding centuries-old structures.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.18.12

  5. Facade Focus: Brick
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    Facade Focus: Brick

    Yves Borghs and Katleen van Ammel wanted their new house to offer maximum privacy but also maximum light. The solution proposed by Tom Verschueren, of Mechelen, Belgium-based DMVA Architects, was...

    written by: Jane Szita
    05.01.12

  6. Facade Focus: Wood
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    Facade Focus: Wood

    A Boston couple with a big extended family wanted to enlarge their brick neo-Georgian with an addition that would fit a generous kitchen and hangout space, all while avoiding superfluous detail....

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: John Horner
    05.02.12

  7. Facade Focus: Steel
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    Facade Focus: Steel

    Idaho-based architect Susan Desko—previously a senior design architect for Frank Gehry—created a house built of untreated steel plate and glass that towers among the trees of its...

    written by: Laura Mauk
    photos by: Sharon Risedorph
    07.03.12

  8. Sunken Outdoor Fire Pit
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    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

  9. Little Cabins on the Prairie
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    Little Cabins on the Prairie

    With these modern-day lodges for Kansas City campers heading to the country, a Missouri architecture firm puts a fresh face on a 100-year-old Girl Scout tradition.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Mike Sinclair
    09.24.12

  10. Insulated Weekend Cabin in South Africa
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    Insulated Weekend Cabin in South Africa

    Eight years after construction began, this lakeside weekend home 80 miles outside Johannesburg, South Africa, received the long-awaited finishing touch that makes it an eye-catching thermal wonder.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.31.12

  11. A Traditional Shingle-Clad Home in Connecticut
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    A Traditional Shingle-Clad Home in Connecticut

    A creative twist on the traditional shingle clads a Connecticut home.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Andrew Rowat
    02.04.13

  12. California Love
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    California Love

    With the first day of spring quickly approaching and the weather getting warmer, we've decided to pay homage to the Golden State by compiling seven of our favorite sun-kissed California homes.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    03.01.13

  13. Bach to Nature
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    Bach to Nature

    Two doctors wanted their typical New Zealand home to function as simply as it looks.

    photos by: Simon Devitt
    03.14.13

  14. Modern Australian Bungalow with a Victorian Ash Facade
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    Modern Australian Bungalow with a Victorian Ash Facade

    To shield an addition and new courtyard for a bungalow in greater Melbourne, architect Anthony Clarke fitted its facade with strips of rough-sawn Victorian ash.

    photos by: Peter Bennetts
    04.10.13

  15. Striking Green House with a View in El Salvador
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    Striking Green House with a View in El Salvador

    A green house near the coast of El Salvador captures the best of its naturally striking setting—filled with sunlight, invigorating breezes, and sweeping views of lush woodlands.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Jason Bax
    04.09.13

  16. Second Floor Living
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    Second Floor Living

    Whether it’s a first apartment or a penthouse in the sky, these notoriously small spaces can house big style. Click through the slideshow to see some of our favorite fancy flats.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.06.13

  17. Summer-Ready Modern Pavilion in South Carolina
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    Summer-Ready Modern Pavilion in South Carolina

    Stephen Yablon Architect reimagines the stilt-house typology for a cutting-edge modern addition to a home in South Carolina's Lowcountry.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.22.13

  18. As Mentioned in the New York Times
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    As Mentioned in the New York Times

    This week, the New York Times ran a story on summer reading that recommended glossy magazines like Dwell (though we mostly print on matte paper!). ...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.12.13

  19. Glowing Box Home in Japan
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    Glowing Box Home in Japan

    A luminescent house brightens a block in Hiroshima, Japan.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    photos by: Toshiyuki Yano
    07.24.13

  20. Modern Masterpieces: 6 Great Homes in France
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    Modern Masterpieces: 6 Great Homes in France

    A passive home draped with bamboo shades might sound unusual, but it seems almost tame compared to other examples of contemporary French design.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.03.13

  21. Going Underground: 3 Houses Built Into the Land
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    Going Underground: 3 Houses Built Into the Land

    Some of the coolest houses, literally and figuratively, are underground—built into the land. To see three subterranean high-design homes, click through our slideshow.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.31.13

  22. 3 Cool Rooftop Penthouse Apartments
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    3 Cool Rooftop Penthouse Apartments

    Want views from your house? Try building it on top of a skyscraper. These three penthouse apartments give their residents the best views in town.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.01.13

  23. Architectural Astrology: September 2013
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    Architectural Astrology: September 2013

    Our tongue-in-cheek personality quiz: What does your favorite interior from our September issue say about you?

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.04.13

  24. A Converted Factory Building in Italy
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    A Converted Factory Building in Italy

    It may be hard to believe, but the polished, open-plan loft that architect Paola Navone renovated for Andrea Falkner-Campi and husband Feliciano Campi was an abandoned tobacco plant before it...

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.05.13

  25. 6 Inviting Modern Interiors
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    6 Inviting Modern Interiors

    Modern homes have a reputation for being more showy than comfortable, but these six interiors deftly combine cozy and contemporary.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.07.13

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