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Christian and Jack play chess by the fireplace - the centerpiece of the living room and which the Arnolds use daily during the winter. The hearth is made of large slabs 
of limestone, which Christian cut himself, intentionally leaving imperfections on the

6 Modern Homes with Limestone Designs

Not only is limestone an abundantly available material, but it also makes a stately addition to most any home.
November 3, 2015
Facade of shipping container restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina

A Restaurant Constructed from 19 Salvaged Shipping Containers

This 6,000-square-foot prefab design in Asheville, North Carolina, features artwork and furniture crafted by locals.
November 2, 2015
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8 Strange Salvaged Materials and Objects in Modern Homes

From World War II steel buoys to bowling lanes, these 8 modern dwellings feature some peculiar elements rooted in the past.
November 2, 2015
Galvanized steel exterior of Tasmanian home by Misho+Associates.

Editor's Picks: 7 Inspiring Small Spaces

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's November 2015 issue.
November 1, 2015
dublin victorian extension kitchen full rec

5 All-Plywood Interiors

Inexpensive yet warm, plywood can be used in excess to create a minimal-yet-inviting interiors.
October 30, 2015
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6 Homes Featuring Luminous Chandeliers

The best chandeliers brighten a space both literally and aesthetically.
October 30, 2015
Modern colorful living room with Philippe Xerri chairs and Tunisian rug

6 Rooms Featuring Vibrant Eye-Catching Rugs

These carpets provide welcome splashes of color to the often minimal modernist aesthetic.
October 30, 2015
Open-plan living area and kitchen

A Look at Oak in 6 Modern Homes

Strong, hard, and resistant to bugs and fungus, oak has been the 'workhorse' of timbers for centuries, finding use in everything from ship's hulls to fine veneers. Tour these six examples of oak in modern homes.
October 29, 2015
Bathroom with plentiful windows and deep tub.

7 Striking Bathtub and Shower Designs

More than just where you get clean, bathtubs and showers can be sculptural, serene, and immersive. These designs go all-out in maximizing the hygienic experience.
October 29, 2015