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10 Ways to Deck Out a Wooden Beach House

Vacation homes shouldn't be a pain—they should be low-maintenance places for respite. Here's how ten lakeside and beachfront retreats use the most low-maintenance of materials: wood.
August 12, 2013
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Must-See Modern Beach Houses on Fire Island Tour

A sneak preview of the modern house tours coming to Fire Island this summer, including the work of architects Horace Gifford, Harry Bates, and Andrew Geller.
August 12, 2013
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Playful Family Home in Belgium

A pair of interior architects with a years-in-the-making furniture collection recast an old Belgian factory as a playful family home.
August 10, 2013
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5 Home Design Solutions in Japan

These five homes in Japan solve a variety of problems, whether it’s a lack of square footage, privacy, or lighting.
August 9, 2013
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Accessibility in the Modern Home

A frequent query sent into Dwell Letters is about accessibility and universal design in modern houses. Here, we've gathered a few stories from past issues that show how architects and designers have approached the design challenge. For more on the subject, read our 101 guide to Universal Design.
August 8, 2013
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The Golden State: 5 Great Homes in California Part Three

From a storied 1980s party house set in the desert to a wood and glass home perched on the cliffs of Big Sur, we highlight five more of our favorite abodes from the west coast. Click here to view Part One and Part Two of our previous California favorites!
August 5, 2013
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8 Inspiring Minimalist Bathrooms

Streamline your plumbing and simplify your bathing ritual with inspiration from these minimalist bathrooms in the Dwell canon.
August 5, 2013
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Converted Loft Fit for a Modern Family in Copenhagen

In an up-and-coming area of Copenhagen, a pair of designers and their twin girls inhabit a converted loft, filling it with serious design savvy and a hefty dose of creativity.
July 31, 2013
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At Home with Textile Designer Orla Kiely

Textile designer Orla Kiely’s renovated London Terrace House is punctuated by her distinctive palette and motifs.
July 29, 2013
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