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The Most Popular Homes in Dwell: 81-100

We conclude our countdown of the 100 most-popular homes in Dwell.
May 29, 2013
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Living in a 1912 Schoolhouse

In rural Wisconsin, a family transforms a one-room schoolhouse dating from 1912 into a cozy weekend getaway.
May 24, 2013
palomba dining room

Modern Meets Ancient in a Renovated Italian Vacation Home

The acclaimed Italian designers Ludovica+Roberto Palomba carve a serene retreat out of a 17th-century oil mill in Salento, filling it with custom creations and their greatest hits.
May 24, 2013
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The Most Popular Homes in Dwell: 61-80

In the penultimate chapter of our series on the 100 most popular projects ever published in Dwell, a selection of homes including a few mid-century favorites, a tree house in Canada, and more. View 1-20 here, 21-40 here, 41-60 here.
May 17, 2013
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An Aluminum-Clad Green Energy Home in England

Green Orchard, the home Paul Archer designed for his parents outside Bristol, England, sows the seeds of an active retirement.
May 15, 2013
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A Neoclassical Gallery Home in Belgium

In this Brussels mansion, nothing has a price tag, but almost everything is for sale. Here, two design experts curate their fantasy house.
May 13, 2013
modern weekend retreat in rhode island with wood and stone facade

A Modern Retreat in Rhode Island

On a secluded plot of land in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, Brooklyn's Lubrano Ciavarra Architects crafts a modern weekend house designed to frame its landscape. Residents Paul and Sophie wanted to build something that would fit in with its surroundings and allow them to enjoy the nature preserve located adjacent to their three-and-a-half-acre lot. "It's Spartan but warm. It has a modern sensitivity that's practical," says Paul of his new house.
May 10, 2013

Desert Canopy House

We're thrilled to have architect Whitney Sander back to Dwell on Design this year to talk about his unusual prefabricated building system. Sander's hybridized prefab approach sees his homes' frames in the factory out of light-gauge steel parts. Then they're bolted together on site. Sander will be talking on Friday, June 21st on our Prefab Goes Big panel about the limits of prefabricated housing and what his system achieves that others cannot.
May 9, 2013
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A Mid-Century Renovation in Washington

This classic mid-century modern home in Lakewood, Washington, had great "bones" that had been compromised by subsequent remodels. The bathrooms were dated, the hallway was gloomy, and the kitchen was practically non-functional. DeForest Architects opened up walls, updated finishes, and created a kitchen centered around what the residents call "the mother of all islands." Click through our slideshow, with photos by Ben Benschneider, to see a fresh, updated 2,400 square foot home that honors its mid-century roots.
May 9, 2013
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