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7 Creative Tips for Small-Space Living

A tiny 900-square-foot house on a steep hill in San Francisco offers a bevy of clever tips and tricks for small-space living.
August 29, 2013
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6 Hip and Innovative Manhattan Homes

Ah, the Big Apple. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. These 6 residents are not only making it, they're doing it with style, innovation, and that little something extra that only New Yorkers can accomplish. Take a look!
August 28, 2013
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How Designers Live at Home

From architects to industrial designers working for Apple, Dwell has featured a wealth of designers' own houses. See how they carve out their own space in these eight great examples.
August 28, 2013
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A Renovated House in Australia

For a renovation located in Glebe—an inner-city suburb of Sydney, Australia—Carterwilliamson Architects took an environmentally friendly tack. "We believe that 'fit' buildings, buildings that are not big, but ‘big enough’ and flexible enough to accommodate changing lifestyles and that minimize spatial, material, and energy wastage are one of the biggest contributions we as architects can make towards a more sustainable future," says firm principal Shaun Carter. To that end, they repurposed an existing structure, relying on passive heating and cooling principles and natural daylight to guide the project.
August 26, 2013
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5 Modern Mountain Homes

Homes at high altitudes enjoy solitude and panoramic views, but they also have to be resilient against inclement weather and difficult foundations.
August 23, 2013
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Barbara Bestor's Colorful Modern Home in Silver Lake

We first documented the ten-month renovation of Los Angeles-based architect Barbara Bestor's 1950s bungalow here, but gather your things and get ready to soak in some sun rays yet again by visiting the beautiful sunny Silver Lake, California home of architect Barbara Bestor. In addition to being behind the lens, photographer Dabito collaborated with
August 22, 2013
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5 Unique Home Floors

Don’t overlook things underfoot; these five floors are an integral part of their homes' design.
August 22, 2013
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Art Meets Design in 7 Modern Homes

Modern furniture and architecture looks even richer when paired with a robust art collection. Look to these seven homes for how to create just the right synthesis.
August 22, 2013
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5 Modern American Farmhouses

A pitched roof doesn’t necessarily mean a home is stuck in the dark ages of the American architectural vernacular. In fact, the following modern farmhouses—which either underwent a transformation or were built with the style in mind—prove that gables and porches can be very modern indeed.
August 21, 2013