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  1. Hail Cedar: 7 Houses that Make Use of Cedar Wood
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    Hail Cedar: 7 Houses that Make Use of Cedar Wood

    One of the most ubiquitous materials in projects featured in our pages is cedar—a tree species that's found all around the globe. Spy seven projects that deftly use wood in the following slideshow.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.01.13

  2. 6 Vacation Homes from Around the World
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    6 Vacation Homes from Around the World

    Whether you prefer to strap on skis or lounge by the pool, these vacation homes are inspiration enough to start planning your getaway.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.07.13

  3. 8 Hygge-rific Homes in Denmark
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    8 Hygge-rific Homes in Denmark

    As fall turns into winter, there's no better time to start thinking about your home's sense of hygge—that is, the spare but very cozy minimalism epitomized by Danish houses.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.07.13

  4. Architect Couples At Home
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    Architect Couples At Home

    When architects fall in love, designing their own home can be both rewarding and challenging feats. Through compromise and collaboration, these couples successfully made their dream home a reality.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.11.13

  5. Bring the Outdoors In: 10 Impressive Indoor Planters
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    Bring the Outdoors In: 10 Impressive Indoor Planters

    Keep greenery all year round and add life and beauty to your home with indoor plants. Most all interior styling is made better with a lush bit of green and these indoor planters we've got available...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    11.14.13

  6. A Modern Energy-Efficient House in Los Altos
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    A Modern Energy-Efficient House in Los Altos

    Calling upon midcentury modern archetypes, Curt Cline of Modern House Architects designed a residence in Los Altos, California, built with Passive House principles in mind.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.21.13

  7. 7 Modern Wooden Louver Facades
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    7 Modern Wooden Louver Facades

    From New Zealand to South Carolina these seven exteriors are visually distinctive from their surrounding neighbors.

    written by: Jami Smith
    12.02.13

  8. Building Modern Pavilions
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    Building Modern Pavilions

    A free-standing pavilion can accent a building, provide temporary shelter and function as a pleasurable home away from home. Here are four very different examples of the modern pavilion,...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.21.13

  9. How To: Wood-Paneled Bedroom
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    How To: Wood-Paneled Bedroom

    If you're a minimalist but prefer a cozy, not cold bedroom, one tactic to consider is wood-paneled walls. Adding organic materials warms up the space without adding fussy detail. Here are eight...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.09.13

  10. Empire State of Modern: 7 Upstate New York Houses
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    Empire State of Modern: 7 Upstate New York Houses

    Where does Upstate New York begin? Ask a New York City dweller and they are likely to tell you that "Upstate" means anything north of the Cross-Westchester Expressway. Wherever its southern...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.11.13

  11. 7 Modern Designs Featuring Exposed Beams
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    7 Modern Designs Featuring Exposed Beams

    Whether sleek and finished or rustic and aged there is something so romantic about exposed beams. Here, we take a look at a variety of designs from hotels to restaurants to homes featuring the...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.16.13

  12. 8 Modern Carports
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    8 Modern Carports

    Though it's sometimes looked down upon as a dowdy counterpart to its enclosed cousin, the garage, the carport is a functional and—as these examples from Dwell's archives suggest—often elegant touch...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.02.14

  13. 7 Cozy Scandinavian Abodes
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    7 Cozy Scandinavian Abodes

    The northeastern United States is experiencing the first winter storm of the year. On this snow day, take inspiration from Scandinavia, with minimal yet cozy cabins and interiors.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.03.14

  14. 8 Modern Fences
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    8 Modern Fences

    They say that good fences make good neighbors, but it's equally true that good fences make for good design. Here, from Dwell's archives, are eight examples of fences that enhance the aesthetic...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.06.14

  15. 5 Nautical Abodes
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    5 Nautical Abodes

    A handful of homes who modernize their lake- or seaside locations with horizontal slats, lots of wood, and vernacular references.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.09.14

  16. Exhibit Brings Midcentury California Design to Massachusetts
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    Exhibit Brings Midcentury California Design to Massachusetts

    An exhibition coming to coastal Massachusetts in March explores California's evolution as an incubator of progressive midcentury design.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.05.14

  17. A Sustainable "Case Study" House in California
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    A Sustainable "Case Study" House in California

    A Southern California architect approaches his family home as an experiment in sustainable design.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.07.14

  18. Sebastian Mariscal's Wood Architecture
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    Sebastian Mariscal's Wood Architecture

    We interviewed architect Sebastian Mariscal on his thoughtful, textured approach to designing with wood, for our 2014 Materials special issue.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.15.14

  19. Benjamin Graindorge
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    Benjamin Graindorge

    Parisian designer Benjamin Graindorge is self-deprecating but completely content in his chosen métier, professing that “learning is freedom.” His enlightened state derives from time spent in...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.03.14

  20. Knauf and Brown
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    Knauf and Brown

    Calen Knauf and Conrad Brown are simpatico in a way that only best friends can be, which is fitting because their Vancouver-based design studio, Knauf and Brown, has its roots in the bonds the two...

    written by: William Lamb
    04.03.14

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