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  1. 5 Creative Modern Porches and Decks
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    5 Creative Modern Porches and Decks

    As these five projects prove, a modern deck or porch can play many creative roles—as a play space, hangout spot, dining area, and more.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.07.13

  2. A Mid-Century Modern Renovation in Palm Beach County
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    A Mid-Century Modern Renovation in Palm Beach County

    When Chicago condo dwellers Kurt Baldassari and Virginia Devlin decided it was time to escape their city’s harsh winters once and for all, there was just one thing they couldn’t compromise on—the...

    written by: Monique Valeris
    05.13.14

  3. 6 Sublimely Serene Outdoor Spaces
    Outdoor

    6 Sublimely Serene Outdoor Spaces

    The call of the wild is impossible to resist in these six patios, backyards, and gardens that offer a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.26.14

  4. A Modern House in the Forest Designed for Aging In Place
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    A Modern House in the Forest Designed for Aging In Place

    An architect creates a long-term home for his parents around a glass enclosure built to celebrate the greenery of its Northwestern site.

    photos by: Iwan Baan
    03.12.14

  5. Angular Modern Beach House in Florida
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    Angular Modern Beach House in Florida

    Tour the family-friendly, LEED-certified, modern Seagrape House designed by husband-and-wife team Traction Architecture in Anna Maria Island, Florida.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.19.13

  6. Plant It Earth
    Outdoor

    Plant It Earth

    Dwell has been getting a little garden crazy over the bright new products and planters cropping up this spring. We’ve shared some beautiful backyards and fantastic furniture, but what is the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.19.13

  7. Gone Camping: Products and Inspiration for Rustic Getaways
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    Gone Camping: Products and Inspiration for Rustic Getaways

    Food52's store Provisions just released a camping collection, filled with gear, games, and more for the modern camper. Here, we've paired products from the collection with rustic inspiration from...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    06.12.14

  8. A Cor-Ten Steel-Clad Farmhouse Renovation in Scotland
    Green

    A Cor-Ten Steel-Clad Farmhouse Renovation in Scotland

    From the bones of a neglected farmstead in rural Scotland emerges a low-impact, solar-powered home that’s all about working with what was already there.

    written by: Caroline Ednie
    photos by: Andrew Meredith
    04.18.14

  9. How to Make Your Tiny Yard Feel Spacious
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    How to Make Your Tiny Yard Feel Spacious

    We can’t change the size of our backyard, but there are many simple ways to make your outdoor space feel larger than it is. Whether your yard consists of a large grassy area, narrow lot, or small...

    written by: Porch
    07.11.14

  10. 7 Dreamy Outdoor Gardens
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    7 Dreamy Outdoor Gardens

    These gardens blur the boundaries between natural and manmade landscape, providing a welcome escape from the bustle of daily life.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    07.10.14

  11. Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland
    Renovation

    Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland

    A fire pit adds a sophisticated touch to a home with a history.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    07.14.14

  12. Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand
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    Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand

    A New Zealand architect riffs on toy building blocks and Case Study houses for his children’s backyard fort.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Simon Devitt
    07.14.14

  13. 5 Perfect Planters for Your Garden
    Outdoor

    5 Perfect Planters for Your Garden

    Generate some of your own shade this summer with lush plants and their equally attractive planters.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.10.13

  14. 7 Houses with Striking Ocean Views
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    7 Houses with Striking Ocean Views

    Sometimes architecture works best when it frames nature. These seven homes blur the boundaries between indoors and outdoors by opening up towards the ocean.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    07.10.14

  15. Japanese-Inspired Landscape Design in Berkeley
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    Japanese-Inspired Landscape Design in Berkeley

    For her largest commission to date, a young San Francisco architect channels Tadao Ando to create an outdoor room for a couple in the Berkeley Hills.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    03.05.14

  16. Inspiring Tree Houses of Instagram
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    Inspiring Tree Houses of Instagram

    We're currently ruminating on small spaces of all configurations. But while small spaces often call to mind tiny urban apartments and compact cabins, how could we forget about another classic type...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.19.14

  17. Kid-Friendly Treehouse in Upstate New York
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    Kid-Friendly Treehouse in Upstate New York

    An inventive, freestanding “tree house” built by an architectural designer for her family grows in Garrison, New York.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    07.14.14

  18. 7 Modern Designs for Summer
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    7 Modern Designs for Summer

    Pull up a lounge chair and prep the grill. With summer in full swing, there's no better time to outfit your outdoor space with a fleet of new designs.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.01.13

  19. Reimagining the San Francisco Waterfront
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    Reimagining the San Francisco Waterfront

    One of five shortlisted design teams, Snøhetta proposed a scheme for 13 acres of new parkland in San Francisco's Presidio district that celebrates the natural beautiful of the waterfront site....

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.08.14

  20. Modern Wood Pavilion Joins 19th-Century Home
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    Modern Wood Pavilion Joins 19th-Century Home

    A Swedish guesthouse is built with modern sensibilities and centuries-old techniques.

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    photos by: James Silverman
    09.25.14

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