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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.
September 7, 2013
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Starry Night: Outdoor Wall Light Installation

A celestial light installation illuminates the garage door of a recently renovated Toronto house.
September 3, 2013
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6 Rooftop Hangouts

With forethought and engineering, a rooftop can be a very valuable bit of real estate. Here are six cool roofs that not only work overhead, but underfoot.
August 29, 2013
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Fresh Eggs: 5 Modern Chicken Coops

Talk about farm-to-table. Having your own chickens means the freshest of eggs and no further than your own backyard. Of course, you'll need a place to house your hens. Take a look at these five modern and stylish chicken coops as the first step towards your very own farm fresh eggs.
August 29, 2013
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7 Tiny Backyard Retreats

From a nature writer’s off-the-grid Puget Sound getaway to a Texan’s shipping container guesthouse, these retreats may inspire you to make that backyard retreat you’ve been dreaming of a reality.
August 27, 2013
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Dwell's Coolest Modern Backyards

Dwell spotlights the coolest modern backyards from the pages of our magazine.
August 26, 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 Modern Edible Gardens

Urban gardens are cropping up everywhere, from the country to the city. To follow are five modern ways to grow your own.
August 16, 2013
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6 Indoor-Outdoor Hammocks

Hammocks can range from casual to luxurious, showing up everywhere from backyards to boutique hotels. Here are 6 swingin’ hammock arrangements from the Dwell archives.
August 12, 2013