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  1. Changing the Point
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    Changing the Point

    When Byron and Sue Henry began spending more time at their cozy lake cabin, they realized the existing layout no longer suited them or their two sons with growing families. So in late 2008, the...

    written by: Jordan Plaut
    06.22.12

  2. Salvaged Wood Renovation in Portland
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    Salvaged Wood Renovation in Portland

    Custom woodwork and an open interior define a 520-square-foot backyard retreat for a busy family.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Lincoln Barbour
    10.17.13

  3. IdeaGarden Eco-Farmhouse
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    IdeaGarden Eco-Farmhouse

    After Will Rosenzweig and Carla Fracchia bought this 100-year-old farmhouse in Healdsburg, California, they hired Arkin Tilt Architects and Earthtone Construction to make an eco-friendly example...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.13.11

  4. Straight and Narrow
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    Straight and Narrow

    Behind an unassuming 19th-century facade in Singapore's Joo Chiat neighborhood, Ching Ian and Yang Yeo's renovation of a typical shophouse venerates tradition while looking squarely to the future.

    written by: Daisann McLane
    photos by: Richard Powers
    02.26.09

  5. Los Angeles Home with Wood-Clad Interior
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    Los Angeles Home with Wood-Clad Interior

    Why the clean, sophisticated interior of this Hollywood bungalow needed nothing so much as a man’s touch.

    written by: Rico Gagliano
    photos by: Zen Sekizawa
    05.27.12

  6. The Siple Life
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    The Siple Life

    A devastating accident could have made Murray Siple a bitter man. Instead, he decided to renovate a house. The result is a masterful achievement of modern design that has allowed the filmmaker to...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    04.27.09

  7. Composite Index
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    Composite Index

    Corporate high-flyers and admitted neat freaks Bruce Thatcher and Kirsty Leighton couldn’t handle the chaos anymore. With two small boys and demanding jobs (he works in hedge funds, she&rsquo...

    written by: Nicola Twilley
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    01.11.10

  8. An Airy Addition to a Historic Boise Home
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    An Airy Addition to a Historic Boise Home

    An airy addition on the back of a historic house in Boise is a model of sensitive renovation, seamlessly melding new and old.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Lincoln Barbour
    10.01.12

  9. Barns Ennobled
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    Barns Ennobled

    Subverting the traditional, conservatively cozy British barn conversion, Carl Turner created a getaway in rural Norfolk for himself and his friends to visit, repose, and consider the beauty of...

    written by: Iain Aitch
    12.29.11

  10. Modern Los Angeles Bungalow Renovation
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    Modern Los Angeles Bungalow Renovation

    When artists Ramona Trent and Anthony Pearson teamed up with architects Escher GuneWardena for a full-scale renovation, they bestowed a remarkable view upon an unremarkable bungalow.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Noah Webb
    09.18.10

  11. Mod Men
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    Mod Men

    Todd Goddard and Andrew Mandolene have a spring in their step since completing their restoration of the near-derelict 1957 home of architect Arthur Witthoefft, who says, “I can’t get...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jason Schmidt
    01.20.10

  12. Engraved House
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    Engraved House

    As artist Christopher Griffin and aesthetician Oresta Korbutiak prepared to renovate their live-work space in Ottawa, the couple sought an architect who would respect the bones of the building, the...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.11.09

  13. Taking Liberties
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    Taking Liberties

    Designed and built in 1878 for Judge John Murphy, a 4,400-square-foot white structure has, from the outside, the undeniable characteristics of a classic San Francisco Victorian. Stepped back from...

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.19.09

  14. Serra Residence Renovation
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    Serra Residence Renovation

    When residents Gino and Paetra Serra decided to renovate their 1933 Italianate foursquare-plan home in Kansas City, Missouri, to accommodate their growing family, they made sure that in addition to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.26.10

  15. Sun Mun Way Cool
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    Sun Mun Way Cool

    In Los Angeles, California, a family of four inhabits a polychrome fantasia in the heart of Chinatown. Formerly a restaurant, punk rock night club, and furniture warehouse, the Berniers’ loft is...

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Bryce Duffy
    01.16.09

  16. 7 Modern Spaces in the Pacific Northwest
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    7 Modern Spaces in the Pacific Northwest

    A strong creative streak runs through the Pacific Northwest and is on vibrant display in these spaces, featured in the pages of Dwell and on Dwell.com. Here, we venture beyond the region's major...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.13.13

  17. Modern Shipping Container Home in San Francisco
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    Modern Shipping Container Home in San Francisco

    Two San Francisco art and travel addicts overhauled a loft—and customized a pair of shipping containers—to accommodate their collection and reflect their passions.

    photos by: Drew Kelly
    11.16.11

  18. Designed In-House
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    Designed In-House

    Mill Valley, California, might not be a hotbed of modernism, but it was here, ten years ago, that Dwell came into the world alongside founder Lara Hedberg Deam’s first home—now...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Dustin Aksland
    09.07.10

  19. Domestic Democracy
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    Domestic Democracy

    In a code-happy L.A. suburb, how do you break the mold without breaking the law? Architects Alice Fung and Michael Blatt steer clear of anarchy with a little democratic design.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    06.15.09

  20. How To Navigate Modern Building Codes
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    How To Navigate Modern Building Codes

    Dwell's handy-dandy how-to guide on learning and implementing building codes.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.29.13

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