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  1. A Modern Penthouse in Athens
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    A Modern Penthouse in Athens

    By straightening angles, installing windows, and adding vertical accents, architect Aaron Ritenour brought light and order to an irregularly shaped apartment in the heart of Athens, Greece.

    written by: Eleni Gage
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    04.23.14

  2. A Renovated Brick Schoolhouse in the Netherlands
    Houses We Love

    A Renovated Brick Schoolhouse in the Netherlands

    With a palette of earthy colors and materials, and some thoughtful architectural interventions, a soaring schoolhouse in the Netherlands is reborn.

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Kasia Gatkowska
    04.23.14

  3. KBIS 2011: Part 2
    Travel Reports

    KBIS 2011: Part 2

    Our second update from the floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center and the 2011 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show includes outdoor kitchens, hybrid gas-charcoal grills, and a $6,400 toilet that will...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.02.11

  4. 9 Comfortable Bedrooms in Renovated Homes
    Rooms We Love

    9 Comfortable Bedrooms in Renovated Homes

    As one of the home's most intimate spaces, the bedroom should be a tranquil retreat. These nine renovated homes take this into account, blending comfort with personality.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.30.14

  5. Living in a Belgian Water Tower
    House Tours

    Living in a Belgian Water Tower

    A renovation transforms a concrete water tower into a six-story living space that rises high above the surrounding scenery. ...

    written by: Skylar Bergl
    10.08.12

  6. Massachusetts Modern: 8 Striking Spaces in the Bay State
    Houses We Love

    Massachusetts Modern: 8 Striking Spaces in the Bay State

    Massachusetts has a long and storied history of progressivism, one that is reflected in these groundbreaking designs from Dwell's archives.

    written by: William Lamb
    12.09.13

  7. Home Swede Home
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    Home Swede Home

    A Swedish kitchen has a nifty mix of low, high, and custom pieces under designer Mads Odgård.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.03.13

  8. 5 NYC Home Renovations
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    5 NYC Home Renovations

    New York city is the largest metropolitan in the US and home to more than 8 million people. Despite this, living in the City doesn't mean sacrificing space or luxury. These five renovations were...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.23.13

  9. A John Lautner-Designed Hotel
    Hotels

    A John Lautner-Designed Hotel

    A major perk of reporting the story "John Lautner's Desert Rose" for our June 2012 issue? Actually spending a night at the Hotel Lautner in Desert Hot Springs, California, which has been...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Jaime Gillin
    05.31.12

  10. MoMa Director on Folk Art Museum: "We Made Our Decision"
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    MoMa Director on Folk Art Museum: "We Made Our Decision"

    At a forum on MoMa's controversial expansion plan, its director, Glenn D. Lowry, and the architect Elizabeth Diller make a case for why the distinctive, 13-year-old former American Folk Art Museum...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.29.14

  11. Universal Appeal
    My House

    Universal Appeal

    When David Carmel decided to propose to Kirsten Axelsen, he was at home in Manhattan and she was in Ethiopia, working to eliminate trachoma (the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness). No...

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.15.09

  12. 7 Green Renovations
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    7 Green Renovations

    Building green can be a challenge to really pull off—not to mention afford—but as the following seven houses from our pages show, the payback is huge.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.05.13

  13. Modern Undercover
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    Modern Undercover

    Just three weeks before their wedding, Jason Greenman and Jeanne Williams purchased their home in September of 2000. Having set their hopes on a mid-century modern home nestled in the Hollywood...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    photos by: Michael Wells
    02.20.13

  14. A Memphis Landmark Finds New Rhythm
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    A Memphis Landmark Finds New Rhythm

    The storied residence of blues musician John Len Chatman—aka Memphis Slim—kicks off its next chapter as a creative hub.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ken West
    06.24.14

  15. A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England
    Houses We Love

    A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England

    In southwestern England, an architect transforms a former postman’s cottage on a sprawling estate into a home that radiates from its original foundations.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Joakim Boren
    02.12.14

  16. Renovating to Maximize Light
    House Tours

    Renovating to Maximize Light

    Who doesn't want a little more light in their lives? In these eight projects we explore the power of illumination, from a modernist skylight in Harlem to concrete-clad funnels that mitigate the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.25.13

  17. KBIS 2011: Part 1
    Travel Reports

    KBIS 2011: Part 1

    This week, we headed to the annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (more commonly referred to as KBIS, pronouced "k-biz") in Las Vegas, Nevada, to check in with favorite manufacturers and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.29.11

  18. Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin
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    Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin

    With the goals of improving storage and flow in their midcentury home, two Austin residents hired Rick and Cindy Black Architects to reunite their kitchen with an open-plan living space.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.26.14

  19. Twice as Nice
    My House

    Twice as Nice

    Within the mix of warehouses, detached brick bungalows, and dusty pubs of the Sydney, Australia, suburb of Alexandria, local architect David Langston-Jones has built an intricate and finely...

    written by: Marcus Trimble
    photos by: Nick Bowers
    01.14.09

  20. Actor Bryan Cranston's Green Beach House Renovation
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    Actor Bryan Cranston's Green Beach House Renovation

    The star of Breaking Bad opens the doors to his family’s recently completed beach house located just outside of Los Angeles.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Art Streiber
    06.13.13

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