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  1. By the Book
    Finishing Touch

    By the Book

    This modern log cabin from architecture students at Auburn University was designed to be completed for $20,000—an admirable solution for the down-at-heel looking to put down roots.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.02.09

  2. Fine Finnish
    House Tours

    Fine Finnish

    A pair of crafty designers on a serious budget show that though their apartment may be short on square footage, it’s long on charm.

    written by: Katja Lindroos
    photos by: Petra Bindel
    03.07.11

  3. 10 Tiny Houses We Love
    House Tours

    10 Tiny Houses We Love

    We've dedicated the pages in our November 2012 issue to living large in small spaces, whether they're 235, 900, or 2,000 square feet. But there's more! The Dwell archive features scores of small...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.05.12

  4. Preview: Reclaimed Space
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Reclaimed Space

    Among the highlights at last year's Dwell on Design was a cozy modular home created by Reclaimed Space, who hauled their one-of-a-kind structure made from reclaimed and repurposed materials all...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.08.10

  5. Highly Accessible
    House Tours

    Highly Accessible

    Having lived in, and loved, a modern house built in 1954 in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood since buying it in 1996, architect Karen Braitmayer and her husband, marine mechanic David Erskine,...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Kathryn Barnard
    09.14.10

  6. Post Bale
    House Tours

    Post Bale

    Boulder, Colorado, straddles a dynamic geographical border where miles of Rocky Mountains descend into flat plains that stretch all the way to the Appalachians. With four picture-perfect seasons...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.15.09

  7. Small in Seattle
    House Tours

    Small in Seattle

    For architect Michelle Linden, living and working in 600 square feet poses its challenges, but one of the biggest was completing a gut-renovation on the tightest of budgets—just $25,000....

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.21.11

  8. Living on Water: Stilted Villages
    Travel Reports

    Living on Water: Stilted Villages

    After visiting the legendary floating villages on Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, I took a detour to Kompong Phluk, a permanent settlement built upon stilts at the edge of the lake. As I paddled...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    04.07.10

  9. Modernist Angular Residence with Vertical Cedar Siding
    Houses We Love

    Modernist Angular Residence with Vertical Cedar Siding

    Charles Gwathmey’s residential masterpiece, a modest but pioneering home for his parents in the Hamptons, looks as fresh today as it did in 1965.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Norman McGrath
    09.18.12

  10. The Airstream Life
    House Tours

    The Airstream Life

    First came the idea. Then came the late nights of Craigslist searching. And then it happened quickly: a trip to a derelict horse ranch in the Salinas Valley, an exchange of cash in an old barn, and...

    photos by: Mark Compton
    09.24.09

  11. The Dwell Guide to Smart Design in Tiny Spaces
    Design 101

    The Dwell Guide to Smart Design in Tiny Spaces

    Tight quarters prove especially challenging. If you're at a loss on how to squeeze the most out of your small space, consider the expert advice and furniture picks that will help your bantam-sized...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.18.14

  12. Making Room
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    Making Room

    Making Room, an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, celebrates our growing citywide fascination with living small.

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    01.23.13

  13. Plan of Steel
    House Tours

    Plan of Steel

    The Blue Sky prototype home tiptoes gracefully across the desert landscape just north of Joshua Tree National Park. Nestled amid piñon and juniper trees and outcroppings of boulders, the...

    written by: Brendan Newnam
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    03.07.10

  14. Stripped Ease
    House Tours

    Stripped Ease

    All of the money Barbara Hill poured into remodeling her 1960s condo in Houston was spent taking things out—and she couldn’t be happier.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    01.16.09

  15. Steel Life
    House Tours

    Steel Life

    Edge Studio's apartment building with its glass-and-steel facade is a glowing example of the urban renaissance that's gripping Steel City.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Roger Davies
    07.21.09

  16. Urban Usonian
    House Tours

    Urban Usonian

    It might have seemed like an oxymoron to Frank Lloyd Wright, but it’s a reality in this Boston photographer’s flat, designed to fit into a preexisting 1,500-square-foot space.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Kent Dayton
    08.03.09

  17. Mid-City Modern
    House Tours

    Mid-City Modern

    In the heart of Atlanta, Shawn Moseley worked closely with designer Scott Ball to design and build his new house not ten minutes from downtown.

    written by: Donovan Finn
    photos by: Mark Steinmetz
    09.23.09

  18. A Renovated Boathouse on Seattle's Portage Bay
    Houses We Love

    A Renovated Boathouse on Seattle's Portage Bay

    A once-plain floating home on Seattle’s Portage Bay receives a much-needed renovation ten years in the making.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.19.11

  19. Murphy's Law
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    Murphy's Law

    Flashback to the early 1900s: After trying to woo an opera singer, but having to abide by the strict moral code of a woman entering a man's bedroom, William Lawrence Murphy invented the Murphy...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.13.13

  20. Modern Storage Solutions: 5 Smart Built-Ins and Closets
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    Modern Storage Solutions: 5 Smart Built-Ins and Closets

    When space is tight, designers often eke out additional (hidden) square footage by going deep—into the walls and furnishings themselves. Built-in shelving, closets, and creative, multipurpose built...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.10.13

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