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December 19, 2013
Is there such a thing as "home" without music? Whether it's classical or hip-hop, country-and-western shuffle or white-blazer soft-rock, it would sound fantastic coming out of one of these stylish rigs.
Brionvega RR226 stereo by Achille Castiglioni

A pair of Slow chairs by the Bouroullec brothers for Vitra frame a Brionvega RR226 stereo by Achille Castiglioni in the living room of the house in Mill Valley, California, that Dwell founder Lara Hedberg Deam renovated with her husband, Christopher Deam. Photo by Dustin Aksland.

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Stereo in a prefab Tokyo compound

This stereo in Yasuo Moriyama's prefab Tokyo compound is just a tease for the the windowless basement “audio room,” where Moriyama spends private time in the company of 2,000 vinyl albums, mostly jazz. Here, a few albums are accompanied by Noguchi’s Akari Lamp 1N. Photo by Dean Kaufman.

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stereo in mexico weekend home

Loredana Dall’ Amico reads in the living room of her weekend getaway in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, where all the seating was designed by her husband, the architect alle de Bravo, Mexico. The floating stain­less steel unit behind her is also his design and contains a state-of-the-art stereo system. Photo by Paco Perez / Alluro.

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Stereo setup in Bratislava apartment

Much of the charm of architect Lukáš Kordík's small apartment in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, is in its sense of careful clutter. The stereo, LPs, and CDs only add to the sense that this flat was designed for living, not as an airless showpiece.

Originally appeared in A Little Apartment Gets a Solid Renovation
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Stereo and shelving near Ellsworth, Maine

Peter Cohen and his wife, Sally, sit in the dining room of their home outside Ellsworth, Maine. A shelving system houses their stereo and collection of CDs and LPs. Photo by Mark Mahaney.

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stereo at mohawk general store, los angeles

"The guys go straight for the stereos," Kevin Carney says of the customers at the Mohawk General Store in Los Angeles, which he runs with his wife, Bo. Photo by Jessica Haye and Clark Hsiao.

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Vintage stereo in renovated Los Angeles bungalow

When Ramona Trent and Anthony Pearson renovated a Los Angeles bungalow, they made the sideboard just tall enough so their young children, Delphine and Chantal, couldn’t reach the vintage stereo. Photo by Noah Webb.

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Brionvega RR226 stereo by Achille Castiglioni

A pair of Slow chairs by the Bouroullec brothers for Vitra frame a Brionvega RR226 stereo by Achille Castiglioni in the living room of the house in Mill Valley, California, that Dwell founder Lara Hedberg Deam renovated with her husband, Christopher Deam. Photo by Dustin Aksland.

Photo by Dustin Aksland.

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