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A Great Idea

Convertible Home Bar Transforms Tiny Apartment

Architect Michael Chen of New York firm Normal Projects masterminds the ultimate bar for a compact Chelsea apartment.

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My House

Modern Victorian House Preservation in Oakland

Mike McDonald, an Oakland, California–based builder, faced a common problem for Bay Area homeowners: an aesthetically pleasing, historically significant, but structurally shaky Victorian.
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Green

Bach to Basics

On New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island, two architects designed a petite holiday home that takes care of its own water, electricity, and sewage needs.
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Renovation

12 Tips for Tiny Bathrooms

If your itty bitty bathroom is ready for a redo, check out these 12 projects that make the most of limited space with clever tricks.
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House Tours

Dwell on Design West Side Home Tour

On June 14, 2014, during Dwell Design Week, take this self-driven tour of modern homes on the West Side of Los Angeles.
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Renovation

A Prize-Winning Renovation in Rotterdam

Kaan Architecten has been awarded 2013 a Benelux Aluminum Award for sustainable renovation in the non-residential buildings category for its painstaking refurbishment of a building in central…
Tim asked his grandfather how his family came to rehabilitate this water tower -- and as I expected, there was a lot of history behind these circular walls. Photograph courtesy <a href="http://timv.smugmug.com/">Tim Villabona</a>.
House Tours

Polished Off: 4 Modern Residences in Poland

Innovative residences in Poland prove that the only way to go is east.
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House Tours

10 Smart Small Spaces

The ingenuity of architects and design-minded residents is often best showcased in designs for homes with less than ample square footage.
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House Tours

Cooler Ranch

After searching in vain for an empty lot to build on, architect Brian White settled for a nondescript 1960s ranch that nobody else wanted—and proved that building from the ground up doesn’t always…

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Modern Views: Consultation

When Dwell president Michela O'Connor Abrams and her husband, Alan, embarked upon a renovation of their home-begining with a southern-facing wall-they partnered with Marvin Windows and Doors to bring…
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