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Houses We Love

15 Modern Summer Rentals

Plan your summer getaways with our picks for Airbnb rentals with great design. Warning: You may want to stay indoors during your vacation.

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House Tours

Japanese Home Among the Trees Uses Bookshelves and Glass for Walls

An established Japanese architecture firm with a yen for porous, indoor-outdoor living spaces crafts a hilltop perch for a young family and the surrounding wildlife.

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Green

Let the Sun Shine In

Although the University of Colorado Buffaloes football team fell short during bowl season, another dynasty is afoot at the idyllic Boulder campus.

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My House

Lucky's Break

With a very limited budget and no construction experience, Lucky and Kim Diaz overhauled a wreck of a house into a sweet, 1,100-square-foot Los Angeles home with just $55,000 and a whole lot of…

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Green

Nomad Is an Island

Much like the updates to your favorite software, video game console, or social-networking site (have you, like, totally seen our Facebook page?) the Nomad version 2.0 is at hand.

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House Tours

AC/DC on Rochester Castle

Okay, okay, this is a pretty blatant act of movie-meets-architecture branding, but man oh man I'm a total sucker for this amazing animation that somehow marries Iron Man 2, AC/DC, and a 12th-century…

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Renovation

Video: Studio H Chicken Coops

In our July/August 2011 family- and play-themed issue we featured three very cool chicken coops designed and built by a cadre of handy Bertie County, North Carolina, high school students.

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House Tours

Southern Comforts

Take an armchair trek to Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, and more through our slideshow of houses that showcase the best of southern living.

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Renovation

The Making of Screenplay: Part 2

Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative, documents the process from design through fabrication of their latest installation, Screenplay, to be featured at the upcoming Dwell on Design…

Slideshows

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Outside the Box: Unusual Home Layouts

Don’t be a square; whether out of necessity or aesthetics, these layouts come in all shapes and sizes.

Videos

Building Green in Harlem: Too Late to Turn Back

In this video series, Dwell follows a New York couple with a passion for building green through the challenges—and triumphs—of renovation, from fin