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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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LA Tech-Habitat Home

Building for a client with specific desires can be difficult, but designing for one with few programming preferences can often be harder.
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Glass House with Stunning Pacific Ocean Views

Seeking a respite from the city, a Portland couple create a beachfront getaway on Oregon’s rugged coast.
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Worth the Wait

Tucked into the side of a scenic San Francisco hill, one of the city’s more diminutive houses battles everything from dry rot to obstructionist neighbors in order to grow up.
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Simply Sustainable

Located in a hidden valley on the picturesque Izu Peninsula, a few hours west of Tokyo, the Watanabe Residence, designed by architect Tadashi Murai, looks more like an imposing black box propped…
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Seeing What Develops

In 2004, The Houses at Sagaponac—a controversial development on eastern Long Island—celebrated its first completed house. In 2005, the first residents move in.
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An Atypical Tree House

When a 40-year-old pine tree fell over at the rear of a Brentwood estate in Los Angeles a few years back, its owner, an art lover and a philanthropist, let it lie.
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5 Modern Houses in Portland

Building on our Modern in the City of Roses slideshow, we share five more residential projects from Portland, Oregon, ranging from a multi-family development to renovations.
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How to Make Your Garden Water-Free

Landscape architect Brennan Cox, principal of San Francisco–based Groundworks, explores the best approaches to drought-tolerant landscaping practices that can be implemented anywhere in the world.

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Bradford Shellhammer

For the last installment of our series, Bold Color, Small Space, New York–based design lover and writer Bradford Shellhammer welcomes Dwell to his raucous 800-square-foot apartment, which is…
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