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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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Renovation

Building the Maxon House: Week 22

In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house…
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House Tours

Test-Case Scenario

Beating out a host of competitors, one Danish family left their home behind (it’s just down the road, really) to camp out for a year in an Active House, a green-home prototype with all the…
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House Tours

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.
Modern beach bungalow renovation in Long Island
House Tours

Decked Out

It's our humble opinion that summers are best spent reclining on a warm sunny deck with a refreshing beverage in hand and a cool breeze blowing.
White staircase with skylight and under-stair storage
House Tours

Small London Flat with Light-Filled Interiors

With clever storage and a retractable skylight, a London apartment feels larger than its 576 square feet.
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Green

Passive Acceptance

Virtually unknown in the United States, Passive Houses are starting to make a big impression with their small footprints.
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House Tours

Highway Hideaway

Most beachfront houses treat the ocean as part of the visual landscape with panoramic views and wraparound balconies.
The Harbert Cottage in Michigan by Searl Lamaster Howe architects
Renovation

Modern Cottage Renovation in Michigan

A sagging ranch house is reborn as a spacious cabin with a soaring roof in Harbert, Michigan.

Slideshows

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7 Long Island Homes We Love

Long Island boasts both extravagant mansions and cozy cottages, original new structures and inspired renovations. Here, we take a look at some of Dwell's favorite Long Island homes.

Videos

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Building Green in Harlem: Starting to Build

In this video series, Dwell follows a New York couple with a passion for building green through the challenges—and triumphs—of renovation, from finding the design-build team to finalizing the design.
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