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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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Santa Cruz Home's 'Bale Raising'

For "Gotta Bale," the Off the Grid story in our October 2012 issue, we visit the Santa Cruz, California, home of college professors Bernie Tershy and Erika Zavaleta.

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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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Top 5 Houses on Dwell This Week

As the weekend slowly draws to a near, we've gathered up five of our most clicked on homes on Dwell this week for your perusal.

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="">Tim Villabona</a>.
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Polished Off: 4 Modern Residences in Poland

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

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A Potrero Hill Renovation

San Francisco architect Cary Bernstein recently completed this renovation and expansion of an old cottage in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood.

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Take Me Home

A “tree house” of clean lines, ample glass, and thoughtful ingenuity lets a Washington, DC–area family and a stream of weekend guests enjoy prefab living in an unlikely locale: just…

2010 urban land institute awards for excellence the americas thin flats philadelphia pennsylvania
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Urban Land Institute 2010 Awards

From over 170 entries, 17 finalists—from Thin Flats, an eight-unit green residential infil project in Philadelphia, to the Vancouver Convention Centre West, which opened for the 2010 Olympics…

A gabled house in Portland, Oregon
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Modern Gabled House in Portland

In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on a 5,000-square-foot lot.


The Darnells' copper-clad house sits at the edge of an urban bluff, with the roof overhangs shielding the interior from the strong western sun. The mailbox rests on the ground, one of a handful of ongoing projects. Judith, Michele, and Jamie coax Maple up

Affordable, SIP-Built Family Home in Kansas City

Architect Jamie Darnell had a simple plan for his family’s home in Kansas City, Missouri, but the result is anything but plain.


Design Leader: Adam Kalkin

At a time when many architects are content to peddle a pat routine, Adam Kalkin is a truly original thinker.