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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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Complete Modern Renovation of Midcentury Home in Washington

Plagued by remodeling pitfalls, two tenacious homeowners reinvent a soggy midcentury home outside Seattle as a modern masterpiece.
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Model Worthy

The true test of a kitchen’s mettle is not how it looks brand-new, but how it looks after a decade of wear and tear from heaving cleavers and spilling sauce.
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Salone 2012: Charlotte Perriand's Mountain Prefab

For the first time ever, Cassina has constructed a prefab mountain dwelling conceived by Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret from the drawings the pair created in 1938.
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Building the Maxon House: Week 17

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 with…
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Big Sur Airstream Renovation

"I found the Airstream in the high desert of Anza, California, and thought it was a pure TLC job.
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The Glass Awning

Last month architect Jenda Michl of Vertu Studio in Los Angeles completed a lovely bit of work on his parents' house in Boulder, Colorado.
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The Director's House: Cranbrook

After fifteen years of disuse, a Saarinen-designed house on the Cranbrook campus has been renovated and updated by the school's Director, Reed Kroloff, and interior designer Lynda Charfoos.
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An Angular Futuristic House in Georgia

The Decatur, Georgia, residence belonging to two book authors is an angular exercise in creating a dynamic structure.


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7 Small Spaces Under 400-Square-Feet

Embracing small spaces requires maximizing functionality and minimizing material objects. Here are seven of the tiniest houses featured in Dwell, all under 400-square-feet.