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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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Oakland Aesthetics

Perfectly content in San Francisco, the Pfeiffers couldn't help falling in love with a charming mid-century house, across the Bay in Oakland, with stunning views, plenty of trees, and a murky past.
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Startin' Spartan

When Jay Atherton and Cy Keener met in grad school at the University of California, Berkeley, they discovered in each other a rare constellation of common interests: minimalist architecture, rock…
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Victorian Home in London Gets a Modern Office Addition

Inspired by the aperture of a camera, an angular home expansion brings focus to a new live/work space.
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Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland

A fire pit adds a sophisticated touch to a home with a history.
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Fine Finnish: Living/Dining Room

The focal point of the living/dining room is an oak table from Ikea. “We like to draw, read newspapers, sew, and invite friends over, so a generous table suits our lifestyle.” No couch?
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Vintage, Concrete, and Color in a Palo Alto Home with See-Through Pool Wall

For a couple with different aesthetic and cultural backgrounds, creating a home that suited them both involved a steep learning curve. But as luck would have it, their architects are also teachers.
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My House

Minimalist Bachelor Pad in Brisbane

Londoner Dave Clayden has gradually adjusted to life in the subtropics, where, as he puts it, “toweling yourself down after a shower is enough to make you start sweating again.” He no longer mistakes…
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Jakarta, Indonesia

In the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, Ahmad Djuhara is on a one-man crusade to blow away the conservative cobwebs of the city’s dowdy suburban architecture.

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“Swiss, in general, plan the future too much sometimes, so they are not really alive. They know exactly what they will do at 60. This is not sexy. But Zurich is not like that. Here you can have the sexiness.”

Zurich, Switzerland

Industrial designer Alfredo Häberli shows us how to pass the hours in Zurich, Switzerland, a city with no shortage of timekeepers.

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Modern Views: Consultation

When Dwell president Michela O'Connor Abrams and her husband, Alan, embarked upon a renovation of their home-begining with a southern-facing wall-they partnered with Marvin Windows and Doors to…
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