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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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House Tours

Family Style

When a Japanese couple asked architects Takaharu and Yui Tezuka to design a small home that would evoke the Italian love of food, informal gatherings, and natural settings, the result was la dolce…
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House Tours

Ray Kappe-Designed Multilevel House in Los Angeles

Los Angeles architect Ray Kappe built a multilevel house for his family back in 1967, and the results still resonate today.
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Renovation

Building the Maxon House: Week 21

During the process of planning, designing, and ultimately constructing our future home, we discovered inspiration, resources, and motivation in a plethora of places, both online and off.
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Renovation

Building the Maxon House: Week 11

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 Tom Kundig…
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My House

Japanese Inspired Summer Retreat

An architect recasts a 1960s artist’s retreat in southeastern Norway.
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House Tours

Elegant Milan Home of Designer Gae Aulenti

Designer-architect Gae Aulenti lived in Milan until her death in 2012 at age 84.
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House Tours

Tips for Creating Bedrooms in Difficult Layouts

When renovating or adding on to your home, a perfectly rectangular room may not be available, see these seven creative ways to carve out bedroom space.
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House Tours

Renovated Midcentury Home in Austin Doubles Square Footage

For over fifty years, A.D. Stenger was a unique figure in the American architectural landscape.

Slideshows

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Pole Star

By creatively manipulating the angles and levels of exterior surfaces on this modest Polish country house, architect Peter Kuczia achieved exceptionally high solar exposure, increasing its capacity…

Videos

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Building Green in Harlem: A Kitchen Comes to Life

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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