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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

Small in Seattle

For architect Michelle Linden, living and working in 600 square feet poses its challenges, but one of the biggest was completing a gut-renovation on the tightest of budgets—just $25,000.
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A Sustainable Home in Silicon Valley

Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.
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Building the Maxon House: Week 7

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 of…
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My House

Handled With Care

In Warsaw, Poland, a resident breathes new life into an old apartment by dismantling, then reassembling, his late grandmother's hodgepodge of wooden furniture and creates a self-contained do-it-all…
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Planning for a Historic Home Renovation

The most successful historic home renovation is the one planned in detail. Having a plan identifies the work to be done at the approved cost and at the expected quality level.
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5 Home Design Solutions in Japan

These five homes in Japan solve a variety of problems, whether it’s a lack of square footage, privacy, or lighting.


One piece of correspondence that never darkens the mailbox of this Northern California beach house is a utility bill (nor are guests wandering around swathed in multiple sweaters).
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8 Ways to Creatively Insulate Your Home

Take the sting out of the colder months with smart, green insulation.


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lamesadevenn: Part Seven

In this series, trace the story of lamesadevenn, a green live/work space in Santa Fe, New Mexico, created for two community groups, La Mesita and La Resolana.


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Sustainable Modernism

In March of 2013, Dwell and the Lincoln Motor Company launched the Hello, Again contest: Re-imagine a Mid-CenturyHome for the Modern World. The design community voted on the many entries received.