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The Most Popular Homes in Dwell: 61-80

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In the penultimate chapter of our series on the 100 most popular projects ever published in Dwell, a selection of homes including a few mid-century favorites, a tree house in Canada, and more. View 1-20 here, 21-40 here, 41-60 here.
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  All We NeedThis pair of handy Portlanders doesn’t crave any more of Oregon’s territory than what’s taken up by their 704-square-foot home, hard-working garden, and smartly designed outdoor spaces. Photo by John Clark.   Photo by: John Clark
    All We Need

    This pair of handy Portlanders doesn’t crave any more of Oregon’s territory than what’s taken up by their 704-square-foot home, hard-working garden, and smartly designed outdoor spaces. Photo by John Clark.

     

    Photo by: John Clark

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  Top BrassA couple takes a minimalist approach to their Brooklyn apartment, focusing on supple materials, subtle gradations of color, and custom finishes by local craftsmen. Photo by Matthew Williams.
    Top Brass

    A couple takes a minimalist approach to their Brooklyn apartment, focusing on supple materials, subtle gradations of color, and custom finishes by local craftsmen. Photo by Matthew Williams.

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  Jakarta, IndonesiaIn 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. Photo by Matthew Williams.  Photo by: Matthew Williams
    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. Photo by Matthew Williams.

    Photo by: Matthew Williams

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  Sky SmallBuilding a small home doesn’t equate to easy lifting. Before Tom Bayley could call in a crane to lift the materials for his 800-square-foot house to the roof of the building on which it’s perched, he had to tackle a radical retrofit to shore up the structure. Photo by John Clark.  Photo by: John Clark
    Sky Small

    Building a small home doesn’t equate to easy lifting. Before Tom Bayley could call in a crane to lift the materials for his 800-square-foot house to the roof of the building on which it’s perched, he had to tackle a radical retrofit to shore up the structure. Photo by John Clark.

    Photo by: John Clark

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  A Well-Grafted HomeWorking creatively to meet strict preservation codes, architect Roberto de Leon affixes a modern annex onto a historic Louisville house. Photo by Noah Webb.  Photo by: Noah Webb
    A Well-Grafted Home

    Working creatively to meet strict preservation codes, architect Roberto de Leon affixes a modern annex onto a historic Louisville house. Photo by Noah Webb.

    Photo by: Noah Webb

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  Double TimeThe last time Blake Trabulsi and Allison Orr had a party at their house in Austin, Texas, it lasted until 5 a.m. Observes Trabulsi: “People are so comfortable here, they never want to leave.” Photo by Jack Thompson.  Photo by: Jack Thompson
    Double Time

    The last time Blake Trabulsi and Allison Orr had a party at their house in Austin, Texas, it lasted until 5 a.m. Observes Trabulsi: “People are so comfortable here, they never want to leave.” Photo by Jack Thompson.

    Photo by: Jack Thompson

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  Chef's TableWhen these full-time foodies renovated their Chicago condo, getting the kitchen right meant finding the right kitchen island. Photo by Matthew Williams.  Photo by: Matthew Williams
    Chef's Table

    When these full-time foodies renovated their Chicago condo, getting the kitchen right meant finding the right kitchen island. Photo by Matthew Williams.

    Photo by: Matthew Williams

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  Long Island FoundWhen the Fisher family’s 1960s Long Island beach bungalow started to crumble, they sought an architect who’d preserve the home’s humble roots and mellow vibe, while subtly bringing the place up to date. Photo by Richard Foulser.  Photo by: Richard Foulser
    Long Island Found

    When the Fisher family’s 1960s Long Island beach bungalow started to crumble, they sought an architect who’d preserve the home’s humble roots and mellow vibe, while subtly bringing the place up to date. Photo by Richard Foulser.

    Photo by: Richard Foulser

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  Paint It BlackA family of cost-conscious Hamburgers (freshly back in Germany after years abroad) converted a kitschy turn-of-the-century villa into a high-design home. Photo by Mark Seelen.  Photo by: Mark Seelen
    Paint It Black

    A family of cost-conscious Hamburgers (freshly back in Germany after years abroad) converted a kitschy turn-of-the-century villa into a high-design home. Photo by Mark Seelen.

    Photo by: Mark Seelen

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  In the LoopAdrian Jones lived in his top-floor loft in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood for nine years before renovating. For a bachelor set designer, the 2,500-square-foot space was perfect: plenty of room for his studio and collections of books and art, big windows affording city views, and exposed brick tagged with graffiti.  Photo by: Kevin Cooley
    In the Loop

    Adrian Jones lived in his top-floor loft in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood for nine years before renovating. For a bachelor set designer, the 2,500-square-foot space was perfect: plenty of room for his studio and collections of books and art, big windows affording city views, and exposed brick tagged with graffiti.

    Photo by: Kevin Cooley

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  See What DevelopsBy keeping the budget strict, the insulation tight, and its values clear, Philadelphia’s Postgreen Homes shows a little brotherly love for green, urban housing.  Photo by: Mark Mahaney
    See What Develops

    By keeping the budget strict, the insulation tight, and its values clear, Philadelphia’s Postgreen Homes shows a little brotherly love for green, urban housing.

    Photo by: Mark Mahaney

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  Into the Great Wide OpenFor this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land. Photo by Derek Shapton.  Photo by: Derek ShaptonCourtesy of: © Derek Shapton
    Into the Great Wide Open

    For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land. Photo by Derek Shapton.

    Photo by: Derek Shapton

    Courtesy of: © Derek Shapton

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  Small Amidst SprawlRising out of the Texas bayou, Houston is both a sprawling metropolis and the largest city in the United States without zoning regulations. This cause-and-effect relationship has, over time, resulted in a hodgepodge of land use and a multitude of architectural styles that give the city its most unique alias, a city without memory. Photo by Misty Keasler.  Photo by: Misty Keasler
    Small Amidst Sprawl

    Rising out of the Texas bayou, Houston is both a sprawling metropolis and the largest city in the United States without zoning regulations. This cause-and-effect relationship has, over time, resulted in a hodgepodge of land use and a multitude of architectural styles that give the city its most unique alias, a city without memory. Photo by Misty Keasler.

    Photo by: Misty Keasler

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  Glazed Old FashionedOn a shady street just off the main drag of Melbourne, Australia’s hippest inner suburb, a pair of creative types and their two kids have made a bright, cheery home by renovating an 1860s stable, oddly named “Villa Boston.”  Photo by: Stephen Oxenbury
    Glazed Old Fashioned

    On a shady street just off the main drag of Melbourne, Australia’s hippest inner suburb, a pair of creative types and their two kids have made a bright, cheery home by renovating an 1860s stable, oddly named “Villa Boston.”

    Photo by: Stephen Oxenbury

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  Norwegian WoodDesigning a house for this setting was a thrilling puzzle of aesthetics and terrain for a young architect. The house they built that year suited the couple for 30 years of long summer vacations, but recently, as Kiehl tells us, it was time for an upgrade.  Photo by: Pia Ulin
    Norwegian Wood

    Designing a house for this setting was a thrilling puzzle of aesthetics and terrain for a young architect. The house they built that year suited the couple for 30 years of long summer vacations, but recently, as Kiehl tells us, it was time for an upgrade.

    Photo by: Pia Ulin

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  Level BestLos Angeles architect Ray Kappe built a multilevel house for his family back in 1967, and the results still resonate today. Photo by João Canziani.  Photo by: João Canziani
    Level Best

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

    Photo by: João Canziani

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  Domestic DemocracyIn a code-happy L.A. suburb, how do you break the mold without breaking the law? Architects Alice Fung and Michael Blatt steer clear of anarchy with a little democratic design. Photo by Dave Lauridsen.  Photo by: Dave Lauridsen
    Domestic Democracy

    In a code-happy L.A. suburb, how do you break the mold without breaking the law? Architects Alice Fung and Michael Blatt steer clear of anarchy with a little democratic design. Photo by Dave Lauridsen.

    Photo by: Dave Lauridsen

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  Double the PleasureThese twin sun-drenched San Diego abodes prove that two decks are better than one. Photo by Bryce Duffy.  Photo by: Bryce Duffy
    Double the Pleasure

    These twin sun-drenched San Diego abodes prove that two decks are better than one. Photo by Bryce Duffy.

    Photo by: Bryce Duffy

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  Dream HatcherJoel Allen had always dreamed of building his own home and this miniature treehouse was the first step.
    Dream Hatcher

    Joel Allen had always dreamed of building his own home and this miniature treehouse was the first step.

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  Inside JobDesigning an innovative house is a rite of passage 
for many young architects. But building in a city doesn’t always make experimentation easy; after all, neighbors have their own ideas about how a block is supposed to look. Photo by Juliana Sohn.
    Inside Job

    Designing an innovative house is a rite of passage 
for many young architects. But building in a city doesn’t always make experimentation easy; after all, neighbors have their own ideas about how a block is supposed to look. Photo by Juliana Sohn.

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