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January 6, 2014
We've gathered twelve more innovative and striking homes to complete our second installment of Dwell's most popular homes of 2013. Don't forget to check out Part One if you missed it!
Living room featuring a travertine-topped coffee table by Paul McCobb pairs well 
with the Florence Knoll Parallel Bar System sofa. The Josef Albers print over the fireplace is an original, scored on eBay.

Modern Furniture Fit for a Classic Eichler

Seeking a modern shell for their mid-century pieces, a pair of collectors found a relatively untouched Eichler in San Rafael, California—and a built-in excuse to acquire more furniture. Photo by Drew Kelly.

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Actor Bryan Cranston's Green Beach House Renovation

The star of Breaking Bad opens the doors to his family’s recently completed beach house located just outside of Los Angeles. Photo by Art Streiber.

Originally appeared in 5 Exterior Home Renovations
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Exterior view of charred cedar cabin

Modernist L-Shaped Charred Cedar Cabin in Alaska

In the shadow of Mount McKinley, amid Alaska’s meadows and icy streams, a former teacher and a four-time Iditarod winner built a modernist cabin as expansive as the Last Frontier. Photo by Kamil Bialous.

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Clifftop House with Angled Roof in Maui

With an angled roof designed to resemble the surrounding cliffs, a house in Maui, Hawaii, is built to meld with the landscape. Photo by Cristóbal Palma.

Originally appeared in 5 Modern Courtyards Part Two
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Modern outdoor dining area with Eiffel sides chairs

Striking Slatted Wood and Glass Home in San Francisco

Teaming up with architect Craig Steely, an industrial designer and a mechanical engineer find just the right design for a striking home on a San Francisco hill. Photo by Ian Allen.

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Designer Omer Arbel's Eclectic Home in Vancouver

Designer Omer Arbel develops his latest works inside an eclectic Vancouver home filled with a teeming assortment of pets and prototypes. Photo by José Mandojana.

Originally appeared in Porches We Love Around The World
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Modern living area with planters and gray furniture

Converted Loft Fit for a Modern Family in Copenhagen

In an up-and-coming area of Copenhagen, a pair of designers and their twin girls inhabit a converted loft, filling it with serious design savvy and a hefty dose of creativity. Photo by Anders Hviid.

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Cinematic Family Retreat in Brazil

São Paulo architect Isay Weinfeld's Casa Deck offers cinematic vistas, a lush garden, and a retreat from Brazil's largest city. Photo by Matthew Williams.

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Modern High-Rise Town House in Tel Aviv

Six stories high, crowned with a pool, and with a direct lineage back to the Bauhaus, a new town house in Tel Aviv manages to both embrace and provide refuge from the teeming Israeli city. Photo by Amit Geron.

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Small and Modern: A Family Lakeside Getaway in Texas

A family matriarch enlisted an architect, an interior designer, a builder, and a landscape architect to help realize her vision for a diminutive, low-key lakeside getaway. Photo by Kimberly Davis.

Originally appeared in The Lakeside Getaway That Entertains All Ages
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The Tiny Hollywood Home of Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser

Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser has all he needs in his compact, 580-square-foot Hollywood abode. Photo by Joe Pugliese.

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Inside Peter Fehrentz's Renovated Flat in Berlin

With a confident color palette and clever space-saving tricks, designer Peter Fehrentz transforms a 646-square-foot apartment in Berlin. Photo by Peter Fehrentz.

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Living room featuring a travertine-topped coffee table by Paul McCobb pairs well 
with the Florence Knoll Parallel Bar System sofa. The Josef Albers print over the fireplace is an original, scored on eBay.

Modern Furniture Fit for a Classic Eichler

Seeking a modern shell for their mid-century pieces, a pair of collectors found a relatively untouched Eichler in San Rafael, California—and a built-in excuse to acquire more furniture. Photo by Drew Kelly.

Photo by Drew Kelly.

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