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December 26, 2013
As the weekend slowly draws to a near, we've gathered up ten of our most clicked on homes on Dwell this week for your perusal.
Fishers Island prefab interior kitchen

An Unconventional Prefab on Fishers Island

A family’s remote island retreat becomes a more permanent home base, thanks to the efficiency of building modular. Photo by Matthew Williams.

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Garden Pavilion, Seattle

When the Zimmerman family settled in Seattle, Washington, in the late 1990s they bought a 1,100-square-foot Craftsman built in the 1920s.

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The façade of the original semi-detached bungalow is untouched, suggesting a run-of-the-mill suburban abode.

The First Wave

In Sydney’s cramped beachside suburbia, architect Steve Kennedy defied a small footprint and a terrible drought with a generous double-height extension and a cutting-edge custom-made water-filtration system. Photo by Richard Powers.

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The White House, 2006. Image by Ivan Brodey.

Fjord Focus

As Jarmund/Vigsnæs’s growing crop of small, smart houses have garnered increasing attention, their equally prolific civic works have them poised to be Norway’s next big export. Photo by Pia Ulin.

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The dramatic Strait of Juan de Fuca sets the stage for a Seattle couple's ideal getaway.

Setting the Stage

Blessed with an enviable site on the sylvan shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Washington state, architect Anthony Pellecchia and his wife, graphic designer Kathy Wesselman, wanted to create a vacation house that would be tied as much to the natural environment as to an aesthetic tradition. Photo by Philip Newton.

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A Sustainably Built Weekend Home

Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land. Photo by Drew Kelly.

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Traction Architecture beach house Florida concrete hurricane proof Paperstone countertops kitchen

Angular Modern Beach House in Florida

Tour the family-friendly, LEED-certified, modern Seagrape House designed by husband-and-wife team Traction Architecture in Anna Maria Island, Florida. Photo courtesy of Traction Architecture.

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hudson river valley renovation

A Midcentury Modern Renovation in Hudson Valley

Seeking an escape from bustling city life, a Manhattan couple embarks on a renovation in the verdant Hudson Valley. Photo by Jon Snyder.

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coil house, staircase, tokyo, japan

Spiral Staircase Shapes Tokyo Home

How is a 921-square-foot, 44-level house possible? Witness Tokyo architect Akihisa Hirata’s mind-bending, shape-shifting solution to small-space living. Photos by Koichi Torimura.

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Fishers Island prefab interior kitchen

An Unconventional Prefab on Fishers Island

A family’s remote island retreat becomes a more permanent home base, thanks to the efficiency of building modular. Photo by Matthew Williams.

Photo by Matthew Williams.

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