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January 9, 2014
Happy Thursday! With the weekend in sight, we've gathered ten of our most popular homes on Dwell this week for your perusal.
Open-air tearoom designed by Joseph Esherick

A Modern Prefab Addition to a Midcentury California Classic

A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, inspires an addition that pays homage to the past yet is poised to host the next generation. Photo by Caren Alpert.

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A Brick-Clad Modern Family Home in Chicago

Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part retreat and part public stage. Photo by Matthew Williams.

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Modern backyard furniture.

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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The budget for the renovation was tight, but the architects splurged on a few elements, like the glass partition show here. "We concentrated investment in a few space-changing, expensive elements, like the glass walls we placed to divide spaces and bring

Casa H, Brussels

When it came time for Hernan Rios to renovate his apartment inside a 1968 Louis Herman De Koninck building, he reached out to Matteo Colombo and Andrea Serboli's Barcelona-based firm CaSA. Located in the center of Brussels, Belgium, the Brutalist structure is now the home of a newly bright and crisp interior inspired by the über-clean simplicity of European hotels. A graphic designer by trade, Rios traded embellishment for sparcity and though his environment may not be meant for everyone, it's tailormade for him.

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Footbridge in Atlanta

An Affordable Modern Home in Atlanta

On a sloped creekside site in Atlanta, Georgia, architect Staffan Svenson elevates humble materials and basic geometries to craft an affordable modern home. Photo by Gregory Miller.

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Storage Savvy Renovation in Emeryville

Persistence paid off for this Cali­fornia couple who worked overtime for two years to tackle their all-in-one loft renovation. Photo by Drew Kelly.

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Modern living room with blue curved sofa and Mitch McGee print

Row on 25th: Affordable Housing Development in Houston

By taking advantage of economies of scale, a Houston native and a pair of mod-minded developers team up to create nine affordable row houses in the Houston Heights. Photo by Jack Thompson.

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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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A Color-Drenched Brooklyn Brownstone

Portland-based studio Jessica Helgerson Interior Design rehauled a Brooklyn brownstone with furnishings and finishes in bold colors and tactile materials. Dwell checks in with lead designer Chelsie Lee to get the scoop on the furniture and fittings. Photo by Andrew Cammarano.

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San Francisco kitchen renovation

A Sleek Kitchen Renovation in San Francisco

In a San Francisco kitchen, a sleek series of custom cabinets camouflages an armada of professional features. Photo by Joseph Dominguez.

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Open-air tearoom designed by Joseph Esherick

A Modern Prefab Addition to a Midcentury California Classic

A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, inspires an addition that pays homage to the past yet is poised to host the next generation. Photo by Caren Alpert.

Photo by Caren Alpert.

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