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January 30, 2014
As the weekend approaches, we've gathered ten of our most popular homes on Dwell this week for your perusal.

Long Island Summer Home Gets a Modern Addition

“I can show you what it was…and what it is,” 
Joe Dolce says, delineating the slight, 250-square-foot addition to his Long Island summer home. Photo by Raimund Koch.

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Graphic designers Jeanette and Mike Abbink in their Brooklyn living room and office

Creative Renovation in Brooklyn

When graphic designers Jeanette and Mike Abbink left behind their loft in San Francisco—with collected ephemera, a voluminous library, and a parcel of paintings in tow—they didn’t know where they would land in the Big Apple. One renovation and one Welsh terrier later, they’re back on track in Brooklyn. Photo by Dean Kaufman.

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Cognizant of concrete’s excessive greenhouse gas emissions, Gregory built with the future in mind: The modular structure of his home could just as easily accommodate the demands of a nursery, restaurant, or office, as suggested by the various seating and

Katz's Cradle

Gregory Katz proves that three times is a charm with his trio of concrete homes, which challenge the status quo in this quiet Johannesburg suburb. Photo by Elsa Young.

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courtyard house exterior side

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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All of the plywood, concrete, and steel surfaces inside the house were left unfinished. “We like to use natural materials in their raw state and minimize the use of synthetic surfaces and drywall,” says Mihalyo.

Brand-New Secondhand

Fifteen minutes from downtown Seattle, architects Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo transformed the neighborhood dump—a lot that had been vacant for 30 years—into their dream home. Photo by Philip Newton.

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Architect Lorcan O’Herlihy designed the Shermans’ Mill Valley, California, home on top of an existing foundation that was intended for an 8,600-square-foot McMansion, but left abandoned for ten years.

Lost and Foundation

Tony and Rachel Sherman were simply trying to buy a house, but what they found instead was a foundation—a discovery that transformed them from home buyers to home builders virtually overnight. Photo by Noah Webb.

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Modern kitchen dining area with Louis Poulsen and Tom Dixon pendant lights

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.

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Exterior view of aluminum clad cottage

Green Cottage Getaway in Maine

On an island 20 miles off the coast of Maine, a writer, with the help of his daughter, built not only a room but an entire green getaway of his own. Photo by Eirik Johnson.

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Modern wood fireplace Bourgie lamp Kartell

A Renovated Farmhouse in Northern Italy

A couple in northern Italy trade a cramped flat for a renovated farmhouse in the country. Photo by Helenio Barbetta.

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modern multiunit prefab in Vancouver interior living room

A Modern Multiunit Prefab Prototype in Vancouver

A Vancouver architect maxes out a commercial lot to create a multiunit prefab tower that takes smart urban planning as seriously as good design. Photo by Kamil Bialous.

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dolce burnham residence after kitchen 2

Long Island Summer Home Gets a Modern Addition

“I can show you what it was…and what it is,” 
Joe Dolce says, delineating the slight, 250-square-foot addition to his Long Island summer home. Photo by Raimund Koch.

Photo by Raimund Koch.

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