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6 Clever Modern Bars

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Need a proper, grown-up bar setup for entertaining friends? Here are six options from the pages of Dwell to inspire you to reconfigure any long, short, awkward, or tiny space into one fit for a dream host.
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  Designer Nicole Hollis outfitted a San Francisco home with a wet bar at one end of the kitchen. It’s equipped with a spout for filtered water, an ice maker, a wine fridge, and over-sink shelving—it is the happy-hour hotspot. Photo by Ben Mayorga Photography.

    Designer Nicole Hollis outfitted a San Francisco home with a wet bar at one end of the kitchen. It’s equipped with a spout for filtered water, an ice maker, a wine fridge, and over-sink shelving—it is the happy-hour hotspot. Photo by Ben Mayorga Photography.

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  David Sarti's little red house in Seattle includes one of his favorite inventions: a mobile kitchen-supply box/cocktail station/breakfast bar with casters that hides beneath the stairs. Photo by Misha Gravenor.   Photo by: Misha Gravenor

    David Sarti's little red house in Seattle includes one of his favorite inventions: a mobile kitchen-supply box/cocktail station/breakfast bar with casters that hides beneath the stairs. Photo by Misha Gravenor

    Photo by: Misha Gravenor

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  No room for a built-in bar? Wing it, like architect Cass Calder Smith did in his SoHo apartment, with a modern cabinet, trays to hold bottles and glasses, and a roaring “fire.”Photo by Brian Finke.   Photo by: Brian FinkeCourtesy of: BRIAN FINKE

    No room for a built-in bar? Wing it, like architect Cass Calder Smith did in his SoHo apartment, with a modern cabinet, trays to hold bottles and glasses, and a roaring “fire.”Photo by Brian Finke

    Photo by: Brian Finke

    Courtesy of: BRIAN FINKE

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  In their traditional-meets-modern farmhouse in the wide-open spaces of southwestern Missouri, Hannah and Paul Catlett sidle up to their own rustic bar. Photo by Joe Pugliese.   Photo by: Joe Pugliese

    In their traditional-meets-modern farmhouse in the wide-open spaces of southwestern Missouri, Hannah and Paul Catlett sidle up to their own rustic bar. Photo by Joe Pugliese

    Photo by: Joe Pugliese

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  In Chelsea and Arthur Jackson’s Chicago apartment, the couple carved the Indiana limestone–clad bar out of an awkward space in the hallway. Photo by Matthew Williams.  Photo by: Matthew Williams

    In Chelsea and Arthur Jackson’s Chicago apartment, the couple carved the Indiana limestone–clad bar out of an awkward space in the hallway. Photo by Matthew Williams.

    Photo by: Matthew Williams

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  In the desert town of Borrego Springs, California, Doug Paton and Stacey Chapman Paton prep for guests at their bar/counter topped with a smooth, white Corian finish. Ice and other necessities are stored beneath the counter. Photo by JUCO.  Photo by: JUCO

    In the desert town of Borrego Springs, California, Doug Paton and Stacey Chapman Paton prep for guests at their bar/counter topped with a smooth, white Corian finish. Ice and other necessities are stored beneath the counter. Photo by JUCO.

    Photo by: JUCO

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  Stacey and Doug get down to business making drinks in their Borrego Springs home. Here, vintage barware is key to keeping the mood festive. Photo by JUCO.  Photo by: JUCO

    Stacey and Doug get down to business making drinks in their Borrego Springs home. Here, vintage barware is key to keeping the mood festive. Photo by JUCO.

    Photo by: JUCO

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