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January 5, 2014
As we welcome the New Year, Dwell rounds up the most popular homes of 2013. Click through our first segment of modern architecture and brilliant design.
Designer Jens Risom's vacation home on Block Island

Jens Risom's Block Island Family Retreat

Designer Jens Risom returns to his 1967 prefab off the coast of Rhode Island, readying it for his family's next generation. Photo by Floto + Warner.

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Modern 1950s Esherick home

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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Modern row houses in Houston, Texas

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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Exterior view of renovated 18-century farmhouse

Modern Meets Traditional in a Swedish Summer House

On an 18th-century farmstead in rural Sweden, two Copenhagen designers handcraft a summerhouse that seamlessly melds the modern and the traditional. Photo by Åke E:son Lindman.

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Modern living room with Flexform sofa and Jens Fager candelabra

Live/Work: Modern Art Gallery and Home in Antwerp

Both a gallery and a residence, an Antwerp home redefines the boundaries between public and private, art and interior design. Photo by Tim Van de Velde.

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Originally appeared in This House Proves Art Galleries Can Be Super-Friendly
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rue vignon dining room

A Corbusier-Inspired Parisian Home

An American architect in Paris experiments with Corbusian perceptions of interior and exterior space. Photo by Filippo Bamberghi.

Originally appeared in 5 Striking Dining Spaces
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Modern outdoor pool with furniture

Country Bunker

On Austin’s outskirts, where urban, industrial, and rural collide, lawyer and science-fiction author Chris Brown’s bunker-style home redefines modern city living. Photo by Dave Mead.

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Originally appeared in A Home Fit for a Science Fiction Writer
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geometric desert exterior

A Geometric Desert Home in Phoenix

At the base of Echo Mountain in Phoenix, a geometric home by Wendell Burnette opens up to the surrounding desert landscape. Photo by Dean Kaufman.

Originally appeared in Porches We Love Around The World
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plane house greece outdoor pool

An Idyllic Vacation Home in Greece

A far cry from the whitewashed buildings of Mykonos, this vacation home on the Aegean island of Skiathos will make any modern design fan go Greek. Photo by Andrea Wyner.

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Casa serpiente exterior entrance

A Modern Concrete Home in Peru

Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape. Photo by Cristóbal Palma.

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Great room of Glee star Jayma Mays in Los Feliz, Los Angeles

A Modern Renovation in Los Feliz

Armed with a keen eye for design and a yen for vintage furniture shopping, Glee star Jayma Mays and actor Adam Campbell revitalize a formerly jumbled Los Angeles house. Photo by Floto + Warner.

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Vintage leather dining chairs.

A Furniture Collector's Renovated Flat in Paris

Jean-Christophe Aumas’ multihued Paris apartment houses both the highly sought artistic director and the stunning assemblage of furniture he’s brought back from his travels. Photo by Christian Schaulin.

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Designer Jens Risom's vacation home on Block Island

Jens Risom's Block Island Family Retreat

Designer Jens Risom returns to his 1967 prefab off the coast of Rhode Island, readying it for his family's next generation. Photo by Floto + Warner.

Photo by Floto + Warner.

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