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Dwell's Top Homes of 2013 Part One

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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.
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  Jens Risom's Block Island Family RetreatDesigner 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

    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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  A Modern Prefab Addition to a Midcentury California ClassicA 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

    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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  Row on 25th: Affordable Housing Development in HoustonBy 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.  Photo by: Jack Thompson

    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.

    Photo by: Jack Thompson

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  Modern Meets Traditional in a Swedish Summer HouseOn 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.  Photo by: Åke E:son Lindman

    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.

    Photo by: Åke E:son Lindman

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  Live/Work: Modern Art Gallery and Home in AntwerpBoth 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.  Photo by: Tim Van de Velde

    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.

    Photo by: Tim Van de Velde

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  A Corbusier-Inspired Parisian HomeAn American architect in Paris experiments with Corbusian perceptions of interior and exterior space. Photo by Filippo Bamberghi.

    A Corbusier-Inspired Parisian Home

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

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  Country BunkerOn 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.  Photo by: Dave Mead

    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.

    Photo by: Dave Mead

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

    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.

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  An Idyllic Vacation Home in GreeceA 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.  Photo by: Andrea WynerCourtesy of: Andrea Wyner

    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.

    Photo by: Andrea Wyner

    Courtesy of: Andrea Wyner

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  A Modern Concrete Home in PeruBehind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape. Photo by Cristóbal Palma.  Photo by: Cristóbal PalmaCourtesy of: Cristobal Palma

    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.

    Photo by: Cristóbal Palma

    Courtesy of: Cristobal Palma

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  A Modern Renovation in Los FelizArmed 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.  Photo by: Floto + Warner

    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.

    Photo by: Floto + Warner

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  A Furniture Collector's Renovated Flat in ParisJean-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.  Photo by: Christian Schaulin

    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.

    Photo by: Christian Schaulin

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