Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week

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December 26, 2013
As the weekend slowly draws to a near, we've gathered up ten of our most clicked on homes on Dwell this week for your perusal.
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  An Unconventional Prefab on Fishers IslandA family’s remote island retreat becomes a more permanent home base, thanks to the efficiency of building modular. Photo by Matthew Williams.  Photo by: Matthew WilliamsCourtesy of: Matthew Williams

    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.

    Photo by: Matthew Williams

    Courtesy of: Matthew Williams

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  Garden Pavilion, SeattleWhen the Zimmerman family settled in Seattle, Washington, in the late 1990s they bought a 1,100-square-foot Craftsman built in the 1920s.

    Garden Pavilion, Seattle

    When the Zimmerman family settled in Seattle, Washington, in the late 1990s they bought a 1,100-square-foot Craftsman built in the 1920s.

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  The First WaveIn Sydney’s cramped beachside suburbia, architect Steve Kennedy defied a small footprint and a terrible drought with a generous double-height extension and a cutting-edge custom-made water-filtration system. Photo by Richard Powers.  Photo by: Richard Powers

    The First Wave

    In Sydney’s cramped beachside suburbia, architect Steve Kennedy defied a small footprint and a terrible drought with a generous double-height extension and a cutting-edge custom-made water-filtration system. Photo by Richard Powers.

    Photo by: Richard Powers

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  Fjord FocusAs Jarmund/Vigsnæs’s growing crop of small, smart houses have garnered increasing attention, their equally prolific civic works have them poised to be Norway’s next big export. Photo by Pia Ulin.  Photo by: Pia Ulin

    Fjord Focus

    As Jarmund/Vigsnæs’s growing crop of small, smart houses have garnered increasing attention, their equally prolific civic works have them poised to be Norway’s next big export. Photo by Pia Ulin.

    Photo by: Pia Ulin

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  Setting the StageBlessed with an enviable site on the sylvan shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Washington state, architect Anthony Pellecchia and his wife, graphic designer Kathy Wesselman, wanted to create a vacation house that would be tied as much to the natural environment as to an aesthetic tradition. Photo by Philip Newton.  Photo by: Philip Newton

    Setting the Stage

    Blessed with an enviable site on the sylvan shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Washington state, architect Anthony Pellecchia and his wife, graphic designer Kathy Wesselman, wanted to create a vacation house that would be tied as much to the natural environment as to an aesthetic tradition. Photo by Philip Newton.

    Photo by: Philip Newton

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  A Sustainably Built Weekend HomeAlternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land. Photo by Drew Kelly.  Photo by: Drew KellyCourtesy of: Drew Kelly

    A Sustainably Built Weekend Home

    Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land. Photo by Drew Kelly.

    Photo by: Drew Kelly

    Courtesy of: Drew Kelly

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  Angular Modern Beach House in FloridaTour the family-friendly, LEED-certified, modern Seagrape House designed by husband-and-wife team Traction Architecture in Anna Maria Island, Florida. Photo courtesy of Traction Architecture.  Courtesy of: Traction Architecture

    Angular Modern Beach House in Florida

    Tour the family-friendly, LEED-certified, modern Seagrape House designed by husband-and-wife team Traction Architecture in Anna Maria Island, Florida. Photo courtesy of Traction Architecture.

    Courtesy of: Traction Architecture

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  A Midcentury Modern Renovation in Hudson ValleySeeking an escape from bustling city life, a Manhattan couple embarks on a renovation in the verdant Hudson Valley. Photo by Jon Snyder.  Photo by: Jon SnyderCourtesy of: Jon Snyder

    A Midcentury Modern Renovation in Hudson Valley

    Seeking an escape from bustling city life, a Manhattan couple embarks on a renovation in the verdant Hudson Valley. Photo by Jon Snyder.

    Photo by: Jon Snyder

    Courtesy of: Jon Snyder

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  Spiral Staircase Shapes Tokyo HomeHow is a 921-square-foot, 44-level house possible? Witness Tokyo architect Akihisa Hirata’s mind-bending, shape-shifting solution to small-space living. Photos by Koichi Torimura.

    Spiral Staircase Shapes Tokyo Home

    How is a 921-square-foot, 44-level house possible? Witness Tokyo architect Akihisa Hirata’s mind-bending, shape-shifting solution to small-space living. Photos by Koichi Torimura.

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  A Modular Beachside Getaway in Australia Putting her architectural training to work, a resident of Merricks, Australia, helps design a modular beachside getaway for her family. Photo by Lisa Cohen.  Photo by: Lisa Cohen Courtesy of: Lisa Cohen

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