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January 2, 2014
As the weekend slowly draws near, we've gathered up ten of our most clicked on homes on Dwell this week for your perusal.
Exterior view of hilltop cabin

Modernist L-Shaped Charred Cedar Cabin in Alaska

In the shadow of Mount McKinley, amid Alaska’s meadows and icy streams, a former teacher and a four-time Iditarod winner built a modernist cabin as expansive as the Last Frontier. Photo by Kamil Bialous.

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Originally appeared in Modernist L-Shaped Charred Cedar Cabin in Alaska
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net-zero prefab in los angeles

An Innovative Net-Zero Prefab in Los Angeles

A net-zero prefab home design is set to reinvigorate a down-at-the-heels Los Angeles neighborhood. Photos by Art Gray. 

Originally appeared in An Innovative Net-Zero Prefab in Los Angeles
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economical modular prefab in bend oregon

An Economical Modular Prefab in Oregon

An easy-to-build modular system is the perfect solution for a family in Bend, Oregon.

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Nic Lehoux
Originally appeared in An Economical Modular Prefab in Oregon
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The LV can be opened to the elements when the weather cooperates, allowing for generous cross-ventilation.

All You Need is LV

In the most unlikely of places—rural Missouri—Rocio Romero has designed and built a prefab empire.

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Originally appeared in All You Need Is LV
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modern multiunit prefab exterior in Vancouver

A Modern Multiunit Prefab 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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Originally appeared in A Modern Multiunit Prefab Prototype in Vancouver
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Combined bathroom and bedroom suite

A Renovated Farmhouse in Northern Italy

A couple in northern Italy trade a cramped flat for a renovated farmhouse in the country. The top floor holds the Chiavellis’ bedroom suite, with a dressing room and built-in spa. “The farmers dried their crops up here,” says Chiavelli. “We knew right away this was the spot that we wanted to have our own room.” Photo by Helenio Barbetta.

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The Everharts added two porches to the form of the original farmhouse, this one for dining.

Farmhouse Redux

Two years ago architect Chad Everhart came across an old farmhouse near Boone, North Carolina. He could tell it dated back to the Great Depression by the 1930s-era cardboard—once used as insulation—that he found stuffed down between its tongue-and-groove walls. Image courtesy Chad Everhart Architect.

Originally appeared in Farm House Redux
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Modern small sustainable weekend home with flat roof

Sustainable Glass House in Sonoma

Two linked 1,000-square-foot pavilions are greater than a sum of their parts. Photo by Matthew Millman.

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modular beachside getaway Australia exterior patio

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.

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Originally appeared in A Modular Beachside Getaway in Australia
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Dining table area with weather-and sound-resistant windows and central air-conditioning system

Manhattan

Ryall's only so-called extravagances in the inexpensive renovation were the weather- and sound-resistant windows and central air-conditioning system. Photo by Jake Stangel.

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Exterior view of hilltop cabin

Modernist L-Shaped Charred Cedar Cabin in Alaska

In the shadow of Mount McKinley, amid Alaska’s meadows and icy streams, a former teacher and a four-time Iditarod winner built a modernist cabin as expansive as the Last Frontier. Photo by Kamil Bialous.

Photo by Kamil Bialous.

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