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7 Serene Havens on Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands

These sylvan homes, studios, and hideaways outside Seattle offer a simple counterpoint to modern life.
October 1, 2015
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5 New York City Houses We Love

As we kick off the second edition of Dwell on Design NY, check out some of our favorite Manhattan homes from the pages of Dwell.
October 1, 2015
Beneath the windows in the living room and the bedroom is the clever built-in radiator screen/storage system designed by Joshua Pulver and Mike. The bedroom dresser is vintage Russel Wright.

Inside 7 Modern Renovations in Brooklyn

New York's most populous borough is host to some of the most inventive homes in the city—peep inside these renovations to see how dwellers have transformed these spaces into their own.
October 1, 2015
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6 Renovations That Salvage Construction Materials From Old Homes

British writer Stewart Brand famously said each part of a building has a lifespan: its decays, degrades, or becomes unnecessary. He advocated designs that were simple and easy to modify; residents and architects could easily replace elements as they decayed or turned useless. Similarly, we can lessen our environmental impact by salvaging and re-using healthy materials from buildings that have failed.
October 1, 2015
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5 Modern Homes with Striking Green Roofs

Green roofs can be a challenging proposition: they add extra weight to a house, thereby requiring a robust and expensive structure. The roof itself must be carefully protected against water leakage. However, the reward is unique: the idea that your dwelling replaces the earth it takes up and cohabitates with nature better than most.
October 1, 2015
Beyond the kitchen is a secondary room that is a pantry, prep area, utility room, and entrance hall all in one. The standard beech-top counters from Howdens Joinery Co. are doubled up to achieve a three-inch thickness, with the rounded edges cut off.

5 Ways to Use Beech Wood at Home

Similar in appearance to maple and relatively inexpensive, beech brings a rustic look to these modern homes.
October 1, 2015
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5 Modern Homes in Scotland

Whether incorporating its rich heritage or providing fresh departures from it, these homes elegantly complement Scotland's jaw-dropping, wind-scoured scenery.
October 1, 2015
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House of the Week: Historic-Modern Hybrid in Mexico

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.
October 1, 2015
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How Working in Home Automation Inspired One Developer to Rethink Smart Tech

Entrepreneur Shaun Springer turned 15 years of smart home experience into Astro, a hardware startup that aims to simplify the high-tech home. Here, he shares the revelation that changed his view of the smart home business.
September 30, 2015
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