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6 Stunning Stairs

Stairs can be very sculptural, so long as they still support resident's footsteps (and abide by basic construction codes). Check out these 6 absolutely unique stair designs.
September 8, 2015
Backyard fireplace area with a long steel-and-ipe bench and Willy Guhl Loop chairs

7 Outdoor Fireplaces and Fire Pits We Love

Fire provides a warmth of light as well as temperature; it's ideal for when the sun is setting, the air is cooling, and the night sky is rich with gloam colors. Tour 7 fireplaces and fire pits that grace these modern homes.
September 8, 2015
Low Budget House front facade.

A Compact Home in Moscow Built on the Lowest Possible Budget

A budget home embraces custom details fit for a family of five.
September 8, 2015
Blue concrete desk organization set

Work It: Shop Our Favorite Home Office Essentials

Redesign your workspace with eight of our home office favorites, from a cool desk with leather accents to a organizing set made from concrete. This assortment of products will make working from home a productive, well-designed activity. Explore the full collection at the Dwell Store. 
September 7, 2015
Modern backyard chicken coop

The Dos and Don'ts of Building Your Own Chicken Coop

Some quick tips that'll help you design at the drop of a feather.
September 7, 2015
Living office room with oak paneling and wall-size custom cabinetry

5 Inspiring Live-Work Spaces

This Labor Day weekend we took you inside the workspaces of creatives around the world. Today, we look a little closer to home for office inspiration.
September 7, 2015

5 Things You Should Know About Modern Prefab Construction

The Monogram Modern Home, a prefab designed by Method Homes featuring a luxury kitchen outfitted with Monogram appliances, has been touring the country, making appearances in Portland, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Austin, Dallas, and soon Boston, on September 11-12. Before the tour concludes, we want to take this opportunity to muse on the importance of modern prefab construction, a topic we cover extensively at Dwell.
September 7, 2015
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A Tropical Indonesian House that Spirals Out from a Central Courtyard

In the house he designed for himself and his family, architect Ivan Priatman explored his view of tropical modernism: “I try to reinterpret the tradition or the vernacular into the contemporary,” he says.
September 6, 2015
White oak floors, exposed concrete, and steel beams in renovation by Erica Severns.

A San Francisco Renovation Mixes Industrial and Refined Materials

Among the directives for architect Erica Severns from her client, John Parker Willis, was “some chaos in the kitchen design” of his home in a converted San Francisco garage.
September 6, 2015
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