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Bright Renovation of a 1970s Home

Finding undeveloped land in the idyllic Californian city of Carmel-by-the-Sea is next to impossible. So when Austrian architect Mary Ann Schicketanz decided to leave rural Big Sur, where she had lived for 21 years, and move to town, she looked for a good lot with a house she could tear down. But when she found a two-bedroom built in 1972, she instead embarked on a massive renovation of the structure. The end result? A LEED Gold-certified urban hideaway that bows to its modernist history, while giving off a distinctly contemporary feeling.
August 13, 2014
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8 Decks with Spectacular Views

Don’t let your home’s surrounding scenery go to waste. A well-placed deck can offer breathtaking views of everything from lakes and oceans to canyons and cityscapes.
August 13, 2014
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9 Unusual Modern Bathrooms

Don't just tile the bathroom floor: tile the walls and ceiling, too. No windows? No problem! Mirrored walls? Why not! Here we take a look at ten bold design moves for a modern bathroom that stands out from the rest.
August 12, 2014
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City Guide: West Queen West, Toronto

Must-visit places in Toronto's West Queen West, a neighborhood that's home to burgeoning design, culinary, and retail scenes.
August 12, 2014
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10 Stunning Skylights

Skylights come in all shapes and sizes, but their practicality is universal. These rooms feature a variety of overhead cut-outs that admit an abundance of natural light.
August 12, 2014
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Small Kitchen Extension in Australia

A modest kitchen addition to a couple’s cottage outside of Brisbane proves that one 376-square-foot room can revive an entire home.
August 11, 2014
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Easy Urban Gardening with Bosske Planters

New Zealand–based Bosske derives its name from “bosky,” an old English word meaning “small forest.” Expanding on this concept, Bosske creates gardening products for small spaces, including indoor environments like apartments. Bosske’s line of products also includes self-watering reservoirs that enable them to practically care for themselves, making them ideal planters for busy professionals. Find the planters in the Dwell Store.
August 8, 2014
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Call for Dwell New York Home Tour Submissions

Calling all architects: Dwell editors are on the hunt for an incredible apartment to include on the Dwell Home Tours in Manhattan on October 11, 2014. Join Dwell for the dynamic celebration that is Dwell on Design NY, the new east coast companion to our annual Dwell on Design conference in Los Angeles.
August 8, 2014
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Shops We Love: Boerum House and Home, Brooklyn

Boerum House and Home, a Brooklyn outpost features a roster of emerging and established designers. Inside its loftlike retail space, discover new and vintage furniture, accessories, kitchenware, and more. We sent a few questions to Anthony Sperduti, a co-founder of Partners and Spade, the creative agency who worked on the store's concept, to learn a bit more about the shop, how e-commerce has impacted retail experiences, and the ultimate housewarming gift. [Editor's note: the shop has closed as of February 2015.]
August 8, 2014
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