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This Homeowner Manages His House from Anywhere
In Napa, a custom menu of apps helps a frequent traveler keep track of security—and his garden—from afar.
May 4, 2016
These Separate Studios Keep a Retired Couple Happy
Art and life meet in the middle at a family retreat in Central Mexico.
April 24, 2016
Blockbuster Movies Can't Compete with These Monumental Views
Architect Isay Weinfeld creates an epic home in São Paulo.
April 21, 2016
It Took a Whole Family to Build This House
In upstate New York, two families unite to design a vacation house that will suit all their needs for years to come.
April 17, 2016
Make Your Parents Happy by Building Them a House
This seaside New Zealand house is a family affair.
April 7, 2016
A Minimal Yet Mighty Brooklyn Apartment
A couple takes a minimalist approach to their Brooklyn apartment, focusing on supple materials, subtle gradations of color, and custom finishes by local craftsmen.
April 7, 2016
Get the Look in This Tribeca Loft
A Manhattan loft brings in a lot of natural light and indulges in an array of wood details, from furniture to flooring. Here's how the architects made it happen.
March 30, 2016
An Art Studio That Would Make Picasso Jealous
In Toronto, a painter accustomed to crashing in his studio created an airy artistic haven with both working and living quarters for a more balanced and polished picture.
March 29, 2016
How One Family of Three Does It All in 675 Square Feet
A growing family in Brooklyn downsizes their living space while expanding their collective quality of life.
March 21, 2016
This Cozy Home Totally Changes How We Think of Tribeca Lofts
A Manhattan renovation takes cues from its neighbors—a pioneering artist’s loft and the light of the nearby Hudson River.
March 20, 2016
A Rooftop Garden Grows on This Home in a Gritty Brooklyn Neighborhood
Building on the site of a former one-car garage, an architect creates his family’s home in an evolving, industrial neighborhood of Brooklyn.
January 17, 2016
A Forest Sanctuary Designed to Support Autistic Triplets, Their Parents, and a Host of Caregivers
Architectural harmony defines a family’s home near Lake Tahoe.
August 29, 2015
This Light-Filled Industrial Renovation Plays Host to Live Music
In Portland, Oregon, a renovated warehouse fuses engineering and artistry, much like its owners.
June 7, 2015
A Family Ski Retreat That's a World Away from Cars
San Francisco–based designer Maca Huneeus created her family’s weekend retreat near Lake Tahoe with a relaxed, sophisticated sensibility.
February 22, 2015
How to Take a Dwell Photo with Photographer Matthew Williams
Dwell architecture and interiors photographer Matthew Williams offers his expert opinion on how to frame a shot and the best time of day for a photograph.
November 24, 2014
Modern Wine-Tasting Pavilions Artfully Attuned to the Landscape
In the Napa Valley, Walker Warner Architects crafted modern wine tasting pavilions designed to blend in with the bucolic California landscape.
October 28, 2014
A Brick-Clad Modern Family Home in Chicago
Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part retreat and part public stage.
January 6, 2014
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.
December 23, 2013
Sneak Peek: Cinematic Family Retreat in Brazil
In our October issue (on newsstands September 10), we venture into a house in São Paulo, Brazil that architect Isay Weinfeld designed for a family of six to offer a peace refuge from the busy…
September 4, 2013
Photographer Q&A: Matthew Williams
From Jakarta to Brazil, Brooklyn based photographer Matthew Williams has traveled the globe for Dwell.
April 26, 2013
A Storage-Saving Salvaged Wood Kitchen in Brooklyn
A couple crafts an ample, but budget-friendly kitchen in Cobble Hill.
March 19, 2013
Brassy Brooklyn Kitchen
We explore an updated kitchen featuring rich materials, a warm walnut slab, and custom woodwork in a Brooklyn apartment.
March 7, 2013
A Budget Friendly Brownstone Renovation in Brooklyn
A family enlists Brooklyn design-build firm MADE to renovate a brownstone using surplus and salvaged materials for a budget-conscious patina.
January 18, 2013
Small Space Living by LifeEdited
For aesthetically beautiful minimalist, modern, and sleek design, less really can be more.
December 12, 2012
Bach to the Beach
With authenticity and simplicity as their rallying cry, a Kiwi architect and his wife have built a modern beach house that puts a fresh spin on the local vernacular.
May 16, 2011
Matthew Williams Exhibition 'Outside'
Kiwi photographer Matthew Williams has traveled around the globe to shoot homes for Dwell.
April 15, 2011
Family Home Renovation in Brooklyn
For most homeowners, the goal of renovating is to transform an existing space into an idealized domicile.
January 28, 2011
In the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, Ahmad Djuhara is on a one-man crusade to blow away the conservative cobwebs of the city’s dowdy suburban architecture.
May 14, 2010
Chelsea Jackson's S'mores Tart
On the cover of our March 2010 Recipe for Success issue, Chelsea Jackson sits at the kitchen island while her husband, Arthur, plates their dinner.
March 15, 2010
When these full-time foodies renovated their Chicago condo, getting the kitchen right meant finding the right kitchen island.
February 3, 2010
Corporate high-flyers and admitted neat freaks Bruce Thatcher and Kirsty Leighton couldn’t handle the chaos anymore.
January 11, 2010