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February 12, 2013
We published and you read. Here's part three of our series on the most popular homes ever featured in Dwell. Find 1-20 here and 21-40 here. Flip through the following slideshow for 41-60, which features modern houses from Brooklyn to Great Britain, renovations to prefab, and more.
living room Brooklyn family home
A House Grows in Brooklyn

While most people living in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn didn’t see much to love about an abandoned, weedy lot squeezed between two old town houses, one couple couldn’t help but see it as an opportunity to finally build their own home. Photo by Dean Kaufman.

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Originally appeared in A House Grows in Brooklyn
1 / 20
Modern home office with long floating shelves
Looking Inward

For Paul and Shoko Shozi, a pair of retiring Angelenos, the goal was to shut out the neighborhood but bring in the sunny skies. Their new prefab home, the Tatami House, designed by Swiss architect Roger Kurath of Design*21, makes a central courtyard the physical, and maybe even the spiritual, center of the home. On a fine Marina del Rey morning, Paul shows us around. Photo by Jessica Haye and Clark Hsiao.

Originally appeared in Looking Inward
2 / 20
The kitchen is from Ikea and the dining chairs by Arne Jacobsen, but the table is pure Bornstein.
Knotty by Nature

In snowy Sweden, where pine planks and the democratic design incubator Ikea reign supreme, a local architect pays homage to his patrimony, making a small, slatty home feel like a rather big deal. Photo by Pia Ulin.

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Originally appeared in Knotty by Nature
3 / 20
Architects Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena’s design may be strict in its layout and proportion, but it lends itself to casual living.
Windows Vista

When artists Ramona Trent and Anthony Pearson teamed up with architects Escher GuneWardena for a full-scale renovation, they bestowed a remarkable view upon an unremarkable bungalow. Photo by Noah Webb.

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Originally appeared in How a Bungalow Went from Bland to Brilliant
4 / 20
The kitchen was originally long, narrow, and completely closed off from the rest of the apartment. Miller opened up the plan to create a more spacious feel.
University Place Apartment

After a young couple purchased an apartment in New York City's Greenwich Village, they turned to Matthew Miller of local firm StudioLAB to rescue its dark, closed-off interiors.

Originally appeared in University Place Apartment
5 / 20
Modern Treehouse exterior in Seattle, Washington
A New Slant

In Seattle, where others saw only a severe slope and lack of municipal hookups, one couple spotted their ticket to their dream home. Photo by Philip Newton.

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Originally appeared in A New Slant
6 / 20
The combination living, kitchen, and dining area hosts a Modernica Case Study day bed, an Eames Aluminum Group chair and ottoman from Chicago vintage retailer Pegboard Modern, Artemide’s Tolomeo Mega floor lamp, and a Big Sur Small dining table from Crate
Chef's Table

When two full-time foodies renovated their Chicago condo, getting the kitchen right meant finding the right kitchen island. Photo by Matthew Williams.

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Originally appeared in Chef's Table
7 / 20
Prefab pool area with shade cloth curtain
A Simple Plan

A Marmol Radziner–designed prefab house, trucked onto a remote Northern California site, takes the pain out of the construction process. Photo by Dwight Eschliman.

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Originally appeared in When Prefab Is Painless
8 / 20
The Arnolds’ bedroom and living area float over the hillside, the large windows allowing light to flood in from both sides. A bamboo-enclosed deck sits atop the house’s foundation.
A Lot to Love

In a leafy residential area a few miles from downtown Kansas City, Missouri, an enterprising architect saw opportunity where others saw trouble. He took a sloping, triangular lot and designed a new home for his growing family—an open, tree house–like structure on stilts that hovers at the quirky edge of a conventional neighborhood. Photo by Mike Sinclair.

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Originally appeared in A Lot to Love
9 / 20
Modern living room area covered in OSB walls
Barns Ennobled

Subverting the traditional, conservatively cozy British barn conversion, Carl Turner created a getaway in rural Norfolk for himself and his friends to visit, repose, and consider the beauty of agrarian minimalism. Photo by Christoffer Rudquist.

Originally appeared in A Pair of English Barns Hide Unabashedly Bold and Budget-Friendly Minimalist Interiors
10 / 20
"This was the most complex house I've ever done," says Smith of the residence, which is located on a corner lot in a quiet residential neighborhood in Palo Alto. Though the facade shown here faces the street, it is actually the back of the home. Making al
Packed Naturally

"It's not about being 'green' or 'cool' or making a monument; it's about the fundamentals of architecture," architect Cass Calder Smith says about the rammed earth Palo Alto residence he designed.

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Originally appeared in Packed Naturally
11 / 20
Scrap House

"Repurpose, refurbish, recycle" was the guiding principle for a metals broker in Ontario who harnessed his passion for–and knowledge of–industrial materials to create a new house from old scrap. Photo by Lorne Bridgman.

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Originally appeared in Scrap House
12 / 20
Living room with colorful textiles and Moser Pendant lamp
Hygge House

In a former fishermen’s cottage outside Copenhagen, a young family has carved out a cozy, light-filled home. Photo by Jonas Bjerre-Polsen.

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Originally appeared in Light-Filled Family Home Renovation in Copenhagen
13 / 20
The computer-designed kitchen area has the feel of a ship's galley, with everything neatly stowed, yet visible and instantly at hand: It's much the definition of "ship-shape." For dinner parties, well-worn Eames shell chairs are pulled down by David, with
Living Room

When Im and David Schafer moved in together they faced the challenge of combining the contents of David’s 880-square-foot loft and Im’s 550-square-foot apartment into a one-room, 426-square-foot downtown loft.

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Originally appeared in Living Room
14 / 20
Kim and Gabriella enjoy their kitchen, which spills out onto their backyard deck.
Family Tree

For this San Diego family, the phrase "putting down roots" has taken on a whole new meaning.

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Originally appeared in The Family Tree
15 / 20
Cedar slats mark the facade of Floating House, Doug and Becca Worple's lake house in Ontario.
The Floating House, Lake Huron

On the edge of a tiny island accessible only by boat, this buoyant summer home lives the life aquatic. Photo by Raimund Koch.

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Originally appeared in Floating House, Lake Huron
16 / 20
Ewing designed a floor-to-ceiling window to provide an expansive view while bathing her living room in natural light. She hired D & H Glass, a local company that makes plate-glass windows for grocery stores, to join three standard-size windows, filling th
Bringing It All Back Home

Relying on local materials, local craftsmen, and the land her family has farmed for over two centuries, a New Yorker rediscovers her Midwestern roots. Photo by Kyoko Hamada.

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Originally appeared in Bringing It All Back Home
17 / 20
A monumental German climate map enlivens the dining area, which also sports CH 23 & CH 30 chairs by Hans Wegner.
The Design Trade

In a South Minneapolis neighborhood of century-old housing stock, Julie Snow’s bold but elegant residential design fulfilled Andrew Blauvelt and Scott Winter’s desire for a loft on the ground. Photo by Dean Kaufman.

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Originally appeared in Modern Urban Retreat in South Minneapolis
18 / 20
The exterior facade of the Cricket Trailer designed by Garrett Finney.
Snug as a Bug

Part tent, part RV, the NASA-inspired Cricket Trailer is the go-to camper for the modern road tripper. Photo by Sarah Wilson.

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Originally appeared in Modern NASA-Inspired Cricket Trailer
19 / 20
In the living room, Adams relaxes on a chair by designer Scot Laughton while Fleming plays banjo.
From Brown to Green

Toronto designers Peter Fleming and Debbie Adams found a polluted lot and a run-down building­—and saw fertile ground for a unique, eco-minded new home. Photo by Lorne Bridgman.

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Originally appeared in From Brown to Green
20 / 20
living room Brooklyn family home
A House Grows in Brooklyn

While most people living in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn didn’t see much to love about an abandoned, weedy lot squeezed between two old town houses, one couple couldn’t help but see it as an opportunity to finally build their own home. Photo by Dean Kaufman.

Photo by Dean Kaufman.

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