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July 12, 2013
At Dwell, we are strong proponents of maintaining good, adaptable design in a way fits a growing family’s needs; here are five homes that fit the bill.
Out back, the paved patio serves as the family's main dining room. Though occasionally snow and cold keep them inside, family dinners can often be enjoyed outdoors.

In the idyllic town of Boulder, Colorado, a budding architect doubled the area of his 1940s cottage with environmentally-friendly building materials with his kids in mind. Photo by Dave Lauridsen

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Londoner Marcus Lee turned a narrow lot next to a pickle works into a high-flying wood retreat with a garden out back and plenty of soaring space upstairs.

Architect Marcus Lee took cues from barns, warehouses, and Case Study houses to create a three-story home for his family of five with double-height bedrooms, a music room, and more in Hackney, London. Photo by Jeremy Murch

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Blake Trabulsi dressed up the front yard by adding bright colors to the 1930s facade.

An Austin, Texas, couple manages to have parties that linger until 5 a.m. and tuck their daughter Genevieve in bed much earlier in their open-plan home with tucked away corners and special woodwork. Photo by Jack Thompson

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Karie and Mason enjoy a playful loll on the bed in the Deans’ new master bedroom. The perforated wall facing the neighbors’ backyard offers a great deal of diffuse light while still managing to conceal the Deans’ boudoir from prying eyes.

Architect Christian Dean had to sacrifice some backyard space in his southwest Minneapolis home to create more living space for his three boys and two cats, but he was able to retain the home’s Cape Cod character. Photo by Chad Holder.

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living room Brooklyn family home

A jewelry designer and a music producer built a home on an infill lot in Brooklyn, not only accommodating their budding family, but creating studios for their businesses as well. Photo by Dean Kaufman

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Out back, the paved patio serves as the family's main dining room. Though occasionally snow and cold keep them inside, family dinners can often be enjoyed outdoors.

In the idyllic town of Boulder, Colorado, a budding architect doubled the area of his 1940s cottage with environmentally-friendly building materials with his kids in mind. Photo by Dave Lauridsen

Photo by Dave Lauridsen.

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