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Five Fantastic Family Homes

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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.
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  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

    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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  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  Photo by: Jeremy Murch

    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

    Photo by: Jeremy Murch

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  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  Photo by: Jack Thompson

    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

    Photo by: Jack Thompson

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  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.  Photo by: Chad Holder

    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.

    Photo by: Chad Holder

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  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  Photo by: Dean Kaufman

    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

    Photo by: Dean Kaufman

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