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As English writer G. K. Chesterton once declared, "A room without books is like a body without a soul." As we previously explored in Shelf Life, these five homeowners from Japan to Barcelona each have carved out a sweet place for their beloved tomes.
February 26, 2013
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Earth Work

A French architecture firm carves out an earthen shroud for the modern extension of a home located in the foothills of the Pyrénées.
February 26, 2013
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Beachside Properties We Love

2011’s “Beach Houses We Love” is a perennial favorite. Here, we’ve compiled five more of our most popular waterfront homes.
February 25, 2013
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New Additions

Sometimes, you just need more space. But what are you to do when moving isn’t an option? These five homeowners found solutions in creative home additions.
February 25, 2013

Pinterest Board of the Day: Kitchens

The kitchen is undeniably the heart of the modern home. From family-friendly to small space savvy, we curate the best kitchens of Dwell as well as beautiful kitchens from around the design web on our (appropriately named) Kitchens Pinterest board. Follow our kitchen pins and enjoy a quick glance at some of the most popular ones in this slideshow.
February 25, 2013
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Live/Work It Up!

Hour-long commutes. Flaky public transportation. The congestion of crowds. It's no wonder many folk choose to work from home these days. These six creatures of comfort prove that their respective live/work spaces are worth the stay.
February 22, 2013
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Toronto Houses by Kevin Morris

It all started by accident in the fall of 2012. Photographer Kevin Morris was exploring Deer Park, a neighborhood in Toronto famous for its Tudor and Colonial revival houses. Years spent as a resident in a "sea of concrete condos" only sparked further fascination. His goal—to show off the character, quirkiness, and beauty of everyday residential architecture in these neighborhoods. To date, he's documented nearly a hundred houses on his blog, House of the Day, with a year-end goal of 1000. Morris is currently working with fellow Toronto photographer Shane Fester on a new project called The Architecture of Empty debuting in May 2013, as part of Scotiabank's CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto—the largest in the world.
February 21, 2013
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Baroque Meets Modern in San Francisco

Thanks to a contemporary interior that she’s been updating for a decade, modern architect Abigail Turin has learned to love her traditional 1925 San Francisco home.
February 20, 2013

Modern Undercover

Just three weeks before their wedding, Jason Greenman and Jeanne Williams purchased their home in September of 2000. Having set their hopes on a mid-century modern home nestled in the Hollywood Hills, they decided to take a gander around Hancock Park at the suggestion of their real estate agent. Stumbling upon an open house, they popped in—and despite the home’s fixer-upper status—were sold.
February 20, 2013