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  1. Coffee Break: Toby's Estate
    Food

    Coffee Break: Toby's Estate

    Under-caffeinated Brooklynites have a new destination in Toby's Estate coffee, an Australian cafe import that opened in January. The company has been around since 1998 but for their first U.S....

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.05.12

  2. Taylor Made
    House Tours

    Taylor Made

    Architect Piers Taylor's renovation of an old gameskeeper's cottage, complete with a castellated roof and sweeping meadow below, is an exercise in dramatic modernization, one that takes advantage...

    written by: Dominic Bradbury
    photos by: Ben Anders
    01.22.09

  3. Orchard Jam
    House Tours

    Orchard Jam

    The McKenzie residence sits within the grid of a commercial apple orchard, its roof and upper parts floating above the trees to echo the surrounding hills. Although its steel cladding is suggestive...

    photos by: Patrick Reynolds
    05.13.09

  4. Snow Proofed Hillside Family Home in Austria
    Green

    Snow Proofed Hillside Family Home in Austria

    Most homeowners would avoid living within striking distance of an avalanche, but Marcell Strolz and Uli Alber embrace Alpine extremes. They built a house that could weather even the fiercest storm....

    written by: Dominic Bradbury
    photos by: Richard Powers
    12.30.09

  5. Appetite for Construction
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    Appetite for Construction

    Six years ago, architect Jorge Gracia came to Dwell’s attention with a house he built for his family that was radically different from any other in his hometown of Tijuana, Mexico, where the...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    03.29.11

  6. Psst! Follow Us Down These 5 Secret Passages
    Post

    Psst! Follow Us Down These 5 Secret Passages

    Remember when you were a kid and you'd knock on walls trying to uncover hidden staircases? Of course you do. These six homes make good on that childhood dream with carefully-concealed private spaces.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.19.15

  7. Bold Tokyo Home Combines Two Very Different Houses Into One
    Houses We Love

    Bold Tokyo Home Combines Two Very Different Houses Into One

    For its latest project, Naf Architecture and Design out of Tokyo combined two very different houses—one with a flat roof, the other with a gabled one—to create a single, 859-square-foot family...

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    photos by: Toshiyuki Yano
    05.26.15

  8. Cool Chicken House
    Outdoor

    Cool Chicken House

    Who doesn't love a chicken run? This cool coop is by David Rosen, an Associate Producer at CBS News in New York. His goal, in addition to sheltering four egg-laying hens, was to design a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.23.10

  9. Miller House in Columbus, Indiana by Eero Saarinen
    House Tours

    Miller House in Columbus, Indiana by Eero Saarinen

    Eero Saarinen’s legendary Miller House opened to the public in May 2011 for the first time. Leslie Williamson gives us an intimate tour of this Columbus, Indiana, treasure.  

    written by: Leslie Williamson
    05.02.11

  10. Ray Kappe-Designed Multilevel House in Los Angeles
    House Tours

    Ray Kappe-Designed Multilevel House in Los Angeles

    Los Angeles architect Ray Kappe built a multilevel house for his family back in 1967, and the results still resonate today.

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: João Canziani
    01.21.09

  11. Triangle House Tours
    House Tours

    Triangle House Tours

    On October 2 the American Institute of Architects (AIA) will host the inaugural East Coast residential design home tour.  The Triangle Tour will take place between the hours of 10am-6pm in...

    written by: Hanni Chehak
    08.20.10

  12. The Best of Small Spaces
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    The Best of Small Spaces

    Small spaces have been on our mind (check out our June 2009 "Think Smaller" issue), and they’ve also been on the minds of the American Institute of Architects.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.23.09

  13. Modern Recycled House in the Netherlands
    House Tours

    Modern Recycled House in the Netherlands

    In the eastern Netherlands, resourceful recyclers 2012Architects have built a house almost entirely out of locally sourced scrap, from old billboards to broken umbrellas.

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Mark Seelen
    01.17.11

  14. NC Museum of Art Expansion
    House Tours

    NC Museum of Art Expansion

    The North Carolina Museum of Art recently unveiled a new building to house its permanent collection: a 127,000-square-foot, light-filled structure designed by New York-based architects Thomas...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.24.10

  15. How to Build A Modern Beach House
    Houses We Love

    How to Build A Modern Beach House

    Eight modern homes that incorporate sustainable building practices into their oceanfront locations.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.15.14

  16. The First LEED Gold-Certified Family Home in San Diego
    House Tours

    The First LEED Gold-Certified Family Home in San Diego

    A multi-generational home in San Diego, California, elegantly combines sustainability and luxury.

    photos by: Ye Rin Mok
    06.29.13

  17. A Neutra Renovation in Los Angeles
    Renovation

    A Neutra Renovation in Los Angeles

    Architect Peter Grueneisen of Nonzero Architecture takes on revamping a classic.

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.31.14

  18. Dyson Wireless Handheld Vacuum for Small Jobs
    Product Reviews

    Dyson Wireless Handheld Vacuum for Small Jobs

    James Dyson made his name making high-end, beautifully structured, and functionally impressive vacuum cleaners. An offshoot from the typical canister and upright vacuums Dyson makes is its wireless...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.28.14

  19. A Modern House in Rural Spain
    Houses We Love

    A Modern House in Rural Spain

    In central Spain, a pair of architects craft a modern vacation home attuned to its pastoral setting.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Fernando Guerra
    12.05.14

  20. Most Popular Homes of 2014: Indoor-Outdoor Living
    Houses We Love

    Most Popular Homes of 2014: Indoor-Outdoor Living

    To celebrate 2014, we're rounding up the homes that were most popular on Dwell.com this year. Click through the slideshow to see readers' favorite structures that bring the outdoors in, and vice...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.30.14

  21. Modern Mountain Retreat in Washington
    Houses We Love

    Modern Mountain Retreat in Washington

    Nestled in a subalpine meadow valley in Washington, the Ranchero House is surrounded by a beautiful but demanding landscape. A Seattle family had frequented the area for years, making the three...

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    photos by: Stefan Hampden
    10.28.14

  22. A Contemporary North Carolina Home Navigates a Tricky Site Atop a Ridge
    Houses We Love

    A Contemporary North Carolina Home Navigates a Tricky Site Atop a Ridge

    Drawing inspiration from the Hebrew alphabet, architects Elihu Siegman and Michael Silverman dreamt up an adaptive structure to fit a difficult site in Asheville, North Carolina.

    written by: Hope Winsborough
    photos by: David Dietrich
    03.17.15

  23. 5 Low-Maintenance, Age-Friendly Homes We Love
    Houses We Love

    5 Low-Maintenance, Age-Friendly Homes We Love

    Whether designed for seasonal use, extended family gatherings, or retirement, these five homes welcome all ages and require little upkeep.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    04.15.15

  24. A Look at Creative Room Dividers
    Rooms We Love

    A Look at Creative Room Dividers

    From sliding walls to curtains, these room dividers are better than basic walls.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.01.15

  25. Midcentury Gem in Canada Saved from the Wrecking Ball
    House Tours

    Midcentury Gem in Canada Saved from the Wrecking Ball

    A 1940s lake house was given new life and an open-plan update thanks to architect Alain Carle.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    05.09.15

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