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  1. An El Salvador Beach House with an Interior Courtyard
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    An El Salvador Beach House with an Interior Courtyard

    By eliminating walls and incorporating a series of interior gardens, architect José Roberto Paredes creates an eclectic and inspired El Salvador beach house.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Jason Bax
    04.18.14

  2. Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California
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    Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California

    Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of space for an extended family to relax.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: John Linden
    04.02.14

  3. A Sustainable Home in Silicon Valley
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    A Sustainable Home in Silicon Valley

    Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    photos by: Bruce Damonte
    03.29.14

  4. Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California
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    Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California

    Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminds a seamless garden to surround a Silicon Valley Eichler.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    03.28.14

  5. Modern Renovations for Historic Buildings
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    Modern Renovations for Historic Buildings

    When you need more modern space, but are constrained by historic building codes, adding an incongruous addition can be the best option.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.25.14

  6. Tips for Creating Bedrooms in Difficult Layouts
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    Tips for Creating Bedrooms in Difficult Layouts

    When renovating or adding on to your home, a perfectly rectangular room may not be available, see these seven creative ways to carve out bedroom space.

    03.21.14

  7. Sebastian Mariscal's Wood Architecture
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    Sebastian Mariscal's Wood Architecture

    We interviewed architect Sebastian Mariscal on his thoughtful, textured approach to designing with wood, for our 2014 Materials special issue.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.15.14

  8. A Closer Look: 4 Homes by Gray Organschi Architecture
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    A Closer Look: 4 Homes by Gray Organschi Architecture

    Lisa Gray and Alan Organschi, founders of the New Haven, Connecticut, architecture firm Gray Organschi, specialize in thoughtful, site-specific homes. See our favorites from the Dwell archives.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.14.14

  9. A Modern House in Elizabeth Beach, Australia
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    A Modern House in Elizabeth Beach, Australia

    Architect Shane Blue crafts a modern home on a remote plot of land in southeastern Australia.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.13.14

  10. A Modern House in the Forest Designed for Aging In Place
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    A Modern House in the Forest Designed for Aging In Place

    An architect creates a long-term home for his parents around a glass enclosure built to celebrate the greenery of its Northwestern site.

    photos by: Iwan Baan
    03.12.14

  11. Mountaintop Modern
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    Mountaintop Modern

    A couple's investment of sweat equity pays dividends in a mountainside house in southwestern Colorado

    written by: William Lamb
    03.12.14

  12. A Sustainable "Case Study" House in California
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    A Sustainable "Case Study" House in California

    A Southern California architect approaches his family home as an experiment in sustainable design.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.07.14

  13. 7 Luminous Modern Interiors
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    7 Luminous Modern Interiors

    Bright and light-filled, these seven homes ranging from a Los Angeles renovation to a spa-like bathroom in upstate New York are a breath of fresh air.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.05.14

  14. A Family-Friendly Landscape Design in Virginia
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    A Family-Friendly Landscape Design in Virginia

    Thanks to an earth-moving renovation, a hillside Virginia home located on a notch between two ridges becomes a place for play and repose.

    written by: Sarah F. Cox
    photos by: Eli Meir Kaplan
    02.27.14

  15. Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan's Shelter Island Vacation Home
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    Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan's Shelter Island Vacation Home

    For design mavericks Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, a challenging site that slopes toward the sea yields a unique opportunity to create an intimate and relaxing hideaway.

    written by: Dan Rubinstein
    photos by: Floto + Warner
    02.26.14

  16. A Concrete Home in Rural Belgium
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    A Concrete Home in Rural Belgium

    Smitten from the start with a 1970s concrete villa in rural Belgium, a resident and her designer embark on a sensitive renovation that excises the bad (carpeted walls, dark rooms) and highlights...

    written by: Jane Szita
    02.20.14

  17. Matali Crasset Renovates Monory Farmhouse
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    Matali Crasset Renovates Monory Farmhouse

    Cerebral architect Matali Crasset turns a stone farmhouse into a flexible, open environment for a Parisian jewelry designer and her many houseguests.

    photos by: Jonas Ingerstedt
    02.19.14

  18. A Renovated Art Nouveau Barcelona Apartment
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    A Renovated Art Nouveau Barcelona Apartment

    It was love at first sight for Elina Vila D’Acosta-Calheiros and her husband, Ginés Gorriz: When they stepped into the century-old apartment that would become their home, they were so smitten they...

    written by: Kerstin Rose
    02.19.14

  19. 7 Great Homes from the February Issue
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    7 Great Homes from the February Issue

    From an affordable modern home situated on a sloped creekside site in Atlanta to a renovated 1960s residence in Austin, click through to see seven of the homes recently featured in our February...

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.04.14

  20. A Renovated Ray Kappe Abode in Manhattan Beach
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    A Renovated Ray Kappe Abode in Manhattan Beach

    Up-sizing from a small bungalow, Kristopher Dukes and Matt Jacobson take a minimalist approach to renovating and furnishing a soaring ’80s-era Ray Kappe–designed house.

    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    01.31.14

  21. Mjölk Boutique Owners Renovate Their Toronto Abode
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    Mjölk Boutique Owners Renovate Their Toronto Abode

    A pair of Toronto boutique owners and their architects surpass expectations for above-the-shop living with a renovation that celebrates clean design and serene space.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Derek Shapton
    01.28.14

  22. A Brooklyn Couple Rehabilitate a 19th-Century Duplex
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    A Brooklyn Couple Rehabilitate a 19th-Century Duplex

    A couple gets their hands dirty in Brooklyn by rehabilitating a 19th-century tenement to reveal decades of layers and scores of possibilities.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Paul Barbera
    01.21.14

  23. Polished Off: 4 Modern Residences in Poland
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    Polished Off: 4 Modern Residences in Poland

    Innovative residences in Poland prove that the only way to go is east.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.16.14

  24. 7 Compact Home Tours
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    7 Compact Home Tours

    From London to Los Angeles, we've gathered seven of our favorite petite residences for a healthy does of small-space inspiration!

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.16.14

  25. Price-Wise Design: 10 Affordable Houses From Around the Globe
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    Price-Wise Design: 10 Affordable Houses From Around the Globe

    Proving that creative problem solving can add more gusto to a project than a large budget, these 10 houses show that cost-consciousness reaps big rewards.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.13.14

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