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  1. Dwell Home Venice: Part 20
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 20

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 20, April...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    11.16.13

  2. Dwell Home Venice: Part 21
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 21

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 21, May...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    11.17.13

  3. A Carpenter's Tool Box
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    A Carpenter's Tool Box

    I was a carpenter and architectural woodworker in Northern California for 12 years before sidestepping into a related writing, photography, and editing career in 1988. I’ve also been swinging...

    written by: Bruce Greenlaw
    photos by: Bruce Greenlaw
    03.23.10

  4. From Abandoned Factories to Modern Homes
    Renovation

    From Abandoned Factories to Modern Homes

    Open space, high ceilings and sizable square footage make the bones of an abandoned building the perfect template for transforming into a modern home. Environmentally-friendly and easy on the...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.01.13

  5. Building the Maxon House: Week 3
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    Building the Maxon House: Week 3

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom Kundig of Olson...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    03.17.11

  6. Building the Maxon House: Week 17
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    Building the Maxon House: Week 17

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    06.29.11

  7. Building the Maxon House: Week 14
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 14

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    photos by: Thor Radford
    06.01.11

  8. lamesadevenn: Part Three
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    lamesadevenn: Part Three

    A joyous moment: The site that Alba and Lopez discovered, on the developing southside of Santa Fe, offered the space, the views, and a promising pack of neighbors. The land also came with a well,...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    10.06.11

  9. lamesadevenn: Part 6
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    lamesadevenn: Part 6

    In this series, trace the story of lamesadevenn, a green live/work space in Santa Fe, New Mexico, created for two community groups, La Mesita and La Resolana. Rather than simply becoming a building...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    12.05.12

  10. The First Wave
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    The First Wave

    In Sydney’s cramped beachside suburbia, architect Steve Kennedy defied a small footprint and a terrible drought with a generous double-height extension and a cutting-edge custom-made water...

    written by: Karen Pakula
    photos by: Richard Powers
    11.01.07

  11. Hollywood Renovation: Week 6
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    Hollywood Renovation: Week 6

    In this exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture tracks the hands-on renovation of her and her partner's live-work space in Hollywood, California. Week 6: Re...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    02.01.11

  12. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 5
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    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 5

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 5:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    11.16.11

  13. Village Green
    My House

    Village Green

    This place was a filthy dump when we bought it,” says Cathryn Barmon, sipping tea in a knockoff Le Corbusier chair. “I didn’t want to go barefoot until we’d redone the...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.18.09

  14. 10 Exterior Stairs
    Renovation

    10 Exterior Stairs

    Sagging stairs and sad stoops will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to the following inspirational ideas from clever architects and homeowners.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.09.14

  15. Virtue Street Before and After
    Renovation

    Virtue Street Before and After

    Reigo & Bauer's facade makeover for a house in Toronto's West End updated a run-of-the-mill and rundown family home at the end of a cul-de-sac into a modern beacon.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.02.13

  16. Making the Corian Shelf
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    Making the Corian Shelf

    When people enter Svetlin Krastev and Dessi Nikolova's one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan—featured in our March issue and online here—the first thing they see is the sculptural Corian...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.07.11

  17. Space Saving Renovation in Brooklyn
    Houses We Love

    Space Saving Renovation in Brooklyn

    A renovation in Brooklyn proves that the secret to living in compact quarters lies in the details.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Gile Ashford
    10.29.13

  18. Taalman/Koch Renovation Recap
    Dwell on Design

    Taalman/Koch Renovation Recap

    For the past six months, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture has been blogging for Dwell.com about her hands-on renovation of her family's live-work rental apartment in Los Angeles. The...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.24.11

  19. Kitchen Design: 5 Backsplashes We Love
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    Kitchen Design: 5 Backsplashes We Love

    Time for that tired old backsplash to go? Here are five ideas for new looks, ranging from top-of-the-line modern tile to the ultimate DIY version for an Airstream trailer.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.04.13

  20. 10 Modern Brick Homes
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    10 Modern Brick Homes

    Brick is most often associated with traditional building styles, from Gothic to Georgian. Brickwork and mortar can be applied to a fresh, modern house, however—just look to these ten examples for...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.20.13

  21. KBIS 2011: Part 3
    Travel Reports

    KBIS 2011: Part 3

    Here we are with our final report from the 2011 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, held this year in Las Vegas (it's heading back to Chicago in 2012). In this slideshow, we take a peek inside Toto's...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.03.11

  22. 5 Top-to-Bottom Brownstone Renovations
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    5 Top-to-Bottom Brownstone Renovations

    A classic New York or Brooklyn brownstone may not be the obvious Dwell-style dwelling—at least not until an enterprising architect has opened it up for a modern renovation. Here are six great...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.26.13

  23. Renovation Tips from American Dream Builders' Nate Berkus
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    Renovation Tips from American Dream Builders' Nate Berkus

    In addition to designing spaces and collections (like this one for Target), Nate Berkus hosts the NBC reality design competition series, American Dream Builders, which airs its two-hour season...

    written by: Monique Valeris
    05.22.14

  24. Eichler Remodel in Burlingame, California
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    Eichler Remodel in Burlingame, California

    After commissioning Klopf Architecture to design an addition to their ranch-style property more than 10 years ago, a Burlingame, California, couple with three children started looking for a modern...

    written by: Monique Valeris
    05.12.14

  25. Way Out West
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    Way Out West

    Leaving the bustle of Washington, D.C., architect Joe Day and his wife return to California and discover that life in a single-family dwelling isn't as isolated as they had feared.

    written by: Raul Barrenche
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    06.15.09

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