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  1. Reign of Thrones
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    Reign of Thrones

    Bathrooms are one of the most frequently renovated rooms in the house. Sure, armchairs, chaise lounges, and sofas get all the glory seatingwise—but these seven porcelain thrones will make your...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.07.13

  2. A Minimalist Duplex in Venice, California
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    A Minimalist Duplex in Venice, California

    Architect Don Dimster celebrates the concept of communal family space with a pair of homes in Venice, California, for himself and his brother.

    written by: Margot Dougherty
    05.27.14

  3. 5 Modern Glass Houses
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    5 Modern Glass Houses

    Those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, the old adage goes. That said, the careful are rewarded with stunning views and a strong connection to the outdoors. Flip through our collection of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.30.13

  4. A Prefab Home on Washington's Puget Sound
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    A Prefab Home on Washington's Puget Sound

    To build a home on a remote plot of land in Washington State, former Angelenos Amy Staupe and Christopher Roy commissioned Method Homes to construct a highly personalized prefab structure. "We had...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.17.14

  5. The Dwell Guide to Kitchen Design
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    The Dwell Guide to Kitchen Design

    Is your kitchen too drab? Feeling the pinch of cramped cooking quarters? Appliances dating from the stone age? We've got you covered. To coincide with our Rooms We Love special issue now on...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.14.13

  6. Bay Area Ipe-Clad Backyard Getaway
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    Bay Area Ipe-Clad Backyard Getaway

    An angled deck transforms a backyard in Menlo Park, California, into a welcoming gathering spot.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Ike Edeani
    03.26.14

  7. Austin's Casis Elementary School Teaching Garden
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    Austin's Casis Elementary School Teaching Garden

    Architect Burton Baldridge donated his services to Casis Elementary, his daughter’s large public school in Austin, Texas, to design and build an outdoor classroom that would augment an organic...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Casey Dunn
    02.27.14

  8. SLO Architecture's Dwell Vision Award–Winning Design
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    SLO Architecture's Dwell Vision Award–Winning Design

    Our inaugural award for design innovation goes to a firm whose architectural orb is lean, green, and buoyant.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.04.14

  9. 7 Staircases We Love
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    7 Staircases We Love

    Seven staircases that take their respective interiors to the next level.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.22.13

  10. 7 Dining Room Design Ideas
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    7 Dining Room Design Ideas

    Seven striking dining room arrangements to inspire high-design mealtime.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.25.13

  11. 6 Rainscreens We Love
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    6 Rainscreens We Love

    Rainscreens are the modern architect's best friend. In addition to protecting structures from moisture, these application let designers experiment with an array of facade treatments. Six Dwell...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.01.13

  12. A Design-Minded Solution to a Narrow Landscape
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    A Design-Minded Solution to a Narrow Landscape

    With aptly applied angular concrete details and ornamental plantings, landscape architect Terence Lee transforms his slender Northern California backyard.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.03.14

  13. 5 Modern Sun Screens
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    5 Modern Sun Screens

    Brise soleil—architectural devices that shade structures from sunlight—offer sculptural flourishes and passively cool buildings. We examine five examples from the Dwell archive.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.09.13

  14. Small Space Living by LifeEdited
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    Small Space Living by LifeEdited

    For aesthetically beautiful minimalist, modern, and sleek design, less really can be more.

    written by: Chris Tackett
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    12.12.12

  15. 7 Clever Under-Stair Storage Solutions
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    7 Clever Under-Stair Storage Solutions

    When every square foot of storage counts, consider the little-used and often-overlooked spaces underneath staircases.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.03.13

  16. 7 Minimalist Living Rooms
    Rooms We Love

    7 Minimalist Living Rooms

    Uncluttered and pared back to the fewest of items, these seven living rooms make minimalism shine.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.18.13

  17. 5 Mid-Century Inspired Interiors
    Houses We Love

    5 Mid-Century Inspired Interiors

    What do an Eichler in San Rafael, a prefab in Emeryville, and a house/gallery in Antwerp have in common? They feature interiors outfitted with mid-century furniture. Click thorough our slideshow...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.17.13

  18. Storage Solutions: 7 Hidden Closets
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    Storage Solutions: 7 Hidden Closets

    Hidden underneath a staircase or behind paneled walls, disappearing storage offers a way to keep your interiors clutter free.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.13.13

  19. A Look at Playrooms
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    A Look at Playrooms

    Don't kid yourself—playing is serious business. Here are six playrooms from our archives that we wouldn't mind pitching a fort in.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    01.18.13

  20. An Award-Winning Landscape Design in Portland
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    An Award-Winning Landscape Design in Portland

    Portland, Oregon–based studio Mayer/Reed won a 2013 Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects for its work on Bud Clark Commons, a supportive housing project in the city's Pearl...

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.13.13

  21. 7 Nightstands and Bedside Tables
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    7 Nightstands and Bedside Tables

    Be it a perch for an alarm clock, reading lamp, or glass of water, the nightstand is a furniture staple in the bedroom. Here we show seven options.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.14.13

  22. 7 Beautiful Balconies
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    7 Beautiful Balconies

    A place to catch morning rays or a bit of fresh air, balconies often become favorite spaces in modern homes. Click through the slideshow for a look at seven designs from the Dwell archive.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.05.13

  23. An Airy Renovation in Sydney
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    An Airy Renovation in Sydney

    In the Sydney, Australia, neighborhood of Rozelle, architect Christopher Polly has renovated a house with green design in mind. By opening up the plan, adding floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Brett Boardman
    02.07.13

  24. Secret Garden
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    Secret Garden

    In Arlington, Virginia, architecture firm Höweler + Yoon contends with spatial and budgetary constraints to carve a microcourtyard, complete with Japanese maples and a cascading concrete fountain,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.05.13

  25. 10 Minimalist Dream Kitchens
    Houses We Love

    10 Minimalist Dream Kitchens

    "A kitchen provides physical and spiritual nourishment, and for many homes it is the heart and soul of family life," writes celebrated tastemaker Sir Terence Conran in Kitchen Book. Here, we...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.13.13

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