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  1. Straw Tech
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    Straw Tech

    When Anders Stokholm asked his old friend Felix Jerusalem to design his family’s new home in Eschenz, a northern Swiss village on the Rhine River and Untersee Lake, the client and architect agreed...

    written by: Emily Gertz
    01.22.09

  2. On the Rock
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    On the Rock

    Katja and Adam Thom’s cabin, on an exposed postglacial archipelago in Canada’s windswept Georgian Bay, is more than eight miles from the nearest road.

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    photos by: Mark Giglio
    01.15.09

  3. Holiday Entertaining 101: Planning Ahead
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    Holiday Entertaining 101: Planning Ahead

    The secret to a great party is thinking of everything and planning ahead. We've put together a planning list complete with great modern design ideas to accomplish the perfect party.

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.09.13

  4. A Lot to Love
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    A Lot to Love

    In a leafy residential area a few miles from downtown Kansas City, Missouri, an enterprising architect saw opportunity where others saw trouble. He took a sloping, triangular lot and designed a new...

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Mike Sinclair
    02.12.10

  5. 7 Snug Fireplaces for Winter
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    7 Snug Fireplaces for Winter

    Cozy up with modern fireplaces for all kinds of spaces.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.03.13

  6. 7 Cozy Fireplaces
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    7 Cozy Fireplaces

    Blustery weather got you down? Here are seven fireplaces sure to warm you up.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.27.13

  7. Scrap House
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    Scrap House

    "Repurpose, refurbish, recycle" was the guiding principle for a metals broker in Ontario who harnessed his passion for–and knowledge of–industrial materials to create a new...

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Lorne Bridgman
    01.14.09

  8. 8 Sleek Fireplaces
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    8 Sleek Fireplaces

    As summer cools off and fall gears up, take a look at a few examples of sleek, minimalist fireplaces in Dwell-approved modern homes.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.16.13

  9. 10 Modern Wood-Burning Stoves
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    10 Modern Wood-Burning Stoves

    Wood-burning stoves aren't just for rustic cabins in the woods anymore, the timeless and energy-efficient heating system has worked it's way into the modern home. There have been many advances in...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    11.19.13

  10. Tait Modern
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    Tait Modern

    When building a second home, most people don’t consider traveling farther than upstate. But the Taits built theirs 30 hours away on the coast of Tasmania.

    written by: Catherine Franklin
    photos by: Peter Hyatt
    04.30.09

  11. 5 Modern Fireplaces That Make the Room
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    5 Modern Fireplaces That Make the Room

    A high-impact, modern fireplace can be the heart and hearth of the home, providing a visual anchor in any room, indoors or out. Click through the slideshow to check out five of our favorites.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.20.13

  12. Renovating An Aging Mill in France
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    Renovating An Aging Mill in France

    In 1981, Londoners Anthony and Gillian Blee purchased the ultimate fixer-upper. The property in southwestern France was idyllic, but its old mill, built in 1822, and three flanking outbuildings had...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Sarah Blee
    01.19.11

  13. Green Cottage Getaway in Maine
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    Green Cottage Getaway in Maine

    On an island 20 miles off the coast of Maine, a writer, with the help of his daughter, built not only a room but an entire green getaway of his own.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Eirik Johnson
    11.22.10

  14. 4 Fireplaces from Spark Modern Fires
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    4 Fireplaces from Spark Modern Fires

    There's something undeniably appealing and entrancing about the flicker of a fireplace. Whether on a roof deck or in a patio, in a cozy bedroom or expansive living area, we say flame on by...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.06.14

  15. Modern Take on a Classic Cast-Iron Stove
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    Modern Take on a Classic Cast-Iron Stove

    An Oslo design duo create a modern iteration of the cast-iron stove with a timeless silhouette.

    written by: Dora Vanette
    10.28.14

  16. Warm Up for Winter with a Wood-Burning Stove
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    Warm Up for Winter with a Wood-Burning Stove

    Polar vortexes come and go, but the wood-burning stove is timeless. Handsome, energy-efficient, and relatively affordable, these are seven stoves that provide light and warmth in even the harshest...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.19.14

  17. Amazing Cantilevered Home in the Mountains
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    Amazing Cantilevered Home in the Mountains

    Architecture firm _naturehumaine designs a dream hideaway in eastern Quebec.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    03.08.15

  18. 12 Inviting Outdoor Grilling Spaces
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    12 Inviting Outdoor Grilling Spaces

    Get your tongs and apron ready, outdoor grilling season is nearly upon us.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    04.28.15

  19. 5 Modern Indoor Fireplaces
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    5 Modern Indoor Fireplaces

    Sleek lines and modern materials are key components of a well-designed fireplace.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    05.18.15

  20. Take Me Home
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    Take Me Home

    A “tree house” of clean lines, ample glass, and thoughtful ingenuity lets a Washington, DC–area family and a stream of weekend guests enjoy prefab living in an unlikely locale:...

    written by: Jeremy Berlin
    photos by: Chris Mueller
    01.08.09

  21. Ski Lift
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    Ski Lift

    This New York turned ski bum took a little piece of the city to the mountains, and never looked back.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    photos by: Bjorn Wallander
    01.15.09

  22. Palace Intrigue
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    Palace Intrigue

    In the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, architect Rytis Mikulionis spent several years property hunting for his first nesting ground and finally ended up inside a former Soviet army barrack, which...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus
    01.16.09

  23. Setting the Stage
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    Setting the Stage

    Blessed with an enviable site on the sylvan shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Washington state, architect Anthony Pellecchia and his wife, graphic designer Kathy Wesselman, wanted to create a...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Philip Newton
    01.16.09

  24. Family Style
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    Family Style

    When a Japanese couple asked architects Takaharu and Yui Tezuka to design a small home that would evoke the Italian love of food, informal gatherings, and natural settings, the result was la dolce...

    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    01.16.09

  25. All You Need Is LV
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    All You Need Is LV

    In the most unlikely of places—rural Missouri—Rocio Romero has designed and built a prefab empire.

    written by: Donovan Finn
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    02.19.09

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