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  1. The High Life
    Outdoor

    The High Life

    Tired of being terrestrially housebound? Four homes go out on a limb and find their place in the trees.  

    written by: James Nestor
    04.20.09

  2. Nature Framed
    Books

    Nature Framed

    A recently released book from the Monacelli Press celebrates the connection between indoor and outdoor space in residential architecture. In Nature Framed: At Home in the Landscape, author Eva...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.15.11

  3. Seven Great Outdoor Spaces
    House Tours

    Seven Great Outdoor Spaces

    As summer comes to an end, we cheers to seven of our favorite outdoor spaces before the furniture is packed away for the winter.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.16.11

  4. Bridges We Love
    In The Modern World

    Bridges We Love

    Cables and abutments went fancy for a distinct purpose: to convey passersby—not folks whizzing past on vehicles—with personality. Here’s a selection of bridges that are anything...

    written by: Tim Newcomb
    01.27.12

  5. Living in Marina del Rey
    Renovation

    Living in Marina del Rey

    When Joe Borst saw an affordable bungalow in a Marina del Ray neighborhood filled with either condos or mansions, he knew he found a perfect place for him and his girlfriend Maria Torres to live in...

    written by: Carren Jao
    03.08.12

  6. Dream Hatcher
    Outdoor

    Dream Hatcher

    Our latest special issue, Dwell Outdoor, is on newsstands now and available to order here. A guidebook of sorts for making super-livable indoor/outdoor space, Dwell Outdoor pulls out some...

    written by: Carren Jao
    04.15.12

  7. Cliff Hangers
    Post

    Cliff Hangers

    From a home with an expansive coastal view to a home set steeply amidst dappled maple canopies, these and more houses are built to withstand the elements. Take a look at these five residences...

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.12.13

  8. Beachside Properties We Love
    Post

    Beachside Properties We Love

    2011’s “Beach Houses We Love” is a perennial favorite. Here, we’ve compiled five more of our most popular waterfront homes.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    02.25.13

  9. Secret Garden
    Outdoor

    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

  10. Best Modern Desert Houses
    Outdoor

    Best Modern Desert Houses

    Few climates offer the extreme heat and extreme cold (all in one day) of the desert. Throw in the fact that they're sparsely populated, offer few municipal services, and are often in the middle of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.20.13

  11. 7 Rooms with a View
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    7 Rooms with a View

    As architect Frank Lloyd Wright once advised his students, "Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." Inspired by the great outdoors, these seven homes from around...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    05.02.13

  12. Actor Bryan Cranston's Green Beach House Renovation
    My House

    Actor Bryan Cranston's Green Beach House Renovation

    The star of Breaking Bad opens the doors to his family’s recently completed beach house located just outside of Los Angeles.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Art Streiber
    06.13.13

  13. A Sustainable Rammed Earth Home in New Mexico
    House Tours

    A Sustainable Rammed Earth Home in New Mexico

    Studio eM Design’s rammed-earth home in Corrales, New Mexico, updates the regional adobe archetype into a hallmark of sustainable design.

    written by: Charles C. Poling
    06.16.13

  14. Clifftop House with Angled Roof in Maui
    House Tours

    Clifftop House with Angled Roof in Maui

    With an angled roof designed to resemble the surrounding cliffs, a house in Maui, Hawaii, is built to meld with the landscape.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Cristóbal Palma
    06.24.13

  15. 7 Modern Designs for Summer
    Post

    7 Modern Designs for Summer

    Pull up a lounge chair and prep the grill. With summer in full swing, there's no better time to outfit your outdoor space with a fleet of new designs.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.01.13

  16. 5 Cool Modern Courtyards
    Post

    5 Cool Modern Courtyards

    What's better than a backyard? In these modern homes, a courtyard offers its residents the same benefits—outdoor space for hanging out and entertaining—plus the coziness that comes from enveloping...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.01.13

  17. 5 Great Lakeside Homes Around the World
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    5 Great Lakeside Homes Around the World

    A cool breeze coming off the water is the best escape from a mid-summer heatwave. These five lakeside homes combine modern design with fresh locations to serve as the perfect summer retreats.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.11.13

  18. 7 Tiny Backyard Retreats
    Outdoor

    7 Tiny Backyard Retreats

    From a nature writer’s off-the-grid Puget Sound getaway to a Texan’s shipping container guesthouse, these retreats may inspire you to make that backyard retreat you’ve been dreaming of a reality.

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.27.13

  19. 6 Rooftop Hangouts
    Outdoor

    6 Rooftop Hangouts

    With forethought and engineering, a rooftop can be a very valuable bit of real estate. Here are six cool roofs that not only work overhead, but underfoot.

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.29.13

  20. 5 Modern Courtyards Part Two
    Outdoor

    5 Modern Courtyards Part Two

    As Previously looked at in 5 Cool Modern Courtyards, Dwell takes another glance at 5 modern homes with outstanding elevated terraces.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.08.13

  21. Slat Happy: 8 Louvered Homes
    Houses We Love

    Slat Happy: 8 Louvered Homes

    Dwell's aesthetic has been summed up by a few aesthetic traits: flat roofs, glass walls, and wood slats. While that isn't always the case, we do appreciate louvered facades for how they help...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.11.13

  22. 5 San Francisco Home Renovations
    Houses We Love

    5 San Francisco Home Renovations

    The City by the Bay is known for its diverse mix of Victorian and modern architecture. Maintaining these aesthetics, here are just a few San Francisco home renovations.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.06.13

  23. 7 Fantastic Backyard Buildings
    Outdoor

    7 Fantastic Backyard Buildings

    Whether the room brings the backyard in or vice versa, these dwellings mesh the beauty of the outdoors with the comfort of being inside.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.27.13

  24. Stealthy Modern Cabin in Ontario
    House Tours

    Stealthy Modern Cabin in Ontario

    Toronto architecture firm superkül applies creative green thinking and a Canadian love of timber to an affordable modern cabin in the woods.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Shai Gil
    12.04.13

  25. Angular Modern Beach House in Florida
    House Tours

    Angular Modern Beach House in Florida

    Tour the family-friendly, LEED-certified, modern Seagrape House designed by husband-and-wife team Traction Architecture in Anna Maria Island, Florida.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.19.13

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