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  1. Part of the Plan
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    Part of the Plan

    For years, Eileen and Jelle Kiesling spent much of their time in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, she as a teacher, and he as a manager for Royal Dutch Shell. Reaching semi-retirement, the couple...

    written by: Eric Lawlor
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    01.16.09

  2. Village People
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    Village People

    Amidst the pedestrian-friendly maze of leafy streets in New York City’s West Village, LOT-EK, a firm whose designs focus on the creative reuse of industrial materials, inserted a gut...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    03.05.10

  3. 131-Day House
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    131-Day House

    Architect Jayna Cooper had never designed a house before, much less played general contractor, when she broke ground on her new home in the middle of Los Angeles in 2009. After a grueling four...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.11.12

  4. 10 Dwell Houses, In Their Own Words
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    10 Dwell Houses, In Their Own Words

    Dwell's "My House" section has been an integral part of the magazine since it was founded in 2000. Homeowners get the opportunity to describe how their modern home works for them, and supplies...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.13.13

  5. A Creative Take on the Dogtrot House Brings Clean-Lined Modernism to Tennessee
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    A Creative Take on the Dogtrot House Brings Clean-Lined Modernism to Tennessee

    A metal-and-cedar home rises on farmland in East Tennessee.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Ross Mantle
    05.02.15

  6. A Budget Friendly Brownstone Renovation in Brooklyn
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    A Budget Friendly Brownstone Renovation in Brooklyn

    A family enlists Brooklyn design-build firm MADE to renovate a brownstone using surplus and salvaged materials for a budget-conscious patina.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    01.18.13

  7. 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

  8. 1920s Bungalow Plus Modern Addition Equals Perfect Austin Home
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    1920s Bungalow Plus Modern Addition Equals Perfect Austin Home

    A couple planning for an investment property in Austin ended up with a home that was too terrific to let go.

    written by: Dan Oko
    photos by: Casey Dunn
    01.10.15

  9. A Meticulous Renovation Turns a Run-Down House Into a Storage-Smart Gem
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    A Meticulous Renovation Turns a Run-Down House Into a Storage-Smart Gem

    Minute details and judiciously applied materials create a refined home in San Francisco.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    photos by: Aaron Wojack
    04.18.15

  10. Converting a Commercial Storefront to a Home (and Studio!)
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    Converting a Commercial Storefront to a Home (and Studio!)

    Seeking more space and a connection with the city, an artist and a designer turn an old Toronto storefront in Dundas West into a home and studio.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Naomi Finlay
    03.27.13

  11. Budget-Friendly Renovation of a Neoclassical Home in Oslo
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    Budget-Friendly Renovation of a Neoclassical Home in Oslo

    A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century apartment.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    10.28.14

  12. Actor Bryan Cranston's Green Beach House Renovation
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    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. Tiny House Fits a Family in 196 Square Feet
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    Tiny House Fits a Family in 196 Square Feet

    A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration to a growing community of tiny-house enthusiasts.

    written by: Brian Libby
    photos by: Joe Schmelzer
    08.20.14

  14. 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

  15. Grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright Constructs Peaceful Prefab Near the Legend's Famed School
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    Grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright Constructs Peaceful Prefab Near the Legend's Famed School

    A scion of Frank Lloyd Wright erects a modular hillside retreat near the architect’s estate.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    12.03.14

  16. 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

  17. Light Box
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    Light Box

    For Tad Beck, making a home out of a stolid, windowless warehouse meant opening it up from the inside out.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.15.09

  18. Top Notch
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    Top Notch

    Tom Hanks is not known for horror films, but his 1986 flop, The Money Pit, has a terrifying premise: A seemingly small renovation consumes a couple’s life, devouring their reserves of time,...

    written by: Reyhan Harmanci
    photos by: Doug Adesko
    01.15.09

  19. Pittsburgh Steeler
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    Pittsburgh Steeler

    With a nod to the Burgh’s industrial heritage, and an eye toward the new, Jeff Walz replaced an aging farmhouse with a chic steel cube.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Livia Corona
    01.15.09

  20. Lost and Foundation
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    Lost and Foundation

    Tony and Rachel Sherman were simply trying to buy a house, but what they found instead was a foundation—a discovery that transformed them from home buyers to home builders virtually overnight.

    written by: Sydney LeBlanc
    photos by: Noah Webb
    01.15.09

  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. Modern Victorian House Preservation in Oakland
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    Modern Victorian House Preservation in Oakland

    Mike McDonald, an Oakland, California–based builder, faced a common problem for Bay Area homeowners: an aesthetically pleasing, historically significant, but structurally shaky Victorian.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Jason Madara
    01.15.09

  23. Suburban Flight
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    Suburban Flight

    It’s become an all-too-familiar scenario all across America: A city’s downtown, once a thriving place to live and work, has slowly withered and become decrepit.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Juliana Sohn
    01.16.09

  24. Outback Staked House
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    Outback Staked House

    A few years ago, while working with the indigenous communities of remote Arnhem Land, in Australia’s Northern Territory, architect Sue Harper became passionate about prefab.

    written by: Catherine Franklin
    03.01.09

  25. 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

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