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  1. 7 Modern Multipurpose Rooms
    Rooms We Love

    7 Modern Multipurpose Rooms

    The great room—a combined living, dining, and cooking space—is one of architecture's great equalizers. People often want to be together without being sequestered into separate rooms for socializing...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.16.13

  2. A Polish Factory is Reborn as a Stylish Tailoring Studio
    Shops

    A Polish Factory is Reborn as a Stylish Tailoring Studio

    Something interesting appears to be happening in Katowice, Poland. Last week, we profiled a design boutique that recently opened there. Now comes word that Poszetka, which trades in hand-sewn ties...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.22.14

  3. 7 Modern Mezzanines
    A Great Idea

    7 Modern Mezzanines

    Mezzanines are, by definition, in-between spaces—neither here, nor there; neither upstairs nor down. But mezzanines needn't be wasted space. Here, from Dwell's archives, are seven examples of...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.17.13

  4. Jens Risom's Block Island Family Retreat
    Renovation

    Jens Risom's Block Island Family Retreat

    Designer Jens Risom returns to his 1967 prefab off the coast of Rhode Island, readying it for his family's next generation.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Floto + Warner
    12.24.12

  5. A Renovated Flat in Moshe Safdie's Habitat '67
    Renovation

    A Renovated Flat in Moshe Safdie's Habitat '67

    A flat renovated by a pair of fashion insiders breathes new life into architect Moshe Safdie's iconic Habitat '67 building.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Alexi Hobbs
    12.30.12

  6. Renovating to Maximize Light
    House Tours

    Renovating to Maximize Light

    Who doesn't want a little more light in their lives? In these eight projects we explore the power of illumination, from a modernist skylight in Harlem to concrete-clad funnels that mitigate the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.25.13

  7. 5 NYC Home Renovations
    Renovation

    5 NYC Home Renovations

    New York city is the largest metropolitan in the US and home to more than 8 million people. Despite this, living in the City doesn't mean sacrificing space or luxury. These five renovations were...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.23.13

  8. A Sleek Kitchen Renovation in San Francisco
    Renovation

    A Sleek Kitchen Renovation in San Francisco

    In a San Francisco kitchen, a sleek series of custom cabinets camouflages an armada of professional features.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.07.14

  9. A Midcentury Modern Renovation in Hudson Valley
    Houses We Love

    A Midcentury Modern Renovation in Hudson Valley

    Seeking an escape from bustling city life, a Manhattan couple embarks on a renovation in the verdant Hudson Valley.

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    photos by: Jon Snyder
    12.20.13

  10. A Renovated Ray Kappe Abode in Manhattan Beach
    House Tours

    A Renovated Ray Kappe Abode in Manhattan Beach

    Up-sizing from a small bungalow, Kristopher Dukes and Matt Jacobson take a minimalist approach to renovating and furnishing a soaring ’80s-era Ray Kappe–designed house.

    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    01.31.14

  11. A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin
    Renovation

    A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin

    A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Brent Humphreys
    01.13.14

  12. Salvaged Wood Renovation in Portland
    Houses We Love

    Salvaged Wood Renovation in Portland

    Custom woodwork and an open interior define a 520-square-foot backyard retreat for a busy family.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Lincoln Barbour
    10.17.13

  13. Mjölk Boutique Owners Renovate Their Toronto Abode
    House Tours

    Mjölk Boutique Owners Renovate Their Toronto Abode

    A pair of Toronto boutique owners and their architects surpass expectations for above-the-shop living with a renovation that celebrates clean design and serene space.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Derek Shapton
    01.28.14

  14. A Custom Walnut Stair and Slide Hybrid in Chicago
    Finishing Touch

    A Custom Walnut Stair and Slide Hybrid in Chicago

    In the Windy City, a custom walnut slide offers a playful way for a small family of four to glide down to the basement.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Katrina Wittkamp
    01.29.14

  15. 7 Stylish Kitchen Renovations
    Renovation

    7 Stylish Kitchen Renovations

    From a lakeside retreat in northwestern Michigan to a sustainably built home in northern California, here are 7 sleek and smart kitchen renovations.

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.21.14

  16. A Clever Belgian Couple Renovate Their Aging Brick Home
    Houses We Love

    A Clever Belgian Couple Renovate Their Aging Brick Home

    By introducing chic new elements, a Belgian couple takes a gentle approach to transforming a tired house into a vibrant workshop.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Tim Van de Velde
    11.06.13

  17. A Modern Design Hotel in Vienna
    Hotels

    A Modern Design Hotel in Vienna

    The Hotel Daniel is a 115-room boutique hotel in Vienna, Austria.

    07.05.13

  18. A Renovated Art Nouveau Barcelona Apartment
    House Tours

    A Renovated Art Nouveau Barcelona Apartment

    It was love at first sight for Elina Vila D’Acosta-Calheiros and her husband, Ginés Gorriz: When they stepped into the century-old apartment that would become their home, they were so smitten they...

    written by: Kerstin Rose
    02.19.14

  19. Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin
    Renovation

    Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin

    With the goals of improving storage and flow in their midcentury home, two Austin residents hired Rick and Cindy Black Architects to reunite their kitchen with an open-plan living space.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.26.14

  20. Matali Crasset Renovates Monory Farmhouse
    House Tours

    Matali Crasset Renovates Monory Farmhouse

    Cerebral architect Matali Crasset turns a stone farmhouse into a flexible, open environment for a Parisian jewelry designer and her many houseguests.

    photos by: Jonas Ingerstedt
    02.19.14

  21. A Renovated Tribeca Loft with Skylight
    Houses We Love

    A Renovated Tribeca Loft with Skylight

    American history lives on in a family’s Tribeca, New York, loft after a renovation by a couple of enterprising architects.

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    photos by: João Canziani
    06.26.13

  22. Lenbachhaus Gallery and Museum in Munich
    Post

    Lenbachhaus Gallery and Museum in Munich

    All it took was a new copper-clad addition, the installation of a geo-thermal heating and cooling system, and some LED lighting to transform an elegant yet out-of-date 19th century building in...

    written by: Frances J. Folsom
    03.04.13

  23. Modern Meets Ancient in a Renovated Italian Vacation Home
    House Tours

    Modern Meets Ancient in a Renovated Italian Vacation Home

    The acclaimed Italian designers Ludovica+Roberto Palomba carve a serene retreat out of a 17th-century oil mill in Salento, filling it with custom creations and their greatest hits.

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    photos by: Francesco Bolis
    05.24.13

  24. At Home with Textile Designer Orla Kiely
    House Tours

    At Home with Textile Designer Orla Kiely

    Textile designer Orla Kiely’s renovated London Terrace House is punctuated by her distinctive palette and motifs.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Chris Tubbs
    07.29.13

  25. The Golden State: 5 Great Homes in California Part Two
    Post

    The Golden State: 5 Great Homes in California Part Two

    From a sleek Eichler-inspired prefab in Emeryville to a barnhouse-turned family home in Oakland, we highlight five more of our favorite abodes from the west coast. Click here to view our previous...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.15.13

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