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  1. Empire State of Modern: 7 Upstate New York Houses
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    Empire State of Modern: 7 Upstate New York Houses

    Where does Upstate New York begin? Ask a New York City dweller and they are likely to tell you that "Upstate" means anything north of the Cross-Westchester Expressway. Wherever its southern...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.11.13

  2. 7 Modern Spaces in the Pacific Northwest
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    7 Modern Spaces in the Pacific Northwest

    A strong creative streak runs through the Pacific Northwest and is on vibrant display in these spaces, featured in the pages of Dwell and on Dwell.com. Here, we venture beyond the region's major...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.13.13

  3. An Australian Architect's Simple Brick House With Impressive Green Roof
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    An Australian Architect's Simple Brick House With Impressive Green Roof

    With a simple brick house on a tiny lot, an Australian architect shows that style needn't be fussy or expensive.

    written by: Jane Rawson
    02.16.14

  4. An Innovative Modular Building System in Ecuador
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    An Innovative Modular Building System in Ecuador

    Seeking a way to blend architecture into the natural environment, a pair of Ecuador-based designers invents a new modular building system.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: João Canziani
    12.31.12

  5. A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century California Classic
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    A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century California Classic

    A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, inspires an addition that pays homage to the past yet is poised to host the next generation.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Caren Alpert
    12.30.12

  6. Indoor-Outdoor Bungalow in Redondo Beach
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    Indoor-Outdoor Bungalow in Redondo Beach

    A gut renovation and a landscaping makeover help a couple reconnect with the outdoors.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    07.15.14

  7. Minimal Home Recreates Nature in the Heart of Amsterdam
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    Minimal Home Recreates Nature in the Heart of Amsterdam

    Amsterdam’s de Pijp neighborhood, which means “the pipe,” gets its name from the low, narrow homes that dot the area. When architect Jaspar Jansen and his colleagues at i29 Interior Architects were...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.23.14

  8. Camera-Inspired Artist's Studio Offers Stunning, Wide-Angle Views
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    Camera-Inspired Artist's Studio Offers Stunning, Wide-Angle Views

    Christian Tonko designs a delicate artist's studio that hugs the hilly landscape.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    12.02.14

  9. Live-Play Spaces at Home
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    Live-Play Spaces at Home

    In the digital era, we love innovative live-work areas, but we will always champion playing at home, whether it’s a perfectly placed pool, oversized chalkboard wall, or the ultimate pair of bunk beds.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.02.13

  10. How To: Bright Bedroom Renovation
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    How To: Bright Bedroom Renovation

    A space-saving master bedroom renovation built for adults and children alike, architect Anne Barrett of 30E design shares her design tips for creating the space

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.15.14

  11. Green Home in La Jolla Blends Indoors and Outdoors
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    Green Home in La Jolla Blends Indoors and Outdoors

    The Noorens fell in love with San Diego and the surrounding area during a surf vacation several years ago, and made it their mission to return for good. When they finally returned in 2009, they...

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    10.22.14

  12. Modern Mountain Retreat in Washington
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    Modern Mountain Retreat in Washington

    Nestled in a subalpine meadow valley in Washington, the Ranchero House is surrounded by a beautiful but demanding landscape. A Seattle family had frequented the area for years, making the three...

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    photos by: Stefan Hampden
    10.28.14

  13. 7 Daring Dutch Homes
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    7 Daring Dutch Homes

    The term "Dutch design" is often associated with minimalist products, but the country's architectural heritage is just as noteworthy. Here are seven of the Netherlands' most daring home designs.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.21.14

  14. Energy-Efficient Prefab Responds to Seattle Climate
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    Energy-Efficient Prefab Responds to Seattle Climate

    In Seattle, the Aurora Greenfab 2100 Series by Hybrid Architects achieves energy efficiency in a modular, compact frame. With an open floor plan, automatic sliding doors, and a rooftop deck, the...

    written by: Anne Reagan
    11.21.14

  15. Facade Focus: Aluminum
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    Facade Focus: Aluminum

    Capable of being molded into countless forms and appearances, aluminum makes for a surprisingly versatile facade choice. Here are a few exteriors that make bold use of the silvery metal.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.29.14

  16. Enjoy the View Through These Gorgeous Glass Walls
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    Enjoy the View Through These Gorgeous Glass Walls

    Rather than blot out their scenery, these seven houses attain crystal-clear continuity between interior and exterior with sleek glass curtain walls.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.17.14

  17. Adventurous Apartment Building Made of 36 Shipping Containers
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    Adventurous Apartment Building Made of 36 Shipping Containers

    Three dozen shipping containers find a safe port in a modern apartment building in Mexico.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    12.10.14

  18. "Unfortunate" Shed Off a Modernist Home Becomes a Cozy Guesthouse
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    "Unfortunate" Shed Off a Modernist Home Becomes a Cozy Guesthouse

    An architect and an interior designer convert a dilapidated toolshed into a modern guesthouse.

    written by: Brian Bruegge
    photos by: Brian W. Ferry
    12.15.14

  19. Picture-Perfect Cabin Tucked Away in the Norwegian Forest
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    Picture-Perfect Cabin Tucked Away in the Norwegian Forest

    Atelier Oslo overcame nature’s challenges when they designed Cabin Norderhov, a seasonal, eco-friendly retreat on a steep hillside overlooking Lake Steinsfjorden.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    11.27.14

  20. Slat Happy: 8 Louvered Homes
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    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

  21. How-To: Giant Windows
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    How-To: Giant Windows

    Eyes are the windows to the soul. And windows? Well, they broadcast a home's soul and create a connection between private, interior and public, exterior life. Here are a few ways to make maximum...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.23.14

  22. 5 San Francisco Home Renovations
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    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. Building Modern Pavilions
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    Building Modern Pavilions

    A free-standing pavilion can accent a building, provide temporary shelter and function as a pleasurable home away from home. Here are four very different examples of the modern pavilion,...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.21.13

  24. 6 Modern Car Garages We Love
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    6 Modern Car Garages We Love

    The ability to mass produce automobiles made garages a staple in mid-century design. From the Chicago suburbs to rural Montana, here are seven modernizations on this home necessity.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.20.13

  25. Small Spaces in Rural Places
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    Small Spaces in Rural Places

    Living in a small space isn't restricted to city dwelling. Here are seven pint-size homes situated in far-reaching places.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.14.13

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