Design 101: What Are Alexander Homes, and Why Are They Still So Beloved?
The Alexander Construction Company made Palm Springs living accessible to the masses.
Here’s How to Deck Out Your Home Like a Breezy Palm Springs Midcentury
Cultivate a sunny state of mind with these pieces that channel Palm Springs’ brand of midcentury modernism.
For a Cool $25 Million, You Can Buy Richard Neutra’s Most Famous Palm Springs Home
The Kaufmann Desert House was meticulously restored by Marmol Radziner in the 1990s—and now it’s up for grabs.
A 16th-Century Florentine Palazzo Is Transformed Into an Artist Residency
Housed within the Palazzo Galli Tassi in the heart of Florence, Numeroventi is an artist residency, exhibition space, and loft...
A Look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Little-Known Prefabs
From early modular construction to a portfolio of homes based in the Midwest, we take a look at the prefab residences designed by...
Before & After: Twinning Homes in Melbourne Go From Ramshackle to Ravishing
Mairead Murphy of Maike Design renovates two matching houses on the same block in Brunswick East, imbuing each with its own...
5 Reasons Why Landscaping and Bringing Plants Into Your Home Is So Valuable
We may spend the majority of our time inside, but the appeal of the outdoors is always there—and it’s full of surprising benefits...
An Honest Guide to the Benefits and Drawbacks of Skylights
A skylight might seem like a universally bright idea, but though it can be a great design feature, it isn’t without flaws of its...
10 Buildings We Love by Piers Taylor
Known for his stripped-back approach to home design, RIBA award-winning architect Piers Taylor focuses more on light and space...
2 Hillcrest by Peter Goodhue
A New Jersey property’s dark rooms and halls get a refresh that embraces a Scandinavian approach to design.
Dwell Reflects on Frank Lloyd Wright in Honor of the 150th Anniversary of His Birth
It's no secret that Frank Lloyd Wright has received his fair share of coverage over the years at Dwell—and rightfully so,...
The Electric Kitchen Has Always Been Inevitable
A firestorm of recent news is putting the spotlight on gas stoves and their harmful effects, but induction cooking has been...
An Old Fisherman's House in Sicily Is Transformed Into 2 Apartments
With their property rental business "I Am Sicily" in mind, architects Francesco Moncada and Mafalda Rangel turned a dilapidated...
The Dwell 24: Studio Kae
For Zhekai Zhang and Keren Wang, the pair behind Studio Kae, imperfection is often the desired outcome.
Striking a Cord
British artist Maisie Broadhead elevates the nuisance of an unsightly lamp cord to over-the-mantel art with this clever bit of...
Somerville Library Design Lectures
A night out at the local library, especially for a Friends of the Library talk, never sounded so good as when James Fox took over...
Interior Designers Speak: 18 Common Design Mistakes to Avoid
We asked the best and brightest to set the record straight on what makes good (and bad) interior design.
Mahogany, Cherry, Walnut, Oh My—This Rebuilt Maine Cabin Is a Wooden Wonder
And that’s not all—the listed 1960s home comes with private shorefront access and views of Acadia National Park.
Deciding to Rebuild After a Fire Is Just the First Step
Four years after the devastating Woolsey fire, Malibu residents who lost everything are still waiting for approvals, and...
How to Heat a Castle
In an 18th-century chateau in France, the couple behind a popular YouTube channel turns to technologies old and new to keep warm.
2 New Gable Roofs Brighten Up an Edwardian Cottage in Melbourne
The Melbourne beachside suburb of Sandringham is filled with period houses such as this Edwardian timber home—but this one has...
Check Out 2 Beautifully Renovated Eichlers For Sale in San Francisco
Both in San Francisco’s Diamond Heights neighborhood, these two exemplary Eichlers are shining examples of the prolific...
Get the Behind-the-Scenes Story of the Midcentury Mansion in Pixar's Incredibles 2
We asked Academy Award-winning film maker Ralph Eggleston about the design inspiration behind the impressive, cantilevered home...
Dwell Los Angeles Home Tours Day #1 Preview: West Side
Representing the architectural eclecticism of L.A.’s west side, the five homes selected for day one of the Dwell Los Angeles Home...
Surveying Frieze New York
Fact #1: New Yorkers are more allergic to bridges and tunnels than plants and trees.
11 Extraordinary Designs That Make You Rethink the Modern Shed
These thoughtfully designed outbuildings exhibit how the utilitarian backyard shed can be adapted for work, storage, and living.
Before & After: A Seattle Midcentury Shakes Off a Wacky Addition
SHED Architecture + Design fashions a more coherent layout for a Seward Park home with refreshing lake views.
This Tiny Cabin in Maine Comes With an Entire Island for $399K
The darling cottage sits on a private islet off the coast of Addison, Maine, and boasts panoramic views of the surrounding Wohoa...
An Off-Grid “Quarantine Cabin” Near Barcelona Harvests Sunlight and Rainwater
Designed and built by a group of students in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Voxel allows its residents to operate...
Soon to Be Completed, These Striking Beachfront Estates Are Designed by 2 All-Star Architects
Renowned art dealer and gallery owner Serge Sorokko recently announced the forthcoming debut of two fully-entitled estates on his...
Maker Faire 2009
This weekend the annual Maker Faire is taking place south of San Francisco at the San Mateo County Events Center.
Dwell's Innovate It! Winners Announced
Phase II of Dwell's Innovate it! design competition has ended.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Dazzling Dining Rooms
Opt to dine in with these inspiring modern dining rooms.
Francis Ford Coppola’s Island Retreat in Belize Seeks $2.2M
To call the director’s 2.5-acre getaway “cinematic” would be an understatement.
How E-Commerce Changed the Knockoff Furniture Game
Direct-to-consumer revolutionized the furniture market. What’s at stake when fakes are easier to find than ever?
New York City Is Failing Tenants. So They’re Getting Organized
Across the city, tenant association unions like Brooklyn Eviction Defense are helping fed up renters mobilize to combat...

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