A Seattle-Area Family Breaks Free From Suburbia and Ventures Deep Into Nature
A decade-plus journey took this Washington State family from a planned subdivision to a sylvan valley.
Greener Grass
Craving the conveniences of city life, a couple sidle over to Seattle from the countryside without compromising their love of the...
It Takes a Village
On Washington's lush Bainbridge Island, one community strives for quality of life as a sustainable initiative.
Wood Paneling Loses its Dated Reputation With This Renovation of a 1959 Portland Gem
On a whim, a growing family uproots to Oregon where they find—and remake—the home of their...
Idyllic Home Designed for an Artist
In the remote San Juan Islands, an artist and an architect collaborate on a modern residence dedicated to creative pursuits.
Glass House with Stunning Pacific Ocean Views
Seeking a respite from the city, a Portland couple create a beachfront getaway on Oregon’s rugged coast.
Salvaged Wood Renovation in Portland
Custom woodwork and an open interior define a 520-square-foot backyard retreat for a busy family.
This Modern Cabin Is the Ideal HQ For a Family in Alaska
In the shadow of Denali mountain, amid Alaska’s meadows and icy streams, a former teacher and a four-time Iditarod winner built a...
It's Hip to Be Square
This pair of handy Portlanders doesn’t crave any more of Oregon’s territory than what’s taken up by their 704-square-foot home,...
Z for Two
In Portland, Oregon, two adjoining six-story homes on a formerly run-down urban lot add to the neighborhood’s density and its...
Kids' Room Renovation
A baby's arrival is cause for celebration—and for many, it's also a time to confront limited living space.
Run by the Sun
In Holland, being green is not a choice, it's a governmentally enforced obligation.
Brand-New Secondhand
Fifteen minutes from downtown Seattle, architects Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo transformed the neighborhood dump—a lot that had...
Anju: Portland, Oregon
A new restaurant named Anju recently opened in Portland, Oregon.
Gaffney House Dining Room
For their weekend home in Sharon, Connecticut, architect Lynn Gaffney and her husband, Bill Backus, filled their natural wood...
Elevator by Darrin Umboh
Tired of gliding between floors in bland metal boxes, Dutch artist Darrin Umboh designed an elevator interior for Antwerp-based...
Hay Is for Horses, Straw Is for Houses
In the Napa Valley, one sustainable residence elegantly demonstrates straw bale technology.
The U*Shelf System
Shelving often acts as a boring backdrop to the various vases, books, and knickknacks on display.
Venezuela's Eco Cabanas
An architectural idealist, Kristofer Nonn answered an online job posting for an ecological builder in Venezuela.
Dwell Evaluates 5 Home Espresso Machines
Bitter black brew got you down? Lackluster crema floating in your cup? With the assistance of an espresso expert, Dwell evaluates...
Pool Houses: From Laps to Naps
For those seeking refuge from an interminable game of Marco Polo, these four pool houses provide an artful escape.
The Siple Life
A devastating accident could have made Murray Siple a bitter man. Instead, he decided to renovate a house.
The Color of Palo Alto
Sam Yates will paint the town Palo Alto, once he figures out what color that is.
Roadside Attraction
A Colorado couple handles their freeway-facing lot with flair, and incorporates a long list of sustainable features to boot.
Investing in the Market
With its community market initiative, PPS reinvents the public square on the international scale.
A Midcentury Modern Home in Southwest Portland
Living in a state that’s saturated with rain for much of the year, Oregonians rightly have an obsession with sunshine.
Eric Corey Freed Reviews 6 Sustainable Flooring Options
There’s trouble underfoot if you’re building a green home without considering your flooring.
Vancouver is an extroverted city
Vancouver, British Columbia, offers a dramatic natural setting, but as Omer Arbel shows us, there’s more to the city of glass...
Big Sur: Going Coastal
It’s impossible to ignore nature in Big Sur.