The Legacy of Sea Ranch, a Utopian Community in Northern California
Here’s what you need to know about the idyllic, seaside community of Sea Ranch, located 100 miles north of San Francisco, which...
This Bright and Airy Backyard Cottage in Los Angeles Feels Like a Cabin in the Woods
Originally an ADU for aging parents, this cottage in Solano Canyon is at once lofty and snug.
A Chicory Kiln Becomes a Sustainable Vacation Home With Endless Flexibility
Mobile cabinetry and thoughtful reuse turn a dilapidated industrial structure into a warm and creative home with open-ended...
An Airy Apartment in a Converted Historic Gem Seeks $1.5M in Newport, Rhode Island
Oversized windows frame picturesque city and water views, while soaring ceilings enhance the sense of space in this new...
The New Zealand Native That's Taking Over Rotterdam
The sleek lighting designs of Sabine Marcelis are capturing the attention of fashion houses and architecture firms alike.
Just How Inclusive Is Accessible Design?
The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law 30 years ago. Here’s what it achieved, and where it still falls short.
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...
Snøhetta’s New Underwater Restaurant in Norway Is Seriously Epic
At Under, a Snøhetta-designed restaurant balanced on the Norwegian coast, guests dine 16 feet below the ocean surface.
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...
A Sun-Drenched Cottage on the L.A. Coast Asks $2.5M
The renovated home comes with a spacious home office and a converted, detached garage that’s rental ready.
Casa Study House #1
Traditions collide in Los Angeles when architect Jeremy Levine hotwires SoCal Spanish with international haute-moderne.
Take an Eco-Escape to a Spherical Forest Villa in an Eroded Volcanic Cone in Rwanda
With interiors and an architectural style that's deeply rooted in indigenous design traditions, the recently opened Bisate Lodge...
Artist John Baldessari’s Craftsman-Style Home in Santa Monica Asks $3.9M
Renovated and expanded by Godfredsen-Sigal Architects, the two-story residence has no shortage of inspiring, light-filled spaces.
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...
The Rise and Resurgence of the Great American Row House
Throughout U.S. history, the row house has endured and adapted as an underappreciated model for accessible urban housing.
On the Waterfront: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
When you’re staying at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn Bridge Park, it’s difficult to leave your room.
A Sensitively Restored Midcentury House Designed by Pierre Koenig
Designed by Pierre Koenig in 1954, this iconic L.A. house was carefully restored to pay homage to the Koenig's distinctive style.
How to Keep New York’s Floating Swimming Pool From Being an Island for the Rich
Architect Dong-Ping Wong, who recently made headlines for vocalizing concerns about whether + POOL will be accessible to...
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...
How Can Higher Education Build a Better Architect?
In the 2010s, design/build programs were the cutting edge of architectural education.
A Look at 10 Iconic Case Study Houses in California
Architectural photographer Julius Shulman's iconic image of Pierre Koenig's 1960 modernist masterpiece, the Stahl House—also...
The Only John Lautner Home in Anchorage Asks $1.2M
The Harpel Residence II is one of a select few homes the master architect designed outside of California.
Asking $220K, an Architect’s Handcrafted Earthen Home Seeks a Visionary Buyer in Vermont
Bob Chappelle used polystyrene panels, coated with mud and cement, to build the four-domed structure.
13 Mattresses We Love for Less Than $1,000
Get a great night’s sleep with these über-comfy mattresses, all except one priced at less than $1,000 for a queen.
Dwell’s Top 10 Prefabs of 2017
Here are the extraordinary prefabs that made the biggest splash this year.
Before & After: A Remodeled L.A. Home Dazzles With Fresh Materials and Color
Veneer Designs brings a “blank ’90s box” into the 21st century.
Dwell Community’s 10 Most Popular Homes of 2018
Sensational, stylish, and startlingly unique—this year’s most popular homes submitted by the Dwell community are a cut above.
Two Rammed-Earth Buildings Host a Sustainable Live/Work Space For a Colorado Artist
Serving as an art studio/residence for artist Rebecca DiDomenico, Swoon Art House has been built from 100-percent renewable...
Dwell’s Top 10 Renovations of 2017
The end of the year is the perfect time to celebrate change and renewal.
Snag This Los Angeles Midcentury For Just Under $2M
Surrounded by nature, but just minutes from Beverly Hills.
The Power of Design
Preview the Editor’s Letter from our January/February issue, written by Dwell founder and CEO Lara Deam.
Vonnegut/Kraft Makes Wood Furniture (and Collect Home Items) That Bridge Old and New Ideas
The husband-and-wife design team mix antiques with eclectic, home-spun goods.
Sea Ranch in the Suburbs
Whether you consider it democracy at work or architectural sacrilege, the online retailer houseplans.com has begun selling...
Two Houses Are Better Than One
Or is one house better than two? For Santa Monica–based architect Jesse Bornstein and his family, both are true.
Now You Can Buy a Historic Home in Italy For Just €1
Sambuca, on the Italian island of Sicily, hopes to attract investment in its beautiful but crumbling architecture with the...
Industrial Design: Atelier Takagi
After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002 with a degree in furniture design, Jonah Takagi traveled the...

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