The 10 Most Popular Reader-Submitted Houses of 2021

We receive thousands of Add a Home submissions each year—and these inspiring residences racked up the most views.

Our Add a Home feature allows anyone to share a project with the Dwell community—and the past year’s submissions offer a glimpse into the latest and greatest in residential design. From daring renovations and new builds to apartments and ADUs, no project is too big (or too small) to post.  Scroll on to see the homes uploaded this year that resonated most with Dwell’s readers.

Collingwood House

Vancouver, Canada

A collaboration between BLA Design Group and Campos Studio, Collingwood House is a new build that draws inspiration from craftsman homes in the surrounding neighborhood. Inside, warm wood and black detailing allow the dwelling to move effortlessly between seasons. Large windows make natural light a key player in the home’s design.

A collaboration between BLA Design Group and Campos Studio, Collingwood House is a new build that draws inspiration from craftsman homes in the surrounding neighborhood. Inside, warm wood and black detailing allow the dwelling to move effortlessly between seasons. Large windows make natural light a key player in the home’s design.

DeBoer Residence

Ashland, Oregon

Located across from Ashland’s Lithia Park, the DeBoer Residence seamlessly integrates with the surrounding landscape thanks to careful landscape architecture and mature plantings. "Every corner of the residence and yard has been addressed," says architect Carlos Delgado. "Every aspect—from the rear yard to the basement daylight strategies—leaves no space or area compromised in the experience of home or nature."

Located across from Ashland’s Lithia Park, the DeBoer Residence seamlessly integrates with the surrounding landscape thanks to careful landscape architecture and mature plantings. "Every corner of the residence and yard has been addressed," says architect Carlos Delgado. "Every aspect—from the rear yard to the basement daylight strategies—leaves no space or area compromised in the experience of home or nature."

Gallery House

Buffalo, New York

John Wingfelder Architect turned this dark and cramped 1930s house into a light and bright home. Abundant windows and high ceilings offer the perfect backdrop for the owner’s extensive collection of artwork. An addition at the back of the house (seen here) opens wide to the yard (which includes a sculpture garden) for easy indoor/outdoor living.

John Wingfelder Architect turned this dark and cramped 1930s house into a light and bright home. Abundant windows and high ceilings offer the perfect backdrop for the owner’s extensive collection of artwork. An addition at the back of the house (seen here) opens wide to the yard (which includes a sculpture garden) for easy indoor/outdoor living.

Highline Residence

New York, New York

A series of folding doors and walls allow this apartment’s living and dining spaces to be reconfigured in multiple ways—while providing a ton of storage space. Manhattan-based Pulltab created a streamlined look with crisp white walls and light wood flooring.

A series of folding doors and walls allow this apartment’s living and dining spaces to be reconfigured in multiple ways—while providing a ton of storage space. Manhattan-based Pulltab created a streamlined look with crisp white walls and light wood flooring.

House LO

Velehrad, Czech Republic

Designed by Atelier Lina Bellovicova, House LO is the Czech Republic’s first home made of hempcrete, a sustainable material that resists fire and mold. "The roof is covered with a green carpet so that the house merges with nature and is well insulated," states the firm. "Gradually, the space and its natural setting will become one."

Designed by Atelier Lina Bellovicova, House LO is the Czech Republic’s first home made of hempcrete, a sustainable material that resists fire and mold. "The roof is covered with a green carpet so that the house merges with nature and is well insulated," states the firm. "Gradually, the space and its natural setting will become one."

Maison De Reve

Woodland Hills, Utah

Designed and built by Davies Design Builds, this sprawling estate in Utah boasts 6 bedrooms and, remarkably, 13 bathrooms. Marissa Pope Design led the interior design of the home, including the formal dining room featured above.

Designed and built by Davies Design Builds, this sprawling estate in Utah boasts 6 bedrooms and, remarkably, 13 bathrooms. Marissa Pope Design led the interior design of the home, including the formal dining room featured above.

Mariposa Garden House

Boulder, Colorado

This indoor/outdoor home "emphasizes energy efficiency, luminous spaces, and deep connections to the landscape," according to architect Renée del Gaudio. A two-story chimney anchors the three-bedroom, three-bathroom interior. Other charming details—like a roof deck and a low-water garden—tie the home back to nature.

This indoor/outdoor home "emphasizes energy efficiency, luminous spaces, and deep connections to the landscape," according to architect Renée del Gaudio. A two-story chimney anchors the three-bedroom, three-bathroom interior. Other charming details—like a roof deck and a low-water garden—tie the home back to nature.

Mocabee Residence

Sonoma, California

This barn-like residence by  enjoys sweeping of the picturesque Northern California landscape that surrounds it—including the Mayacamas Mountains, roaming sheep, and Monterey pines. An L-shaped ipe deck connects the home to an art studio and forms a cozy courtyard, complete with a pool.

This barn-like residence by  enjoys sweeping of the picturesque Northern California landscape that surrounds it—including the Mayacamas Mountains, roaming sheep, and Monterey pines. An L-shaped ipe deck connects the home to an art studio and forms a cozy courtyard, complete with a pool.

The Hemlock House

Seattle, Washington

Michael Benjamin Lerner (of the band Telekinesis) collaborated with Seattle prefab builder NODE to create a 392-square-foot DADU in his backyard. NODE took care of design, permitting, site prep, framing, and the foundation—while Michael tackled the finish work.

Michael Benjamin Lerner (of the band Telekinesis) collaborated with Seattle prefab builder NODE to create a 392-square-foot DADU in his backyard. NODE took care of design, permitting, site prep, framing, and the foundation—while Michael tackled the finish work.

The Monocular

Nova Scotia, Canada

This waterfront home by RHAD Architects is divided into two buildings: a primary residence, and a volume for seasonal use and guests. Large windows and lofted interiors allow light to dance throughout the interiors.

This waterfront home by RHAD Architects is divided into two buildings: a primary residence, and a volume for seasonal use and guests. Large windows and lofted interiors allow light to dance throughout the interiors.

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