Dwell Community’s 10 Most Popular Homes of 2018
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Dwell Community’s 10 Most Popular Homes of 2018

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By Kathryn McLamb
Sensational, stylish, and startlingly unique—this year’s most popular homes submitted by the Dwell community are a cut above.

There’s no doubt that one of our favorite places to uncover architectural treasures is the Add a Home channel on Dwell.com. Here, we encourage proud homeowners, architects, designers, realtors, and other professionals to showcase the riveting spaces they live in, work on, or simply admire. Although we share many of these beloved picks each week throughout the year, the stunning homes below represent the 10 projects that astonished our readers most in 2018. From a minimalist modern abode in the South of France to a jaw-dropping artist retreat that embodies indoor/outdoor connection, scroll ahead to see which properties made the cut. 

10. Haiku Maui

Architect: Guggenheim Architecture + Design Studio

Location: Haiku, Hawaii

Inspired by the Scandinavian barn vernacular, this Upcountry Maui cottage provides a peaceful retreat for family gatherings. 

Inspired by the Scandinavian barn vernacular, this Upcountry Maui cottage provides a peaceful retreat for family gatherings. 

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9. Minimalist Urban Residence

Architect: ANACAPA

Location: Santa Barbara, California

ANACAPA's Minimalist Urban Residence features 2500 square feet of living space, and was designed with the region’s temperate climate in mind. Radiant heat cement floors and two indoor fireplaces provide warmth on cooler days.

ANACAPA's Minimalist Urban Residence features 2500 square feet of living space, and was designed with the region’s temperate climate in mind. Radiant heat cement floors and two indoor fireplaces provide warmth on cooler days.

8. La Mira Ra

Architect: AUM Pierre Minassian 

Location: South of France

Located in the South of France, La Mira Ra house is a striking example of contemporary, minimalist architecture. 

Located in the South of France, La Mira Ra house is a striking example of contemporary, minimalist architecture. 

7. Union Bay Residence

ArchitectDeForest Architects

Interior DesignNB Design Group 

Location: Seattle, Washington

Along with a soothing neutral palette, the living room in the Union Bay Residence also provides sweeping views of Lake Washington and beyond.

Along with a soothing neutral palette, the living room in the Union Bay Residence also provides sweeping views of Lake Washington and beyond.

6. Sonoma Farmhouse

Architect: McElroy Architecture

Location: Sonoma, California

In Sonoma, California, a historic farmhouse receives a contemporary makeover. Large sliding doors allow for seamless indoor-outdoor connection. 

In Sonoma, California, a historic farmhouse receives a contemporary makeover. Large sliding doors allow for seamless indoor-outdoor connection. 

5. Brightwood Cabin

Architect: Scott | Edwards Architecture

Location: Mount Hood Village, Oregon

After discovering their client's love for the ritual of making campfires, the team behind Scott | Edward Architecture created a double-sided, concrete fireplace, which essentially separates the public and private spaces of the home.

After discovering their client's love for the ritual of making campfires, the team behind Scott | Edward Architecture created a double-sided, concrete fireplace, which essentially separates the public and private spaces of the home.

4. Jackson Family Retreat

Architect: Fougeron Architecture 

Location: Big Sur, California

Composed of four volumes and two bedrooms, the Jackson Family Retreat is located at the base of a canyon in the Big Sur area of Northern California and feaures 2,500 square feet of living space.

Composed of four volumes and two bedrooms, the Jackson Family Retreat is located at the base of a canyon in the Big Sur area of Northern California and feaures 2,500 square feet of living space.

3. Connect 5 Sonoma

Architect: Connect Homes

Location: Sonoma, California

Settled on a picturesque hillside in Somona, California, the Connect 5 residence features stunning floor-to-ceiling windows, which allow warm natural light to flood through the home.

Settled on a picturesque hillside in Somona, California, the Connect 5 residence features stunning floor-to-ceiling windows, which allow warm natural light to flood through the home.

2. Trout Lake

Architect: Olson Kundig

Location: Trout Lake, Washington

"The buildings recall the agricultural forms of the local built environment, but as is our nature in our designs, we sought to take that context and evolve it to a more emphatic modern language. We sought to design something that was exquisitely proportioned in a quiet, agricultural way." –Tom Kundig, Design Principal

"The buildings recall the agricultural forms of the local built environment, but as is our nature in our designs, we sought to take that context and evolve it to a more emphatic modern language. We sought to design something that was exquisitely proportioned in a quiet, agricultural way." –Tom Kundig, Design Principal

1. Capitol Hill House

Architect: SHED Architecture + Design 

Location: Seattle, Washington

Nestled in Seattle's East Capitol Hill neighborhood, this modern residence "is an economical, efficient, low-maintenance, and modern version of a traditional Seattle house—one with primary living spaces on the main floor and three bedrooms above," state the architects. 

Nestled in Seattle's East Capitol Hill neighborhood, this modern residence "is an economical, efficient, low-maintenance, and modern version of a traditional Seattle house—one with primary living spaces on the main floor and three bedrooms above," state the architects. 

Featured homes were submitted by members of the Dwell community through our Add a Home feature. Add your home to Dwell.com/homes today.