Dwell Community’s Top 20 Homes of 2017

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These astounding homes will have you doing double takes.

If you're ever at a loss for architectural inspiration, look no further than the Add a Home channel on Dwell.com, where designers, architects, and proud homeowners can share their abodes with the wider community. The top 20 homes, rounded up below, represent the most startlingly unique projects that wow-ed our editors and readers alike in 2017. From a shipping container cabin to a tiny house that acts like an amplifier, these killer projects are sure to impress. Keep scrolling to see what made the cut.

20. Randall Street

Dwell Community’s Top 20 Homes of 2017 - Photo 1 of 20 - Architect: YAMAMAR Design, Location: San Francisco, California

Architect: YAMAMAR Design, Location: San Francisco, California

Dwell Community’s Top 20 Homes of 2017 - Photo 2 of 20 - Architect: Scott | Edwards Architecture, Location: Portland, Oregon

Architect: Scott | Edwards Architecture, Location: Portland, Oregon

Dwell Community’s Top 20 Homes of 2017 - Photo 3 of 20 - Architect: Pleysier Perkins, Location: Merricks Beach, Victoria, Australia

Architect: Pleysier Perkins, Location: Merricks Beach, Victoria, Australia

Dwell Community’s Top 20 Homes of 2017 - Photo 4 of 20 - Architect: Surfside Projects, Location: Encinitas, California

Architect: Surfside Projects, Location: Encinitas, California


16. Caucaso

Dwell Community’s Top 20 Homes of 2017 - Photo 5 of 20 - Architect: Jose Juan Rivera Rio, Location: Cuidad de México, México

Architect: Jose Juan Rivera Rio, Location: Cuidad de México, México

Dwell Community’s Top 20 Homes of 2017 - Photo 6 of 20 - Architect: Matt Fajkus Architecture, Location: Austin, Texas

Architect: Matt Fajkus Architecture, Location: Austin, Texas

Dwell Community’s Top 20 Homes of 2017 - Photo 7 of 20 - Architect: Abramson Teiger Architects, Location: Jackson, Wyoming

Architect: Abramson Teiger Architects, Location: Jackson, Wyoming

Dwell Community’s Top 20 Homes of 2017 - Photo 8 of 20 - Architect: Elizabeth Baird Architecture & Design, Location: Austin, Texas

Architect: Elizabeth Baird Architecture & Design, Location: Austin, Texas

Dwell Community’s Top 20 Homes of 2017 - Photo 9 of 20 - Architect: The Ranch Mind, Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Architect: The Ranch Mind, Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Dwell Community’s Top 20 Homes of 2017 - Photo 10 of 20 - Architect: Lines Design Creation and Consultancy, Location: Kuwait City, Al Asimah Governate, Kuwait

Architect: Lines Design Creation and Consultancy, Location: Kuwait City, Al Asimah Governate, Kuwait


10. The Coyle

Dwell Community’s Top 20 Homes of 2017 - Photo 11 of 20 - Architect: Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects, Location: Quilcene, Washington

Architect: Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects, Location: Quilcene, Washington

Dwell Community’s Top 20 Homes of 2017 - Photo 12 of 20 - Architect: Terry & Terry Architecture, Location: Oakland, California

Architect: Terry & Terry Architecture, Location: Oakland, California

Dwell Community’s Top 20 Homes of 2017 - Photo 13 of 20 - Studio: Un.Box Studio, Location: Austin, Texas

Studio: Un.Box Studio, Location: Austin, Texas

Dwell Community’s Top 20 Homes of 2017 - Photo 14 of 20 - Design Architect: Reza Aliabadi, Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Design Architect: Reza Aliabadi, Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dwell Community’s Top 20 Homes of 2017 - Photo 15 of 20 - Architect: Augustus Mino + Robert Fitzpatrick, Location: Chappaqua, New York 

Architect: Augustus Mino + Robert Fitzpatrick, Location: Chappaqua, New York 

Dwell Community’s Top 20 Homes of 2017 - Photo 16 of 20 - Architect: Karen Mar, YAMAMAR Design, Location: Manton, California

Architect: Karen Mar, YAMAMAR Design, Location: Manton, California

Dwell Community’s Top 20 Homes of 2017 - Photo 17 of 20 - Architect: Olson Kundig, Location: San Juan Island, Washington

Architect: Olson Kundig, Location: San Juan Island, Washington

Dwell Community’s Top 20 Homes of 2017 - Photo 18 of 20 - Architect: Olson Kundig, Location: Longbranch, Washington

Architect: Olson Kundig, Location: Longbranch, Washington

Dwell Community’s Top 20 Homes of 2017 - Photo 19 of 20 - Architect: Lloyd Russell, AIA, Location: Encinitas, California

Architect: Lloyd Russell, AIA, Location: Encinitas, California

Dwell Community’s Top 20 Homes of 2017 - Photo 20 of 20 - Architect: Brian Crabb, Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas

Architect: Brian Crabb, Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas


To see more of our Top 10 lists, click here.  

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