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Six Overlapping Pavilions Create a Flower-Shaped Home in Massachusetts
Six Overlapping Pavilions Create a Flower-Shaped Home in Massachusetts
No Architecture designs a weekend house with an octagonal courtyard and interconnected spaces that bring a family together during the pandemic.
- 3 months ago
Demar Matthews Wants to Bring Distinctly Black Architecture to American Neighborhoods
The designer is out to establish a new vernacular—one that “elevates, not denigrates,” Black identity within the built environment.
A Streamlined ADU in Texas Pays Homage to Midcentury Architecture
M Gooden Design creates a striking guesthouse next to a historic 20th-century home in Denton.
A Two-Decade Renovation Recasts a Derelict Home as an Artists’ Live/Work Haven
A Two-Decade Renovation Recasts a Derelict Home as an Artists’ Live/Work Haven
Warren Techentin Architecture turns a wonky Los Angeles home and bungalows into the perfect place for the owners to work and raise a family.
- 3 months ago
Solid Surface, Reimagined—Irresistibly Matte Hues Meet New Age Function
With decidedly Italian DNA, the innovative surfacing solution FENIX™ exudes design-forward quality and texture, while pushing the boundaries of technical performance.
Japanese Influences Grace This Bay Area Home Offered at $1.6M
The serene, two-bedroom residence outside San Francisco offers the chance to go off-grid in spectacular settings.
20 Nature-Loving Homes Where Biophilia Thrives
Flourishing with greenery, natural materials, organic textures, and sunlight, these designs put wellness first.
Participating in Dry January? End the Month Strong With Our Favorite Booze-Free Beverages
Take Dry January beyond the 31st with these non-alcoholic sips.
A Wood-Clad Beach Pad Flourishes on a Narrow Lot in Santa Monica
An architect makes the most of a narrow lot by prioritizing natural light and outdoor space over square footage.
Before & After: A Faux Mountain Inspired by Disneyland Caps This Riotous Renovation in London
Architect Mat Barnes transforms his Edwardian home into a postmodern playground of pattern and color.
A Cleaned-Up Cornwall Cottage Maintains Its Funky Maritime Charm
A Cleaned-Up Cornwall Cottage Maintains Its Funky Maritime Charm
A sensitive renovation by Jonathan Tuckey Design celebrates the history, setting, and imperfections of a 400-year-old cottage in Cornwall.
- 3 months ago
A Rare London Midcentury Bursting With Brilliant Color Pops Up for £1.1M
The 1979 courtyard home beams with bright hues after a playful revamp by Studio MacLean.
An Australian Family’s Dream Home Celebrates Mies van der Rohe Down Under
Nature, midcentury design, and a less-is-more mentality informed this family’s residence in Suffolk Park.
An Australian Architect’s Dazzling Interpretation of Prairie Style Lists for the First Time
Built in the 1960s and now asking $4.2M, the Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired Mirrabooka House sits on five acres of magnificent gardens.
Start the New Year Right With These Can’t-Miss January Sales
New year, new you. Revamp your living spaces, wardrobe, and beauty routine with the help of some irresistible deals.
This Sun-Soaked Cabin in the Canadian Wilderness Is a Breath of Fresh Air
Peter Braithwaite Studio crafts a peaceful retreat for a couple in Seabright, Nova Scotia.
A Neon, Faux-Fur Humanoid Pillow—and Other Weird, Wonderful Things You Need From Crosby Home Studios
Architect and designer Harry Nuriev’s home goods and loungewear collection debuts with a virtual showroom you won’t want to stop exploring.
An Architect’s Slim Home Squeezes Into a Tiny Lot in Seoul
Minwook Choi’s minimalist Seroro House makes clever use of a 355-square-foot site.
A Ceramicist’s Family Home Is Inspired by the Ancient Art of Pottery
Crafted from natural materials that will evolve over time, this courtyard house in Phoenix embraces the subtle imperfections of handmade objects.
Scoop Up This Sprawling Frank Lloyd Wright–Inspired Midcentury for $370K
Designed by Wisconsin architect John Randall McDonald in the ’50s, the Prairie-style home features an interior of wood cladding, built-ins, and stacked stone.
Drumroll, Please—Announcing the Winners of the Dwell Design Awards
We asked an expert jury and our audience to choose the best projects of the year.
Designer Sean Brown’s Toronto Apartment Elevates the Y2K Aesthetic
The creator of the beloved CD rug mixes business and pleasure, treating his own digs as a life-size vision board for his home line Curves.
This Melbourne Mullet Renovation Is a Mood—and It Starts in the Kitchen
On a double lot in the Carlton neighborhood of Melbourne, a family of foodies cook up their dream home.
The Holt House by Midcentury “Architect to the Stars” Hal Levitt Seeks $26M
Built in 1962, the Beverly Hills home features a covered bridge that spans a central pool.
A Fire-Resistant Home on Tricky Terrain Taps Into the Power of Prefab
Packed with off-grid tech, the partially prefabricated Waterfall Residence soaks up stunning views of Carmel Valley.
A British Architect’s Picturesque Prefab Seeks £1.2M
David Tapp’s 1969 residence in Oxfordshire features a living room that appears to hover over the garden.
A Vibrant Retrofit Breathes New Life Into a Dilapidated 19th-Century House in Paris
A lively color palette, graphic tiles, and custom woodwork enhance the Parisian charm of this one-of-a-kind residence.
Before & After: A “Higgledy-Piggledy” Beach House in Australia Becomes a Streamlined Retreat
In their renovation of a dilapidated midcentury home on the Tweed Coast, DFJ Architects showcases a monumental stone chimney.
19 Backyard Offices and Studios to Inspire Your Own Work-From-Home Escape
From prefab pods to cozy cabins, these backyard offices make working from home a breeze.
How Japandi Design Can Bring Comfort and Simplicity to Your Home
Japanese and Scandinavian influences come together to produce a look that’s serene, organic, and refined.