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An Australian Renovation Weaves Together Indoor Spaces With Lush Gardens for a Year-Round Oasis
An Australian Renovation Weaves Together Indoor Spaces With Lush Gardens for a Year-Round Oasis
For a family of five and their goldendoodle, there’s always room to roam—no matter the weather.
Esther Choi Is Building a Global Community to Nurture the Next Generation of Designers
The multidisciplinary artist’s Office Hours—a series of free and candid online discussions—connects BIPOC designers and mentors.
Two DIYers Erect an Off-Grid Cabin in the Canadian Rockies for Next to Nothing
Thanks to their savvy with salvaged materials and knack for bartering, Nathalie and Greg Kupfer constructed the micro-cabin for less than $50 in net costs.
A Two-Unit ADU in Los Angeles Offers Inspired Spaces for Creative Tenants
A Two-Unit ADU in Los Angeles Offers Inspired Spaces for Creative Tenants
Architect Max Kuo transforms a back house and garage into a white-gabled duplex for a diverse mix of residents.
Salone del Mobile 2021 Delivers Exactly What We’ve Been Missing
After being postponed last year, the Milan Furniture Fair returns with human connection at its material core.
A Remodeled Ranch-Style Home in Oakland Gains Both Space and Midcentury Charisma
In the Bay Area, a 1950s low-rise home is adapted over time to meet its owner’s lifestyle at every turn.
A Mexico City Apartment Building Offers Lush Terraces Clad in Concrete and Steel
Local architecture firm Vertebral designs four greenery-lined apartments next to an ancient jacaranda tree in the Roma district.
A Striking Holiday Home in Portugal Evokes the Poetry of the Surrounding Landscape
Casa da Volta reimagines what a rural retreat can be, with its rustic yet luxurious materiality and tranquil courtyard.
A Trailblazing Aluminum Prefab Will Soon Woo U.S. Buyers
Mexico City’s Taller Aragonés debuts the Pi Home, an energy-efficient modular home that can be assembled in just 45 days.
A Culinary Couple’s Retirement Plan Helps Revitalize a Cincinnati Neighborhood
A husband and wife decide to retire in a historic downtown enclave—and in the process, they reimagine what the area could be.
Dwell Picks: 8 of Our Favorite Home Office Essentials That Do Work
Dwell Picks: 8 of Our Favorite Home Office Essentials That Do Work
Tune up your workspace this fall with these beloved picks from our team.
A Cork-Covered Retreat in South Africa Is Built Using Mass Timber
Architect Paul Elliott erects an eco-friendly home on family property, implementing sustainable materials and Japanese architectural styles.
A Magnetic L.A. Midcentury Arrives on the Market for the First Time Ever at $1.95M
Thoughtfully renovated over the years, this 1952 residence in West Hollywood has breezy, tree house vibes.
Karma by Boyer Vertical
Coming to Phoenix in 2022, these 11 customizable homes marry light and airy interiors with smart, sustainable design.
House on Peconic Bay by City Architect
In order to comply with local preservation efforts, a beach cottage on Long Island is elevated—with a twist.
36-38 Colonial Avenue by Scott Payette Architects
Urban living gets a splash of color in this new net-zero multifamily building.
Arthaus by Boyer Vertical
A multifamily building in Phoenix offers light and open space for 25 homes—and each comes with a thoughtful take on contemporary living.
636 Waverley by Hayes Group Architects
This mixed-use building in Silicon Valley gracefully encompasses both work and play.
Maryland Street by Asquared Studios
A Spanish-style home in San Diego benefits from a new floor plan that maximizes the city’s abundance of sunshine.
Edgewood House by Terry & Terry Architecture
A 1950s Eichler home in Palo Alto is transformed for the 21st century with sustainable solutions that champion indoor/outdoor living.
2 Hillcrest by Peter Goodhue
A New Jersey property’s dark rooms and halls get a refresh that embraces a Scandinavian approach to design.
Ames House by Matt Fajkus Architecture
The remodeled home is flooded with light yet shielded from heat gain thanks to the optimized picture windows, skylights, and inset openings of its transformative two-story...
An Undulating, Matte Black Home Hides a Secret Garden Within Its Walls
Wood Marsh Architecture brings a sculptural aesthetic to a holiday escape in Melbourne, Australia.
Timber Slatting Steals the Show at This Renovated Terrace House in London
In the expansion of his sister and brother-in-law’s Victorian in the Blackheath neighborhood, architect Ben Minifie implemented gorgeous wood cladding inside and out.
An Old Lumberyard in Sonoma County Is Being Reimagined as an Inclusive Community
A collaboration between Olson Kundig, SB Architects, and Vita, the Mill District is slated to bring new residences, affordable housing, a boutique hotel, and public green space to...
This Canadian Cabin Is Equal Parts Woodsy Wonder and Scandinavian Chic
Surrounded by red maple and aspen trees, the home is a refined take on the classic Québecois sugar shack.
The Best September Home Sales to Shop Right Now
End summer on a high note and extend the Labor Day savings with these steep discounts from your favorite apparel, home decor, and mattress retailers.
A Radiantly Remodeled Midcentury Rummer Home Lists for $925K in Oregon
The updated 1968 residence by developer Robert Rummer—known as “Oregon’s answer to Eichler”—features an open-air atrium inspired by indoor/outdoor Japanese architecture.
A Slim Green Home in Vietnam Rises Like a Tendril Out of Concrete
Green and blue finishes inspired by nature fill a 13-foot-wide building in Ho Chi Minh City shared by a family and its tenants.
This Cantilevered Home in Austria Takes In All the Views
Floor-to-ceiling windows wrap the second level, providing a panoramic perspective over rolling green hills.