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Dwell’s Top 10 Prefabs of 2019
Dwell’s Top 10 Prefabs of 2019
From a shingle-clad retreat in Patagonia to a sculptor’s live/work cabin, these are the most innovative prefabs of the year.
A Bold Blue Extension Caps a Weatherboard Cottage in Melbourne
Charred black on the outside and bright blue on the inside, a clever extension makes room for a growing family.
An Icon Revisited: Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year is Classic Blue
Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue has been named the shade to kick off the new decade.
You Can Live Like an A-Lister in This Secluded, Treehouse-Like Home in Beverly Hills
You Can Live Like an A-Lister in This Secluded, Treehouse-Like Home in Beverly Hills
The husband-and-wife team behind SIMO Design recently completed their newest home along Beverly Hills’ Oak Pass Road—and it’s currently on the market.
Before & After: A Seattle Midcentury Shakes Off a Wacky Addition
SHED Architecture + Design fashions a more coherent layout for a Seward Park home with refreshing lake views.
This 90-Square-Foot Kitchen Feels Airy After a Scandinavian-Style Renovation
L.A.-based design duo Taylor + Taylor juxtaposed board-formed concrete with blond cabinetry and statement tile for a wow worthy kitchen renovation.
Drew Barrymore’s New Home Collection Arrives Just in Time for the Holidays
The fall collection of Drew Barrymore Flower Home is unapologetically maximalist with holiday entertaining in mind—and pieces start at just $10.
The World’s Largest 3D-Printed Building Just Popped Up in Dubai
3D-printing innovators Apis Cor used locally sourced materials to print a two-story building in three weeks’ time.
The Biggest Frank Lloyd Wright Headlines of 2019
This year, we reported on everything from demolition, to preservation, to rare Frank Lloyd Wright homes hitting the market.
An Architect’s Home in Sydney Is a Masterful Lesson in Sustainable Design
CplusC Architectural Workshop’s Clinton Cole has equipped his Darlington address with a solar-panel facade, rainwater harvesting, and a rooftop garden and fish pond.
This Charming Wooden Barn in the Netherlands Utilizes Every Part of the Tree
This Charming Wooden Barn in the Netherlands Utilizes Every Part of the Tree
Century-old oak trees are fused with modern-day materials to create a barn rooted in the past that serves the present.
Robin Williams’ Former Northern California Home Lists for $7.25M
Set on a double lot, the Mediterranean-style home looks out over the widest part of San Francisco Bay.
Take a First Look Inside James Turrell’s Awe-Inspiring New Exhibition
An exploration of light, color, and space awaits visitors at James Turrell’s first survey exhibition in Mexico.
Rain, Rain, Go Away: Here’s Everything You Need to Weather the Rainy Season
Keep storm clouds at bay this season with our picks for the best umbrellas, raincoats, waterproof bags, and more.
This Tiny House Makes 240-Square-Foot Living Look Easy
The Point by Modern Tiny Living packs a ton of style and storage—and starts at just $62,000.
Dwell Picks: The 11 Books We’re Cozying Up With Right Now
There’s no better way to spend a cold day than indoors with a good book. Here are the ones we’ve been reading and won’t stop talking about.
The Only Surviving Craig Ellwood Case Study House Asks $2.9M
Recently listed for $2,995,000, Case Study House #16 was the first of three houses Ellwood designed for the program—and it’s the only one still intact.
The 10 Most Coveted Eichler Homes of 2019
Embodying breezy, California living, these Eichler homes for sale were in hot demand.
21 Midcentury Renovations in Portland That Maintain Their Northwest Charm
Take a look at these midcentury beauties that have been outfitted for modern convenience and comfort.
A Green-Roofed Family Home Frames the Grandeur of the Swiss Alps
Tempesta Tramparulo adapts a linear home to the alpine landscape while carving out picture-perfect views.
My House: A Creative Couple’s Live/Work Loft Is Full of Sunny, Southwestern Vibes
Bay Area makers and entrepreneurs Jimmy Brower and Damien Merino fill their desert-inspired home with work by local artists to keep the creative juices flowing.
Paul Rudolph’s Legendary Walker Guest House Is Heading to Auction Next Week
Here’s your chance to own a piece of design history—Sotheby’s will auction the Paul Rudolph–designed gem on December 12.
7 Groundbreaking Prefab Homes in North Carolina
These prefab, modular, and kit homes in North Carolina show the full potential of eco-friendly, low-impact construction methods.
A New Zealand Architect Brings a Beach Shack Sensibility to His Family Home
Channeling the kiwi bach, architect Daniel Smith creates an address where a casual attitude—even in a sharp-edge structure—reigns supreme.
Musician Norah Jones Lists Her Radiant Cobble Hill Home for $8M
After purchasing the row house in 2009, the nine-time Grammy winner treated it to several upgrades, including an unconventional backyard pool.
14 Space Heaters to Keep You Toasty All Winter Long
The weather outside may be frightful, but it’s easy to keep your home or office delightfully warm with these affordable picks.
Before & After: An Abandoned Schoolhouse in New Orleans Now Holds Chic Apartments
Built in 1894, this building has served as a schoolhouse, an office, and an event space. Today, it’s home to sleek, Scandinavian-inspired apartments.
A Berkeley Home Designed by Two Frank Lloyd Wright Protégés Seeks $2.65M
Conceived by Wright students Donald Hoppen and Daniel Liebermann, the radial design revolves around a central skylight and numerous floor-to-ceiling windows.
The 72 Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales to Shop Right Now
Work off that Thanksgiving meal by browsing these can’t-miss deals on home furnishings, kitchenware, apparel, gadgets, and more.
A Glass Addition Lends Loft-Style Living to a Traditional Australian Cottage
DAH Architecture renovates a Queenslander in Brisbane to better connect with a steep slope and capture light and breezes.