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An Off-Grid Cabin Wrapped in Glass Hunkers in a Hawaiian Forest
An Off-Grid Cabin Wrapped in Glass Hunkers in a Hawaiian Forest
The boxy, modernist-inspired design synchs with its tropical setting thanks to a generous deck and wall-height windows and doors.
The Lasting Significance of Eastern Bloc Architecture, According to Its Inhabitants
The authors of a new photography book, “The Tenants,” which portrays the remaining residents of prefab panel blocks, explain why the austere housing estates are postwar relics...
An Architect Couple’s Experimental Home Is an Ode to Recycled Materials
Over 15 years, the cofounders of Splinter Society give a tiny worker’s cottage in Melbourne a gleaming goth makeover.
An Updated Victorian Cottage Savors the Neighborhood’s Fading Charm
An Updated Victorian Cottage Savors the Neighborhood’s Fading Charm
Lisa Breeze modernized the interiors of her home but kept the heritage facade intact to counter nearby car parks and apartment buildings.
A Japanese-Influenced Midcentury Lists for $1.5M in Portland, OR
The 1960s home—recently renovated by Paul McKean Architecture—is one of few known residences designed by local architect Richard Campbell.
The Top 15 Products Dwell Readers Bought in May
From watering cans and house slippers to a charming rechargeable railroad lantern, here’s what your fellow design devotees loved enough to add to cart.
Andersen’s Bright Ideas Awards Are Back—and More Brilliant Than Ever
We’re looking for the most inspiring homes across the country that embrace natural light.
For a Stunning, Sustainable Deck That Lasts a Lifetime, Use This Material
TimberTech’s premium composite decking brings the beauty of real wood—without any of its drawbacks.
Before & After: A Storied Midcentury Home Begins a New Chapter on Its 70th Anniversary
Architect Robert Swatt sets out to preserve a classic John Carl Warnecke house while carrying it into the present.
An Indoor/Outdoor Renovation Revives an Oakland Home’s Spirit of Connection
Updates over the years left it sealed off, so Sidell Pakravan Architects created open living spaces that flow out to a generous deck for a family to gather.
A Centuries-Old “Floating Farmhouse” Lists for $2.9M in the Catskills
A Centuries-Old “Floating Farmhouse” Lists for $2.9M in the Catskills
The 3,400-square-foot home in Eldred, New York—originally featured in Dwell in 2012—is seeking a new owner after an extensive remodel by self-taught designer Tom Givone.
We’re Off to See the Waltons
FORMAT, a new music and arts festival, is the latest effort by the country's richest family to remake Northwest Arkansas in Austin’s image—complete with rapidly rising home prices.
Here Are the Summer Sales You Need to Dive Into Right Now
From Father’s Day savings to early summer clearance events, these are the sales you don’t want to miss this month.
The Dot House Is a Prefab Tiny Home With Spot-On Finishes
A London firm leverages digital fabrication to deliver a modular backyard dwelling with flexible pegboard shelving.
On the Suffolk Coast, a Family Builds a Seaside Home for the Ages
Hardy materials and beach-ready interiors make the residence a retreat worth holding on to for generations to come.
This Tiny Apartment Checks All the Boxes With Glass Bricks and Gridded Tile
Inspired by Piet Mondrian, Miogui Architecture fixes up a 141-square-foot studio in Normandy with bright primary colors.
A Donald Olsen–Designed Midcentury Seeks $1.7M in Berkeley, CA
The Berkeley Hills home underwent a thoughtful renovation by the current owners, an architect couple—one of whom is a former student of Olsen’s.
A Streamlined Boathouse Perches Above the Water in the San Juan Islands
Sitting lightly above the eelgrass, the tiny dwelling serves as a port of entry for a family getaway on the Salish Sea.
Snag This Polished Desert Hideaway Near Joshua Tree for $649K
A creative pair turn a rundown midcentury cabin in Landers, California, into a clean-lined one bedroom with neutral tones and expansive views.
Shinola and Crate & Barrel Want You to Have a Casually Elegant Summer
The Detroit-based lifestyle brand drops a colorful collection of outdoor essentials, including pillows, plates, and a stellar lantern.
Before & After: A Couple Give a Treasured Family Home a Fresh Start—Furniture and All
In São Paulo, architect Alexandre Skaff restores fixtures and furniture while updating a midcentury apartment that once belonged to his husband’s grandmother.
These Portable, Modern Firepits Are This Summer’s Hottest Accessory
The Nomad propane firepits from Tohst Modern Living are a straight-up bright idea.
After a 15-Year Renovation, an Architect Couple List Their Brooklyn Townhouse
On the market for $3.75 million, the unique family residence features multiple levels connected by suspended stairs and bridges.
This Revamped Seattle Midcentury Is a “Riff on the Original Melody”
Cast Architecture tunes up a 1955 home’s finishes and flow while allowing its classic details to sing.
A Fragrance Guru’s Guide to Creating a Home That Looks, Feels, and Smells Good
P.F. Candle Co. co-owner Kristen Pumphrey shares the staples that brighten up her home, from piñon incense to disco balls.
How Much of a Home Is ‘Harry’s House’?
Harry Styles enthralled design obsessives with the rollout of his third solo album—but the record is more about introspection than interiors.
A 1759 Schoolhouse Turned Industrial-Style Home Asks $450K in Connecticut
The 18th-century property features thoughtfully updated interiors transformed by the current owners, a furniture maker couple.
Lawson-Fenning’s Earthy New Collection Creates an Everyday Escape at Home
An expression of its enduring love affair with California, Lawson-Fenning unveils an exclusive collection for CB2 celebrating organic forms and honest craftsmanship.
A Renovated Midcentury With a Serene Backyard Seeks $4.9M in Santa Barbara, CA
Sliding glass doors connect the bright interior to a landscaped outdoor area with a built-in barbecue and firepit situated on a 1.9-acre lot.