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This Breezy Floating Home Makes the Most of a Tranquil Setting Along Seattle’s Portage Bay
This Breezy Floating Home Makes the Most of a Tranquil Setting Along Seattle’s Portage Bay
Studio DIAA debuts with an airy design that employs generous indoor/outdoor connections and playful materials to gather and reflect natural light.
- 3 months ago
An Artfully Crafted Boulder Home Glows From Within a Charcoal Exterior
Drawing inspiration from artist Robert Kelly, Studio B creates a simple yet bold home that explores ideas of layering and translucency.
Asking $220K, an Architect’s Handcrafted Earthen Home Seeks a Visionary Buyer in Vermont
Bob Chappelle used polystyrene panels, coated with mud and cement, to build the four-domed structure.
Top 10 Sustainable Homes of 2020
Top 10 Sustainable Homes of 2020
From a carbon-negative cabin to a prefab farmhouse, these resourceful designs captivated readers this year.
- 3 months ago
Dwell Picks: 18 Gifts We’re Planning to Give (or Hoping to Get) This Year
The ideal wishlist, according to team Dwell, includes sustainable linens, colorful face masks, and patent leather combat boots.
This Off-Grid Cabin on Finland’s Archipelago Is an Irresistible Call to Low-Impact Living
With a leave-no-trace design, the prefabricated Majamaja Cabin by Littow Architectes draws visitors to a new eco-retreat at the water’s edge.
A Translucent Tower in Vietnam Invites Visitors in for a Cup of Coffee
Three generations live and work in this multitasking home and coffee shop in the bustling city of Huê.
Top 10 Mullet Homes of 2020
Traditional in the front, modern in the back, these dwellings look unassuming from the street.
Rental Revamp: A Comedian’s L.A. Digs Get a Plush, Boudoir Treatment
Punchy colors and playful textures up the glamour in writer Mamrie Hart’s bungalow.
Asking $1.4M, This Historic Berkeley Home Lists for the First Time in More Than a Century
The Ericsson-Bray House features original clinker bricks and box beam ceilings—as well as a hidden bedroom beneath the redwood-clad gable roof.
The Best Eyebrow Gel and 25 More Beauty Gifts Under $35
The Best Eyebrow Gel and 25 More Beauty Gifts Under $35
Pamper your loved ones—and yourself, while you’re at it—with these self-care staples that only look expensive.
- 3 months ago
This Prefab Tiny Home Is Designed to Be Nearly Indestructible
With its reinforced concrete shell, the prefabricated Hüga House is ready for a variety of challenging environmental conditions.
How Richard Neutra’s Lew House Broke the Mold and Became a Midcentury Icon
Richard Neutra designed the Lew House in 1958 to suit his clients’ lifestyle and well-being with an open floor plan, wall-to-wall glazing, and a gleaming glass carport.
Top 9 Objects of 2020
A mug reinvented 100 ways and a Bauhaus beehive are among the nominees in this year’s Dwell Design Awards.
A Seattle Family Tucks Two Shipping Containers Inside Their 1950s Home
Part of a new addition, the containers divide the interior spaces and nod to the family’s love of contemporary art.
Top 9 Bathrooms of 2020
From the whimsical to the austerely beautiful, the contenders in this year’s Dwell Design Awards are singular sanctuaries.
Fashion Maven Lisa Perry Lists Her Flamboyant New York City Penthouse for $45M
With walls lined in pop art, the skyline residence is as much a museum as it is a home.
Architect Murray Legge Gives Gifts That Elevate the Everyday
Garden shears, pet products, and house plants are all on the Austin designer’s list of objects that make the ordinary extraordinary.
Top 9 Kitchens of 2020
The nominees for this year’s Dwell Design Awards are the epitome of style and function.
This Live/Work Warehouse That Starred in Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” Lists for £2.75M
The RIBA award–winning factory conversion in Birmingham, England, features a 35-foot atrium.
Before & After: A Terrace House in Melbourne Takes an Unexpected Turn
Architect Rebecca Naughtin carves out a curvaceous kitchen in her foodie clients’ heritage home.
This Off-Grid Retreat in Idaho Floats in a Sea of Rolling Hills
Three metal-clad structures connected by an open-air courtyard offer simple sanctuary and an escape from city living.
The Only John Lautner Home in Anchorage Asks $1.2M
The Harpel Residence II is one of a select few homes the master architect designed outside of California.
We Want to Buy Everything on Architect Frederick Tang’s Go-To Gift List
From an achingly cool fanny pack to an indispensable Sichuan chili sauce, these ideas simply don’t miss.
Top 9 Gardens of 2020
The verdant spaces nominated for the Dwell Design Awards bring these biophilic homes to life.
A Sleek Addition Hides Behind a Federation-Era Facade in Sydney
Heritage details cascade into a minimalist composition of glass and blackened timber in this renovation by Studio Prineas.
A Father-Daughter Duo Lovingly Revamp a ’70s Airstream on Vancouver Island
Interior designer Markie Miller and furniture builder Lance Price give an old tin can a second life as a rustic family retreat.
A Minimalist House Stands Out in a Wild Landscape
This Napa Valley residence by Feldman Architecture contrasts glass and concrete with evergreens and grasses.
Top 9 Small Spaces of 2020
The nominees for this year’s Dwell Design Awards may be petite, but they pack a big punch.
One Family’s 416-Square-Foot Digs Expand the Limits of Tiny Home Living
Mint Tiny Home Company’s new model provides ample space for a single mother, two kids, and two pups.