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Dwell Picks: Beach Reads for Your Next Summer Outing
Dwell Picks: Beach Reads for Your Next Summer Outing
Armchair travel—or should we say beach chair?
A Family’s Seaside Cottage Renovation Makes Room for New Memories
A rear extension inspired by the Victoria coast’s pastural setting gives the owners plenty of space for generations to come.
A Splendid Midcentury Home Surfaces on the English Coast for $850K
Set in a seaside town, this revamped cottage is bathed in natural light and warm finishes.
Getting to the Beach Is Half the Fun
Getting to the Beach Is Half the Fun
The journey might not be as good as the destination. But as these beach lovers can tell you, it’s not all bad.
The Reason to Love Lakes Is the House Peeping
How one New Yorker found a new favorite pastime in her search for a place to swim laps.
Live the Life Aquatic in This Floating Home on the River Thames
Boho vibes meet clean lines aboard this converted Dutch barge listed for £1.8M.
To Rebuild After a Fire, a California Family Turns to Prefab
A trifecta of buildings from Connect Homes—a main residence, a guesthouse, and a garage—form their new retreat in Sonoma.
10 of Our Favorite Beach Homes You Can Book Right Now on Airbnb
There’s no need to wait when the sun, sand, and sea are calling your name.
A Family Aces the Remodel of a Cute Schoolhouse in the Catskills
The ’70s building set them up for success in creating a rustic-chic home on five acres in the country.
My House: There’s Nothing Complicated About Emma Allen’s Asheville Home
My House: There’s Nothing Complicated About Emma Allen’s Asheville Home
With city life in the rearview, the Everyday Oil founder keeps things simple and soothing in her pair of connected cottages.
Live and Work in This Frank Gehry Loft in Santa Monica for $2.5M
The three-level studio shows the starchitect’s practical side, while still leaving room for fun.
A Young Family’s Apartment in India Is a Pastel-Hued Wonderland
The flat in Gujarat, India, features whimsical hand-painted murals, a bar hidden in a closet, bedroom decor inspired by cottage gardens, and a balcony festooned with flower...
The Spiciest Summer Sales We’re Shopping Right Now
From Fourth of July weekend sales and beyond, here are the best discounts on apparel, bedding, home decor, and more that you can take advantage of from the comfort of your couch.
Bobby Berk’s Desert Hacienda Celebrates Outdoor Living With a High-Tech Deck
The design expert and Emmy-nominated TV host explains why he chose TimberTech over traditional wood for his midcentury oasis near Palm Springs.
Is There a Chicanx Style of Architecture?
Riverside, CA’s new Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture has been a long time coming. But its arrival prompts a question about design and cultural specificity.
This Renovation on Long Island Hacks the Conventions of Single-Family Suburban Living
Design firm Architensions tops a house with another house, subverting the notion of a traditional second-story addition.
Soak Up the Sun and Sky in This Mountaintop Home Listed for $2.4M
Located on Shinar Mountain in Connecticut, this midcentury home is all about the finest views from the largest windows.
A Timber Artist’s Retreat Sprouts Beside a Stone Cottage in England
Studio Weave draws upon traditional craft and contemporary design to create a garden dwelling geared toward creative growth.
10 Products to Punch Up Your Space, According to a Skincare Expert
The cofounder and CEO of Alder New York, Nina Zilka, shares the products that add a bit of flair to her everyday.
In an Airstream Far, Far Away…Lives a Star Wars–Obsessed Design Fiend
Mountain Modern Airstream channels the Force into a cool, compact desert home for influencer Kyle Krieger.
A Shipping Container Home in Rural Australia Delivers Views at Every Turn
The retreat routes a U-shape around a central plunge pool, providing a series of unique vantages of the forest landscape.
Go Full Cottagecore With This $1.7M English Coach House
The original details are perfectly preserved in this countryside home.
A Band of Whiskey Lovers Finds Refuge in Rural Virginia
Remote life is good. Remote life in a cabin with whiskey is even better.
An Unloved Loft Is Brought Back to Life for a Newlywed Couple
New finishes, built-ins, and pops of color restore vim and vigor to the space.
Towering Trees Grow Through the Roof of This $2.6M Topanga Canyon Home
The mountaintop home mingles with dense oaks and offers stunning views of Red Rock Canyon Park.
Invite Elements of Nature Into Your Home With Armadillo’s New Rugs
Armadillo has added two handcrafted rugs to their collection that celebrate the beauty of jute and reimagine traditional techniques for contemporary living.
Home Renovation Shows Meet Cute with Romance Novels
Why flipping houses and falling in love work so well together.
A Timber-Heavy Apartment in Spain Is Anything but Wooden
In Santander, Zooco Estudio joined fresh millwork with original beams to enliven a historic space with smart partitions and plenty of built-in storage.
Keep It Light and Breezy in This L.A. Home Listed for $3.6M
Sunlight is the star of the show in this recently renovated mission revival home, which was featured in the film “Mulholland...