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A Design-Loving Couple Set Out to Build Their Midcentury Dream Home From Scratch
A Design-Loving Couple Set Out to Build Their Midcentury Dream Home From Scratch
After years of searching for a modernist house to restore, Sean and Geri Brunson decide to DIY one—and save $20K by finishing each beam themselves.
All the Best Black Friday Beauty, Apparel, and Wellness Deals
You might as well look as good as your home does, right?
A Historic Home by a Frank Lloyd Wright Apprentice Lists for the First Time in Decades
A Historic Home by a Frank Lloyd Wright Apprentice Lists for the First Time in Decades
Architect Sim Bruce Richards used cedar, glass, and stone to build the Weinberg Residence high atop a granite peak in San Diego.
Rough-Hewn Stone and Timber Set the Tone for This Revamped Residence in Portugal
Atelier Central Arquitectos balanced those rustic elements with white paint, warm tile, and hardwood floors.
Actually, You Shouldn’t Offer Help In Someone Else’s Kitchen
This Thanksgiving, sit down. Take my word for it.
A (Real) Eames Chair Costs Exactly $316 Right Now
And 10 more of the best design deals from DWR’s holiday sale.
How One Woman Pulled Anchor and Set Sail in a Solar-Powered Tiny Home
Marianne loved life on the water, so she had design firm Crossboundaries turn a houseboat into a roaming residence.
15 Super Cozy Spaces That Home In On the Spirit of Hygge
Timber, texture, and often a woodburning fire make these spaces warm and inviting—and the kind of place we want to spend the holidays.
Before & After: A Complete Overhaul Lifts a Jumbled Hilltop Home to Cloud Nine
Perched high above Oakland, the expanded midcentury soaks up jaw-dropping views—even from the bathroom.
Subtle Moves Modernize a ’60s Midcentury in Portland, Oregon
Subtle Moves Modernize a ’60s Midcentury in Portland, Oregon
It had been largely untouched since being built, so Ment Architecture freshened it up with a few new finishes.
A Cottagecore Fever Dream Just Hit the Market in London
Designed—and currently owned—by textile maven Alice Palmer, the charming Edwardian is filled to the brim with pastels, prints, and plants.
What Is…Googie? These Devoted Fans Will Tell You
Inside L.A.’s second Googie World Expo, a sold-out event for those passionate about the retro-futuristic, disappearing, distinctly SoCal aesthetic.
One Night In a Hogan on Navajo Nation
On a cross-country road trip, my partner and I had the meaningful opportunity to stay in a traditional Navajo (Diné) dwelling rented on Airbnb by the family of the man who built...
Take a Peek Inside Trevor Noah’s Posh Manhattan Penthouse
After purchasing the duplex apartment in 2017, the acclaimed South African comedian, writer, and political commentator is now letting it go for a whopping $13M.
A Concrete Home on the Coast of Argentina Uses Stone to Connect Land and Sea
An open living area on the second level features floor-to-ceiling windows at the front and rear, linking expansive views of the ocean and countryside.
Talking Shop With the Duo Behind Scotland’s Newest Craft Showcase
Bard, which is now open to shop in person and online, hopes to highlight “the finest, most interesting ideas, objects, and stories from all over...
Is This the Palm Springs Midcentury of Your Dreams?
Built by W.G. Hercules, the pristine home has rock walls, big glass doors, the requisite pool, and a $1.7M price tag.
A Terrace Home’s Corrugated Steel Addition Hides Surprisingly Elegant Interiors
White finishes, warm wood built-ins, and a sinuous spiral stair create a refined feel inside the metal-clad extension.
A Passive House in Maine Is One Couple’s New Start After Losing Everything in a Fire
On the same site, they melded two prefab designs from local firm Go Logic to create a resilient, energy-efficient forever home.
Before & After: A Toronto Couple Level Up Their Dingy Attic Into a Spa-Like Suite
Nova Tayona Architects turns the third story of a 100-year-old family home into a soothing retreat with a dramatic walk-in wardrobe.
On the Market: A Brooklyn Townhouse, a Craftsman in Oakland, and More Great Homes for Sale This Week
The listings also include a midcentury modern in Los Angeles, a 1957 block-and-beam home, and a converted flat in London.
15 Woodburning Stoves That Add Verve and Vibe to These Cozy Homes
Nothing creates that hygge cabin atmosphere like a crackling fire.
Let Dwell’s Holiday Gift Guides Help You Out This Year
We’ve done the legwork so you don’t have to: these are the gifts we love (and will give) this holiday season.
A Finely Finished Craftsman Commands $1.5M in Oakland
Dating back to 1925, the four-bedroom home recently underwent a complete revamp.
In a Forest in Portugal, a Refined Timber Home Is Hewn From a Traditional Granary
Marta Brandão and MIMA Housing reinterpret a former storehouse using slatted wood, ample glazing, and a slate-tile roof.
A Lovely London Flat With a Serene Garden Springs Up for £895K
Set in a renovated Victorian townhouse, the ground-floor apartment comes with three bedrooms and a glass ceiling.
10 Bucket-List Saunas, Hot Springs, and Thermal Baths From Around the World
In her new book, “Thermal,” author Lindsey Bro plunges into the deepest reaches of the globe exploring the healing powers of heat.
A Family’s Quest for Color Culminates in This Brightly Tiled Madrid Apartment
Sierra De La Higuera designs a vivid apartment to reflect a couple’s respective roots and worldly travels, drawing inspiration from Mexico, Singapore, Galicia, and elsewhere.
This Breezy, Boxy Jamaican Villa Could Be Yours for $790K
Turn the vacation fantasy into a year-round reality with this three-bedroom home.