Exclusives

Browse exclusive Dwell stories about modern homes, architecture, and design.

Try Dwell+ for FREE
A Toronto Pool House Splashes Out With a Wild, Wavy Roof
A Toronto Pool House Splashes Out With a Wild, Wavy Roof
A historic guesthouse lost to fire is reincarnated as an undulating escape with a swimming pool and kitchen.
- 2 days ago
Before & After: An Enlivened DC Residence Now Channels California Cool
Once overlooked and overgrown, this 1962 home now features sunlit rooms and thoughtful outdoor spaces.
Budget Breakdown: A 1988 Jayco Motor Home Gets a Gleaming Retrofit for $5,700
A creative couple combine their talents to give a camper a retro-inspired revamp.
A Dreamy Home in Catalonia Celebrates the Mediterranean Way of Life
A Dreamy Home in Catalonia Celebrates the Mediterranean Way of Life
Spanish architecture studio Mesura draws inspiration from the landscape and local vernacular to craft a rural retreat for a large family.
- 10 days ago
Before & After: Two Former Circus Performers Remodel Their Home Like a Refined Big Top
This hillside residence in Seattle tempers three-ring spectacle with the restraint of Japanese design to fix a disjointed plan.
Budget Breakdown: An Architect Constructs a Plywood Hideaway for Her Family for $538K
This woodsy retreat’s island site in British Columbia meant working with mostly local builders and materials.
A Modern Addition Makes This 110-Year-Old Nashville House Sing
The owners—married musicians in an indie-pop band—turned to an old college friend to create a space for impromptu concerts and quiet repose.
A Copper Cabin in British Columbia Glows With Magical Childhood Memories
The colorful steel-clad cabin evokes the owner’s happy memories of holidays spent in a converted railroad boxcar.
Before & After: A TV Writer’s Chelsea Loft Is Saved From a Hodgepodge of Outdated Remodels
Through a process of subtraction, the architects were able to highlight the penthouse’s unique elements.
Missing the Spa? This Converted Mercedes Sprinter Can Bring the Sauna to Your Doorstep
Now available for private rentals, Vanya promises an affordable schvitz.
A Black Gable Villa in Copenhagen Stands Out From Its Stately Neighbors
A Black Gable Villa in Copenhagen Stands Out From Its Stately Neighbors
The modern dwelling incorporates its woodsy-yet-urban surrounds through copious glazing.
- a month ago
Before & After: A Towering Library Becomes the Beating Heart of an Architect’s Home
Rafael Santa Ana unites the disjointed floors of his Vancouver residence, adding vaulted ceilings and a commanding, double-height bookshelf.
Rental Revamp: An Architect Couple Reimagine a Dated Queens Apartment for Just $5K
Using found materials and DIY know-how, Jordan Meerdink and Shalini Amin create a polished home that emphasizes their African roots.
The Cofounders of Den, a DIY Cabin Startup, Share a Peek Into Their Catskills Retreat
The husband-and-wife duo use their home as both a weekend getaway and laboratory for their business.
Budget Breakdown: A Former Berkeley Commune Is Surgically Renovated for $944K
A close-knit team seismically retrofits and reimagines a 1905 residence that had suffered through years of shoddy work.
Budget Breakdown: This Revamped New Orleans Home Is Part Urban Loft and Part Cathedral
A classic Big Easy house with a fanciful facade gets a $427K renovation that balances authenticity and imagination.
Before & After: A Washed-Up Venice Beach Shack Catches a Second Wave
Veneer Designs turns a crumbling home into a beachside paradise.
A Belgian Photographer’s Country Home Is a Playground for Kids and Adults Alike
Shaped like an upside-down seat, The Chairhouse is an experimental base for art-making and adventure.
Budget Breakdown: A DIY Couple Turn an Aging Barn House Into a Dreamy Catskills Getaway for $55.6K
Undeterred by the pandemic—and with their one-year-old daughter in tow—Danielle and Ely Franko spend seven months overhauling a former hay barn.
This Vibrant Singapore Apartment Is a Love Letter to Wes Anderson
Interior designer Ponnie Tan of EightyTwo infuses a Singapore apartment with a striking play of tones, forms, and graphics.
This Matte Black Cabin Was Built for Roughly the Cost of a Standard Sedan
A young architecture studio designs and builds a tiny, minimalist retreat in La Unión, Chile.
Budget Breakdown: This Sunny 1939 Santa Monica Bungalow Shines After a $765K Remodel
Addison Schierbeek Architects modeled the new layout around the homeowner’s favorite element of the property, a Chinese flame tree.
This Meticulously Crafted Concrete Home is a Minimalist’s Dream
Perched on Melbourne’s bayside beachfront, this family home by Rachcoff Vella Architecture celebrates a robust and raw material palette.
Budget Breakdown: A Couple Spend Six Weeks and $16.7K Fashioning an Airy Kitchen
Designer Brit Arnesen and her husband, Derek, imbue the space with feminine, Art Deco–inspired touches.
Before & After: A Once-Stuffy Midcentury Is Refreshed With an Airy and Arty Renovation
The home of two influencers in Laurel Canyon now shines with abundant natural light, subtle texture, and sculptural accents.
Budget Breakdown: A Growing Family Upgrades From a Sprinter Van to a Skoolie Built for $26K
After getting a taste of #vanlife, Gianna and Jake Bachowski spend the pandemic converting a school bus—finishing just in time for the arrival of their baby daughter.
This Charming Country Oasis Overlooks a 50-Acre Park in the Heart of Dallas
Architect Bentley Tibbs crafts a cozy Texas home with verdant views, an art studio, and five different porches.
Before & After: A Loft in a Former See’s Candy Factory Gets a Tasteful Renovation
Síol Studios cracks the shell of a candy factory loft to showcase its classic character.
Budget Breakdown: An Architect Couple Build a Net-Zero Home and Studio for $250 Per Square Foot
eMZed Architecture construct a sustainable, durable, high-performance residence and office in Portland, Oregon, for $950,000—an impressive feat given the challenges.
Before & After: An Outdated Venice Beach Bungalow Becomes a Light-Filled Bachelor Pad
Nwankpa Design reimagines a tired coastal home while helping their forward-thinking client plan for the future.