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A Refurbished Flat With Catalan-Vaulted Ceilings Lists for €760K in Barcelona
A Refurbished Flat With Catalan-Vaulted Ceilings Lists for €760K in Barcelona
The 1,399-square-foot apartment maintains original details dating back to 1900, including shallow-arched, brick barrel vaults with wood beams and colorful mosaic floors.
A 17th-Century Stone Home in Spain Gets a Modern-Day Glow Up
A pandemic lockdown affords a young couple the opportunity to create a charmingly uncomplicated home in the Catalan countryside.
An Art Deco Apartment With Victorian Influences Lists for £745K in London
Reimagined by the current resident, interior designer Neil McLachlan, the greenhouse-inspired, two-bedroom apartment showcases a harmonious mix of pattern, patina, and playfulness.
How to Take Your Bathroom From Shabby to Chic, According to a Los Angeles Designer
How to Take Your Bathroom From Shabby to Chic, According to a Los Angeles Designer
We spoke to Rob Diaz of Diaz + Alexander Architecture about his go-to picks when performing a bathroom renovation—think exciting textures, statement pieces, and sleek fixtures.
Before & After: A Design-Savvy Couple Turn a Worn-Down Brownstone Into a Minimalist Home
Few homeowners have as clear a vision of how to compose a design brief as Trish and Andrew McKechnie. Just ask their architect, David Cunningham.
A Restored Midcentury Wrapped Around a Reflecting Pool Lists for $1.39M in Sacramento, CA
Designed by prominent local architect John Harvey Carter, the 1968 home incorporates Japanese design influences and features a large conversation pit with a drop-down fireplace.
Koto Just Unveiled a New Backyard Prefab Cabin for $75K
In collaboration with Garden Club London, Koto has created a carbon-neutral retreat that syncs with a garden setting.
Jean Prouvé’s Villa Seynave in Saint-Tropez Is Seeking a New Owner for €3.5M
The midcentury prefab was originally designed to be transportable—although who could imagine removing the home from its pristine, tree-dotted site?
A Rock Drummer With an Eye for Modernism Tunes Up a Los Angeles Midcentury
Matt Helders of the Arctic Monkeys has a penchant for throwback film and design; interior designer Corinne Mathern used it to revive an L.A. classic.
A Panoramic Passive House Rises in the Mountains Above Madrid
Barcelona-based Slow Studio builds a bioclimatic home for a couple who work with the United Nations.
An Off-Grid Shipping Container Home Perches at the Foothills of the Victorian Alps
Melbourne designer Robbie Walker reconfigures two containers with plywood paneling, a hydraulic deck, and steel screens to create a rugged, all-weather escape.
A San Francisco Oasis Designed by William Wurster Asks $6.9 Million
An organic palette makes up this serene midcentury retreat, which is surrounded by verdant gardens.
A Ski-In Park City Home With Endless Amenities Asks $29.9M
This luxe residence embodies resort living with a 25-meter indoor pool, fitness and wellness areas, a theater, and a wine cellar and tasting room.
A Mountain Home in Breckenridge With Multiple Pools and Hot Tubs Asks $14.9M
Situated on more than five acres, this sleek home channels resort living with an abundance of amenities.
A Sprawling High-Desert Estate in Washington Asks $1.4M
This property offers endless possibilities with three bodies of water, rolling hills, pastures, and ideal growing conditions for vineyards.
A Contemporary Home in Massachusetts With a Private Lake Asks $18M
This turnkey residence comes with all furnishings, recreational equipment, and its own private helicopter pad.
A Former Garage, Now a Light-Filled Residence, Lists for $625K in Philadelphia
A striking example of adaptive reuse, the three-bedroom home designed by local firm C2 Architecture comes with 15-foot-tall ceilings, handcrafted millwork, and multiple private...
A Melbourne Architect Imagines a New Home for Her Sister’s Family
With firm partner Rene Lieu, Sara Tonini of Mani Architecture creates a black facade that hides an array of textured and colorful spaces.
This Vermont Passive House Is Built From the Forest That Surrounds It
Architect Robert Swinburne deploys a collaborative building approach and hyperlocal materials to craft a home that celebrates the land it’s built on.
A Stylishly Converted 1800s Homestead Asks $1.9M in Tivoli, New York
Located roughly two hours from New York City, the 4.5-acre property comprises a revamped barn and cottage, plus multiple outdoor gathering areas—including a thriving garden...
A London Mews Home With a Subterranean Dance Floor Asks £3.8M
Behind a modest brick exterior in Kensington, an expansive contemporary home built half underground is full of light, color, and kinetic design.
Budget Breakdown: A New Zealand Architect Builds a Passive House for His Family for $490K
Drawing on a simple material palette of plywood and corrugated metal, architect Rafe Maclean designs a certified Passive House on a steep, challenging lot in Dunedin.
Jens Risom’s Legacy Lives On at His Son’s Block Island Prefab
Built to Passive House standards, the New England home of Tom Risom and Pamela Austen is a trove of modernist design.
The Top 15 Products Dwell Readers Bought in December
Here are the sought-after items your fellow design enthusiasts snagged during the holiday shopping season.
An Abandoned Site Is Reimagined as a Boutique Retreat in the French Countryside
Co-owners Lucas Madani and Marine Gabily transform a series of dilapidated buildings into an idyllic rental decked out with antique pieces and collector’s furniture—some of which...
Artist Francesca Anfossi’s Vibrant Live/Work Home Lists for £2.5M in London
The former clothes workshop now hosts an eccentric three-bedroom, complete with splashes of color, a large private garden, and a sun-drenched conservatory.
An Airy Taipei Apartment Soaks Up Sunlight With Striking Screens
Bright-yellow louvers and rattan partitions provide the perfect mix of privacy and daylighting for a high-rise flat in the Neihu District.
Here’s Where to Shop the Best Sales of the New Year
Start 2022 off right with this month’s best deals on home decor, furnishings, kitchen appliances, and more.
A Prefab Retreat in Iceland Is Positioned for Jaw-Dropping Views
The Scandinavian-inspired design by Manta North is tucked neatly between an extinct volcano and the Atlantic, where exceptional scenery is in no short supply.
A Restored Duplex Apartment in Le Corbusier’s Iconic Cité Radieuse Seeks $437K
The 20th-century unit hosts a trove of original detail, including a Charlotte Perriand–designed kitchen and a staircase by Jean Prouvé.
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