New York Architecture and Design

Browse Dwell stories about modern homes, design, and architecture in and around New York, NY.

A Brooklyn Loft Renovation Eschews Walls to Keep Things 
Bright and Flexible
A Brooklyn Loft Renovation Eschews Walls to Keep Things Bright and Flexible
New Affiliates brings subtle definition to the Williamsburg home without taking away from the structure’s cast-iron and brick bones.
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.
The Best Places to Shop Small for Holiday Gifts in New York City
There’s no sense in resorting to Amazon when all these incredible independent shops are just a subway ride away.
Before & After: A Brooklyn Brownstone’s Dreary Basement Becomes an Urban Oasis
Before & After: A Brooklyn Brownstone’s Dreary Basement Becomes an Urban Oasis
Daniel Kaplan of Bowerbird Architects raises a dwelling’s downstairs ceilings and relocates the living spaces to glory in natural light and garden views.
Before & After: A 1920s Row House Gets an Art Deco–Inspired Update in Queens
Office of Things brings light, color, and playful archways to the cramped ground level of a century-old dwelling in the working-class neighborhood of Glendale, Queens.
A Punched-Up Brooklyn Townhouse Holds Three New Condos Starting at $1.2M
Overlay Office turns an 1899 building in South Slope into bright, two-bedroom units that have plenty of graphic flair.
America’s Best Independent Design Shops: Lichen
Helmed by Jared Blake and Ed Be, the East Williamsburg storefront is stocked with vintage and contemporary designs—and acts as an incubator for fresh talent.
A Skinny Brooklyn Townhouse Stacks Spaces for Living, Working, and Entertaining
Motorcycles, a music studio, and more find their homes on the tiered floors of a renovation in Red Hook.
Once Owned by Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, New York’s Narrowest Home Asks $5M
The 19th-century townhouse at 75 ½ Bedford Street is nine-and-a-half-feet wide—and even slimmer inside.
A Meticulously Restored 19th-Century Row House in Manhattan Seeks $1.8M
Part of a cobblestone cul-de-sac in Washington Heights, the three-story residence once graced the pages of Dwell.
Rental Revamp: A Brooklyn Ceramicist Infuses a Timeworn Apartment With Her Signature Style
Rental Revamp: A Brooklyn Ceramicist Infuses a Timeworn Apartment With Her Signature Style
Recreation Center founder Josephine Heilpern transforms her run-down Crown Heights apartment into a cheerful space with an emphasis on functionality and pops of primary color.
The Dwell 24: Blue Green Works
At Blue Green Works, creative director Peter B. Staples creates lighting fixtures inspired by film, architecture, and New York City.
The Dwell 24: Studio Liam Lee
New York–based designer Liam Lee is quickly gaining notice for his vibrant, captivating textile panels.
The Dwell 24: Studio Beson
Studio Beson founder, Gregory Beson, harnesses his early experience as a woodworker to create thoughtful, one-of-a kind furniture.
The Dwell 24: Wooj
Wooj is a collection of accessible, ecologically responsibile home goods designed and manufactured in Brooklyn, New York.
This Renovated Loft in a Former Hotel Is the Perfect Mix of Polished and Playful
Worrell Yeung fuses the Manhattan apartment’s historic details with the owners’ vibrant collection of art and ephemera—and honors a few eccentric asks.
A Brooklyn Brownstone Packed With Sublime 19th-Century Charm Seeks $2.2M
Listed for the first time in decades, this two-family gem is fitted with exposed brick, exquisite woodwork, and ornamental mantles.
Before & After: A Ramshackle New Jersey Row Home Becomes a Passive House With Pizzazz
Mowery Marsh Architects carve out a top-floor courtyard to bring light into a newly net-zero townhouse.
Before & After: A Brooklyn Couple’s Dim, Sequestered Kitchen Becomes a Luminous Gathering Space
After 20 years in their Fort Greene townhouse, the homeowners call on Behin Ha Design Studio and Suzumori Architecture to reimagine the layout.
17 Spectacular “Before & After” Reveals of New York City Renovations
From Brooklyn townhouses to Chelsea lofts, these homes maximize city living.
Before & After: A 19th-Century Townhouse in Brooklyn Is Exquisitely Restored
Architect Elizabeth Roberts works her magic on a Cobble Hill mews house for an owner looking to update its historic charms.
Before & After: A Super Skinny Row House in Brooklyn Gets an Airy, Loft-Like Makeover
A brilliant blue core runs through all four floors of art consultant Priscilla Caldwell’s reworked townhouse in Cobble Hill.
A Shipping Container Penthouse Lists for $995K in New York City
Formerly a mechanical room and overhauled by LOT-EK, the Manhattan pad recasts a 20-foot shipping container as an upstairs bedroom.
Before & After: A Narrow Row House in Brooklyn Stretches for the Sun
Light and Air Architecture deftly extends and reimagines a Park Slope home for the owner, who grew up in the space.
A Restored Brooklyn Townhouse With a Spacious Backyard Lists for $2.15M
Originally built in 1901, the three-story Brooklyn home features tall ceilings, exposed brick fireplaces, and wood-clad walls.
You Can Now Rent the Manhattan Mansion From Wes Anderson’s “The Royal Tenenbaums”
However, a stay in the six-bedroom townhouse will cost you $20,000 per month.
Rental Revamp: A Brooklyn Designer Proves That 88 Square Feet Don’t Have to Feel Small
Joshua Skirtich’s pegboard wall and pulley-system closet serve as clutter control in his Bushwick live/work space.
A Luminous Brooklyn Townhouse With Double-Height Ceilings Seeks $3.3M
Built in 1899, the renovated residence includes four spacious levels, with a separate, rental-ready apartment on the ground floor.
A Modern Manor by Gwathmey Siegel Lists for $5.7M in New Jersey
Designed by the firm behind the Guggenheim’s 1992 addition, this stately home soars with a double-height rotunda.
A Designer Transforms a Crumbling Brooklyn Brownstone Into a Live/Work Haven for $950K
Uli Wagner upgrades a historic brownstone in Fort Greene while preserving its original beauty and character.
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