New York Architecture and Design

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

Before & After: A Humdrum Home in Brooklyn Receives a Stylish Revamp
Before & After: A Humdrum Home in Brooklyn Receives a Stylish Revamp
A generic Brooklyn brownstone is transformed into a bright and spacious home—idyllic for entertaining kids and adults alike.
 - a month ago
A Colorful Penthouse Pays Homage to American Design
A Colorful Penthouse Pays Homage to American Design
A French filmmaker celebrates American design in her vibrantly decorated pied-à-terre perched above Manhattan.
 - a month ago
Björk Puts Her Brooklyn Heights Penthouse on the Market For $9M
Björk Puts Her Brooklyn Heights Penthouse on the Market For $9M
Known for her eclectic musical style and her eccentric costumes, Björk lists her pre-war co-op in Brooklyn Heights.
 - 10 days ago
This Tiny, Off-Grid Prefab Home Grows its Own Food
This Tiny, Off-Grid Prefab Home Grows its Own Food
Gray Organschi Architecture and the Yale Center for Ecosystems in Architecture team up to create the Ecological Living Module, a self-sufficient tiny home, in just eight weeks.
 - 18 days ago
Before & After: An Outdated 80s Loft Is Rescued From a Flashy Color Palette
Before & After: An Outdated 80s Loft Is Rescued From a Flashy Color Palette
Brooklyn–based firm Isaac-Rae reimagines every inch of this 3,100-square-foot space, infusing an "un-fussy" aesthetic throughout.
 - 5 months ago
Before & After: A Historic Tribeca Townhouse Gets a Magical Makeover
Before & After: A Historic Tribeca Townhouse Gets a Magical Makeover
A collaboration between YUN Architecture and interior designer Penelope August, tour a renovated, 19th-century townhouse with landmark status that used to be an egg and poultry...
 - 6 months ago
Before & After: A 19th-Century Brooklyn Brownstone Is Saved From Utter Disrepair
Before & After: A 19th-Century Brooklyn Brownstone Is Saved From Utter Disrepair
Following a meticulous restoration and gut renovation by Frances Mildred, an elegantly revamped Park Slope townhouse hits the market for $4,495,000.
 - 2 months ago
Allied Maker Turns a Dentist's Office Into a Luminous Showroom
Allied Maker Turns a Dentist's Office Into a Luminous Showroom
Ryden and Lanette Rizzo, the couple behind lighting design and manufacturing studio Allied Maker, showcase their love for materials in a new Tribeca space.
 - 2 months ago
Get Some Shut-Eye at Casper’s Dreamy Nap Lounge in NYC
Get Some Shut-Eye at Casper’s Dreamy Nap Lounge in NYC
For $25, you can curl up in the plush pods available at The Dreamery, a new “nap bar” in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.
 - 3 months ago
A Lush Wallcovering Brings the Feeling of Nature Into This Tiny New York Apartment
A Lush Wallcovering Brings the Feeling of Nature Into This Tiny New York Apartment
A Manhattan pied-à-terre provides a homey retreat for Canadians who frequently visit New York.
 - 3 months ago
An Updated Historic Loft in Manhattan Is Listed For $4.5M
An Updated Historic Loft in Manhattan Is Listed For $4.5M
Housed within an iconic pre-war building in SoHo, this airy abode is packed with history and design.
 - 3 months ago
A Beautifully Restored Brooklyn Brownstone Is Listed at $4M
A Beautifully Restored Brooklyn Brownstone Is Listed at $4M
After a total renovation, a historic home becomes a modern masterpiece while keeping its charm intact.
 - 4 months ago
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen's Former Manhattan Apartment Is Listed For $14M
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen's Former Manhattan Apartment Is Listed For $14M
For $13,950,000, you can live large in the sleek pad NFL superstar Tom Brady and his wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, once called home.
 - 4 months ago
Novelist Norman Mailer's Former Nautical-Inspired Brooklyn Flat Asks $2.25M
Novelist Norman Mailer's Former Nautical-Inspired Brooklyn Flat Asks $2.25M
Take over the top-floor apartment of a landmarked 1840 Brooklyn Heights townhouse where Pulitzer Prize-winning author Norman Mailer worked.
 - 4 months ago
A Historic Propeller Factory Is Converted Into a Gorgeous Home
A Historic Propeller Factory Is Converted Into a Gorgeous Home
Built in the 1800s, this former factory in Jersey City breathes new life as a chic, sophisticated residence.
 - 4 months ago
Acclaimed Architect Gisue Hariri Invites Us Into Her Intimate Manhattan Loft
Acclaimed Architect Gisue Hariri Invites Us Into Her Intimate Manhattan Loft
Hariri shares how creating her elegant, private Park Avenue apartment was a reflection of herself. Today, several years since the remodel, the home still feels uniquely hers.
 - 4 months ago
Dusen Dusen's Brooklyn Studio Is a Playground of Color
Dusen Dusen's Brooklyn Studio Is a Playground of Color
"I've personally always been so drawn to color," Van Dusen says.
 - 5 months ago
In Brooklyn, an 1890s Townhouse Is Reborn With Tons of Light and a Crisp Black Facade
In Brooklyn, an 1890s Townhouse Is Reborn With Tons of Light and a Crisp Black Facade
The Red Hook home was once a warren of dark rooms.
 - 5 months ago
This Little Apartment in New York Unleashes the Power of Pegs
This Little Apartment in New York Unleashes the Power of Pegs
New storage, clever furniture, and lots of pegboards help a New York attorney get organized.
 - 5 months ago
This New Brooklyn Cafe Is Brewing Up More Than Tasty Artisanal Coffee
This New Brooklyn Cafe Is Brewing Up More Than Tasty Artisanal Coffee
If you fancy indoor tropical gardens and South American vibes, you might want to hightail it to Brooklyn, New York, for your next cup of joe.
 - 6 months ago
A Steel Staircase Merges Two Units Into One in Tribeca
A Steel Staircase Merges Two Units Into One in Tribeca
Thanks to a complete renovation, two separate units are merged into a single residence to create a chic home for a growing family in New York City.
 - 6 months ago
This Brooklyn Fashion Designer’s Cozy Loft Was Renovated on a Budget
This Brooklyn Fashion Designer’s Cozy Loft Was Renovated on a Budget
A fashion label founder refuses to hide the rough side of her Brooklyn apartment, exposing pipes, columns, vents, and more.
 - 7 months ago
Own Justin Timberlake's Posh Soho Penthouse For $8M
Own Justin Timberlake's Posh Soho Penthouse For $8M
After purchasing a larger unit in Tribeca, mega-star Justin Timberlake puts his stylish Soho Mews penthouse on the market for $7,995,000.
 - 7 months ago
Calling All Food52 Fans: The Brand's New Annex Is Its Best Look Yet
Calling All Food52 Fans: The Brand's New Annex Is Its Best Look Yet
Food52's new production studio takes the best of its familiar bright aesthetic and gives it shades of something new.
 - 7 months ago
A Peek Inside Brooklyn's Latest Co-Working Space Dedicated to Women
A Peek Inside Brooklyn's Latest Co-Working Space Dedicated to Women
The Wing opens its latest co-working location in the waterfront neighborhood of DUMBO, converting a former factory into a chic community hotspot.
 - 7 months ago
An Ad Copywriter Edits His Manhattan Row House—and Finds a New Calling
An Ad Copywriter Edits His Manhattan Row House—and Finds a New Calling
Tom Givone reworked a rare 19th-century row house in upper Manhattan on his own, and found a new career along the way.
 - 8 months ago
Two Renovated Carriage Houses in Brooklyn Hit the Market
Two Renovated Carriage Houses in Brooklyn Hit the Market
Starting at $3,350,000, these twin carriage houses in Clinton Hill retain their historic charm while boasting dreamy, minimalist interiors.
 - 9 months ago
Jon Bon Jovi Sells His West Village Duplex For $16M
Jon Bon Jovi Sells His West Village Duplex For $16M
Rock musician Jon Bon Jovi has just sold his duplex apartment at 150 Charles Street for $15,995,000.
 - 8 months ago
Legendary Designers Massimo and Lella Vignelli's New York Duplex Is Listed at $6.5M
Legendary Designers Massimo and Lella Vignelli's New York Duplex Is Listed at $6.5M
The influential husband-and-wife team lived in the Upper East Side apartment, dubbed a "cultural hub for artists and designers," for over 30 years.
 - 9 months ago