New York Architecture and Design

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

This Elegant, Industrial SoHo Loft Is Streamlined but Cozy
This Elegant, Industrial SoHo Loft Is Streamlined but Cozy
A full-floor loft apartment in a landmarked New York City building is an ideal blend of old and new, masculine and modern.
 - 6 days ago
How One Family of Three Does It All in 675 Square Feet
How One Family of Three Does It All in 675 Square Feet
A growing family in Brooklyn downsizes their living space while expanding their collective quality of life.
 - 3 years ago
Before & After: A Traditional Brooklyn Brownstone Receives a Chic Makeover Inside and Out
Before & After: A Traditional Brooklyn Brownstone Receives a Chic Makeover Inside and Out
Stewart-Schafer transforms a 1901 Brooklyn brownstone into a stylish, contemporary, and light-filled dwelling.
 - 12 days ago
A Fashionable Couple Remake Their Brooklyn Brownstone with a Sartorial Twist
A Fashionable Couple Remake Their Brooklyn Brownstone with a Sartorial Twist
An enterprising couple turn their talents toward their Brooklyn residence, where period details meet a sartorial sensibility.
 - 2 years ago
Modern Becomes Eclectic in This Renovated Brooklyn Townhouse
Modern Becomes Eclectic in This Renovated Brooklyn Townhouse
A designer couple bring work home, refashioning their home with a studied eye.
 - 2 years ago
A Rooftop Addition on a 19th-Century Building Suits a Growing Family’s Needs
A Rooftop Addition on a 19th-Century Building Suits a Growing Family’s Needs
An architect renovates his penthouse residence on the roof of the historic Gilsey House in Manhattan’s NoMad district—adding height, space, and outdoor access.
 - 2 years ago
A California Couple Give a Cookie-Cutter Brooklyn Condo Some Personality
A California Couple Give a Cookie-Cutter Brooklyn Condo Some Personality
Going from West Coast to East Coast and custom to spec, a couple ask a design team to individualize their standard-issue Brooklyn apartment.
 - a month ago
An Updated 1845 Brooklyn Home Hits the Market at $2.95M
An Updated 1845 Brooklyn Home Hits the Market at $2.95M
Step back in time in this historic Brooklyn residence that has 2,150 square feet of beautifully renovated living spaces, along with 21-foot-high ceilings.
 - a month ago
A Small Manhattan Home Gains  Space With Two Cozy Lofts
A Small Manhattan Home Gains Space With Two Cozy Lofts
Nestled in a pre-war duplex in New York City, the historic apartment is treated to a modern makeover.
 - 2 months ago
Two Magazine Creatives Fit Graphic Art and Vintage Furniture In a Brooklyn Apartment
Two Magazine Creatives Fit Graphic Art and Vintage Furniture In a Brooklyn Apartment
Nicholas Blechman, the creative director of The New Yorker, and Luise Stauss, a photo editor and art director, open their doors.
 - 2 months 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.
 - 3 months 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.
 - 2 months ago
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.
 - 3 months 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.
 - 2 months 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.
 - 6 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...
 - 8 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.
 - 4 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.
 - 4 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.
 - 5 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.
 - 5 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.
 - 5 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.
 - 6 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.
 - 6 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.
 - 6 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.
 - 6 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.
 - 6 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.
 - 7 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.
 - 7 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.
 - 7 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.
 - 8 months ago