New York Architecture and Design

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

Grand Central Madison Is New York City’s Most Transportive Train Station, Thanks to Its Art
Grand Central Madison Is New York City’s Most Transportive Train Station, Thanks to Its Art
Massive mosaics by Yayoi Kusama and Kiki Smith plus more works bring verve and vibe to the city’s new terminal.
A Wood Canopy With Netting Fills Out a Glass-Wrapped New York Apartment
No Architecture took advantage of soaring ceilings by inserting an airy second level into the loftlike space.
Before & After: Siblings Turn a Neglected Victorian Into a Dreamy Catskills Hotel
The couple behind Field Theory help their brother reimagine a dreary 1890s estate as the irresistibly chic Hotel Lilien.
Before & After: Just-Right Furnishings and a Few Shades of Paint Punch Up a Brooklyn Brownstone
Before & After: Just-Right Furnishings and a Few Shades of Paint Punch Up a Brooklyn Brownstone
A young family’s furniture didn’t fit in their new home, so Studio Nato designed custom cabinetry and sourced sofas, lighting, and artwork that elevate every room.
Meet the Women Who Reimagined a Hudson Valley Farmhouse as a BIPOC Residency
The trio behind the thoughtfully updated colonial-style Mae House in Athens, New York, discuss transforming the 173-year-old property into a part-time rental designed with people...
This 1960s Home’s Painstaking Renovation Is a Love Letter to Midcentury Design
“The house is like a gallery and an heirloom that brings the family together,” says architect Cristina Ioana Graff.
Before & After: A Philly Couple Dig Deep to Unearth the Beauty of a Brick Row House
Marina Barnes and Thomas Pittlik peel away wallpaper, wood paneling, fake masonry, and popcorn ceilings to reveal the bones of their 1890 home.
Construction Diary: A Brooklyn Couple Revive an ’80s Time Capsule in the Catskills
A subdued palette allows the pair’s collection of vintage furniture—and the tree-filled surroundings—to sing.
A Scandinavian-Style Getaway Hits the Market in the Hudson Valley
Listed for $1.9M, the newly built home comes with five acres, three bedrooms, and a saltwater swimming pool.
Before & After: A 1989 Airstream Is Reimagined With Marble, a Movie Screen, and Room to Move
Glickman Schlesinger Architects tore out bulky overhead cabinets, exchanged drab finishes for lighter ones, and created a modular sleeping arrangement for a family of six.
A Metal-Clad Cabin Hovers Above the Forest Floor in Connecticut
A Metal-Clad Cabin Hovers Above the Forest Floor in Connecticut
Scalar Architecture included a covered deck with tall ceilings and large apertures that enhance the floating sensation.
This Charming Hudson Valley Farmhouse Dating Back to 1810 Seeks $995K
Located just a short drive from New York City, the revamped historic home offers a harmonious blend of old and new.
A Storied Downtown New York Architecture Gallery Finds New Life
Along with his partner Clara Syme, Owen Nichols has moved into his father’s former exhibition space in New York City and has remade it as a home for life and art.
This Light-Filled SoHo Loft Has Soaring Interiors—and a Price Tag to Match
Set in a historic 19th-century building, the $4.4M apartment comes with 14-foot-tall ceilings, four bedrooms, and a wood-clad chef’s kitchen.
Budget Breakdown: An Architect Reimagines a Ramshackle Catskills Cabin for $170K
After discovering a rough-and-tumble 1959 getaway, Drew Stuart sets about polishing it up with period-appropriate fixtures and finishes.
Fire Island’s Legendary Pyramid House Hits the Market for $6.5M
The wooden wonder comes with soaring ceilings, oceanfront views, a sparkling pool, and two guest cabanas.
A Young Family’s Brooklyn Townhouse Stands Apart in Steel Cladding
Inside the corrugated facade are luminous spaces for work and play that combine budget and luxury finishes.
Take a Peek Inside Trevor Noah’s Posh Manhattan Penthouse
After purchasing the duplex apartment in 2017, the acclaimed South African comedian, writer, and political commentator is now letting it go for a whopping $13M.
A Landmark Brooklyn Heights Townhouse Is On the Market for $5.9M
Architects Mary and Joseph Merz designed the multilevel home in 1965 for acclaimed graphic designer Ron Clyne and his wife, Hortense.
A New Jersey Home With a Postmodern Past Is Covered in Head-Turning Tile
In an everyday suburb, a young family isn’t afraid to make a statement.
They Built ‘The Woks of Life’ From Home. Now They’re Cooking Things Up From a New One
The Leungs, who launched their beloved recipe site a decade ago and just released a new cookbook, have spent the last year transforming a New Jersey farmhouse into what they dub...
This Closed-Loop Design on Long Island Provides a Formula for an Eco-Friendly Lawn
The surrounding wetlands inspired a low-maintenance yard complemented by native plants and a surprising lawn.
New York City Is Failing Tenants. So They’re Getting Organized
Across the city, tenant association unions like Brooklyn Eviction Defense are helping fed up renters mobilize to combat disrepair, rising rents, eviction threats, and landlord...
This Corner Loft Listed in New York City Is One for the Books
Dating back to the early 20th century, the restored apartment comes with 12-foot-tall ceilings and bookshelves galore.
A Home Designed for a Couple Aging in Place Features Walls of Windows and a 92-Foot-Long Skylight
Architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson created a soaring, light-filled dwelling that the residents, one of whom has Alzheimer’s, can easily navigate.
A Midcentury Cottage Surfaces on New York’s Fire Island for $975K
Originally designed for a book editor in 1960, the darling retreat has had only two owners up till now.
My House: A Queens Couple Bring the Nightlife Home to Their Color-Changing Loft
A DJ and a mortgage banker turn an old knitting factory into a chameleonic space that’s part sanctuary, part private club.
A Frank Lloyd Wright House Just Hit the Market in a New York Hamlet
Seeking $1.5M, the nearly 3,000-square-foot Usonian-style home built shortly after the architect’s death was recently restored.
$3.2M Will Net You a Sublime Steel Getaway on a Pond in Upstate New York
Designed by Dean/Wolf Architects, the home gently curves to capture views of the water, land, and sky.
An Upstate Oasis for the Modernist With a Woodsy Streak Seeks $2.5M
The three-bedroom home sits on a lush hillside overlooking the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains.