New York Architecture and Design

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

Peek Inside Literary Legend Toni Morrison’s Manhattan Condo—Now Asking $4.25M
Peek Inside Literary Legend Toni Morrison’s Manhattan Condo—Now Asking $4.25M
The Nobel Prize–winning novelist lived at the Tribeca address until her death in 2019.
- 14 days ago
Fashion Maven Lisa Perry Lists Her Flamboyant New York City Penthouse for $45M
With walls lined in pop art, the skyline residence is as much a museum as it is a home.
Supermodel Elsa Hosk Lists Her Chic SoHo Loft for $3.5M
A mezzanine bedroom overlooks the sun-drenched space, which was impeccably renovated by Alveary Architecture.
“Blue’s Clues” Host Steve Burns Is Selling His Hip Brooklyn Address for $3.4M
“Blue’s Clues” Host Steve Burns Is Selling His Hip Brooklyn Address for $3.4M
Formerly a garage and woodshop, the loft-like home in Williamsburg has a serene courtyard and two rooftop terraces.
- 2 months ago
One of Brooklyn’s Only Single-Family Midcentury Homes Lists for $6.95M
The Brooklyn Heights Merz House, originally home to architects Joseph and Mary Merz, is on sale for the first time since its construction.
This Brooklyn Apartment Provides the Perfect Playground for a Pair of Bengal Cats
A couple’s condo in Prospect Heights features feline-friendly amenities.
This 350-Square-Foot NYC Apartment Has Plenty of Room to Entertain
Space-saving design tricks turn a tiny Manhattan apartment into a place for a couple to host without holding back.
Before & After: A TV Writer’s Chelsea Loft Is Saved From a Hodgepodge of Outdated Remodels
Through a process of subtraction, the architects were able to highlight the penthouse’s unique elements.
Nutritionist Keri Glassman’s Manhattan Apartment Offers Lessons for Pandemic Living
The founder of Nutritious Life invites us into her Upper East Side home and shares how healthy habits have helped relieve stress.
Rental Revamp: An Architect Couple Reimagine a Dated Queens Apartment for Just $5K
Using found materials and DIY know-how, Jordan Meerdink and Shalini Amin create a polished home that emphasizes their African roots.
Designer to Know: Saturday Green
Designer to Know: Saturday Green
Inspired by their favorite day of the week, Saturday Green is a female-led collective of textile designers who recently launched a new collection of throws.
- 4 months ago
Designer to Know: O/D\O Lab
Architect Paul Lee and furniture maker Anthony Abbate celebrate the inherent beauty of wood with a humble and timeless collection of furnishings.
Designer to Know: James Dieter
Lighting designer James Dieter’s work is bred from a desire for material and technical exploration—with inspiration sourced from fine art, fashion, toys, mechanics, and quotidian...
Designer to Know: J McDonald
J McDonald’s otherworldly furniture and sculptures are inspired by the tensions, contrasts, dissonances, and harmonies between humans and nature.
Designer to Know: Manjiro Design
Led by Adam Manjiro Lesser, this small shop in Brooklyn is handcrafting fine furniture with repurposed materials and sleek details.
The Dwell 24: Harold
A table by Brooklyn-based designers Reed Hansuld and Joel Seigle is a finalist for this year’s NYCxDesign Best in Show award.
The Dwell 24: Rosie Li
The Brooklyn lighting designer’s experimental style ranges from delicate palm frond–inspired sconces to chandeliers that resemble molecules.
The Dwell 24: Not Work Related
Chicago native Sarah Hussaini is gaining a following for her geometric and colorful household ceramics.
The Dwell 24: Gary Fernández
Using concrete as his medium, Brooklyn–based designer Gary Fernández creates sculptural candleholders, vases, and other vessels.
A Restored Arts and Crafts Treasure Asks $1.4M in New Jersey
Built in 1911, the Gustav Stickley–designed Craftsman bungalow still has its original fieldstone fireplace and distinctive joinery.
Susan Sarandon Lists Her Knockout Chelsea Duplex for $7.9M
With dramatic city views and over 6,000 square feet of living space, this loft is award-winning in its own right.
Before & After: A Classic NYC Loft Ditches Its ’90s Look for Refined Minimalism
This West Chelsea loft shines with a pared-back palette of bleached walnut and exposed brick.
Q&A: HGTV Star Anthony Carrino on Converting an 1890s Firehouse Into His New Home
Anthony tells us about the design concept and the building's history in his family—plus why he’s now thinking a lot more about indoor air quality.
A 1958 Airstream Is Recast as a Recording Studio for an NYC Girls Club
Perched on the second floor of the Lower Eastside Girls Club, the Airstream turned studio hosts broadcasting and music production classes.
Before & After: A Light-Catching Glass Box Brightens Up a Tribeca Loft
Interior designer Nina Blair blends Ghanaian and Scandinavian influences in her family’s Tribeca apartment.
A Brooklyn Townhouse Reimagined as a Crisp, Loft-Like Duplex Asks $2.75M
Freshly renovated, this three-story duplex in Crown Heights offers flexibility in living arrangements.
An 1860s Brooklyn Carriage House Packed With Midcentury Charm Lists for $5.5M
The airy home merges design inspiration from two eras into one refreshing look.
Before & After: A Gut Reno Restores Gatsby Glamour to This Art Deco Brooklyn Loft
FIG Interior Design and JAM Architecture team up to fill a lackluster unit with sweeping curves and luxe finishes that honor the building’s historic Art Deco exterior.
A Radiant Renovation Brightens Up a Dark Brooklyn Brownstone
VonDalwig Architecture fills a lower-level Brooklyn residence with light and garden views.
An Interior Designer’s Picture-Perfect Brooklyn Apartment Lists for $2.5M
Every detail has been carefully considered in this three-bedroom home—and it comes complete with a bonus rooftop garden.