New York Architecture and Design

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

A Tiny House Made of Sand and Recycled Materials Lands in Times Square
A Tiny House Made of Sand and Recycled Materials Lands in Times Square
The 176-square-foot home by Fernando Mastrangelo, built entirely from reclaimed materials, warns against climate change.
- a year ago
Barbra Streisand’s Former Central Park Penthouse Asks $11.25M
The legendary singer and actress called this light-filled duplex home for over 30 years.
You Can Finally Buy an Ecocapsule Micro Home in the U.S.
The tiny pod home can harvest all of its own energy and water—and it just officially launched in Times Square during NYCxDesign.
A LEGO-Like Home Powered Entirely by the Sun Pops Up in Times Square
A LEGO-Like Home Powered Entirely by the Sun Pops Up in Times Square
Prefabricated, solar-powered, and filled with cutting-edge technology, the FutureHAUS is the smart, sustainable home of tomorrow.
- a year ago
Perfect Pairings: 9 Met Gala Dresses and Their Campy Chair Counterparts
From Lady Gaga’s voluminous, hot pink gown to Lena Waithe’s statement-making blazer, these Met Gala looks have a doppelgänger in furniture.
Ace Hotel’s Sister City Opens in New York—and it’s a Beaut
Opening May 16, the 200-room hotel references Finnish saunas and Japanese bento boxes.
Marc Jacobs Lists His Elegant West Village Townhouse For $16M
It looks like the world-famous fashion designer is downsizing.
A Crafty Storage Wall Helps Define a Designer Couple’s Brooklyn Loft
A birch plywood table that the homeowners built inspires a functional wall that separates living areas and provides much-needed storage.
Before & After: A Park Avenue Prewar Apartment Gets a Multihued Makeover
Before & After: A Park Avenue Prewar Apartment Gets a Multihued Makeover
An old flat in a Carnegie Hill co-op building gets a vibrant update that maintains its prewar bones.
- a year ago
A Hangar Door Opens Up This Long Island Beach House to the Atlantic
A three-ton hangar door lifts to invite ocean breezes into this resilient, beachfront home.
New York City Passes Bill Requiring Green Roofs on New Buildings
The city's new green building legislation will result in the equivalent of taking more than one million cars off the road by 2030.
Australian Artist Jeremyville Lists His Luminous Bed-Stuy Brownstone For $2.7M
This circa-1880 brownstone in Stuyvesant Heights has been thoroughly renovated for modern-day living.
“God Bless America” Songwriter's Posh NYC Penthouse Hits the Market For $4M
Irving Berlin's glamorous Yorkville penthouse is now for sale.
Watch: Inside the Studio of Designer and Materials Master Fernando Mastrangelo
Designer Fernando Mastrangelo is a master at pushing the limits of media, both material and social.
The Shed Opens as New York’s Shapeshifting Arts Center
The Shed, housed in an expandable building in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards, opens under public scrutiny on Friday, April 5.
10 Unbeatable Brownstone Renovations in Brooklyn
Balancing historic details with modern updates, these renovated Brooklyn brownstones are the stuff of dreams.
Before & After: A Traditional Facade Hides a Dream Home With Emerald Green Accents
GRT Architects took a “gradient approach” to the renovation of this historic townhouse by carefully weaving in modern modifications from the front to the back.
A Quick Guide to New York’s Hudson Yards, the $25 Billion Mini-City Opening Today
Impressive, edgy—and yes, Instagram-worthy—here are the highlights of the sprawling, multipurpose campus opening in Manhattan today.
Paul Rudolph’s Landmark Beekman Place Townhouse in NYC Asks $18.5M
Built in 1867 and taken over by architect Paul Rudolph in the ’70s as an architectural testing ground, 23 Beekman Place now seeks a new owner.
Budget Breakdown: A Brooklyn Brownstone Gets a Vibrant Renovation For $910K
When a Brooklyn-based couple sought to renovate a brownstone in Crown Heights, they knew exactly which architect they wanted for the job.
An Updated Usonian Home Designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright Apprentice Lists For Under $5M
Built by architect David Henken, this renovated Usonian home in Bronxville, New York, offers a midcentury signature with modern amenities.
Before & After: A Brooklyn Kitchen Shines After a Much-Needed Renovation
A dark and outdated kitchen in a 100-year-old Brooklyn townhouse is transformed into a bright and contemporary space with plenty of storage.
Two East Village Townhouses Linked to Mary-Kate Olsen Ask $16 Million
Two James Renwick–designed, Anglo-Italianate townhouses are currently for sale—separately, or as a pair.
A Pristine Prospect Heights Townhouse Deftly Harmonizes Old With New
Hatchet Design Build restored this home's historic details—and then brought in modern treatments to sow stylistic tension.
J.Lo and A-Rod List Their Park Avenue Apartment For $17.5M
Less than a year after purchasing this sprawling, light-filled Park Avenue pad, the celebrity power couple put it back on the market.
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard's Park Slope Townhouse Lists For $4.6M
After living in Park Slope for over a decade, the celebrity couple put their family home on the market.
Bathrooms We Love: Matthew Malin & Andrew Goetz Reveal the Tiny Bathroom That Launched a Business
Partners in work and life, the cofounders of grooming line Malin+Goetz discuss the little New York bathroom that started it all.