New York Architecture and Design

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

Britain’s High-Style, Affordable Hotel Brand Finds a New Home in Brooklyn
Britain’s High-Style, Affordable Hotel Brand Finds a New Home in Brooklyn
The Hoxton has made its way to America.
- 2 years ago
A Former Artist Studio Now Serves as a Serene SoHo Loft
Moody blues, neutral tones, and natural textures create an airy palette for an upscale SoHo loft designed by Becca Interiors.
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.
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.
- 2 years ago
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.
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.
An Architect Goes Minimalist to the Max With His Home Renovation in Queens
An ascetic-minded couple take a New York row house down to the studs.
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.
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.
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.
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 years ago
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 Colorful Penthouse Pays Homage to American Design
A French filmmaker celebrates American design in her vibrantly decorated pied-à-terre perched above Manhattan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dusen Dusen's Brooklyn Studio Is a Playground of Color
“I've personally always been so drawn to color,” Van Dusen says.
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.
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...
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.
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.