New York Architecture and Design

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

Own Justin Timberlake's Posh Soho Penthouse For $8M
Own Justin Timberlake's Posh Soho Penthouse For $8M
After purchasing a larger unit in Tribeca, mega-star Justin Timberlake puts his stylish Soho Mews penthouse on the market for $7,995,000.
- 2 years ago
Calling All Food52 Fans: The Brand's New Annex Is Its Best Look Yet
Food52's new production studio takes the best of its familiar bright aesthetic and gives it shades of something new.
A Peek Inside Brooklyn's Latest Co-Working Space Dedicated to Women
The Wing opens its latest co-working location in the waterfront neighborhood of DUMBO, converting a former factory into a chic community hotspot.
Jon Bon Jovi Sells His West Village Duplex For $16M
Rock musician Jon Bon Jovi has just sold his duplex apartment at 150 Charles Street for $15,995,000.
- 2 years ago
An Ad Copywriter Edits His Manhattan Row House—and Finds a New Calling
Tom Givone reworked a rare 19th-century row house in upper Manhattan on his own, and found a new career along the way.
Two Renovated Carriage Houses in Brooklyn Hit the Market
Starting at $3,350,000, these twin carriage houses in Clinton Hill retain their historic charm while boasting dreamy, minimalist interiors.
Legendary Designers Massimo and Lella Vignelli's New York Duplex Is Listed at $6.5M
The influential husband-and-wife team lived in the Upper East Side apartment, dubbed a "cultural hub for artists and designers," for over 30 years.
Forever Changes
A couple reconfigure a dilapidated Brooklyn brownstone and prepare it for the 21st century.
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.
This 390-Square-Foot Renovation Is Compact Yet Comfortable in Greenwich Village
An architect revamps a pint-sized Manhattan apartment for a couple on the go.
A Pivoting Wall Makes This Tiny Studio a Fit For Any Occasion
A Pivoting Wall Makes This Tiny Studio a Fit For Any Occasion
Movable modular parts make this renovated, 400-square-foot Manhattan apartment a flexible feat.
- 4 years ago
A 16-Foot-Wide Triplex Is Cleverly Reconfigured to Feel Extra Spacious
Within just 580 square feet, a New York architect carves out a comfortable “vertical loft”—no clutter in sight.
This 60-Square-Foot Structure Divides and Conquers in a Manhattan Renovation
In a New York loft, a multifunctional cube provides a space-saving fix that’s anything but square.
At His 350-Square-Foot Apartment, Small Space Champion Graham Hill Practices What He Preaches
The seasoned micro-dweller challenges himself to downsize yet again.
A Danish Design Kingpin Moves to NYC With a Shipping Container of Furniture in Tow
A purveyor of contemporary Nordic design expands his brand’s presence stateside—beginning with his new Manhattan apartment.
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.
Modern Becomes Eclectic in This Renovated Brooklyn Townhouse
A designer couple bring work home, refashioning their home with a studied eye.
A Minimal Yet Mighty Brooklyn Apartment
A couple takes a minimalist approach to their Brooklyn apartment, focusing on supple materials, subtle gradations of color, and custom finishes by local craftsmen.
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.
Our Scandinavian Style Dreams Come True in This Brooklyn Town House
Hailing from Denmark and India, a husband and wife cultivate a collective heritage at their renovated, almost-passive Brooklyn town house.
Marble Madness
For the husband-and-wife founders of Calico Wallpaper, work meets life at their rental flat in Brooklyn’s Red Hook.
A Rooftop Garden Completes This Urban Pastoral Home
Building on the site of a former one-car garage, an architect creates his family’s home in an evolving, industrial neighborhood of Brooklyn.
A New York Shop with Austrian Design Sensibility
Two Viennese expats open a New York City shop stocked with furniture, lighting, and accessories from their home country and beyond.
Designer Spotlight: Hiroko Takeda
Weaver and textile artist Hiroko Takeda keeps a studio on the ninth floor of an old industrial building in downtown Brooklyn, where she works on various client commissions and her...
A Brooklyn Couple Rehabilitate a 19th-Century Duplex
A couple gets their hands dirty in Brooklyn by rehabilitating a 19th-century tenement to reveal decades of layers and scores of possibilities.
A Budget Friendly Brownstone Renovation in Brooklyn
A family enlists Brooklyn design-build firm MADE to renovate a brownstone using surplus and salvaged materials for a budget-conscious patina.
Hide and Eat
In Manhattan, where space is the ultimate luxury, a clever design workaround makes a dining table disappear after supper.
Tunnel Vision
To maximize every square inch in this Manhattan apartment, LOT-EK knocked down walls, added dozens of recycled doors, and built in a bevy of secret compartments.
New Prospects
A Brooklyn architect shows what a little elbow grease, a healthy dose of naïveté, and a decade can accomplish.
You Are Where You Live
The ads in the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times are a barometer of perceived need: what we think about when we are at our hungriest, our most grasping, our most...