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A Hilltop Midcentury Home in Los Angeles Asks $1.5 Million
A Hilltop Midcentury Home in Los Angeles Asks $1.5 Million
This pristine Woodland Hills property has been exquisitely maintained since 1958.
10 Perfect Gift Ideas According to Brooklyn Designer Pat Kim
The furniture and home-goods maker shares what he’s eyeing this holiday season.
Before & After: A 1920s Row House Gets an Art Deco–Inspired Update in Queens
Office of Things brings light, color, and playful archways to the cramped ground level of a century-old dwelling in the working-class neighborhood of Glendale, Queens.
A Multigenerational Home in Amsterdam Can Be Reconfigured for Changing Demands
A Multigenerational Home in Amsterdam Can Be Reconfigured for Changing Demands
BETA Office for Architecture and the City create a five-story residence designed to accommodate and adapt to the needs of a couple with young children, as well as their elderly...
A Family Joins Hands to Restore a Crumbling Farmhouse in South Africa
Architect Lee de Wit and his relatives work together to create a getaway where nearly everything in sight tells a story.
A Suburban Los Angeles Midcentury With Ample Outdoor Space Asks $1.7 Million
At the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in Altadena, California, this four-bedroom 1947 house is a place to live, work, and smell the roses.
A Tiny Apartment in Hong Kong Uses Adaptable Joinery to Expand the Space
Sim-Plex Design Studio transforms a 504-square-foot flat for a young family with cleverly concealed storage and a private, lofted living space for their live-in helper.
A Pint-Sized Parisian Apartment Is Transformed Into a Refined Pied-à-Terre
MMNK overcomes the constraints of a complex floor plan to turn a cramped 592-square-foot space into an elegant home.
A Prefab Tiny Home Is Pieced Together in a Brazilian Forest
The compact, modular design was originally showcased at an exhibition before finding a permanent location in the village of Lapinha da Serra.
Home Goods Designer Ellen Van Dusen Tells Us What She’s Loving—and Gifting—This Year
The founder of Dusen Dusen clues us in on everything that’s caught her eye this holiday season.
Budget Breakdown: A DIY Builder Creates an Off-Grid Cabin in Canada for $22K
Budget Breakdown: A DIY Builder Creates an Off-Grid Cabin in Canada for $22K
Perched on a cliff above the North Saskatchewan River, this 240-square-foot family retreat soaks up jaw-dropping views.
A Glowing Midcentury by Jack Corey Asks $1.8 Million in Los Angeles
HabHouse meticulously restored the 1954 post-and-beam midcentury, which architect Jack Corey designed for his parents while still in school.
What Role Do iBuyers Play in a Volatile Real Estate Market?
The growth of tech-driven “instant buyers” speaks to their potential, but Zillow’s recent exit reveals the algorithms’ shortcomings.
A Punched-Up Brooklyn Townhouse Holds Three New Condos Starting at $1.2M
Overlay Office turns an 1899 building in South Slope into bright, two-bedroom units that have plenty of graphic flair.
A 376-Square-Foot Apartment in Brazil Goes From Too Tight to Just Right
Architect Leandro Garcia revamps a one-bedroom apartment to create a compact yet comfortable home for a mother and her 13-year-old son.
This New Jersey Home’s Scandinavian-Style Refresh Banishes Winter Blues
A remodel by architect Peter Goodhue transforms a dark, cramped residence into an airy place for a young family.
A Couple’s Home in New Jersey Takes Root Near a Peaceful River
Z+ Architects navigated an unusual riverfront site to create a contemporary residence with tranquil views and privacy.
In Melbourne, a Retired Couple’s Weatherboard Cottage Gets a Luminous Extension
Roam Architects designs an airy addition with a timber roof, a two-way fireplace, and generous glazing that connects it to the backyard.
A Spanish-Style Home in San Diego Gets a Big Upgrade With Just 39 Additional Square Feet
Thanks to a simplified layout and clear connection to the outdoors, this historic home is ready for a new chapter.
Dwell Picks: 26 Gifts We’re Loving This Year
Here’s what our team members will be gifting for the holidays—or dropping heavy hints that we want to receive.
These Minimalist Prefab Homes Maximize Indoor/Outdoor Living
2 prefabs—one a Japanese-inspired ADU, the other a young family’s spare and serene headquarters—take root in Los Angeles.
Budget Breakdown: Restored for $364K, a Connecticut Artist’s Midcentury Home Stars Fieldstone Walls
A painstaking renovation by D2 Interieurs brings this 1950s residence—complete with a kidney-shaped pool—back to its retro glory.
A Biophilic Home in Vietnam Impresses With a Hollow-Brick “Breathing Wall”
Abundant greenery, ample skylights, and a partial glass roof round out a multigenerational home by CTA | Creative Architects.
The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales to Shop Online Right Now
Here’s our ultimate cheat sheet for the best deals on bedding, home decor, cozy winter apparel, and more.
20 Impressive Australian Homes That Bring the Outdoors In
These sun-filled dwellings blur the boundaries between the interior spaces and their surroundings.
Before & After: An Old Corner Store Becomes the Ultimate Live/Work Space for Two Portland Filmmakers
Minarik Architecture rewrites the narrative of a former neighborhood store, turning it into a film production studio and a welcoming home.
This Prefab Tree House Was Inspired by a Young Girl’s Sketch
Ryan Street Architects uses Douglas fir and prefabricated panels to build a lofty guesthouse in five days flat.
A Folding Wall Lends Versatility to an Instagram-Ready Apartment in Hong Kong
Bean Buro brings Japanese and French influences to a fresh, light-filled home for a lifestyle influencer and her young family.
10 Adorable Pet Toys Under $20
From whisker teasers to chew sticks, these cute pet accessories will keep the paws busy—and your budget in check.
A Lisbon Apartment Building Is Brought Back to Life With Tidy, Light-Filled Interiors
On a narrow, winding street sits the Escadinhas Building, which has been newly restored with a blend of sleek finishes by local firm Aurora Arquitectos.