Best of Design Awards
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Dwell February 2014, Vol. 14 Issue 03: 8 Modern Renovations
A Sustainably Built Weekend Home
Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.
The Midcentury Spirit is Alive and Well in This Hudson Valley Escape
Seeking an escape from bustling city life, a Manhattan couple embarks on a renovation in the verdant Hudson Valley.
A Brick-Clad Modern Family Home in Chicago
Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part...
A Sleek Kitchen Renovation in San Francisco
In a San Francisco kitchen, a sleek series of custom cabinets camouflages an armada of professional features.
An Affordable Modern Home in Atlanta
On a sloped creekside site in Atlanta, Georgia, architect Staffan Svenson elevates humble materials and basic geometries to craft...
A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin
A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred.
A Pitched-Roof Dwelling on Scotland's Isle of Skye
A modern house steeped in heritage, history, and spirituality emerges on the fringes of Scotland’s Isle of Skye.
Designer Spotlight: Alvaro Catalán de Ocón
An emerging Spanish designer redefines his role by pursuing philanthropic projects with indigenous peoples in Colombia.
Products We Love: Winter Blues
Color consultants have preached the gospel of indigo since the dawn of trend forecasting.
The Feiz Brothers: Pursuing Clarity in Design
Two Iran-born brothers—each running multidisciplinary studios, 5,000 miles apart—discuss the similarities and differences in...
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...
A Renovated Ray Kappe Abode in Manhattan Beach
Up-sizing from a small bungalow, Kristopher Dukes and Matt Jacobson take a minimalist approach to renovating and furnishing a...
The Ultimate Indoor-Outdoor Bedroom
Thanks to a folding glass wall and a custom-built bed, dreams of sleeping under the stars came true for a Cincinnati,...
A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England
In southwestern England, an architect transforms a former postman’s cottage on a sprawling estate into a home that radiates from...
Nature-Influenced Bathroom Fixtures
Sinewy lines and subtle contours abound in organic bathroom fixtures—plus, three engineered materials that are...
Flat Design for Kitchen Appliances
We've noticed a curious trend of disappearing appliances, planar sinks, and subdued surfaces.