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Dwell February 2014, Vol. 14 Issue 03: 8 Modern Renovations

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A Sustainably Built Weekend Home
Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land. Architect Michael Cobb...
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.
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