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Dwell September 2012, Vol. 12 Issue 09: Open House

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Modern Homes Built for Entertaining

L-Shaped Indoor-Outdoor LA Home
At their house and flower farm in Los Angeles’s Glassell Park, Laura Gabbert and Andrew Avery bring friends, family, and a fleet...
Eco-Friendly Penthouse in Canada
Edmonton architect Vivian Manasc’s 19th-story rooftop penthouse is a bright spot—and a model green building—in a city where...
Sunken Outdoor Fire Pit
Hufft Projects carves out a sunken seating area in an outdoor scheme designed for entertaining.
Party Down
Congratulations, you’ve decided to throw a party! Not only will you be paying for everyone’s meal and putting undue strain on...
By the Book
Architect Deborah Berke has maintained a ledger full of ephemera that details memories of every dinner party she’s hosted for...
The Ringmaster
In February, Murray Moss closed his landmark SoHo design emporium to open a smaller headquarters.
Trailer Flash
Most folks who kit out a vintage Airstream intend to take it on the road, but Burton Baldridge’s design—a hip new green room for...
Home Cooking
What if anyone could set up a cafe or a bar in their home, serving strangers specials du jour from their own kitchens? In Finland...
To the Letter
In this digital age, invitations arrive in our inboxes and are promptly deleted.
A Movable Fete
Flash back to the 1970s for visionary Italian designer Joe Colombo’s Living Center, a mod take on a casual soirée.
Collections of Modern Barware
The main course of a meal might receive the oohs and aahs, but as any host or hostess will attest, it’s the beverages...
Modern Home in a California Resort Town
A storied 1980 party house enters a mellower chapter of intimate gatherings filled with canapés, crooners, and cocktails.
Passive Progressive
Among the first Passive Houses in France, this bamboo-clad farmhouse by the Parisian firm Karawitz Architecture brings a bit...
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