Collection by Olivia Martin

From the Archives: 5 Great My House Examples


Since the very beginning of Dwell's inception, in 2000, we've had a department called My House. This is a recurring story type that's often told from the resident's perspective, in the first person, presented in such a way that any reader can integrate ideas, materials, and techniques into their own homes. My House is always a narrative of a design lover who learned valuable lessons along the way of building their dream home. Here we present five of our favorites from the archives.

From the side door of his restored two-bedroom bungalow, Dollahite watches his...
The DeBartolos wanted to keep the desert tradition of incorporating water near the entrance of the house as a sort of...
Goolrick designed sliding partitions that when closed still allow light to flow through her 560-square-foot space, and...
At the end of a steep driveway, off a road less graveled, await the happy innkeepers: Chris Brown, Sarah Johnson, and...
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