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A Dramatic Hallway Forms the Spine of This Shou Sugi Ban Retreat in Mexico
A simple floor plan emphasizes the rugged materiality of this elongated, cabin-style home in Valle de Bravo.
15 Black Cabins That Make the Case for Dark Exteriors
These cozy cabins feature muted black exteriors that complement their natural settings.
19 Micro-Apartments Finessed to Feel Larger Than Just 500 Square Feet
Out-of-the-box solutions make these tiny apartments feel grander—despite being 500 square feet or less.
Massive Sliding Doors Connect a Hawaii Home to Its Mountainside Settings
An off-grid getaway on O‘ahu produces all of its own electricity and opens wide to the landscape.
15 Skinny Homes That Make the Most of Narrow Lots
These slender houses pack a lot of personality into tight spaces.
Budget Breakdown: Built for Under $10K, a Cabinet Room Expands a San Francisco Loft
Rather than relocate, architect Rebal Knayzeh devises a flexible, mobile bedroom that doubles as storage for the family.
Top 9 Small Spaces of 2020
The nominees for this year’s Dwell Design Awards may be petite, but they pack a big punch.
This Floating Sauna in Switzerland Lets You Steam, Plunge, and Repeat
A prefab sauna built atop a floating deck promises wellness with a view.
Budget Breakdown: A Portland Designer Jazzes Up His ’50s Kitchen for Less Than $26K
Using humble materials like plywood and laminate in a smart way, Ben Ediger of design-build studio Spacecraft gives his tired...
Budget Breakdown: A Toronto Home Makes the Most of an Infill Lot For $446K
In Toronto, Atelier RZLBD replaces a nondescript home on an infill lot with a breezy, adaptable dwelling.
Budget Breakdown: A Gloomy Apartment in Israel Does a Full 180 for $115K
Architect Michael Peled completely flips the layout of an apartment in Haifa to take advantage of treetop views.
Before & After: A Hudson Valley Farmhouse Masterfully Blends Vintage and Modern
Hendricks Churchill fine-tunes an 1860s farmhouse, balancing traditional charm with contemporary updates.
A Group of Friends Build an Off-Grid Tree House in New York for $20K
The remote cabin in Sullivan County hovers above a steep slope, suspended by the trees that surround it.
Budget Breakdown: A Creative Couple Rehab a Vermont Cabin For $18K
Enterprising couple Jenny McClary and Allie Leepson give their snug Vermont cabin a DIY makeover, which is now available to rent.
11 Skillful School Bus Conversions That Get an A-Plus in Our Book
Revived and retrofitted as delightful—and functional—tiny homes on wheels, these skoolies receive top marks.
15 Modern Garage Doors That Demand a Second Look
A well-appointed garage door with a unique color or materials, or an interesting mechanical movement, can easily punch up a...
13 Boldly Textured Homes That Bet Big on Oriented Strand Board
These wood-wrapped spaces take the low-cost material to new heights.
Budget Breakdown: This Svelte Lakeside Retreat in Austin Cost Just $446K
An architect teams up with Faye and Walker to build a white gabled lake house overlooking Texas Hill Country.
Budget Breakdown: A Moldy Shed Becomes a Lively Backyard Hangout for Less Than $40K
Once a dilapidated garage, this flexible garden studio in Seattle now serves as an all-weather hub for a mother and daughter.
Budget Breakdown: A Trio of Friends Build a Backyard ADU in Los Angeles for $252K
The 1,000-square-foot dwelling mixes raw and refined materials in a cost-effective strategy.