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5 Interesting and Surprising Asian Eateries Around the World
Forget gilded dragons, lazy Susans, and too much red—these creative Asian restaurants not only feature modern interiors, they...
These 4 Modern Homes Around the World Take Advantage of Local Stone
The benefits of using local stone in a building's structure are multifold.
6 Modular Houseboat and Floating Home Manufacturers Around the World
If you’re bored of solid ground and want to try out a life on water, then these international companies will give you the tools...
7 Repurposed Churches Around the World
With their stained-glass windows, vaulted ceilings, open-floor plans, and intriguing history, churches that are repurposed into...
7 Minimalist Apartments Around The World
According to Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists, minimalism can be summed up in a single sentence:...
5 Tiny Homes on Wheels
Small and cozy, these gorgeously furnished mobile homes will convince you to downsize and hit the road in minutes.
5 Hidden Home Bars
Sit back, relax, and imagine enjoying a cocktail shaken up in your own home bar—and then imagine it disappearing for an easy and...
12 Modern Hotels in Historic Buildings Around the World
If you can't get enough of historic architecture, then consider one of these heritage hotels that have been modernized in all the...
7 Community-Focused Maker Hotels Around the World
The maker movement has officially migrated into the hotel scene.
8 Subterranean Homes That Are Out of This World
Though it's not typical, building a home underground can offer an alternative way of living that may fit with the lifestyle...
Sunny Renovation of an Eichler Great Room
Two tech professionals living in an early 1970s Eichler home in Silicon Valley desired a more open space for their young kids to...
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Double as Winter Retreats
With temperatures dropping, our daydreams of hunkering down in a cabin for the next few months are getting more frequent.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Pools That Make a Splash
Summer weather may feel like a distant memory, but these pools have us dreaming of our own private oasis.
8 Unique Vacation Rentals Around the World
Every traveler is different—some want the comforts that come with staying in a conventional hotel, while others crave adventure...
Dwell Home Venice: Part 5
In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...
As Housing Costs Soar, Two Homes Multiply to Seven
In Vancouver, an innovative approach to urban infill brings new life to a community.
Modern Australian Homes Part Two
You've already seen our favorites in Sydney and on Australia's southern coast.
A Two-Part Landscaping Renovation in San Francisco
In an unusual collaboration among birds, wind, and one of San Francisco’s leading landscape architects, a California designer has...
9 Stunning Examples of Homes Built on and Around Cliffs
Although not for the faint of heart, a cliffside home can offer the excitement of living on the edge, as well as unparalleled...
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Epic Kitchens
They say the "kitchen is the heart of the home" for a reason.

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