Here at Dwell, we love houses with a good backstory.
Idyllic Home Designed for an Artist
In the remote San Juan Islands, an artist and an architect collaborate on a modern residence dedicated to creative pursuits.
Glass House on California's North Coast
C-Glass House is a minimal glass house located in Marin, California, designed by Deegan Day Design.
Live Outside the Box in This Artist’s Haven For $3.5M
The two units that make up the MuSh Residence offer plenty of studio, gallery, and outdoor space in a configuration that...
Like the Arts and Crafts movement that exploded at the turn of the century, today's DIY revolution is a return to community and...
Modern Meets Traditional in a Swedish Summer House
On an 18th-century farmstead in rural Sweden, two Copenhagen designers handcraft a summerhouse that seamlessly melds the modern...
Rescuing a Historic Homestead, Two Artists Create a Rural German Retreat
An artist couple from Amsterdam convert a neglected farm in rural Germany into a sustainable and modern vacation village.
The House of a Lifetime
At age 34, Philip M. Isaacson commissioned architect F. Frederick Bruck to design a home for him and his wife. That was 1959.
A Look at 10 Iconic Case Study Houses in California
Architectural photographer Julius Shulman's iconic image of Pierre Koenig's 1960 modernist masterpiece, the Stahl House—also...
Modern Gabled House in Portland
In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on a 5,000-square-foot lot.
House in Edobori by Yasunari Tsukada Design
House in Edobori is a minimal residence located in Osaka, Japan, designed by Yasunari Tsukada Design.
Casa Study House #1
Traditions collide in Los Angeles when architect Jeremy Levine hotwires SoCal Spanish with international haute-moderne.
Pousse Creative's Pet Houses
Designers Sebastian Haquet and Thomas Lanthier have a decidedly modern take on shelters for pets.
8 Barn Houses For Modern Living
I grew up in Bethel NY, in a home that might as well have been a barn.
BDDW's Handmade Record Players
When Tyler Hays founded BDDW more than a decade ago, the company wore many hats: depending on the project, it might be a...
Handmade Wine Chillers
Ceramic artist Michael Wisner learned much of his craft from Juan Quezada, the self-invented Mexican master who rediscovered...
This House Conquers the Big Island in Hawaii
The unforgiving landscape of the island couldn't stop this architect.
House In Morillos
A modern house built in the middle of a breathtaking natural landscape.
A Heritage Art Deco House in Australia Gets a Modern Update
A heritage inter-war, functionalist-style house gets a dose of contemporary Australian cool.
This New Old House
Danish design impresario Jens martin Skibsted works with architect Jürgen Mayer h. to update a Norwegian-style, 19th-century home...
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