Hand-Made Houses
Here at Dwell, we love houses with a good backstory.
This Three-Level Loft in San Francisco Is an Artist's Sanctuary
This lively live/work studio in San Francisco's Dogpatch is a constant work-in-progress that mirrors its inhabitants' creative...
Artist Tyler Hays’ Cheeky, Handmade Urinals Make a Splash in London
Duchamp may have introduced the urinal as art, but these handmade pieces go a step further.
A Northern Californian Renovation Brings Warmth to the Wilderness
A former architect and practicing artist transforms a neglected property into a welcoming homestead for creative pursuits and...
A Serene House For Artists Appears to Float in the Woods of Puget Sound
Designed to feel like a walk through the woods, this family home is exquisitely tailored to embrace forest vistas.
A Furnished Artist’s Compound in the Woods of Vermont Lists for $1.2M
In addition to the renovated main house, the idyllic retreat near Stowe includes a ceramics studio, a writer’s cabin, and...
A Derelict Barn Finds New Life as an Artist’s Studio in Iceland
Studio Bua turns a battered 1930s farm building into a 1,959-square-foot live/work space in the remote Breiðafjörður Nature...
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.
A Madrid Artist’s Studio Is Filled With Sunlight, Texture, and Creative Inspiration
Zooco Estudio creates a sublime workspace on the top floor of a painter’s home.
An Artist’s Loft in Miami Displays an Eye-Popping Collection of Vintage Furniture
Artist Christopher Florentino’s Ghost Loft is a delightful mix of midcentury treasures, Pop art, and Japanese design.
A 19th-Century Carriage House Is Transformed Into a Live/Work Residence for a Pair of Artists
Two artists transform a 19th-century carriage house into a home where they can both live and create.
This Former Chapel, Now a Heavenly Artist’s Studio and Home, Lists for £1.6M
Architect Alex Nikjoo updated the London residence with a cantilevered mezzanine and rooftop terrace.
An Off-Grid Artist’s Retreat Pops Up on an Island Near Ireland
Dubbed Studio Drop, the tiny green cabin offers refuge for creatives seeking isolation.
Vintage Cars Meet Pool Floaties in This Artist’s Kooky Midcentury Landscape
We chat with Chris Labrooy about “The Future Ain’t The Same as it Used to Be,” a short film in which the artist mashes up classic...
My House: Street Artist Flore’s Unlikely Midcentury Haven in Florida
New York– and Miami–based artist Christopher “Flore” Florentino reveals how his picturesque midcentury in Central Florida...
The Block Shop Sisters Launch Their Framed Woodblock Prints at Rachel Comey's L.A. Boutique
Hopie and Lily Stockman, the two sisters behind Block Shop, celebrate handmade artistry by launching their first collection of...
A Mexico City Artist’s Home and Studio Frames Open Spaces With Sculptural Forms
Designed by architects Luis Beltran del Río and Andrew Sosa of local firm Vrtical, the live/work residence uses simple materials...
A Rookie Designer and Her Builder Father Create an Artist’s Sculptural Loft in the Desert
A rookie designer, a veteran builder, and an artist eschew the traditional and join forces to create a singular residence in...
A Corrugated, Plastic Bifold Door Opens Up an Artist’s Tiny L.A. Studio
Simple materials transform a rundown wood balcony into a new roof deck and versatile creative space.
Artist Reinvents the Contemporary Art Experience
Sargam Griffin, a contemporary artist located in Healdsburg, California, is reinventing the art experience.
Budget Breakdown: Restored for $364K, a Connecticut Artist’s Midcentury Home Stars Fieldstone Walls
A painstaking renovation by D2 Interieurs brings this 1950s residence—complete with a kidney-shaped pool—back to its retro glory.
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.
House In Morillos
A modern house built in the middle of a breathtaking natural landscape.
Opened House
A few years after moving into their stocky, cavelike 1970s bi-level 20 miles southeast of Milwaukee, JJ and Eric Edstrom decided...
Scrap House
"Repurpose, refurbish, recycle" was the guiding principle for a metals broker in Ontario who harnessed his passion for–and...
Before & After: A Car Shop in San Francisco Is Reborn as an Artist’s Loft, Gallery, and Studio
The SOMA Residence by Dumican Mosey Architects showcases a wide array of art—including a Fiat mounted upside down from the...
House of Tomorrow
In fits and bursts, the evolution of the smart home continues.
An Artist’s British Columbia Cabin Offers Peace and Perspective
The woodsy retreat by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has a cantilevered deck that captures panoramic views.
Pinterest Inspired Home Includes Niche Modern Kitchen Pendant Lights
We are thrilled to see Niche modern kitchen pendant lights shining brightly in this California home, inspired by the copious use...
A Washington Artist Retreat Boasts Mesmerizing Mountain Views
Borrowing from the local rural vernacular, a rugged yet modern artist retreat embraces the landscape.
An Artist Builds a Wooden Home That Lets Nature Be the Boss
In coastal New England, an artist turns a wooded property into a haven for creating and living.
Gorski Kotar House
A beautiful cabin inspired by a walnut tree.
A Dream House for the Ages
This Los Angeles family builds smart and plans ahead.
iT House, Joshua Tree
The iT House brings together raw industrial aesthetics with the tactics of green design to forge a new home in the sunbaked wilds...
Designed In-House
Mill Valley, California, might not be a hotbed of modernism, but it was here, ten years ago, that Dwell came into the world...
Reclaimed Materials Make Up This Artist Studio in Washington
A modern cabin designed by Les Eerkes incorporates freecycled materials and makes a minimal impact on the surrounding forest.

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