Here at Dwell, we love houses with a good backstory.
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.
An Artist and Farmer Work With a Toronto-Based Studio to Build a Barn-Inspired Home
A new home replenishes Quebec’s vanishing stock of farmhouses.
A few years after moving into their stocky, cavelike 1970s bi-level 20 miles southeast of Milwaukee, JJ and Eric Edstrom decided...
10 Tiny Houses We Love
Tiny houses are spreading like proverbial wildfires across the world—and probably because it really just makes sense.
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.
Forest House By Envelope A + D
A sprawling family retreat with separate cabins connected both with each other and to the forest they inhabit.
House In Villard-de-Lans
A charming house with interconnected volumes that overlook different areas of a picturesque landscape.
A Dream House for the Ages
This Los Angeles family builds smart and plans ahead.
Like the Arts and Crafts movement that exploded at the turn of the century, today's DIY revolution is a return to community and...
Gorski Kotar House
A beautiful cabin inspired by a walnut tree.
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...
House in Ogikubo by SNARK
House in Ogikubo is a minimal home located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by SNARK.
Glass House on California's North Coast
C-Glass House is a minimal glass house located in Marin, California, designed by Deegan Day Design.
Modernizing An Historic House in the Pyrenees
How Spanish Architects generated a new and contemporary space for living while respecting its historic envelope.
Clay House by Simon Astridge
Clay House is a minimalist house located in London, United Kingdom, designed by Simon Astridge.
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.
A House Grows in Brooklyn
While most people living in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn didn’t see much to love about an abandoned, weedy lot...
A House Not Built for Human Beings
An architect-turned-falconer considers animals and nature when designing his own home.
House in Higashiazabu by PANDA
House in Higashiazabu is a minimal dwelling located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by PANDA.