Barely There
If not for the dawn appearance of the bear, which came loping toward Maem Slater-Enns and her then six-month-old daughter as they...
The L.A. Home of Song Exploder’s Hrishikesh Hirway Is Barely Larger Than a Music Box
The podcaster and his wife get creative to compress their work lives into a compact home.
A Tree Grows Right Through the Roof of This Radically Updated Eichler
A power couple in the tech world create the home of their dreams—with barely a gadget in sight.
Dwell's Top 10 Upcycled Shipping Containers of 2017
We can barely contain our excitement over this year's awe-inspiring projects.
We Charge Our Phones and Our Cars. Is it Time to Charge Our Homes?
The latest smart home energy storage systems pack plenty of power into sleek, barely visible forms.
How to Find Unique Homes on Airbnb and Other Tech-Enabled Travel Tips
Technology has enabled our obsession with traveling to unique, barely discovered places—from distant destinations to gems hidden...
Beyond The Red Door
This Victorian farmhouse in Granville, Ohio barely survived years of “keggers” and student housing at its university locale...
Photographer Steve Reczkowski Reviews 5 Digital Cameras
Not all pictures are worth a thousand words.
A Coastline Gem in Ogunquit, Maine
As I trekked northward to Maine last month for a lobster-filled weekend getaway, I stumbled upon the Ogunquit Museum of American...
Pop-Up Schmop-Up
Perhaps the most beloved prefix these days for events and design projects -- aside from 'eco-' of course -- is 'pop-up.' Where...
A Tiny Apartment in Slovakia Makes Clever Use of Space
A lesson in efficiency, this flexible, 237-square-foot apartment in Slovakia uses custom-made storage and furniture to its full...
This Concrete Abode Stretches Over Giant Boulders
A Northern California retreat immerses into the landscape with the guidance of shadow and light.
Earth Work
A French architecture firm carves out an earthen shroud for the modern extension of a home located in the foothills of the...
A Musty Attic is Transformed Into a Luminous Loft
In Seattle, an architect transforms a cramped space into a flexible family gathering spot.
A Sea Ranch Stunner With a Green Roof Asks $1.3M
The Kirkwood House in the celebrated Sea Ranch community along the Californian coast features a sod roof and a sunken courtyard.
Open Kitchen
A San Francisco architect turns his “inefficiency” kitchen into a modestly scaled and well-lit place to cook, eat, work, and...
An Efficient Renovation Makes the Most of a Compact Russian Garret
The attic apartment in St. Petersburg features a partial loft built into the French-style mansard roof.
A Palm Springs Alexander Home Sings After a Chic Renovation and Hits the Market to the Tune of $2.1M
Stylishly modernized by Thomboy Properties, the home is another midcentury relic of the prolific partnership between architect...
You Can Own an Entire Island in Belize For Under $500K
In need of a sea change? An island in the Caribbean just hit the market—and it's really affordable.
Here’s How to Pronounce the Names of 28 Famous Designers and Architects
The “Rohe” in Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is trickier than you might think.
Asking $600K, This Midcentury Home Is a Rare Find Near Birmingham, Alabama
The split-level home strikes a happy compromise between classic details and contemporary updates.
After a Complete Renovation, This Formerly Concrete House Is Up for Grabs for $500K
Located just outside of Orlando, the fully renovated cottage also offers European Oak flooring and cedar-clad ceilings.
The Parabolic Glass House in Northern California Is One Architect’s Utopia in the Redwoods
In the ’60s, using only materials found on their 400-acre plot of forest in Mendocino County, Charles Bello and his wife built a...
This Bunker-Like Home in New Zealand Fights Back Against Howling Winds Off Lake Wanaka
An architect and his partner create a home for his parents to retire on New Zealand’s South Island.
A Net-Zero Home in Canada Boasts a Striking Saw-Toothed Roof
Comprised of two perpendicular forms that gently navigate a lakeside site, Sky House runs off of solar energy.
Two Wood-Clad Prefab Holiday Homes Connect to the Landscape of Rural Uruguay
Designed to welcome the outdoors in, two modular and minimalist houses provide a blissful escape in the Uruguayan countryside.
Harboe’s Marks
Chicago preservation architect Thomas “Gunny” Harboe prefers not to dismantle architectural monuments.
Gifts for Her That Won’t Require a Return Receipt
Practical, fashionable, and just the right amount of indulgent, these ideas are just as exceptional as she is.
Before & After: A Dilapidated Dublin Home Gets a Playful Addition With an Indoor Swing
In the trendy neighborhood of Dublin 8, Studio And upgrades a 1920s pebble dash house for a creative couple on a tight budget.
This Texas Company Is Turning Shipping Containers Into Double-Decker Tiny Homes
We asked CargoHome about how they transform a cold, steel shell into a warm, elegant, and efficient space.
A Couple’s Home Strives for Sustainability in an Olive Grove Near Madrid
Slow Studio uses passive design techniques to create a brick house with a surprisingly light footprint.
A Renovated Family Home in Austin Floats in a Sea of Trees
Local firm Side Angle Side designs a second-story addition for a 1953 home, creating a dialogue with the stand of oaks that...
Before & After: A Washed-Up Venice Beach Shack Catches a Second Wave
Veneer Designs turns a crumbling home into a beachside paradise.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Funky Facades
Who doesn't love that house on the block that's drastically different than the rest? Check out our editor's favorite homes from...
Surf Shacks 028 - Jess Bianchi + Malia Grace Mau
Nestled away in a remote and lush coastal nook of the Hawaiian island chain is the dream home of filmmaker Jess Bianchi and...
A Joshua Tree Ranch Tests the Limits of Off-Grid Luxury
For $650 a night, this Airbnb mixes sustainable desert living with hotel-worthy amenities.

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