A husband-and-wife architect team proves a house can be good for the environment—and look great too.
30 Black-and-White Kitchens That Make a Bold Impression
Black-and-white kitchens are clean, modern, and anything but boring, as these photos show.
Paint it Black
This family of cost-conscious Hamburgers (freshly back in Germany after years abroad) converted a kitschy turn-of-the-century...
A Holiday Home in Hokkaido Echoes the Textures and Topography of Nature
A Japanese architect blurs the edges between shelter and site in a summer retreat enveloped by woodland.
A Concrete Guesthouse in Upstate New York Is Decidedly “Bunker Chic”
With inspiration from the creative homeowners, architects David Leven and Stella Betts design a bunker-like backyard structure...
A Tattered Brooklyn Brownstone Is Brought Back to Life With Big Doses of Color
Michael K. Chen Architecture resuscitates a Clinton Hill residence by restoring its historic details and applying bold hues...
A Black Gable Farmhouse Harvests its Own Electricity, Heat, and Water
Built of prefabricated cross-laminated timber panels, this barn-inspired home blends into the rural landscape.
A Two-Unit ADU in Los Angeles Offers Inspired Spaces for Creative Tenants
Architect Max Kuo transforms a back house and garage into a white-gabled duplex for a diverse mix of residents.
Before & After: A Design Duo Give Themselves Free Rein to Experiment With Their Portland Bungalow
Lara White and Jason Stamp of Workaday Design infuse their 1922 house with plenty of personality.
Near Amsterdam, a Couple Turn the Top of a Former Chapel Into Their Home and Studio
Textile designer Milla Novo and her husband move into a converted monastery, uncovering religious frescoes in the renovation...
In London, an Old Victorian Becomes a Wonderland of Colored Concrete
Studio Ben Allen uses prefab elements to transform a dated Victorian in just four days.
An 18th-Century Portuguese Home Morphs Into a Series of Colorful Apartments
Each unit is layered with a mix of eye-catching details, including patterned mosaics and a moody mermaid painting on the bathroom...
This Beach House in Australia Is Nothing Like Its Neighbors—or Any Beach House You’ve Seen
Though it’d be hard to tell from the street, the compound of concrete blocks forms a surprisingly breezy family retreat.
Humble Materials Get an Elevated Treatment in a ’70s-Inspired Home in Cape Town
For his longtime friends, architect Michael Lumby works magic by investing in craftsmanship over expensive finishing and...
Expanses of Glass and Broad Trellises Bring Clarity to a Renovated Home in San Francisco
Architect Anne Fougeron softens and brightens a ’60s-era residence, adding a new glass pavilion.
This “Upside-Down” House in Melbourne Shifts Shape to Accommodate a Family of Seven
On a narrow lot in suburban Australia, Cloud Architecture designs a family home with built-in flexibility.
A Black-and-White Midcentury Home in a Lush Oregon Forest Asks $705K
A crisp color update helps this 1965 gem connect with its wooded site just south of Portland.
A Pair of Filmmakers Give Their San Francisco Edwardian a Sensuous Edit
Returning to the Presidio after two decades in New York, an auteur couple and their young daughters work with Geremia Design to...
This Eco-Friendly Home Wears the South African Bush as Camouflage
Sunken in the earth and topped with native grass, this low-slung concrete home lets the landscape rule.
Delightful Curves Abound in This Revamped Cottage in Sydney
Carter Williamson Architects preserves the heritage facade of a 100-year-old dwelling in Annandale while imbuing the interiors...
A São Paulo Home Welcomes Guests With an Invitingly Breezy Brutalism
The residence merges two Brazilian architectural styles with distinctly casual and formal spaces.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Stunning Black, White, and Gray Facades
Though it's usually thought that bright colors make the boldest statement, these homes prove that black, white, and gray tones...
Tired of the All-White Trend? Embrace the Dark Side With These 9 Black Kitchens
When white kitchens have become synonymous with modern homes, why not take another design route? Look to these nine black...
10 Ideas For the Minimalist Bathroom of Your Dreams
Possibly one of the most important rooms in your home—a sleek and simple bathroom can easily be aesthetically pleasing without...
7 Bathroom Renovation Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Space
Gone are the days of bathrooms simply being utilitarian spaces.
Let This Jewel-Toned Bathroom Complete With Jungle Animals Be the Design Inspiration You Need
Seeking a way to embrace a saturated palette, designers Britt and Damian Zunino created a vintage-inspired design that’s a...
10 Best Modern Showers to Inspire Your Bathroom Renovation
Every bathroom renovation needs a starting point.
The Ever-Romantic, Candlelight-Inspired Wick Lamp Now Comes in Black and White
Graypants' portable lamp easily transitions from a fanciful soirée to an outdoor adventure.
Discover 9 Modern Ways to Use Marble in Your Bathroom
Though marble is widely known for its old-school glamour, it can also bring some simple, modern luxury to a more contemporary...
8 Inspirational Quotes to Stay Innovative
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's July/August 2016 issue.
Tips for Tiny Bathrooms
The bathroom has many functions that we find are important in our daily routines.
Step Inside Squarespace’s Minimalist Portland Office
Squarespace is known for its bold and iconic brand, and for helping the masses build sleek, professional websites.
30 All-Black Exterior Modern Homes
Although some may initially think that the color black might evoke a dark and ominous architectural mood, it's actually a great...
Top 9 Bathrooms of 2020
From the whimsical to the austerely beautiful, the contenders in this year’s Dwell Design Awards are singular sanctuaries.
15 Modern Homes with Black Exteriors
For many, the color black is not the first thing that comes to mind when designing a home. However, don't let it scare you.
20 Bathrooms With Transformative Tiles
The right tiles can transform any basic space into a breathtaking escape.