Contemporary Hints in Santa Barbara
Catch design observations and smart tips this month and throughout 2013 from our national partner ASID's talented roster of...
This Santa Barbara Yurt Is the Ultimate Place to Recharge
We spend the night in a spacious, one-of-a-kind yurt that overlooks the Channel Islands and knits together local history and...
Five Shipping Containers Are Woven Into This Home in Santa Barbara
There’s even a shipping container sitting in the kitchen.
A Soulful Renovation in Santa Barbara Brings the Mountains Front and Center
A restrained revamp by Anacapa and Bailey Peace Design emphasizes the rolling landscape.
An Airy, Custom-Designed Contemporary Hits the Market at $4.6M in Santa Fe, NM
Known as the Sky House, the breezy abode captures riveting views of Jemez, Santa Fe city lights, and the Badlands.
Building Green in Santa Monica
At the end of 2000, Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, Icelandic natives and partners in the Santa Monica–based...
A Lavish Contemporary With Awe-Inspiring Views Asks $5M in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Located minutes from Cielo Village, the 2016 home promotes indoor/outdoor living with large terraces and a sparkling backyard...
Budget Breakdown: A Santa Barbara Ranch House Gets a Sophisticated New Look for $626K
Achieving a high-end look on a modest budget—in one of the country’s most expensive regions—was made possible by the owner’s...
Architect Barton Myers Lists His Lauded, Glass-and-Steel Compound in Santa Barbara for $8.2M
Featuring steel garage doors that stave off fires, the home, guesthouse, and studio of Barton Myers are now on the market.
Traditional Farmhouse Meets Contemporary Living
Inspired by hilltop views and traditional New England farm and barn structures, Marvin Architect's Challenge-winner Michael...
Artist Reinvents the Contemporary Art Experience
Sargam Griffin, a contemporary artist located in Healdsburg, California, is reinventing the art experience.
Custom Millwork and Bright Interiors Star in an Elegant Vancouver Home
Modern yet sensitive to its historic context, the 3,000-square-foot Pink House sits perfectly in a setting of traditional homes...
A Contemporary Cottage Is a Warm Refuge For a Family of Skiers
Built for a family of ski lovers, this holiday home known as the Cottage in Sutton recedes into its lush landscape with a sleek...
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Contemporary Fireplaces
Get in the autumn spirit with these cozy fireplace designs from the Dwell community.
A Contemporary Home Cascades Down the Hillside in Vancouver
Astounding mountain and harbor views in Central Vancouver direct the remodel of this 1970s dwelling.
This Santa Monica Home That Channels a Balinese Resort Asks $9.5M
A limestone spa, wood sauna, and lush garden with waterfalls are just some of the plush amenities that make up this coastal...
For the Entertainer, This $5.5M Home in Southern California Fits the Bill
Families seeking seclusion in the city and ample space to grow and entertain will appreciate this five-bedroom, six-bath home in...
A Contemporary Home in Massachusetts With a Private Lake Asks $18M
This turnkey residence comes with all furnishings, recreational equipment, and its own private helicopter pad.
An Airy Artistic Haven in Rancho Santa Fe Lists for $5.5M
Soak up resort-like living with a saltwater pool, spa, and an abundance of bespoke design details.
A Farnsworth-Inspired Contemporary Home in Dallas Asks $7.9M
Modeled after Mies van der Rohe's most famous design, this contemporary home is a work of art.
6 Contemporary Kitchen Trends That Will Last For Years to Come
From appliances and lighting to tiles, cabinetry, and shelving, say hello to six modern kitchen trends that are sure to stand the...
A Striking Home on Stilts Lists for $2.7M in the Santa Monica Mountains
Designed by Ellis David Gelman, this three-bedroom residence is nestled in the heart of wine country.
A Contemporary Extension Gives This Australian Home a New Face
A contemporary lean-to extension provides a fresh modern look to this 1960s Australian dwelling.
An Art Deco Dwelling Receives a Sleek, Contemporary Extension
Originally built in 1938, the revived Shadow House in Melbourne merges contemporary and Art Deco features.
Two Eclectic Volumes Unite This Contemporary Chilean Home
Perched 1,476 feet above sea level, a modern home is designed to beautifully embrace its coastal setting.
A Santa Fe Residence With Gallery-Inspired Interiors Asks $3.75M
Its art-collector owners have given the spacious home a slick renovation.
Casework Transforms an Industrial Building Into a Sleek, Contemporary Workspace
Casework infuses an industrial building in Portland, Oregon, with stylish interiors and inspired spaces for creative thinking.
This Striking Chalet Perfectly Balances Playfulness With Contemporary Design
Surrounded by valleys and dense foliage, Abercorn Chalet is a bold, stylish retreat that embraces the natural wonders of Quebec’s...
This Mallorcan Hotel Blends Medieval Architecture With Contemporary Luxury
A quartet of spacious new villa suites and a revamped spa honor the hotel’s rugged landscape and historic setting.
A Prefab in Santa Ynez Provides a Retired Couple With the Perfect California Retreat
On a remote hillside in wine country, a Los Angeles couple build an energy-efficient prefab with stunning views.
A Contemporary Barn Brings Dutch Coziness to Texas Hill Country
This multifamily vacation property outside of Austin perfectly embodies the “gezelligheid” spirit.
Take Your Next Vacation in a Midcentury Home in the Santa Monica Mountains
With its organic, horizontal silhouette, raw concrete facade, and Bauhaus-leaning interiors, this midcentury nature retreat...
A Wood-Clad Beach Pad Flourishes on a Narrow Lot in Santa Monica
An architect makes the most of a narrow lot by prioritizing natural light and outdoor space over square footage.
One Couple's Contemporary Coastal Retreat Celebrates Their Irish Roots
A contemporary interpretation of a traditional Irish cottage, a couple’s second home celebrates their shared heritage and the...
A Jim Cutler–Designed Beaux Arts Contemporary Asks $5.2M
Massive counter-weighted windows encase the facade—framing views of equally enormous Douglas firs.
This Bold Tiny Home Blends The Best of Traditional and Contemporary Aesthetics
The RACV tiny home showcases how to live efficiently, sustainably, and stylishly in just over 200 square feet.

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