Floating House, Lake Huron
On the edge of a tiny island accessible only by boat, this buoyant summer home lives the life aquatic.
A Jewel Box Floating Home on Seattle’s Lake Union Lists for $3.5M
Vandeventer + Carlander used an inverted floor plan to fit in multiple outdoor spaces and a bedroom overlooking the water’s edge.
This Mexican Lake House Is All About the Views
Estudio MMX anchors a waterfront home to its local context while maximizing the view.
This Wisconsin Lake House Is Sheathed in Tiles Made of Post-Industrial Waste
Architect Stephen Bruns uses a synthetic roofing product to clad the Woven House—named for a vestibule that connects two massive...
A Low-Slung Lake House in Texas Merges Indoor/Outdoor Living
With a rich material palette of glass, wood, and concrete, Cedar Creek Residence feels of a piece with its natural environment.
Before & After: A Connecticut Lake House Gets a Dose of Scandinavian Style
Less than two hours outside New York City, Candlewood Lake House blends midcentury modern charm and Nordic influences.
Playful Platforms Revamp This Japanese Lake House Into a Fun, Five-Story Retreat
On the shore of Japan's Lake Nojiri, interrelated levels are cleverly used to create a multi-story home.
Lake Front House
Permanent connection between nature and...
Modern Lake House in Missouri
Nautical nods ground a weekend retreat in its surroundings on the shores of Table Rock Lake.
Reflections on a Lake
Unobtrusively distinct from its neighbors, a weekend house in Mexico assimilates the colors of the surrounding landscape on...
This Lake House Is a Living Piece of Architecture History
A retired couple retreats to the modern masterpiece by Richard Meier.
Before & After: Jenni Kayne’s Renovated Lakeside Kitchen Reimagines the “Rustic” Look
Designer Jenni Kayne updates a Lake Arrowhead kitchen while prioritizing natural light, neutral tones, and quality materials.
How to Build a Floating Home
We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home.
Photo of the Week: Angular Austrian Lake House
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.
A Cypress-Clad Lake House Posted Up on an Old Logging Road
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
This Texas Lake House Isn't Afraid to Let the Light In
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
Before & After: An Adirondacks Lake House Escapes its Amorphous Additions
A couple tap architect Jill Porter, a college friend, to renovate their weekend retreat over seven years—and decide to live there...
House on the Water by Galletti & Matter Architectes
A modern lake house enveloped by a distinctive roof.
House In Morillos
A modern house built in the middle of a breathtaking natural landscape.
A Floating South African Cabin Borrows From the Landscape
In a forested suburb of Cape Town, four cylinders make a tower-like hideout on a businessman’s family estate.