Geometric Pool with a View in Phoenix
Perched on picturesque Echo Mountain in Phoenix, this Wendell Burnette-designed desert home featured from our Indoor Outdoor...
Vacation Home in the California Desert is a Modernist Oasis
A Canadian family’s getaway in the California desert.
Small "Hybrid Prefab" Home in the Desert
The Blue Sky prototype home tiptoes gracefully across the desert landscape just north of Joshua Tree National Park.
A Simple Geometric Bayfront Home in Chile
Mathias Klotz’s first project, a deceptively simple bayfront house in Chile was commissioned by his mom on a shoestring budget.
Taking it to the Desert With Dwell Home Tours
After a successful kick-off program in San Diego, we’re now making our way to Scottsdale, Arizona for the second stop on our...
This Sleek Desert Home Seems to Melt Into the Sky
Perched atop sandblasted masonry walls, the Staab residence is a stainless steel and glass structure that absorbs the Arizona...
A Yurt-Inspired Vacation Home on the High Desert Plains of Colorado
Yurts inspire nature-immersed ideas of escaping the trappings of urban living—usually while enjoying cool breezes, icy beverages,...
20 Desert Homes
The desert, a wilderness of rock and hardscrabble, has had a profound impact on human culture, design and our collective...
These 7 Homes in the Southwest Show How to Design For the Desert
These homes make living in the heat of the desert look easy, breezy, and cool.
This House Doesn't Hold Back and Embraces the Desert
At the base of Echo Mountain in Phoenix, a geometric home by Wendell Burnette opens up to the surrounding desert landscape.
Desert Utopia
With this elegant steel prototype, Marmol Radziner and Associates launch a new prefab venture with the goal of bringing their...
Phoenix Civic Center
Beginning in 1949, the Phoenix Civic Center was designed in stages by Alden B. Dow.
This Farmhouse-Style Home Gets a Clever and Geometric Update
A relaxed interior and radical roof make a home more sociable and energy-efficient.
Operation Desert Shed
Architect Lloyd Russell’s design for this desert getaway passively mitigates the elements with a utilitarian solution, turning a...
A Picturesque Desert Prefab
Jim Murren’s prefab house in Sin City, designed by Marmol Radziner, is as artful as it is art-filled, thanks to an asymmetrical...
A Renowned Florida Architect's Geometric Family Home Hits the Market For the First Time
Architect William Morgan designed this distinctive, triangular house in Atlantic Beach, Florida, which is now selling for $1.75...
At This High-Desert Home, a Whole Wall Opens Up When You Crank a Giant Wheel
In California, architect Tom Kundig delivers an off-the-grid retreat designed for both connection and solitude.
A Desert Prefab Hits the Jackpot in Sin City
An art-filled retreat fits right into the landscape.
Offered at $674K, This Hybrid Prefab Is in Tune With the Californian Desert
In the high desert landscape of Yucca Valley, California, the rectilinear Graham Residence cuts a striking figure against the...
An Energy-Efficient Hybrid Prefab Keeps Cool in the Palm Springs Desert
Drawing from the laws of nature, an architect devises a way to beat the heat in the California desert.

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