This Vineyard Hideout Is One With the Land—Literally
Rammed-earth construction fuses this Portuguese house to the environment.
An Unplugged Family Hideout Borders the Ocean in Chile
Solar power and a self-sufficient water system keep a family relaxed in Chile.
This Hollywood Hideout Takes Cues From the Mediterranean
For this West Hollywood abode, designer Mandy Cheng was directed to create the “luxe version of Leonard Cohen in...
A Famed Japanese Composer's Effortless Honolulu Hideout Asks $2.95M
Designed by award-winning architect Sid Snyder and owned by legendary Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, this modern refuge...
This Serene Bamboo Bungalow Rental Is a Slice of Paradise in Bali
Hidden away in the heart of the tropics, a slice of eco-friendly paradise awaits travelers seeking a magical Bali experience.
10 Surreal Tree Houses That Will Make Your Childhood Dreams Come True
Who says that grown-ups can’t have tree house goals?
15 Modern and Creative Spaces for Kids
It’s never too early to instill a good sense of design into your kids.
A Renovated Haven in a California Surf Town Asks $2.4M
A photographer puts Camp Wilder, her dreamy Bolinas hideout, on the market.
A Pint-Sized, No-Frills Summerhouse Rises From the Rocks on a Swedish Island
STEG Arkitekter designs a casual hideout to peel away the stress of city life.
This Renovated Sydney Home Feels Like a Superhero’s Secret Lair
An award-winning renovation and addition offer a pair of introverted homeowners the sanctuary they crave.
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.
7 Supervillain Lairs Set in Deviously Well-Designed Homes
A new book seeks to answer the eternal question: “Why do bad guys live in good...
A Converted 1940s Gym in the Netherlands Becomes an Airy Home With “Tactile Contrast”
MASA Architects design a serene urban hideout with open-plan spaces that juxtapose gritty, exposed brick and concrete with silky...
A Spanish Colonial in Hollywood Gets a Dreamy New Look
The designers at Cuffhome weave together a palette of oatmeal, cream, brick, and blush to update this home for a family of four.
Journey by Design: Joshua Tree, California
Sara and Rich Combs, the pair behind the chic getaway known as the Joshua Tree House, share their favorite haunts and hideouts in...
Go Off The Grid With These Remote Rental Cabins in Cornwall
Standing above the ground, the architectural hideaways of Kudhva allow you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking English...
Stoke Your Imagination With This Playhouse-Like Suite in Berlin
A playful plywood addition brings the house-within-a-house concept to a family-run hotel in Berlin.
These 20 Homes With Arched Doorways Are Way Ahead of the Curve
Arches date back to ancient days, but they can add refined elegance to any space—no matter the room, style, or era.
Two Designers Build an Idyllic Cabin—and a Lifelong Friendship—in an Oregon Forest
Though this 190-square-foot hideaway is a solo retreat, the act of creating it proved to be uniting, not isolating, for Rico...
A Tiny Glass Cabin Perches for Wilderness Views in Remote Finland
A glass-and-steel retreat in Finnish Lapland is designed to bring its owner as close to nature as possible.
A Multifamily Getaway in Portugal Plays With Indoor/Outdoor Spaces
Estúdio Amatam creates a bright, geometric holiday home for two families in a coastal village near Lisbon.
A Streamlined Home in Chile Straddles the Line Between Desert and Ocean
Designed and remodeled by 56.02, B8 House features glass-cube bedrooms that privilege the wild landscape.
These 8 Toddler Room Ideas Will Make You Want to Be a Kid Again
When designing a bedroom or play space for your growing child, let your imagination run wild to encourage learning and curiosity.
Iconic California Midcentury-Modern Architect William Krisel Dies at 92
At the age of 92, William Krisel—the pioneering architect who brought elegant modernism to Southern Californian suburban tract...
61 Outstanding Fireplace Designs for Your Modern Home
Customize your fireplace or mantel with these modern designs that combine style and utility.
These $6.6K Prefab Office Pods Can Pop Up in Less Than a Day
My Room in the Garden is a modular work-from-home solution that’s affordable and stylish.
The 20 Most-Liked Homes on Our Instagram in 2022
Look to the spaces our followers loved most for the design trends to watch in the year ahead.
A Cantilevered Home in Southern Chile Takes Design Cues From Lake, Trees, and Sky
Aguilo + Pedraza Architects uses form and materiality to weave a family retreat into the wondrous landscape of Araucanía.
Outside Paris, a 19th-Century House Conceals a Minimalist Tableau Rich With Color
In a nature preserve, two creative directors design a colorful country home.
Play’s the Thing
With ingenuity and plenty of elbow grease, architect John Tong turned an old Toronto dairy into the ultimate family clubhouse.
Before & After: A Dilapidated Dormitory in Taipei Is Transformed Into a Lush Family Home
JC Architecture turns a Japanese university staff dormitory into a “Living Lab” made from 70% recycled materials.
This New Urban Cabin May Be Our Best Solution for City Living
Design duo Oke Hauser and Corinna Natter tell us the story of how they built a flexible, tiny cabin that has the power to...
Out of Town
The modern country escape a New York City couple builds in the Catskill Mountains quickly becomes home...
The Top 16 Products Dwell Readers Bought in December 2022
Whether it was an inspired present or a salve to help get through the season, here are December’s most popular buys.
See How Technology Turned This Vacation Home Into a Connected Family Hub
Today, many modern families have come to realize how beneficial technology can be when it comes to staying connected with one...
Friday Finds 7.22.11
In our current issue, we explored design for families, ranging from multi-generational households to couples with young children.

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