Near Boston, a Red House Designed to be Green
A teardown renovation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, comes with a mandate for maximum efficiency.
A Prefab House Near Paris Is Designed to Be Bright and Open
This prefabricated home in France was built to embrace the neighborhood.
Designed In-House
Mill Valley, California, might not be a hotbed of modernism, but it was here, ten years ago, that Dwell came into the world...
An Archaeological Renovation Adds Precious Space to a Tiny Boston Apartment
In Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood, where space is tight and the cost of a home averages close to $1,000 per square foot,...
Near Montreal, a House Connects With Its Surroundings
In Boucherville, Quebec, Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement designs a single-family house that opens onto a veranda.
What if Green Design Were Just Good Design?
Green design should have won 30 years ago.
Run-Down Row House in Boston Becomes a Quiet Urban Escape with Two Green Roofs
A young architect transforms a small row house into a deceptively roomy family home.
Near Montreal, a 1950s House Gets a Modern Makeover
A clever design team recasts a cramped home as an open, contemporary residence.
An Irresistible Midcentury in Massachusetts Asks $700K
For the purist searching for an unadulterated piece of midcentury design, 540 Nichols Street in Norwood, Massachusetts, outside...
A Brooklyn-Based Landscape Firm That’s Reshaping New York City’s Green Urban Scene
Based in Brooklyn, New York, Future Green Studio is cultivating beautiful and sustainable landscapes throughout NYC, one...
This Rental Near Joshua Tree Is a Desert Escape for the Design Minded
Stepping into the holiday home of interior designer Denise Portmans is like visiting her Los Angeles design shop—a revelation in...
A Fiery-Red Home Sizzles With Simplistic, Modern Design
This simple red house in Portugal appears as a signpost within its labyrinth-like, forested site.
A House With a Green Roof Tucks Into the Landscape in Lithuania
By designing a home with an angled roof covered in sod, architecture firm After Party takes living in the land to the next level.
Greener Grass
Craving the conveniences of city life, a couple sidle over to Seattle from the countryside without compromising their love of the...
Red Tin House That Makes the Most of Space and Light
Six earth-colored, metal-clad pavilions are combined to create Tin House, an innovative and voluminous house that boasts a...
A Hurricane-Resistant Dome House Near Charleston Asks $4.9M
Located on Sullivan's Island near Charleston, South Carolina, this concrete-and-steel home was designed and built to better...
The Green Lagoon
From the deck of this waterfront house, the scenery is abuzz with Northern California wildlife–but there's not a utility bill in...
Design Classic: Eames House Bird
The small decorative black bird is considered one of the most famous Eames pieces, even though it wasn't designed by Eames at all.
House in Edobori by Yasunari Tsukada Design
House in Edobori is a minimal residence located in Osaka, Japan, designed by Yasunari Tsukada Design.
Tropical Passionfruit Vines Obscure Twin Houses Near Brisbane, Australia
While this pair of lushly planted residences was originally built as a development opportunity, the client was so taken with them...
This Tree House For Rent Near Downtown Portland Doubles As an Art Platform
Nestled in the heavily forested West Hills in Portland, Oregon, the Wald House PDX is a wood-paneled escape that can be booked...
Actor Bryan Cranston's Green Beach House Renovation
The star of Breaking Bad opens the doors to his family’s recently completed beach house located just outside of Los Angeles.
An Extended Family Pulls Together to Transform a Late ’70s House Near Philadelphia
For a modern renovation in Pennsylvania, everyone involved—clients, architect, builder, neighbors, even the previous owners—is...
How a Smart Interior Design Saved This House
An intervention from a clever interior designer spares an old beach house on Fire Island, New York, from demolition.
Design Digest: Tom Dixon Opens in SoHo, a Robot Restaurant in Boston, and More
Tom Dixon stakes a new claim in SoHo with 25 Greene Street, MUJI and Ladies & Gentlemen Studio unveil a large-scale installation,...
Los Angeles Bridge House by Dwell and Dan Brunn Architecture Nears Completion
With windows installed and exterior cladding in place, Dan Brunn Architecture’s Bridge House forges closer to completion in L.A.
A Mint-Green Addition Freshens Up a Brick House in China
Wonder Architects fuse a crisp addition to a traditional brick home in Hou Heilongmiao Village.
From Brown to Green
Toronto designers Peter Fleming and Debbie Adams found a polluted lot and a run-down building—and saw fertile ground for a...
Albert Frey’s Cree House Lists for $1.85 Million Near Palm Springs
Also commonly known as “the Forgotten Frey,” the midcentury time capsule in California’s Coachella Valley recently underwent a...
Ray Kappe-Designed Multilevel House in Los Angeles
Los Angeles architect Ray Kappe built a multilevel house for his family back in 1967, and the results still resonate today.
A Tree House–Like Dwelling Near the Coastline Seeks $3.89M in Santa Monica, CA
The thoughtfully renovated residence was designed in 1981 by local architect Thane Roberts.
Be Inspired by This Tiny House Designed and Built by a Single Mom
A Bay Area single mom priced out of the rental market takes matters into her own hands and constructs a tiny home for herself and...
An Architect’s Gable-Roofed House Near Munich Fits Five Levels Inside
In his own family residence, architect Kai Binnewies carves out a multilevel interior to put a modern twist on tradition.
This Midcentury-Inspired Tiny House Radiates Clever Design
At just $79,000, this customizable mobile trailer allows you to design the tiny house of your dreams.
Own This Sustainably Designed Malibu Beach House For $5.7M
Sited on one of the last undeveloped oceanfront lots along the Pacific Coast Highway, House Noir creatively addresses the issue...
A Funky ’70s House Owned by Nancy Wilson of Heart Lists for $1.2M Near Seattle
Built with passive solar principles and salvaged finds, the Original Funky House keeps the spirit of the ’70s alive.

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