Second to None
With House 2.0, architect Pieter Weijnen demonstrates the exponential rate at which green design is advancing.
15 Modern Garage Doors That Demand a Second Look
A well-appointed garage door with a unique color or materials, or an interesting mechanical movement, can easily punch up a...
An Abandoned Boathouse Catches a Second Wind as a Shipshape Tiny Home
Toronto architect Gregory Neudorf creates a pristine and practical 400-square-foot dwelling with nautical storage below deck.
A Couple’s Cherished Vacation Home is Given a Second Life
By building a modern property next to their traditional cabin, a couple starts fresh on familiar land.
One of Melbourne's Oldest Prefab Timber Cottages Gets a Second Chance
A historic Melbourne property that was shipped over from England around the 1850s is carefully rescued and restored.
Saved From Demolition, a Japanese Sake Warehouse Sees a Second Life
In a provincial town of Japan's Yamanashi prefecture, locals band together to reboot a derelict inner-city site.
Before & After: A Washed-Up Venice Beach Shack Catches a Second Wave
Veneer Designs turns a crumbling home into a beachside paradise.
A 400-sq-ft New York Apartment Gets a Second Chance
New Yorkers often work, eat, sleep, and entertain in a single room.
The World’s First Fully Accessible Water Park Raises the Bar for Inclusion
In San Antonio, Morgan’s Inspiration Island opens for its second season.
A Lovingly Renovated Midcentury in Connecticut Just Listed for $1M
A meticulous renovation gives a neglected midcentury home a second chance.
Dwell’s Top 10 Renovations of 2019
From adaptive reuse to midcentury rehabs, these deft renovations deserve a second look.
This Little House in Washington Has Mighty Big Ties to Nature
Nestled in a second-growth forest, this Pacific Northwest retreat is deliberately simple yet modern.
This Cantilevered Home in Austria Takes In All the Views
Floor-to-ceiling windows wrap the second level, providing a panoramic perspective over rolling green hills.
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...
This New Egg-Shaped Prefab Can Pop Up Almost Anywhere for $56K
Bratislava-based Ecocapsule just unveiled their second highly flexible off-grid structure.
A Chicago Renovation Taps Into its Attic to Almost Double its Square Footage
Careful craftsmanship, spiral stairs, and an airy catwalk help define this Second City architect's home.
A London Penthouse Is Flooded With Dreamy Shades of Blue
Perched above London's Covent Garden district, a penthouse is revamped into a stylish second home.
Before & After: A Dated Hamptons Home Is Now a Luminous Retreat
Brooklyn–based practice Isaac-Rae reimagines an outdated beach house in as a modern year-round second home for a family of four.
One of Richard Neutra’s Stilt Homes in L.A. Hits the Market at $1.4M
Thoughtfully updated and structurally reinforced, this is the second of 17 stilt homes up for grabs this year.
Yes, This Tokyo Photographer’s Candy-Colored Cityscapes Should Make You Feel Unsettled
It takes a second to understand why the images in Rumi Ando’s “Tokyo Nude” are so serene—and yet disquieting.
ASH’s Homey New Office in the Hamptons Inspires Creativity
When ASH Staging opened a second office in the Hamptons earlier this summer, it blurred the lines between work and relaxation.
A Historic Melbourne Home Sports an Angular Addition and a Batten Screen
WALA renovates and expands a heritage listed home with a second-floor addition that presents a graphic, batten-screen facade.
BLDG Workshop Breathes New Life Into a Lakeside Home and Outdoor Hut
On the shores of Canada’s Kalamalka Lake, a dated home gets a second chance with a redesign that embraces the outdoors and...
Own an Iconic Midcentury in Austin For Just Under $500K
Recognized as a National Historic Landmark, this second unit in an architecturally significant triplex features 858 square feet...
Cross-Laminated Timber Gives This Renovated 1970s Australian Farmhouse a Bold Look
A new second floor and a striking sawtooth roof transform the agricultural home into something chic and modern.
An Australian Renovation Gives New Life to Midcentury Style
Take a second look at Nest Architects, an Australian firm featured in our September 2016 renovation issue with this MCM update.
A Renovation Breathes New Life Into a Thatched Cottage in Brittany
A thatched cottage on the French coastline gets a second chance with a stunning renovation that blends past and present.
A Luminous Plywood Addition Crowns This Mallorca Townhouse
City House by SMS Arquitectos features a second-floor townhouse extension that explores new possibilities with plywood.
This A-Frame Chalet in Los Angeles With an Ingenious Kitchen Wants $1.1M
This Mount Washington A-frame features a lofted second bedroom and an indoor/outdoor kitchen with a retractable back wall.
A 1958 Airstream Is Recast as a Recording Studio for an NYC Girls Club
Perched on the second floor of the Lower Eastside Girls Club, the Airstream turned studio hosts broadcasting and music production...
Tulsa, Oklahoma, Will Pay You $10K to Move There
For the second year, Tulsa is offering cash, co-working space, and a furnished rental to remote workers who relocate.
Live Out Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian Vision in This Home That’s Asking $725K
On the market for only the second time, the Anderson House in Pleasantville, New York, was built in 1950 as part of the iconic...
A Glass Addition Unveils Treetop Views For This Texan Home
In Austin, Texas, a 1955 ranch house receives a major renovation, adding a new second level that cantilevers over its existing...
A Renovated Family Home in Austin Floats in a Sea of Trees
Local firm Side Angle Side designs a second-story addition for a 1953 home, creating a dialogue with the stand of oaks that...
A Father-Daughter Duo Lovingly Revamp a ’70s Airstream on Vancouver Island
Interior designer Markie Miller and furniture builder Lance Price give an old tin can a second life as a rustic family retreat.
An Impressive 20-Foot Skylight Transforms a Jumbled Chicago Home
By opening up the atrium of a historic residence in Chicago, an architect shows it may take more than a first (or second) draft...

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