A Concrete Abode Becomes a Surfer's Paradise
Situated steps from the Costa Rican shore, this weekend retreat prioritizes playtime on the coast.
Before & After: A Surfer’s San Francisco Home Helps Keep an Eye on the Waves
Levy Art & Architecture transforms a disjointed Marina-style house into a laidback lookout on Ocean Beach.
This Beachside Pad in San Francisco Is the Stuff of Surfers' Dreams
Honing in on the meditative surfing vibes of the ocean, what was once an old horse barn is transformed into a seaside haven,...
A Surfer’s Retreat in the Bahamas
A sustainable cabin in the Bahamas offers a respite for a Florida family.
A Historic Austin Bungalow Rides Again After a “Surfer Cowboy” Revamp
Filmmaker Scott Ballew art directs a colorful addition to his 100-year-old home in Travis Heights with the help of architect duo...
Surfer-Architect Harry Gesner’s Futuristic Triangle House Is for Sale
Though its shape is sci-fi, the home feels decidedly down to earth.
Become a Hotelier in a Surfer's Paradise With This Chic Boutique Property Asking $2.6M
Adventure travel meets modern design in this highly rated hotel that just hit the market in San José Del Cabo's Art District.
On Greener Turf
With new laws limiting water consumption in many places, it shouldn't be a surprise that drought-tolerant and native landscaping...
An Architect’s Beach House Brings California Surfer Vibes to Chigasaki, Japan
Architect and surfer Kenichiro Iwakiri renovates a beach house for himself in Shonan, a region of Japan known for its surf spots.
These Legendary Surfers’ Converted School Bus Connects to a Three-Story Tree House on Hawaii
Aamion and Daize Goodwin’s radical digs in Hanalei, Kauai, can best be described as “Peter Pan” meets “Swiss Family...
Before & After: A SoCal Surfer’s Choppy Kitchen Catches a New Wave
Designer Lisa Carolla streamlines her space for post-beach bites, communal cooking, and everyday living in Encinitas.
10 Superb Surf Shacks
The surfer subculture has evolved over the years since it burst to prominence in the '60s as a counterculture way of life.
10 Dream Modern Home Rentals In Hawaii
The vacation location of choice of the Obama family, you really can't go wrong choosing to spend some downtime on the Hawaiian...
This Surfer's Beach House is More Than It Seems
Most beachfront houses treat the ocean as part of the visual landscape with panoramic views and wraparound balconies.
This Surfer Rules the Ocean from a Cliffside House
A coastal home designed by Australian architect John Wardle is uniquely tuned in to its residents and to its epic surroundings.
25 Surf-Inspired Getaways That Encourage Laid-Back Living
From revamped surf shacks to contemporary coastal cabins, these sunny retreats offer easy beach access and incredible ocean views.
Road-tripping Kauai with Pro Surfer Kelly Slater
An exclusive interview with pro surfer Kelly Slater on building the perfect man-made wave, secret surf spots, travel hacks,...
Surfing San Fran's Ocean Beach For The First Time
Ocean Beach, San Francisco, February 2017.
Two Cool Surfers Design Some Serious Furniture
Combining clean lines with traditional craftsmanship, this pair creates a demand for South African design.
An Olson Kundig Tree House Peeks Over the Treetops in Costa Rica
Built entirely of teak harvested on-site, this breezy solar-powered home near the beach ticks all the right boxes for a pair of...
Indoek’s New Book Shares a Glimpse Into the Homes of Creative Surfers
After visiting the dwellings of countless surfers from all over the world for four years, Indoek is getting ready to launch its...
A Concrete Beach House in Mexico Opens a Portal to Epic Surfing
Homeowner and surfer Christopher Hansen envisions a secluded oceanfront retreat that lets him keep an eye on the waves.
The Amazon Spheres’ Buzzy New Restaurant Serves Up ’70s Flair
Willmott’s Ghost brings softness to the tech giant’s turf with sweeping curves, pastel accents, and brass.
A Historic Propeller Factory Is Converted Into a Gorgeous Home
Built in the 1800s, this former factory in Jersey City breathes new life as a chic, sophisticated residence.
7 Incredible Island Villas in Indonesia
The islands of Indonesia are a dream come true for anyone hankering for some sun, the sea, vibrant marine life, delicious food,...
A Darling 1940s Cabin in Topanga Canyon Lists for $899K
Originally crafted as a Sears kit home, the revamped hideaway comes with lots of outdoor space, a turnkey ADU, and a tiny yurt.
Be the Star of Your Next Zoom Meeting With These Showstopping Backgrounds
Just like that, your kids’ LEGOs are out of the picture.
The Yard Zone
The space outside your walls should be as thoughtfully considered as the space within.
Salvaged Outdoor Gear Gets New Life, Thanks to a Surfer-Designer Duo
Sealand is a brand dedicated to making sustainable, upcycled products from old sails and tents.
Before & After: A Drab Midcentury Outside Seattle Gets Infused With California Surfer Vibes
A fashion designer asks Wittman Estes to revamp a 1969 Mercer Island home with her Southern California roots in mind.
This Timber-Clad Brazilian Home Is 100% Powered by the Sun
Located on the southeast coast of Brazil in the surfer's paradise of Ubatuba, this sustainably constructed home embraces its lush...
A Mid-Century Modern Makeover in Los Angeles
Linear sight lines and a game-changing terrace revamp a midcentury home in the Pacific Palisades.
Dwell's Top 10 Upcycled Shipping Containers of 2017
We can barely contain our excitement over this year's awe-inspiring projects.
A Renovated Haven in a California Surf Town Asks $2.4M
A photographer puts Camp Wilder, her dreamy Bolinas hideout, on the market.
Designer Doghouses Are Real—and Now You Can Win One
In celebration of National Dog Day on August 26, five modern doghouses are up for auction—and proceeds will benefit the ASPCA and...
14 Surprising Front Doors That Beckon You Inside
Defying convention, these unconventional front doors turn thresholds into design opportunities.

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