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Have you ever walked past a house on your way to work and thought, Wouldn’t it be nice to live there. Artist Judith Brenner did.
In Arlington, Virginia, architecture firm Höweler + Yoon contends with spatial and budgetary constraints to carve a...
A Historic Victorian in San Francisco Is Meticulously Transformed Into a Modern Family Home
In San Francisco’s Alamo Square, Jensen Architects turns to the past to boldly reinterpret a storied historic home.
Family House with a Secret Room
This house on Lake Wenatchee in Washington was designed to be "cozy for two and comfortable for a crowd," as architect John...
A Cool Melbourne Cottage Riffs Off of its Victorian Neighbors
Using the same roof form and materials as the houses surrounding it, this Australian residence reinterprets the pitched-roof...
A Streamlined Addition Revives a Gloomy Victorian in Sydney
The owners of this semi-detached, south-facing home asked the architects to bring in the light.
A Toronto-Based Firm Breathes New Life Into a Victorian’s Interior
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
An Architect Turns His Victorian Home Into a Sun-Drenched Live/Work Space
In an attempt to beat the winter blues and improve his work/life balance, Australian architect Andrew Maynard combines his home...
Stay in a Converted Victorian Cooperage in London
Built in the late 19th century, a former cooperage where barrels were manufactured for a local brewery now holds a bright,...
A Bibliophile Shares His Book Storage Secrets
A book lover gives us tips on storing prized tomes.
A Renovated Tiny Victorian with 21st-Century Interiors
Tragedy begets opportunity in San Francisco when a fire-scorched Victorian is rebuilt from within.
A Refurbished, Victorian-Era Brick Tower in Hampshire
When two equestrians resettle, a sagging water tower is part of the bargain.
A Narrow Victorian in Toronto Gets a Mullet Makeover
Traditional in the front, modern in the back, this historic home ushers light in through a 14-foot glass wall.
Light Floods This Dazzling Renovated Victorian in Australia
Templeton Architecture integrates steel-framed apertures throughout an 1890 home in Victoria to stunning effect.
A Boxy Los Angeles Bungalow Conceals a Secret Garden
A single window and door along the concrete-colored facade are all that hint to what’s in store.
A Luminous Lisbon Apartment With a Secret Garden Lists for €1.6M
The airy dwelling is centered around a sun-kissed courtyard complete with tall trees and walls of glass.
In London, an Old Victorian Becomes a Wonderland of Colored Concrete
Studio Ben Allen uses prefab elements to transform a dated Victorian in just four days.
A $100K Revamp Lifts a London Victorian to Memphis Heaven
Office S&M turns the lower ground floor of a Victorian terrace into a colorful escape from the gray city.
A Victorian Townhouse With Rustic Interiors Is Available to Rent in London
In addition to exposed trusses and high ceilings trimmed with intricate cornicing, the 19th-century terrace house features four...
A Pink Corridor Connects the Past With the Present in a Victorian Cottage
A brick and fuchsia tunnel creates a time warp in this semi-detached Victorian in a Melbourne suburb.
Bookshelves Conceal Hidden Rooms in This Secret-Filled Backyard Studio
Harrison Design creates a dreamy work studio for screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan’s home in Arlington, Virginia.
A Dilapidated Victorian Cottage Shines After a Sustainable Retrofit
Zen Architects revitalizes an early 1900s home in Melbourne.
A Cutting-Edge Addition Hides Behind a Victorian Cottage
Camouflaged in a conservative setting, this Melbourne home for a foodie family centers on a spacious kitchen with perforated...
Victorian Home in London Gets a Modern Office Addition
Inspired by the aperture of a camera, an angular home expansion brings focus to a new live/work space.
This Renovated Victorian in Melbourne Literally Says “Hello” to Passersby
Revamped and expanded to accommodate a home and artist’s studio, Hello House is a true conversation starter.
A Secret Garden Grows at the Heart of a Concrete Home in Mexico City
Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados centers a flexible residence around a lush interior courtyard.
A Massive “Megacabinet” Hides a Secret Room in This San Francisco Home
A secret reading niche, ample shelving, and even a feeding station for the family dog are integrated into this “Megacabinet” that...
A Sustainable Island Retreat Boasts a Secret Slide and Ball Pit
On San Juan’s largest island, a beat-up cluster of cabins gain new life as a fun-filled and environmentally sensitive getaway for...
Watch: Two L.A. Brothers Nail the Secrets of Limewash Paint
The sibling owners of Portola perfect a limewash that gives walls the rich character of aged plaster.
This Catalan Home’s Stone Facade Hides a Secret Oasis
Amid the rolling green hills, ancient architecture, and winding, narrow streets of Catalonia sits a light-filled sanctuary with a...
Budget Breakdown: A Historian Couple Revamp Their Storybook Victorian for $174K
A modern addition to an old London home offers ample space for a growing family, as well as a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf situated...
A Grand Victorian Glows Like a Lantern After a Luminous Retrofit
Timmins + Whyte carves out a sun-soaked haven in a heritage-listed Melbourne home.
A Flourishing Garden Grows Inside This Glass-Roofed Melbourne Victorian
Austin Maynard Architects turns a typical Melbourne terrace house into a light-filled home with a bright-green heart.
A Glowing Extension Fills a London Victorian With Sunlight and Garden Views
Amos Goldreich Architecture transforms the ground floor of a semidetached home with a broken-plan extension.
A London Victorian Gets a Dreamy Addition Anchored by a Terrazzo Island
Perfectly balanced materials and an elongated skylight elevate a rear addition in East London’s Lower Clapton.
A Two-Story Skylight Illuminates a Gracefully Renovated Victorian in London
Architect Neil Dusheiko turns a narrow terrace house into a bright, wood-wrapped sanctuary for himself and his growing family.