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Upstate New York small sustainable retreat for Chilewich and Sultan facade

6 Modern Homes in Upstate New York

With the thrum of New York City only a faint echo in the distance, these upstate homes illustrate the comforts of rustic living.
October 22, 2015
Briggs and Knowles based their design of the oculus on traditional Victorian skylights but tweaked it to fit a more modern sensibility and outfitted it with fluorescent tubing to recreate the effect in the evening.

10 Skylights in Modern Homes

A skylight is only technically a window; it offers a unique skyward view and brings light vertically into a space. This means a bright patch of blue, grey, or white in the ceiling whose illumination can fall directly upon a room or be diffused by a wall. To see the skylight's full potential, explore these 10 examples.
October 22, 2015
wood walls and slate floor in the Marlboro College cabins

6 Slate Stone Designs in Modern Homes

From roofs to countertops to floors and more, slate is an durable and waterproof stone. Through freezing cold or baking heat, slate roofs can go centuries with little maintenance needed. Like any natural stone, it also has very low embodied energy, making it quite eco-friendly.
October 21, 2015
Facade with bronze-clad windows of Massachusetts renovation by Hammer Architects.

A Midcentury Modern Renovation Opens Interiors and Admits More Sunlight

Thanks to one client and architecture firm, this modern dwelling stands out in Hingham, Massachusetts, where traditional homes abound on historic streets.
October 20, 2015
modern living room with gray sofas and white built-in shelving

6 Apartments That Feel Much Bigger Than They Are

These apartment overhauls will expand your previous notions of effective interior design.
October 20, 2015
Modern attic playroom by the window

A Look at Cork Floors in Modern Homes

While it's been used since the 19th century in flooring, cork has recently been gaining broader recognition: cork is eco-friendly (careful harvesting of cork bark keeps the tree alive, potentially for centuries), comfortable (it stays at room temperature, so no more cold floors), durable (potentially lasting decades), noise-attenuating, and it comes in multiple colors. However, cork is soft, so heavy furniture, sharp objects, and animal claws can damage it. Prices can vary compared to other flooring options but humble cork is always worth a look.
October 20, 2015
den four seasons house

6 Cozy Wood-Lined Rooms

Call it cliché or cabin porn, but there's something especially warm and organic about rooms such as these. Whether it's the colors, the soft fabrics, or the fireplace, they project something we just have to call "cozy."
October 20, 2015
The dining room has a mishmash of Eames chairs, found in various states and painted black.

7 Eames Designs in Modern Homes

The work of Charles and Ray Eames is timeless in every sense: not only are their designs a constant feature of Dwell homes, but frequently each piece is salvaged and continues to function after decades of use.
October 19, 2015
Upstate New York small sustainable retreat for Chilewich and Sultan facade

A Couple Build Their Eco-Friendly Dream Home in the Forest

Two partners—in life and business—build a sustainable home on an unassuming plot in upstate New York.
October 17, 2015
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