Dwell's Favorite Home Design Ideas and Photos

Designer Bryan Boyer and lawyer Laura Lewis bought their townhouse in Lafayette Park in 2015, the same year the storied co-op joined the National Register of Historic Places. Their restoration included laying slate floor tiles the same size as the original linoleum squares, hanging modular Dieter Rams wall shelving, and adding appliances by Fisher & Paykel.
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An open-air corridor is formed between the old stone walls and the new wooden shingles.
The open plan kitchen on the ground floor.
The stairs lead to a sleeping loft outfitted with a mechanical skylight.
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The home's sloping roofline guides the eye towards the outdoor living area. In the living room, occupants can relax in the Eames lounge.
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Bathers can easily exit the structure and dive into the cool water via the door or the side hatch.
Milan studio AtelierFORTE envisioned a sauna in the northern Italian countryside that has wings like a bird.
Inside this burnt-timber clad box, a sauna by Canadian studio Partisans was designed with a sinuous CNC-cut cedar interior that emulates the form of a seaside grotto.
House NA from 2011 has glass walls and a steel structural frame containing a matrix of tiny rectangular rooms and outdoor terraces, each on a separate floor level linked by stairs, ladders, or movable steps. Hemmed in by neighboring homes on three sides and a narrow street in front, the house belongs to a couple clearly at ease with Tokyo’s urban condition.
Adding 290 square feet to this already small (just 566 square feet) black A-frame in Brecht, Belgium, was all the local building ordinances allowed, but the architects at dmvA found that a single wing extended out to the side gave resident Rini van Beek all the storage and living space that she needs.
In the living area, a Tufty-Time sofa by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia, a Soft Grid blanket by Established & Sons, and a wood-burning stove by Stûv keep her comfortable.
For a San Francisco couple living on a hill overlooking the Mission District, glass walls were a must. Indoor louvers allow the residents to frame their view of the city, much like the aperture on a camera.
An overhead view of the extension.
A sun-drenched bedroom on the ground level.
A simple wood-finished kitchen.
A dining area with a built-in bench and table.
A built-in nightstand in the bedroom.
For the Garden House in Viksberg, Sweden, Tham & Videgård Arkitekter plotted the living quarters as a steep triangle with a bright-green kitchen in one corner. The green laminate countertops by Abet Laminati contrasts the raw plywood cabinets.
A perforated-metal staircase in Benjamin Moore’s Flame and built-in cabinetry in various shades of blue highlight Fougeron Architecture’s bold reinvention of a narrow row house in Noe Valley for a couple and their daughter.
The daughter’s bedroom occupies the bay-windowed space that was once the living room. The custom bunkbed, painted in Spring Rain by Benjamin Moore, is by Myers Cabinetry. Dermot Barry was  the project’s general contractor and architect Paul Endres  was the structural engineer.
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Hallway on the second level of the house.
Concrete floors and roof contrast with large expanses of glazing.
Cloaked House, as 3r Ernesto Pereira named it, blends into its hillside location.
Sitting on the edge of Puertos de Beceite national park in Aragon, Spain, is Casa Solo Pezo, the first property in the Solo Office collection of cutting-edge, architect-designed vacation rentals.
Designed by the award-winning and MoMA-exhibited Chilean architects at Pezo Von Ellrichshausen, Casa Solo Pezo features a large concrete square structure that's set on top of a smaller concrete square base.
Built with specially-formulated concrete made of volcanic ash, this micro-house in Tokyo maximizes space through vertical construction. 
When Tokyo-based architecture firm Atelier TEKUTO received a brief from their clients to build a distinctive, environmentally-conscious concrete home, they embarked on a two-and-a-half year journey of spacial and material exploration. Built in 2015, the result—the R Torso C project—recently won the Overall Excellence Award and first place in the low-rise buildings category at the 2017 American Concrete Institute Awards.
A teardrop trailer from teardrop trailer rental company Camp Weathered.
Homeowners Cecilia Tham and Yoel Karaso renovate their home in Barcelona, harmoniously overlapping elements of the old and the new. Photo by: Gunnar Knechtel
Context and Contrast in the Alps | Austria

An Austrian vacation home’s design references its mountainside setting and expansive views across the valley. By Tom Lechner / LP Architektur
A long window frames panoramic views of the setting beyond.
The garage behind the concrete wall.
An entertainment lounge.
Fuss-free aesthetics continue into the master bedroom, where a sloped roof with concrete paint hides the ceiling beam.
A peek at the home from a distance.
The chandelier in one of the bedrooms is by David Weeks.
A sweeping, arc roof that slopes steeply on one side.
The house is set within an expansive meadow.
Blauvelt and Winter ground their soaring two-story living room with classics such as Eero Saarinen’s Womb chair and ottoman, a Noguchi coffee table, an Eames wire-base table and a Danish teak credenza, which displays their collection of pottery and a pair of Martz lamps made by Marshall Studios. Flor carpet tiles help add color to the neutral palette.
Every room of the house is light, bright, and comfortable to be in.

Dwell's favorite photos of modern homes and design ideas. From midcentury gems, prefabricated units, and eye-opening renovations, to shipping container construction and custom trailers and campers, these projects display the best from Dwell Magazine and submitted by the Dwell community. Here, you'll find ideas for every room in the house, whether it be kitchen, bath, bedroom, living, or dining—and beyond.