Dwell's Favorite Home Design Ideas and Photos

Manz, recommends a 5 mm or 8 mm solid stainless steel countertop for a floating look. The floating look is made possible from a shadowed panel which is placed under the surface approximately 20 mm from the countertop edge.
An oversized mahogany door provides a grand entrance to the complex.
Even the bedrooms integrate the outdoor spaces into the design.
A terrace sits quietly against the water, not quite indoors and not quite outdoors.
The dining area opens to the pool which overlooks the ocean.
The marine plywood feature is especially striking in the compact kitchen and its island's geometric design. The cabinetry was built by Z Constructions.
An interior, custom-made steel staircase with floating treads and a minimal handrail, lead to the roof deck above.
London-based studio AMA uses perforated solid steel plates to transform this five-story Georgian terrace house in Belgravia into a creative, contemporary home that encourages interesting play of light and shadow.
A cylindrical glass staircase with Western red cedar and painted steel mullions dominates the front of the house.The stair treads, along with the floor, are made of recycled spotted gum.
Though they give the appearance of bent plywood, each curved layer of the ribbed corridor was constructed with flat, laminated cutouts, including the rounded hand rail.
"The geometry of the roof transforms from a typical pitched gable on the short northeast end of the façade, to a flat roof on the opposite end of the southwest facade," says cofounder Javier Ampuero Ernst. "This transition creates a dynamic arrangement of folding roof planes."
On both floors, large windows bring the outdoor scenery in, blurring the boundaries between interior and exterior.
The gabled roof ridge is parallel to the hill.
An opaque glass wall which extends the length of the tub, allows filtered light into the bath space.  All white elements allow the light to reflect, creating a bright interior.
In the dining room, there’s a Poul Henningsen pendant, a Hans Wegner table, and Ward Bennett Landmark chairs.
Exterior of a Honka kit home.
Julie and Chris Hill’s home in Austin is built around a pair of massive oak trees, one of which shoots through an ipe deck, past a Loll deck chair, and into a void in the overhanging roof. “The hole also allows light to penetrate deeper into the house,” notes designer Kevin Alter. A limestone brick wall mirrors the curves of the Western red cedar roof, the edges of which are coated in stucco.
A second aperture in the roof is located over the shallow end of the pool. An alfresco dining area, with seating by Kettal, is perched a few steps below.
In the master bath, the architect managed to combine privacy and a view by adding a horizontal-line pattern to the glass wall.
In the master bath, a Dornbracht tub filler is paired with a tub by Philippe Starck for Duravit.
Wenes asked artists from Studio Simple to devise an imaginative storage solution for the bathroom. Starting at one end of the room and working their way across, the team assembled chests and cabinets found at a thrift shop and painted them all white. “It’s like a mosaic,” says Wenes. “It’s a very personalized concept—I feel like it’s my bathroom.”
The exterior reveals the addition located at the rear of the structure. An earlier renovation included adding landscaping by Pamela Burton.
Studhorse | Olson Kundig
Cabin at Longbranch | Olson Kundig

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.