Dwell's Favorite Home Design Ideas and Photos

A perpendicular wing houses the garage. The house has no air conditioning, relying on lake breezes and cross-ventilation for cooling. Each bedroom has a screened door that opens to the deck and an adjustable transom above the hallway door to encourage the circulation of air.
Windows and skylights have been strategically placed throughout to capture striking views of the surrounding trees. Here, a bedroom cantilevers above the entrance patio.
forrest view
Elegant Perini Monroe ceramic tiles line the kitchen backsplash.
The white kitchen cabinetry is by Nikpol. The sink is integrated into a stainless steel benchtop.
The colored tile grout was sourced from Grout360. The tiles are from RAK Ceramics.
The minimal kitchen includes a sink and electric stovetop.
When setting out to buy a home, always make sure you find a local realtor in the area you want to live in.
If you like throwing parties, make sure your realtor knows you want space to entertain.
Also be sure you know how many bedrooms you need, too—as well as space for pets.
South side of house, with 6-ft roof overhangs and large sliding glass panels
The renovation features a pulpit-like mezzanine that overlooks the main living space. This new cantilevered structure creates a focused central nucleus for the home.
The historic site consists of an old farmhouse, stable, and shed, along with bunkers and artillery foundations from the both World War I and World War II. The stable has been converted into a modern 5,683-square-foot bed and breakfast establishment called The Bunkers.
Incisions made in the façade amplify the contrast between the red and yellow brickwork.
Rough, scrubbed concrete and rounder plastering contrast with the restored timber roof beautifully.
Reading and working spaces have been oriented toward an inner courtyard. A new subterranean passageway connects the transformed farmhouse with the enlarged barn.
Stone walls, made with rock excavated on site, frame the ascent with cement steps.
Streamlined sections of metal-framed windows with triple glazing stylishly connect the brick and wooden volumes.
"The border between inside and outside fades because of the perpetuation of the washed concrete flooring, reminiscent of cannon bases. Just like the shutters of the old barn, the sliding facades of the expansion offer the opportunity to seal off the guest complex entirely," explains Vanhoutte.
Next to the living lounge is a large dinning area that leads out to a balcony.
The pink staircase links the common areas in the lower level with the master bedroom above.
Brass and bronze accents appear throughout the guesthouse, including in the Waterworks taps, Workstead pendants, and Rejuvenation mirror in the bathroom.
Villa K enjoys stunning views of the nearby Atlas Mountains.
The windows in the first floor living area can be expanded to reveal gorgeous views of the trees to the north.
A single roof connects the concrete volumes.
The living area, which is connected to an outdoor terrace, provides ample room for entertaining.
The apartment’s most striking feature is a custom wall and ceiling mural by Calico Wallpaper, inspired by Vancouver’s Stanley Park. The Asher bed is by Rove Concepts, the sconces are Pearl Modern Wall Sculpture by Cedar & Moss, and the bedside tables are from Crate & Barrel. A mohair throw by Bronte Moon falls across Frette linens.
Stadt Architecture’s Christopher Kitterman transformed a generic studio in Chelsea into a bright one-bedroom apartment for Vancouver couple Dale Steele and Dan Nguyen. The living room features a Hans Wegner GE290 lounge chair upholstered in leather by Spinneybeck, a round rug and Cobble Hill Adams sofa from ABC Carpet & Home, a Pedrera coffee table by Gubi, and a Bob side table by Poltrona Frau. An automated lift raises a TV from inside the custom millwork under the window. Acid-etched tempered glass doors lead to the bedroom.
The kitchen counters and backsplashes are Calacatta Gold marble. The terrace barstools are Tolix Marais from Design Within Reach.
The kitchen was significantly enlarged; it includes appliances by GE Monogram and a faucet by Delta.
The gabled addition is topped with a standing seam metal roof and is clad in vertical corrugated metal siding.
Natural light fills every room of the bright and airy addition.
A hammock hangs from the sheltered terrace outside the master bedroom.

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.