23637 Home Design Ideas and Photos

Custom furnishings that fold or slide away when not in use, as well as a new floor plan, give the couple a flexible, singular home with many options.

New York, New York
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
Cantilevered shelves flank the bed and function as nightstands.

New York, New York
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
More closets and built-in desks with plenty of drawers are in the office and the studio.

New York, New York
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
The bedroom/office is a few steps above the living/dining room.

New York, New York
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
Glass panels on the staircase and second floor help spread light throughout the house.

Pett Level, England
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
For uninterrupted views, the balcony is wrapped in glass panels.

Pett Level, England
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
Nestled into a sandstone hill overlooking the English Channel , the 2,280-square-foot house is distinguished by a red stainless steel chimney made in Germany.

Pett Level, England
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
Light passing through the perforated shutters animates the upstairs.
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Austin, Texas
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
Living in the house before starting construction enabled Will and his wife, Jennifer, to acclimate themselves to the area and allowed Will to consider how to make the home accessible to Raul, his daughter’s wheelchair-using foster child.
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Rockport, Massachusetts
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
The couple requested low-maintenance materials. Says Carol, “We don’t want to paint on weekends—we want to enjoy the place.”
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Tehachapi Mountains, California
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
In southern Brazil, a 3,390-square-foot house designed by Barbara Becker and built by Charrua Construções perches on a slope overlooking the city of Pato Branco.
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Pato Branco, Brazil
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
A red Cloche pendant by Newline complements the Fabrica de Mosaicos tile in the entryway.
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Pato Branco, Brazil
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
By removing horizontal junctures between the facade and the roof,  architect  Woojin Lim eliminated spaces where dirt and rainwater could settle.
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Sokcho, South Korea
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
Clad in a white Hi-Macs acrylic surface, a house belonging to two painters in Sokcho, South Korea, is intended as a blank canvas that captures light and shadow.
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Sokcho, South Korea
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
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Sokcho, South Korea
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
Water recirculates from a bench-level channel into a shallow pool bordered by succulents. Montalvo’s longtime landscape contractor Santiago Vasquez worked with her on the hardscaping.
The TV room features a USM credenza for the television; the couple’s Petrie sofa is from Crate and Barrel. The coffee table is custom.
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Brooklyn, New York
Dwell Magazine : July / August 2017
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Brooklyn, New York
Dwell Magazine : July / August 2017
A gravel perimeter keeps mud from splashing on the walls when it rains. Adds Molly, “You can get away with minimal landscaping because there’s so much natural vegetation here.”
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Taos, New Mexico
Dwell Magazine : July / August 2017
Austin-based firm Matt Fajkus Architecture designs a two-level garage and residence with a ground-floor space that was built to showcase the owner’s prized collection.
Set on a 10,300-square-foot narrow lot in Austin, Texas, the Autohaus was created to devise a fully functional gallery-like space. With automobile upkeep and display as the starting point, Matt Fajkus Architecture designed an asymmetrical home that's set on a rectangular base with a 20-foot cantilevered second floor to house the living space.
At the family home of an Israeli architect, modern and light-filled interiors enliven a brutalist, raw concrete structure.
Located in the city of Ramat HaSharon near Tel Aviv, the home that Pitsou Kedem designed for himself and his family boasts a powerful and striking horizontal form with a low silhouette.
A freestanding copper tub, also by William Holland, sits exposed in a corner of the bathroom. The matching tile for the vanity and floor is by Marco Polo.
The bathroom occupies the highest chamber of the tower. A vintage pendant purchased from Skinflint Design hangs above a copper sink  by William Holland.
Each floor of the tower is about 160 square feet. Prior to the formal renovation, Sheryl added mosaic tile from Fired Earth in the entrance hall. The hanging lights are by  Industville and the high-back chair  is by Nigel Griffiths.
In Fritham, England, Andrew Hollins and Sheryl Wilson repaired a water tower with the help of PAD Studio. An adjoining cottage containing bedrooms, a kitchen, and more is outfitted with LG solar panels.
Chloe’s bedroom features  a Blake Tovin bed and nightstand from The Land of Nod.  The roller blinds throughout are  from Steve’s Blinds and Wallpaper.
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Santa Monica, California
Dwell Magazine : July / August 2017
In the downstairs bathroom, the semigloss wall tile is from Daltile; the floor tile is by Deko.
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Santa Monica, California
Dwell Magazine : July / August 2017
In the living room, a vintage Danish chair faces a sectional upholstered  in Knoll fabric. The Nelson Ball clock is from Vitra and the throw pillows include a Jonathan Adler Seahorse design. Acacia flooring from Reward Hardwood Flooring was used throughout.
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Santa Monica, California
Dwell Magazine : July / August 2017
One of the pitched roofs shelters a side deck, which has a SwingLab bench.


Scaly Mountain, North Carolina
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
The cold-rolled corrugated-steel roofing from B&M Metals will gradually rust, achieving a weathered look.


Scaly Mountain, North Carolina
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
On weekends, architect Michael Neiswander and his partner, Nick Corsello, leave their Atlanta loft  and drive to their Scaly Mountain retreat to be immersed in nature.


Scaly Mountain, North Carolina
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
The home’s board-and-batten siding is black-stained pine punctuated by Jeld-Wen windows.


Scaly Mountain, North Carolina
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
The couple’s bedroom holds family treasures—a Scott Jordan rocker that Mark gave Bev when  she was pregnant and a blanket from their honeymoon in Mexico.

Jersey City, New Jersey
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
Jersey City, New Jersey
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
A long, narrow deck leads to a custom fire pit by the water’s edge, a nod to the blaze that swept the property in 2013. Tanner worked with Cordwell Lane builders to complete the project in eight months.

Tasmania, Australia
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
The corner bathroom is defined by a freestanding Kado Lure 1760 tub and a powerful view of the bay.

Tasmania, Australia
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
Tasmania, Australia
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
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Denver, Colorado
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
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Cupertino, California
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
The Penta chairs are by Kim Moltzer and Jean-Paul Barray.
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Gothenburg, Sweden
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
In the bedroom, a weathered Swan chair by Arne Jacobsen is next to a table designed by Vipp.
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Gothenburg, Sweden
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
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Gothenburg, Sweden
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
Desai Chia Architecture harvested plagued ash trees from the client’s property and used them for interior millwork, flooring, and trim. Working in collaboration with local architect of record Ray Kendra of Environment Architects and Delta Millworks of Texas, the firm clad the dwelling’s exterior in cedar that  was intentionally burned to protect it from fire, insects, and age. The  process is called shou sugi ban.
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Leelanau County, Michigan
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
The residents went with a Control4 automation system to handle lighting, sound, and window shades; Traverse City–based Waara Technologies did the installation. A fireplace designed by Desai Chia and built by BRD anchors the living area.
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Leelanau County, Michigan
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
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Leelanau County, Michigan
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
The second-story loft, formerly home to owner Nick Lloyd and his wife, artist and professor Megan Craig, now provides a living area, a kitchen, and two bedrooms for traveling musicians.
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New Haven, Connecticut
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
Architects Alan Organschi and Lisa Gray transformed the building in two phases: first the renovation of the original structure, completed in 2005, and then the prefab addition, finished in 2016.
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New Haven, Connecticut
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
Formerly a one-bedroom cabin, the Mill Valley, California, home of Tim and Stefanie Rosa more than doubled in size after a renovation and addition by Pfau Long Architecture. The high-ceilinged kitchen-living-dining room is outfitted with white oak casework by Henrybuilt. Leo, five, sits in a Tripp Trapp chair at a custom dining table.

Mill Valley, California
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
Mill Valley, California
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017

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Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
The bathroom’s hexagonal marble tiles are by Ann Sacks, and the fixture, mirror, and wall cabinet are all by Duravit.
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Chicago, Illinois
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
From the 33rd floor, the view of Lake Michigan is expansive. Linen curtains from The Shade Store filter sunlight. Extra lighting is provided by LED ceiling lights, a Tatou F floor lamp by Patricia Urquiola, and a Copycat table lamp by Michael Anastassiades for Flos.
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Chicago, Illinois
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
Chicago, Illinois
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
Brian Littleton isn’t a dad, but he may be the world’s coolest uncle. His brother’s kids come over to play in the indoor tree house, take his model trains for a spin, or just curl up on the Fatboy beanbag chairs.
In addition to the triplex’s first-floor movie room, there is a rooftop theater with a miniature golf course. A custom sofa and ottomans are upholstered in felted wool by Maharam.

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