30747 Home Design Ideas and Photos

Bedroom view from the hallway
Alexander Vertikoff
Stairs / Under stairs Closet
Close-up step-storage and moving divider panel with storage and usable surfaces
Lake Chelan
The dining area features ebonized quarter-sawn oak cabinetry with travertine work surfaces.
The 5,700-square-foot getaway features glazed screens surrounding the living and dining areas.
The charred cedar–clad structure in Truckee, California, was designed by architect Greg Faulkner, for a family with grown children that wanted a place to host friends.
Industrial finishes include Viroc cement fiber panels over the fireplace.
Like the exterior, the open-plan living area combines reclaimed materials, including the pre-existing black walnut floors.
The den, originally and enclosed porch off the back of the house, was one of the biggest energy-sucking culprits. The designers opened it to the rest of the house to improve circulation, added a pentagonal Weather Shiel window, and clad the structure in metal panels matching the roof.
In Arlington, Virginia, a drafty house was made more than twice as efficient with the addition of metal both inside and out. Roof panels topping the brick envelope echo its original geometry.
The narrow house is oriented to make the most of views of the tree-lined property, which helps passively regulate temperatures by blocking sun in summer and allowing in heat in winter.
At just under 1,400 square feet, the three-bedroom apartment benefits from built-in space savers including sawtooth shelving and even a fold-out bench.
A cutout oculus in the living room offers a peek into the plant-filled bath, while a curtain can be drawn to control airflow.
A courtyard at the center of the home offers an outdoor space with protection from the harsh coastal winds.
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The house was designed to be lightweight for easier transport. The timber frame includes LVL components, with steel used only where needed for subfloor columns and window lintels.
A rugged exterior of spotted gum cladding and corrugated Spandek material shelter the prefabricated, off-the-grid getaway.
To create a temporary bedroom and study space for a PhD student, ENORME used simple components provided by IKEA.
The kitchen island is made of concrete with an oak top and black steel edging—an industrial element within a project that celebrates nature.
The backsplash tiles were imported from American manufacturer Heath Ceramics, in the Chalk-Gunmetal finish from the Classic Field line.
The residents chose the bathroom's Pikralida Green tiles from Tilenova in Sydney.
The result is a multipurpose living area that opens up to an exterior courtyard anchored by a Ross Gardam Flint table.
Open shelving lends an organizing grid without obstructing views.
Two angled columns emerge from the kitchen, one of many ways Nest used geometry to divide the space without obstructing views. The architects intentionally opted for oblique angles that would provide a variety of different views depending on the angle.
Timber clad walls meet cork flooring in the open living room at the center of the home.
A new volume, clad in black aluminum, houses two bedrooms.
When tasked with renovating a house near Melbourne, the team at Nest Architects decided to honor its midcentury bones while modernizing it for today's residents. The yellow hue on the front door is a detail picked up from the original design.
Brick and board-formed concrete are the primary materials of the rugged, yet elegant, structure.
A roof deck offers views of both the city and the surrounding marsh. The roof's biological ponds regulate stormwater, while its edible herb gardens and paddy fields help to keep the interior of the home cool despite the tropical heat.
The perforated brick walls aid with heat management.
A glass-walled addition joins Marcel Breuer's minimalist Chamberlain Cottage. Part of the original house extends from the left of the structure.
The new spaces recall the original design with their use of natural materials like wood and stone.
In the bedroom, storage was designed to fade away into the background, while a colorful painting pops against the white backdrop.
All In Studio designed the custom furniture, in complementary gray, to be modular, flexible, and functional. When unfolded, the sofa doubles as a bed.
Across from it, a Murphy bed by Resource Furniture—lined with Camilla Meijer wallpaper and featuring a customized niche—allows the space to function as a guest room. An electric Velux skylight frames views of the original tin plates above. The architects chose to leave space between the top of the structure and the ceiling to maintain the rectangular proportions of the loft. “It reads right away,” Singer says of the volume. “It’s very satisfying.”
The modern house responds to the local landscape in an exciting new way.
The house is laid out as a linear series of structures.
The concrete-and-brick house is perched on a stone wall.
Located outside of Mexico City, Casa GP by architecture firm Ambrosi | Etchegaray integrates the local landscape with features like this pond.
The new galley kitchen features a slim Corian countertop and backsplash over a deep walnut cabinetry. In the pantry and bathroom areas beyond, white terrazzo flooring replaces wood. The wall at the back of the shower is clad in large format Blue de Savoie stone tiles.
The Murphy bed niche is lined in deep blue fabric by Knoll.
The living room furniture sticks to a soothing palette. The sectional is by Gus, the brown leather Spring chair is by Cappellini, the silver side table is from Design Within Reach, the Glo Ball floor lamp by Jasper Morrison is from Flos, and the Bob tables are by Jean-Marie Massaud for Poltrona Frau. A photograph by the architect rests on a credenza from ABC Home, the same source for the rug.

Dive into Dwell's photo archive of spectacular modern homes that embody great design. From midcentury gems to prefabricated units to eye-opening renovations, these inspirational projects are elegant responses to the site and the client's needs. Here, you'll find ideas for every room in the house, whether it be kitchen, bath, bedroom, living, or dining—and beyond.