Scandinavian design holds a special spot in the Dwell world. We love the humanism and organic nature of Nordic design new and old.

The switchback stairs create a circulation pattern that, according to Bangia, is "noticeably different than what you would find in a typical Brooklyn town house." She adds, "It lends an element of surprise when moving between floors, and a dynamic spatial sense of expansion and contraction.”
When the owners found the house, it was severely neglected, structurally unsound, and thoughtlessly stripped of architectural detail. At the exterior, imitation stone-asphalt shingles blanketed the facade in a confused mosaic pattern. Through the exterior overhaul, the team intentionally “avoided using ornate moldings or superficial references to traditional forms,” explains Bangia. Integrated with the classic molded bricks, oversized windows, flanked by honed bluestone sills and lintels, offer subtle hints to the modern interior to be unveiled inside.
Bruce Thatcher and Kirsty Leighton behind their London home.
On the first floor, the kitchen features simple white IKEA cabinetry juxtaposed with a natural wood surround for the hood, also repurposed from the original fir beams.
Architect Dan Brunn's #9 Dream House captures the contemporary style of the designers Dwell selected for Decorist.
Privacy can often be an issue when living in such close proximity with your neighbors. Each of the units include their own private entrance and there are no shared walkways. Whether the unit has a deck or patio, all the units are separated by a wood wall to ensure privacy.
Tall and surprisingly open, the Tel Aviv Town House by Pitsou Kedem Architects continues in the tradition of its Bauhaus-inspired neighbors with a white facade and black window frames.
The house’s street-level entrance shows an openness to its surroundings, and a glass door allows curious passersby a glimpse of the interior. Read more about this light absorbing home here.
Sherman sits in front of his Prospect Heights home. The front door is made from etched Lexan bulletproof glass.
The true beginning. Selling our suburban house and transitioning to a rental while we begin the entire process.
A light grey-brown brick facade provides a contemporary aesthetic in Montreal’s Rosemont-Petite-Patrie neighborhood. Developer Maitre Carre and the firm Architecture Open Form worked together to introduce a contemporary style to the area. The project includes three two-story town houses and three above with a mezzanine and rooftop patio.
The Parklex facade visually connects the main house and coach house. “We wanted to use an exterior material that harmonized with the house’s context, which is an older neighborhood filled with Victorian houses made of Toronto red clay brick,” architect Heather Dubbeldam says.
The family’s 1920s Mediterranean-style manse is an eclectic example of the architecture found in Atlanta’s elegant Buckhead neighborhood.
A 3,120-square-foot 19th-century brownstone building in Park Slope, Brooklyn—the first certified Passive House in New York City—was one of three finalists in the retrofits category. Fabrica718, an environmentally focused Brooklyn design practice, renovated the house starting in 2009.
Our suburban house, up for sale.
First things first: What's a Passive House? They're well insulated, virtually airtight buildings who must meet strict energy efficiency requirements. The benefit is that building passive can decrease home heating consumption by an astounding 90% and decrease overall energy consumption up to 75%. Here, a mixed-use building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with a single-family home atop a retail space, all designed by Loadingdock5. Photo by: Raimund Koch.
A close-up of a whimsical tabletop setting featuring Cloth Fold Unfold by Margrethe Odgaard for Hay, Themis Mobile by Clara von Zweigbergk for Artecnica, wooden objects by Note Design Studio, ceramics by Asplund, and porcelain Purnukka from Iittala.
The Scandi House is a modern furniture lover's dream—painted Drawing Room Blue by Farrow & Ball wooden chair made after a description by Nina Tolstrup of Studiomama, small blanket by Pia Wallén, Couch Continental by Claesson, Koivisto, Rune for Swedese, Cushion Dot by Hay, white wooden logs by Paola Navone, Kinto teapot set from SLOWFASHIONhouse,  AJ Floor Lamp by Arne Jacobsen for Louis Poulsen, vintage orange Tolix chair, grey Moln(Cloud) armchair by Anderssen & Voll for Stolab, Rondo Stool by Jakob Thau for Källemo, and Francis lamp wall installation by dmoch. Photo by: Per Ranung
The house clearly displays its Sea Ranch–style touches.