8147 Home Design Ideas and Photos

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.

Anthony Belluschi, the son of architect Pietro Belluschi (1899-1994), refurbished his father’s 1938 Sutor House with the help of general contractor Pat Kirkhuff. A top priority for the new owners, Aric Wood and Erin Graham, was to unearth the neglected gardens, which were inspired by Jiro Harada, an authority on Japanese landscaping.
The dining room features a custom pendant by Aqua Creations above an Oregon black walnut table. Shoji doors made by Eric Franklin lead to the kitchen and hide a wet bar.
In the hearth, more zebrawood paneling is accented by LED strips.
Around the corner from the foyer, there’s a set of Epos Elan 10 speakers in cherry cabinets.
With the aid of landscaper Takashi Fukuda and the home’s original plans, the residents are gradually reclaiming the multileveled site.  The 2,300-square-foot home’s overhangs shelter its porches (opposite, far right).
A strolling garden and a pond with a waterfall have already been brought back
Contractor Patrick O’Neil repaired the woven Douglas fir ceiling in the foyer.
The 2,300-square-foot home’s overhangs shelter its porches.
A Japanese-style Bamboo water fountain sits in the driveway.
The portico is used as a living room in Spring and Summer.
The front porch, clad with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, illuminates the foyer inside.
Uncovered paths lead straight down into the forest.
A curved zebrawood wall greets visitors in the foyer.
The gated mid-century estate combines stately scale with original features and era-sensitive updates, making it a Los Angeles mid-century marvel.
The family shares an alfresco lunch with Ikimau Ikimau, a friendly neighbor who helped build the house. The aluminum weatherboard cladding was custom-designed by O’Sullivan.
In the kids’ room, Seamus climbs the bunk beds he shares with his siblings.
Four-year-old Seamus relaxes in the living room, whose plywood walls 

are covered with family photographs.
Outside on the deck, one-year-old Mary and three-year-old Finbar enjoy a snack at the kid-size table and chairs Michael designed and made for them.
Melissa Schollum stands at the brass island bench in the kitchen. O’Sullivan, who designed and built the house, spent many hours creating the wooden joinery (including the tall, slender windows and their timber shutters) and the intricate ceiling. The cupboards under the marble bench in the kitchen are made of glass to allow more light into the space. The dining table and chairs were designed by Sam Haughton of IMO.
the reflectivity of the brass kitchen island makes it seem to dematerialize.
In the suburb on the mountain’s lower slopes, Michael O’Sullivan and his sons Seamus and Finbar exchange motorcycle tips outside the compact, innovative home O’Sullivan designed.
White walls, a luxurious marble double-sink, and an area rug give this bathroom an inviting atmosphere. “The natural light, open spaces, and light color palette make it a great place to wake up in the morning,” Flournoy says of his home. The sink is from Restoration Hardware and the rug is from West Elm.
Stair to third floor family room
Small punched window brings morning light into second and third floors along stairwell
Family room at third level.  Laundry concealed behind panels at left
Rear portico framing rear access to house
Detail at bedside with window nook
New addition at rear of house framing the original house and interior areas
Kitchen and dining area from point of entry with coffee and drink service beyond
Living room opening out onto rear garden
Dining area and kitchen beyond.  Service pods on the left create distinction between areas along the open plan
Kitchen with custom floating tiled hood vent
Powder room with borrowed light from glass ceiling over hung wall sink
Black slate hearth with wood stove.  Millwork pod conceals entertainment area when not in use
Dining and staircase to second floor
Master bedroom with ensuite beyond
Master ensuite with sliding mirror panels and view to green roof at tub
Bathroom with borrowed light and view across a double height volume
In the guest bathroom, Givone installed a hand-chiseled sink made of 17th-century marble quarried from the hills outside of Rome.
A gas fireplace fronted in weathered steel warms 

up the lofty master bedroom, whose spare decor is framed with beams discovered in a Pennsylvania barn. The Tizio desk lamp is by Artemide.
The Floating Farmhouse’s semitransparent addition has a roofline that matches the pitch of the original 1820s farmhouse. A porch, tucked under the side eaves, is cantilevered over a stream that runs through the property. Ikea loungers are illuminated from the interior by commercial gymnasium lights repurposed as pendant lamps.
The table is situated in front of the house’s rear wall of skyscraper glass. Laminate kitchen cabinets by Ikea are framed in wraparound bluestone; the 48-inch commercial range is by FiveStar.
A salvaged 19th-century soaking tub wrapped 

in stainless steel is topped by Hudson Reed faucets.
“The hope has been to combine archaic and modern elements in a way that would enhance the beauty of each by virtue of its contrast with the other.” —Tom Givone
In the kitchen of Floating Farmhouse in Eldred, New York, a custom-built wood-fired oven extends up to the ceiling, accentuating its steep pitch. Photo by Mark Mahaney.

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