8859 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.

Open stair treads, composed of rift awn white oak with a custom stain, allow light to pass through.
Despite the large amounts of glass, the organization of the house creates spaces of refuge.  The outdoor patio is nestled into the hillside, sheltered by landscape and building.
Front Exterior
Bathroom
Master Bed With Sliding Barn Door
Dining Nook with Reclaimed Woods and Steel
The outdoor shower below the treehouse was shaped and formed from concrete to be a truly private experience.
The architects took about eight months to design the treehouse. Construction of the inhabitable sculpture, with its studio and lounge, took another 18 months.
Metaphorically, architect Chris Kempel said, the Kynar-painted steel columns are trees.  “It was like taking a box and poking it with chopsticks.”
Materials and craft play a significant role inside and out. The columns are Type 316 stainless steel – almost nautical grade. Floors and walls are walnut; windows are mahogany.
The treehouse serves also as temporary guest quarters, with modern-day amenities like a daybed, a sink, a toilet, a small refrigerator, a fireplace and a microwave.
Large floor-to-ceiling windows and doors provide abundant natural light and ventilation.
The decidedly nontraditional structure includes a front wall that opens the living room onto the front yard—and to the rest of the neighborhood, which has enthusiastically welcomed the house and its owner.
In need of more room for their growing brood, Eric and Emma Gimon, with Luc, Paul, baby Louise, and their dog, Nefi, asked for a private space to accompany the house designed for Eric’s great-aunt.
The bedroom is enclosed with a glass wall. A blackout curtain can be drawn closed for privacy. An Ikea cabinet and custom white lacquered shelves provide plenty of closet space.
Goneau matched Audrey Chairs from Kartell with a dining table she designed herself. “It becomes the visual continuity of the kitchen island, by its dimensions and material,” she says. A bronze copper pendant by Tom Dixon hangs above it.
A radiant hot water heating system was installed under a new concrete floor slab above the old foundation. It was coated with epoxy — light gray for the common areas, white for the bedrooms and bathrooms — then finished with matte polyurethane.
The steel beam original to the building was left exposed but toned down with gray, flame-proof paint. It runs the length of the flat, delimiting the passage area.
The semi-closed entryway contains a white cabinet for storing coats and scarves. The LED ceiling lights are from Contrast Lighting.
Goneau highlighted the red brick wall in the living room by leaving it bare and protecting it behind museum-quality glass. The space also features a floor-to-ceiling window that’s coated on the outside with a reflective film, letting residents keep their curtains open by day without fear of being seen from the street. The green sofa is by St-Laurent Domison and the white oak chairs are by Hans Wegner. All other furniture is custom.
The triple-glazed windows provide plenty of natural light.
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.
Plants wrap around the perforated aluminum railings for a natural touch.
While the second level has more privacy, the first floor’s airiness continues upstairs. Sliding doors are kept open to allow light to pass through the bedroom, which has a cherry-stained walnut floor.

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