9311 Home Design Ideas and Photos

East St. Paul, Manitoba
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
Such wood-burning stoves like the cast-iron Venax are popular in Brazil, particularly in the countryside.
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Pato Branco, Brazil
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
A different pattern by Fabrica de Mosaicos covers the floor in the dining area. Adding texture, the concrete ceiling slab bears the imprint of the wood formwork used to create it. Next to the dining table is an enameled black-and-gold cast-iron Venax stove.
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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
Sliding Superia Sistema doors peel away to expose the main living space to a wraparound balcony. A pendant by Newline hangs above the dining room table.
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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
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Lisbon, Portugal
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
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.
The facade is punctuated by windows of various shapes, including half-moons by Crittall. The armchair and chevron rug are from Graham & Green.
The tower, which now holds a study and several other living spaces, was in disrepair. Its original brickwork had to be washed inside and out, and the exterior was coated with a hydrophobic mineral paint by Keim to make it harder for rain to  penetrate.
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
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
Makai’s structural steel components were designed by Mark Donofrio and affixed to the lava at four points. “Because of the angle of the lava, it’s asymmetrical,” says Moore.

Maui, Hawaii
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
The aluminium-framed windows throughout are by Australian company Capral. “We wanted as much glass as possible to enjoy the almost 360-degree views,” says resident Sarah Younger.

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
The third floor houses the master suite and an 80-square-foot wet room. Existing walls were moved in to create a higher
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Denver, Colorado
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
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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
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
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
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.
A bedroom next to the living area has an overhead lantern Max made by wrapping string soaked in glue, water, and corn starch around an inflated balloon, deflating it, and then lining it with rice paper-mache.
A software engineer outfits his tiny apartment with flexible design ideas. 
Max’s modestly scaled loft, for which he designed and made many of the furnishings, sits on the top floor of a 1908 building that went condo in 2006, offering homeowners a no-frills berth in the heart of San Francisco’s downtown. Just outside the front door awaits a dizzying array of shops, theaters, and corporate offices, including Twitter’s, as well as a robust population of street denizens.
“This is not a custom home—it’s the case of a builder who put something up in D.C. catering to a more traditional market,” explains Balodemas. “He framed the ceilings down to make them symmetrical. It would’ve been weird at that time to have the rooms oddly shaped. People were way too timid back then.” The rear terrace features new pavers from Pennsylvania Blue Slate and Crate and Barrel seating.
The designers used wood sparingly for maximum effect, like the cedar siding on the front and back exteriors. The main facade offers  a glimpse through the house to the backyard, which was made larger by placing the garage closer to the street. “We hosted a concert and had people sitting inside and in front of the pool,” says Jaclyn. “The house completely lends itself to entertaining small and large groups alike.”
Working with contractor Mike Stayer of Core Construction, the designers created an indoor/outdoor environment for the family. The kids hang out while Jaclyn helms the grill from Barbeques Galore. The Eos Collection dining set is from Design Within Reach. An Element coffee table from CB2 occupies the covered patio.
A Structures S7 lamp from Ameico lights the master bedroom.
In the kitchen, a blue glass backsplash evokes the designers’ native Iceland. The  Bend Goods stools are from YLiving.
Jay and Jaclyn Lieber worked with Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson of Minarc to design a house using the designers’ mnmMOD panels, which can be assembled with a screw gun.
A pair of Icelandic prefab pioneers deliver an efficient family home in Culver City. 
Building smarter is at the heart of everything designers Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir do. Whether they’re testing the limits of indoor/outdoor living or developing a prefabricated wall system that they hope will make traditional wood framing a thing of the past, the founders of the Santa Monica design studio Minarc are consumed with making structures stronger, lighter, and more efficient.

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.

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