8976 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.

Front Entry Door & Privacy Screen
Front Facade - View From Street
Front deck and facade
Dining Room / Kitchen
On a tree-lined street in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, a former carriage house from the 1930s is now a colorful modern home that boasts bright orange shipping containers. 
Commissioned by an artist, a gallerist, and their daughter, LOT-EK was tasked with renovating and expanding their existing two-story home. The new design rotates around an extension made out of stacked shipping containers, and features vibrant colors and a centralized-floor plan. As a result, the architecture is now organized around a polychromatic core volume that extends from the ground floor to the roof terrace.
These 20-foot shipping containers are repurposed into stunning luxurious hotel rooms.
Australia-based firm Contained specializes in transforming vessels that originally hauled heavy cargo all over the world into well-designed lodgings. The portable structures have the unique ability to travel almost anywhere. Each 20-foot container easily opens up, flips out, and unfolds into an individual hotel room that opens up to the surrounding landscape, wherever that may be.  
As the story goes, Contained directors Anatoly Mezhov and Irene Polo envisioned these as ephemeral accommodations placed where there were no previous options. Born out of their love of traveling, the idea was to create a portable hotel room for short stays that can be set up anywhere.
Designed by Italian architect Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo, this holiday villa in the Sicilian countryside is intelligently designed so it’s raw wood board louvres can be opened to create a balcony that looks out to the countryside and sea beyond, or closed to maximize interior space.
When architect Marc-André Plasse realized that he was unable to add a second story to his Montreal house due to a weak foundation, he eked out another 500 square feet with a clever multilevel addition on one side to create a master bedroom with an interior balcony that cantilevers over the dining area.
One of the main reasons why balconies aren’t used as frequently as they could be is because they are often too small and hence a little claustrophobic. When planning balconies, it helps if you can make them as large and open as possible, and locate them in a spot with prime views like what architect Bruce Bolander has done with this Canyon house on a sloping site in Malibu.
Modern kitchen with a minimal palette

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