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Picture Yourself in This Clifftop Swedish Retreat Asking $1.08M

Designed by Trigueiros Architecture, this lovely minimalist retreat appears to float above the rocky cliff upon which it is perched.<p>Set atop a rocky peak in Trosa, Sweden, just about an hour south of Stockholm, this "floating" clifftop house enjoys breathtaking panoramic views of the Sörmlands …

Dining Rooms

Top 5 Homes of the Week With Enchanting Entrances

The doors of these modern homes are just as impressive as the rest of their interiors. Take a look at the striking door designs from the Dwell community that caught our editor's eye this week.<p><i>Featured homes were submitted by members of the Dwell community through our Add a Home feature. Add your</i> …

Architecture

Sleek Concrete Cubes Form This Pavilion-Like Home in Israel

In Ramat HaSharon, Israel, a screen of vertical iron louvers mixes with concrete cubes to create the contemporary Pavilion House.<p>Tel Aviv architecture studio Tal Goldsmith Fish has completed a sleek family home in Ramat HaSharon that takes on the appearance of a modern pavilion, hence the …

Architecture

A Rare Richard Neutra Home Is Listed For $2.2M in San Francisco

Neutra’s 1937 wood-sheathed home formally known as Darling House hits the market for the first time in San Francisco.<p>There is no doubt that iconic architect Richard Neutra, who immigrated to the United States from Austria and worked alongside Frank Lloyd Wright in his early career, is widely …

Architecture

Before and After: A 19th-Century Brooklyn Brownstone Is Saved From Utter Disrepair

Following a meticulous restoration and gut renovation, an elegantly revamped Park Slope townhouse hits the market for $4,495,000.<p>When Lindsey Branca and Mike Grosshandler purchased a historic brownstone in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood in early 2017, the decrepit building was mostly in a state …

Living Rooms

9 Modern Bathroom Ideas That Go Off the Beaten Path

These whimsical washrooms will inspire you to kick your modern bathroom renovation up a notch.<p>If your bathroom design is feeling lackluster, look no further for innovative design inspiration. From a converted enclosed deck to a shower that's steps away from a private garden, these unique spaces are …

Architecture

Moveable Wooden Screens Add a Playful Touch to This Airy Home in Israel

Overlooking an open field with unobstructed views of the Sea of Galilee, this modern home effortlessly blends into its rural surroundings.<p>Designed by Tel-Aviv practice Golany Architects, the design of Residence in the Galilee maximizes the potential of the setting by creating direct connections …

Architecture

A Seattle Backyard Becomes a Calm Oasis For Two Book Lovers

Tucked behind a Seattle home, this beautiful backyard reading retreat of glass, timber, and tile offers an idyllic escape from city life.<p>Once rendered unusable by a thicket of overgrown plants, a Montlake backyard belonging to bookstore owners Danielle and David Hulton has been transformed into a …

Home Ownership

This Skinny, Minimalist Home Gets a Modern Revamp For $20K

In the land-strapped city of Bandung, Indonesia, the newly renovated 4x6x6 House achieves the illusion of spaciousness despite its compact footprint.<p>When a young family needed a modern refresh for their small home in West Java, they sought help from Jakarta and Bandung–based architecture studio dua …

Architecture

Jackie Gleason’s Spaceship-Like Mansion Hits the Market For $12M

Built by a Frank Lloyd Wright disciple for American icon Jackie Gleason, this UFO-like home known as "The Mothership" is a unique architectural wonder.<p>Tucked away in the woods of the Hudson Valley is a striking spaceship-inspired home that befits American comedy legend Jackie Gleason’s …

Hudson Valley

DublDom Prefab Homes Can Be Built in One Day

With five designs ranging from a modern cabin to a five-bedroom dwelling, Russian prefab company Dubldom now accepts pre-orders in the U.S.<p>Moscow architect Ivan Ovchinnikov of BIO Architects founded DublDom, a modular house design-and-build company, to create affordable, prefabricated houses that …

Prefab Homes

An Extended Garden Pavilion Enhances a 1920s Cottage

Sitting adjacent to the Morningside residence, this new open-air pavilion beckons the family outside every day of the year.<p>For this home renovation located in the Brisbane suburb of Morningside, it was important to Kieron Gait Architects and their clients to preserve the presence of the original …

Architecture

A 1958 Midcentury With Stunning L.A. Views Lists For $2.2M

On the market for the first time in 10 years, this classic midcentury home was architect Ray Kappe's first commission.<p>Designed in 1958 by Los Angeles architect and SCI-Arc founder Ray Kappe, the Waymire Residence is a stunning example of classic midcentury style. With sweeping city views and much …

Vintage

In Just 31 Days, These Historic Chinese Ruins Were Transformed Into a Chic B&B

After suffering years of neglect, a pair of dilapidated stone villas has been brought back to life with a $88,000 budget.<p>In a testament to the incredible speed of construction in China, the decayed ruins of two historic stone structures on Zhejiang’s Dahuanglong Island have been reborn as a stylish …

Architecture

Take a Peek at How IKEA Is Celebrating its 75th Birthday

After 75 years of iconic design, the Swedish furniture megastore is paying homage to the past by relaunching a tight selection of hand-picked favorites.<p>Named the Gratulera series, IKEA will be rolling out these nostalgic styles in three separate collections that embody distinct periods in the …

Furniture

23 Kitchen Countertops That Serve Up Good Design

Whether made of granite, wood, or quartzite, these intriguing modern kitchen countertops will inspire your next home improvement project.<p>Of the many components that make up a kitchen renovation, the countertops definitely get the most use. Take a peek at these conversation-starting variations of …

Architecture

A Cramped Bungalow Is Reborn as an Eco-Minded Abode For Two Gardeners

A sustainable retrofit and extension floods a California-style bungalow outside Melbourne with light and landscape views.<p>Dark, cramped and "a fortune to heat in winter," Phil and Rebecca’s home in Brunswick West, a suburb of Melbourne, had been in dire need of a renovation before they met Megan …

Dining Rooms

Fall in Love With Bali at This Tropical, Modern Retreat

Sited on a small, serene island off the coast of Bali, Seascape Villa mixes tropical vibes with modern, Mediterranean-inspired design.<p>If you're looking for a unique way to explore the wonderful world of Bali, Seascape Villa might be the perfect place to start. Designed by Bali–based Italian …

Living Rooms

How an Instagram-Worthy Kitchen Renovation Comes Alive with the Right Surfaces

A designer with a passion for surface materials explains why she chose Caesarstone quartz for her latest kitchen renovation.<p>New countertops are one of the most exciting additions to any kitchen remodel. Yet for Los Angeles–based designer Sarah Sherman Samuel, the reasons behind the Caesarstone …

Countertops

Revel in Scandinavian Design at This Seaside Holiday Home

On the edge of Denmark’s Thy National Park, a design-led retreat offers refuge in a sunny, coastal landscape.<p>Staying true to Nordic design, Danish architect Søren Sarup of Puras Architects has fashioned a holiday home using simple, natural materials that take cues from the North Sea landscape.<p>With …

National Parks

Top 5 Homes of the Week We Just Can't Get Enough Of

These impressive homes from the Dwell community deserve a standing ovation. Our editor's top picks of the week feature homes that embody thoughtful modern design.<p><i>Featured homes were submitted by members of the Dwell community through our Add a Home feature. Add your home to Dwell.com/homes today.</i><p>1. …

Framing

5 Key Tips For Picking Out New Kitchen Cabinets

Avoid feeling overwhelmed when selecting new kitchen cabinets by focusing on these five tips.<p>No matter how big or small a renovation is, selecting your kitchen cabinets can be one of the most intimidating decisions you have to make. However, there are a few basic areas to consider and questions to …

Kitchens

25 Covetable Back-to-School Supplies For Every Age

Because back-to-school shopping is an all-ages affair.<p>You don't need to be a kid to get giddy about shopping for stationery, backpacks, or new clothes this time of year. From sticky notes to sneakers to desk organizers, we've curated the supplies that will delight elementary school children, …

Shopping

Construction Diary: Building a Forest Haven With Olson Kundig Architects (Part Two)

In the second half of his construction log, creative director Lou Maxon chronicles the building of his modern forest retreat with Olson Kundig Architects—and tells us his lessons learned.<p><i>Editor's note: In 2011, Lou Maxon chronicled the process of building the Maxon House, featured in the</i> …

Architecture

Haiku Maui

Haiku, Haiku-Pauwela, Hawaii<p>Inspired by the Scandinavian barn vernacular, this Upcountry Maui cottage and barn for Cloth and Goods' Melissa Newirth and Crossing the Threshold's David Johnson provides a peaceful minimalist retreat and respite for family gatherings. The 1,000 sf. long and low main …

Living Rooms

This Passive House in Park City Just Hit the Market For $1.1M

This Park City Passive House offers both stunning design and stellar energy efficiency.<p>Designed by architect Chris Price and his partners at Park City Design + Build, the Treehaus is a beautiful blend of modern mountain architecture and cutting-edge energy efficiency. Nestled into the pines of …

Energy Efficiency

Escape to the Wilds of Tasmania in These Eco-Minded Pavilions

Perched on pink granite cliffs, a series of prefab pavilions offer a luxe, back-to-nature experience in one of Tasmania’s oldest National Parks.<p>Celebrated for its dramatic rock formations and pristine bush environment, Tasmania’s Freycinet National Park has become all the more alluring with the …

Architecture

Rotated Volumes Cleverly Maximize Space in a Tiny Shanghai Apartment

In space-strapped Shanghai, local architects look to rotating boxes and playful pops of colors to create a delightful modern home.<p>When TOWOdesign was asked to remodel a 517-square-foot apartment in the heart of Shanghai, creativity was crucial in meeting the client’s long list of programmatic …

Architecture

Own This Sustainably Designed Malibu Beach House For $5.7M

Sited on one of the last undeveloped oceanfront lots along the Pacific Coast Highway, House Noir creatively addresses the issue of building near the sea in the face of climate change.<p>The award-winning home known as House Noir is nestled along a strip of prime coastal real estate in Malibu. While …

Architecture

Construction Diary: Building a Forest Haven With Olson Kundig Architects (Part One)

Seattle–based creative director Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying 21 acres, and building a modern home with renowned firm Olson Kundig Architects.<p><i>Editor's note: In 2011, Lou Maxon chronicled the process of building the Maxon House, featured in the</i> …

Real Estate