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Articles about couple puts their california home track leed certification on Dwell.com - Dwell

Michele Kaufman's MK Lotus house at West Coast...<p>The building, completed in 1994, is upgraded from gold status.<p>With approximately 1.85 million square feet being certified daily, LEED certification has become the most widely-used third-party...<p>In the land of large mountain lodge wannabes, two …

New York State

Articles about sustainably built weekend home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Overlooking the scenic Minnehaha Creek sits one of the most unique and energy-efficient homes in the greater Minneapolis area.<p>For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land.<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay …

Energy Efficiency

Articles about 6 modern lakeside homes 0 on Dwell.com - Dwell

After a devastating fire, architect David Salmela designs a house to replace a beloved lakeside retreat in Wisconsin.<p>Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>If you have a nomadic streak and like waking up in a different place every few months, …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Articles about modern homes italy blend old and new on Dwell.com - Dwell

One of the best parts of working at Dwell is the neverending onslaught of modern home goods we get to see, from dishtowels to...<p>Danish design impresario Jens Martin Skibsted works with architect Jürgen Mayer H to update a Norwegian-style, 19th-century home...<p>The Commodore Hotel in Astoria, Oregon …

Luxury Lifestyle

Rustic Renovation Celebrates Minimalism in Canada

<b>Scott & Scott Architects</b> completed <b>North Vancouver House</b>, a rustic renovation of a 1950s post-and-beam house in Canada<i>.</i> The project is the result of a …

Articles about eucalyptus lined oceanfront home australia on Dwell.com - Dwell

A coastal home designed by Australian architect John Wardle is uniquely tuned in to its residents and to its epic surroundings.<p>Australia is home to many beautiful beaches, koalas and kangaroos, and most importantly, incredible prefab houses.<p>Architect Jonathan Segal and his son Matthew Segal built …

Blue Mountains

Articles about thriving micro living model on Dwell.com - Dwell

A professor takes the first step toward creating a new model for the city.<p>Tiny homes may come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they all share the same spirit—they embrace a simpler lifestyle that...<p>Limited Edition for Holiday...<p>From crowded cities to a trailer park of tiny houses planned for …

Sonoma County

The Luxury Look of High-End Bathroom Vanities

If the only thing missing from your powder room is a high-end vanity, today’s post is for you! If you’re a dreamer who loves to envision your future …

DIY Idea: Make Your Own Portable Outdoor Kitchen

You may have seen all those beautiful <b>outdoor kitchens</b> with a fancy counter top and powerful grills and ovens. Well, everyone would want such a thing …

The Dos and Don'ts of Building Your Own Chicken Coop

Some quick tips that'll help you design at the drop of a feather.<p>Do:<p>Research municipal ordinances to make sure it’s legal to raise chickens on your lot.<br>• Ask your neighbors if they’re okay with hearing the occasional cluck from your hens.<br>• Remember to share an egg or two with your neighbors if they …

Farming

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Home Tours

Cloister House in Vancouver Offering a Sense of Seclusion

Shared between a grandmother and her grandchildren, the <b>Cloister House</b> in Vancouver, Canada is a quiet refuge within the city. The residence was …

15 Well-Designed Shipping Container Homes for Life Inside the Box

The hot trend of shipping container homes fulfills many design desires: living simply, lessening clutter, being environmentally conscious, building a …

Shipping Containers

Surprising Bridge House in Thailand Accommodating a Two-Generation Family

<b>Junsekino Architect And Design</b> completed the development of <b>Bridge House</b>, a contemporary family home in Bangkok, Thailand. This unconventional …

Japanese Design Inspires Modern Clark Court Residence in North Carolina

Completed by <b>In Situ Studio</b> in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, <b>Clark Court Residence</b> is a contemporary retreat especially envisioned for owners …

Articles about 6 weekend homes we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Rugs don't just belong in cozy mountain lodges—as proven by a new summer collection from Brooklyn dealer Aelfie.<p>From repurposed shipping containers to cabin retreats, we look at a range of prefabricated, modular homes in Colorado.<p>Boerum House and Home, a Brooklyn outpost features a roster of …

Lofts

Floating Home on England’s River Thames, Surrounded by Landscaped Gardens

Situated on the shores of England’s River Thames, close to the Hampton Court Palace, this floating home completed by <b>MAA Architects</b> sits on a …

This Tiny Retro Camper Has Everything You Need

Seriously, just wait until you see what's under the hood.<p>If you long for a life on the road, but prefer to travel light, you'll definitely want to meet the Gidget Retro Teardrop Camper. Though diminuative, it houses literally everything you need when you're not at home.<p>The tiny camper is truly …

Glass and Wooden Volumes Highlighting a Fresh Landscape: Bray’s Island Residence

The <b>Bray’s Island SC Modern II Residence</b> by <b>SBCH Architects</b> is located in Brays Island Plantation, a private country club in Sheldon, South Carolina, …

South Carolina

Clever Semi-Detached House With Elongated Volumes in Singapore

Challenged to design a semi-detached house in Singapore, the creative team at <b>Aamer Architects</b> opted for an unconventional solution. “As a typology, …

Modern Rejuvenation of a Classic California Home: Henbest Residence

<b>Henbest Residence</b> is a private house recently redesigned by <b>Robert Sweet</b>, located in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA. Initially planned and …

Spacious Micro-Apartment for the Global Nomad: Zoku Loft in Amsterdam

<b>Zoku Amsterdam</b> is a new type of hotel promoting the concept of a spacious micro-apartment for global nomads. Designed by Concrete Architectural …

Oak Pass Residence in Beverly Hills Surrounded by Lush Vegetation

Blending in with the natural surroundings, this modern residence in Beverly Hills USA offers two levels of luxurious living. The <b>Oak Pass Residence</b> by</b> …

Beverly Hills

Summer House in Argentina Defined by Twisted Concrete Columns

Located on the shores of a Patagonian lake in Rio Negro, Argentina, this summer house by NE-AR is a redesign of an existing dwelling on the site. …

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I can’t get enough of lofts…and this one is a really cool mix of fold and new. Located in Russia (or Latvia?) this 2 story apartment was renovated …

Design

An Old Trailer Becomes a Cheerful, Tiny Retreat

And netted the crafty creator a pretty penny on Craigslist.<p>The tiny house craze isn't dying down any time soon — every day a new stylish, cozy home pops up and we start daydreaming about downsizing. Cue this 200-square-foot cutie we spotted on TreeHugger.<p>Ron Rusnak of Ashland, Oregon, saw a bright …

Surprisingly Narrow Home Provoking Creative Solutions

This narrow home in Edmonton, Canada, measures only 17 feet wide from one side to the other of its eye-catching facade. Making the best of the …

Old Laundry Room Ingeniously Converted Into Small Home by Azevedo Design

Designer <b>Christi Azevedo</b> of <b>Azevedo Design</b> converted an old laundry boiler room in California, USA into a charming guest apartment. The project was …

Perfectly Harmonizing Work and Play: Lakefront Basecamp Residence

<b>Basecamp Residence</b> by <b>Johnston Architects</b> is an impressive lakefront house in Ronald, Washington, United States. According to the architects, the …