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Top 5 Homes of the Week That Welcome the Outdoors In

These inviting homes give the term "getting back to nature" a whole new meaning. From floor-to-ceiling windows to a house built around a tree, scope out the homes that made our editor's top picks of the week.<p><i>Featured homes were submitted by members of the Dwell community through our Add a Home</i> …

Architecture

No Trailer, No Problem—This Cozy Teardrop Is For Rent

The Bay Area's Camp Weathered allows guests to rent a well-appointed teardrop trailer for the ultimate glamping experience.<p>Outdoor enthusiasts and entrepreneurs Alex McNeil and Jesse Bodony, both graduate students in the San Francisco Bay area, launched their teardrop trailer rental company in …

This Affordable Prefab in Spain Only Took 5 Hours to Assemble

Built for $148,500, Casa Montaña was manufactured in a Madrid factory before being assembled in a mountainous, coastal region in northwestern Spain.<p>When Madrid-based Baragaño Architects were engaged to build a second home for English clients—a landscaper and his family that had fallen in love with …

Capitol Hill House

Seattle, Washington<p>This new modern home in Seattle's East Capitol Hill neighborhood is an economical, efficient, low-maintenance, and modern version of a traditional Seattle house – one with primary living spaces on the main floor and three bedrooms above.<p>The homeowners came from a culture with a …

Shoreline Residence

Minnetonka, Minnesota<p>Situated on a picturesque site on the east shore of a lake, this new home is designed to bring the experience of the lake into the house. The large living and family rooms feature panoramic lake views through floor to ceiling windows, and a clerestory above creates a sense of …

Industrial Revolution

Maria Cook and Lance Compa were only looking to kill a sleepy Sunday afternoon when they drove 20 minutes south of their home in Ithaca, New York, to see a house that a real estate circular had teased as an “architect-designed modern."<p>Maria Cook and Lance Compa were only looking to kill a sleepy …

10 Zen Homes That Champion Japanese Design

From mono no aware, the awareness of the transience of things, to wabi-sabi, the appreciation of imperfection, Japanese design principles have influenced architects all over the world.<p>Rhythmic wooden structural frames, narrow corridors, internal courtyards, sliding screen doors, tansu-style hidden …

Legendary Designers Massimo and Lella Vignelli's New York Duplex Is Listed at $6.5M

The influential husband-and-wife team lived in the Upper East Side apartment, dubbed a "cultural hub for artists and designers," for over 30 years.<p>The 3,900-square-foot, two-floor duplex is housed in a 1907 Italian Renaissance style building originally designed by Charles A. Platt. It boasts almost …

The Greenhills House

Portland, Oregon<p>A Portland Home Embraces Indoor-Outdoor Living on a Challenging Sloped Lot<p>A creative family of five wanted to build a functional home that catered to their teenaged kids while also giving the owners an adult retreat with entertainment-ready living areas. Portland’s Southwest Hills …

This Awesome Shipping Container Home Can Be Yours For $125K

This portable dwelling, made of two shipping containers, is ready for its next move.<p>After living in hyper-connected Seattle, architect and builder Ty Kelley relocated to off-the-grid Livingston, Montana, to build a slick, glass-accented shipping container home.<p>The home, newly available for purchase …

Montana

Ina Garten's Spinach Cheddar Soufflé

The star of Food Network’s <i>Barefoot Contessa</i> shares a vegetarian dish “that comes out perfectly every single time.”<p>Ina Garten’s Spinach Cheddar Soufflé<p>…

Perfect Hot Milk Cake Recipe

This is an old-fashioned hot milk cake recipe that our grandmas and mums used to make. It is a very simple cake, but really moist, milky, and …

A tractor tire lies in a farm field on Montana's Fort Belknap Reservation, home of the Gros Ventre and Assiniboine people. @natgeo

Northern Lake Home

Escape to a Bio-Passive Vacation Refuge in a Bavarian Nature Park

Set in a nature park and beech forest in the small Bavarian town of Betzenstein, Germany, is a modern bio-passive vacation house with plenty of quirky details hidden within.<p>Sited on the northern slope of the edge of town and designed by BOOKING | HÜTTINGER - ARCHITECTURE ARCHITECTURE, the …

A Midcentury Schindler Gem With a Writer's Studio Asks $2.3M

Built in 1946, this sculptural home for sale in Studio City celebrates the work of Rudolph Schindler, the seminal architect who pioneered the Southern California modernism movement we still love today.<p>Bathed in natural light and defined by eye-catching geometry, the Schindler-designed Roxy Roth …

Stay in a Cocoon-Like Tent at a Safari Resort in Sri Lanka

Set on the edge of Yala National Park where the jungle meets the blue waters and pristine beaches of the Indian Ocean, the Wild Coast Tented Lodge offers a unique safari-style experience where you can stay in a vaulted cocoon-like tent.<p>As the newest resort from the Sri Lanka-based group Resplendent …

Designed In-House

Mill Valley, California, might not be a hotbed of modernism, but it was here, ten years ago, that Dwell came into the world alongside founder Lara Hedberg Deam’s first home—now renovated by her husband, Chris Deam. Here’s the story behind the place that started it all.<p>The seeds of Dwell were …

7 Inspiring Solutions For Disaster Relief Housing

Inspired by a builder's response to the devastating wildfires across California, we're taking a look at seven recent designs for disaster relief housing from architects around the world.<p>After watching the news coverage of the devastating wildfires in California, which have burned over 245,000 acres …

This Beachside Pad in San Francisco Is the Stuff of Surfers' Dreams

Honing in on the meditative surfing vibes of the ocean, what was once an old horse barn is transformed into a seaside haven, equipped with subtle accents brimming with maritime lore.<p>Round windows and large, sweeping glass doors swing open to let in the salty sea breeze. Minimalist wood …

At This High-Desert Home, a Whole Wall Opens Up When You Crank a Giant Wheel

In California, architect Tom Kundig delivers an off-the-grid retreat designed for both connection and solitude.<p>It’s a familiar story. After the kids move out and on to college and careers, their parents decide to pull up stakes. But a question lingers: Where will the family gather for holidays and …

Architecture

Take in the South African Countryside in This Shipping Container Eco-Cabin

Nestled on a family farm, this South African shipping container cabin is completely off the grid.<p>Located on owner Lucas Steyn’s family farm in Botrivier, a 90-minute drive from Capetown, Copia is an eco-retreat comprised of two shipping container cabins in the South African countryside. Steyn …

Off-grid

A Shipping Container Home in Australia Made With Eco-Friendly Materials

With the South Coast of Australia as its backdrop, this thoughtfully constructed home’s foundation consists of four shipping containers, a flat roof, and a variety of environmentally-friendly materials.<p>Designed and executed by Matt Elkan and his team at Matt Elkan Architect, the goal of this …

Environmentally Friendly

21 Holiday Bread Recipes That Put Fruitcake to Shame

Serious question: Why does fruitcake still exist? Crammed with the rejects of the dried fruit world, roughly the weight of a small truck, and filled …

What's the Difference Between Bread Flour and All Purpose Flour?

For the longest time, I didn't have breadflour in my house. Even though I’m a passionate home baker, I wasn’t really into bread. I live in Chicago, …

Breakfast

Unexpected Bursts of Color Enliven a Midcentury Pad in Australia

In a midcentury home in Victoria, Australia, an interior designer embraces color and a connection to the outdoors.<p>"It was a good-looking house from day one, really," says Andrew Parr, director of interior design at SJB, an architecture, interior design, and urban planning firm based in Melbourne …

9 Great Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Though kitchen cabinets play the obvious role of storing food goods, dinnerware, and pots and pans, they also have a powerful effect on the overall design of a kitchen.<p>Because they play such a big role in terms of the way a kitchen looks and functions, it's important to make thoughtful decisions …

Neocribs Modern Concrete Glass Home Design

CAS designed the Modern Concrete Glass Home in the downhill slopes of Dacha, which is surrounded by woods.<p>The client wanted his house to be visually …

Architecture

Converted Shipping Container Bakery - CAS

The Converted Shipping Container Bakery has all the best parts of a cozy Mom-and-Pop business with an edge of modern aesthetics. The main body of the …