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Modular House Goes Modern in Maryland

There was a time when modular houses were looked down upon. These days, they are still easy and relatively inexpensive to build, but are also easily …

Casa SMPW: Affordable Brazilian Home in Concrete, Metal and Glass

Who wouldn’t love to call a grand contemporary villa overlooking the beach or the distant mountains their home? But most often it is economic …

Dining Rooms

Dark Modern Home in Norway Showcases Impressive, Unusual Architecture

At first, this dark modern home in Bergen, Norway, doesn’t seem like a three-story-tall building. Under a cantilevered first floor, children run on …

DIY Chandeliers That Will Light Up Your Day

Not a lot of people would consider crafting their own light fixtures. A chandelier, for example, is something you buy in a store without even …

Living Rooms

Sawmill House in Australia Incorporates 270 Reclaimed Concrete Blocks

Designed and developed by Melbourne-based company <b>ARCHIER</b>, <b>The Sawmill House</b> is anchored in its landscape through the use of 270 1-ton reclaimed …

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Light floods through generous skylights into this repurposed former garage in Amsterdam by i29. Clean lines, contemporary materials, simple spaces …

Indoor-Outdoor Home Design: Multi-Level Garden House in El Salvador

In the last few years, architects and smart interior designers have completely altered the idea of home design, and the current trends are dominated …

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5 Hot Paint Color Ideas to Try Now

Narrowing down paint color ideas can be tricky. After all, there are literally hundreds of options to choose from — and that’s just if you decide to …

L-Shaped Home in California Offers Dramatic Views Inside and Out

This massive L-shaped home gently sloping down the hill is known as the <b>Vidalakis Residence</b>. Designed by <b>Swatt Miers Architects</b>, the eye-catching …

Dreamy Waterfront Home Overlooking Canada’s Coastal Landscape

Have you ever imagined living in a waterfront home? This spectacular Canadian home overlooking endless waters has some features that will leave you …

Burberry is bold and colorful for fall 2015

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2015 is a bold, bright, intricate collection that kept us enthralled from the very first look. Always a well-attended show …

Beautiful Houses: Fujigaoka M

Today we will show you the minimalistic Fujigaoka M apartment in Fujigaoka, Japan, a project by Sinato. The architects made a renovation of a unit in …

Modern Secret Garden House Features Private Courtyard

Fusing modern function and aesthetics with traditional Korean style, this stunning residence in Gangnam features a vast interior courtyard partially …

7 Smart New Window Technologies

With the latest technologies, the windows in your house can offer more than a pretty view. Unfortunately, you'll still have to clean them yourself.<p><b>1. Save the Birds</b><br>Every year, millions of birds fly into glass windows. This patterned coating — visible to birds but not humans — prevents that. All …

Home Ownership

A battle for Florida’s shores

The endangered West Indian manatee is thriving in Kings Bay, and so is tourism. Therein lies the problem.

Happy Living Rooms

See fun, cheerful spaces.<p>Round shapes, pops of color, and layers of embellishments help give these living rooms their fun, cheerful style.

Interior Design

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OK I admit I’m choosy and hard to please. I’ve been stalking leftovers. You know … those listings that are not quite right, have bad photos or you …

Creative Ways To Store Firewood: 7 Tips And 62 Examples

The weather is getting colder and colder and to get warm and cozy we gather around the fireplaces. But the design and style of your home shouldn’t be …

15 Cozy Fireplaces That Will Keep You Warm All Year Long

It's the heart of a room — and a savior on chilly nights.<p>The hearth is the center of the home. From detailed stonework to stunning marble, these fireplaces will turn any living space — a study, bedroom, you name it — into a relaxing oasis.

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A couple of weeks ago I featured Swiss architect Ralph Germann…but it turns out I used some photos I shouldn’t have. OOPS! I was kindly sent lots of …

Bright and Inspiring Single Family House in New Jersey by McCoubrey / Overholser

Owning a house nearby the seashore can be a wonderful experience. Hearing the sea’s whisperings, capturing thousands of unique sunsets and waking up …

Beautiful Houses: DBJC House

This week we will show you the minimalist DBJC House in Conil, Cadiz, a project by Alberto Campo Baeza. Unfortunately we don't have a lot of pictures …

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Articles about traditional outside modern inside 6 homes we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

From repurposed shipping containers to cabin retreats, we look at a range of prefabricated, modular homes in Colorado.<p>Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>Rugs don't just belong in cozy mountain lodges—as proven by a new summer collection from …

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Why the Incas offered up child sacrifices

As it tried to ward off disasters on the Pacific ring of fire, this advanced culture showed its dark side, explains leading anthropologist Kim MacQuarrie<p><i>These children [to be sacrificed to the mountain and other gods] would be collected from all over the land and would be carried in litters</i> …

10 Amazing Room Before-and-Afters

Before and after photos with amazing results.<p>We've gathered our most dramatic before and after pictures, including dining room, bathroom, and kitchen makeovers.

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Imposing House With Volumes and a Sense of Privacy by Dahl Architects + GHG Architects

Located near Madrid, this spectacular home designed by Dahl Architects + GHG Architects displays an interesting structure. The surprising contrast of …