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Articles about sustainable retirement home tune california landscape on Dwell.com - Dwell

A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, California, emerges as a series of eco-conscious pavilions that rest...<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

10 Beautiful Botanical Gardens in the World

Humankind has been cultivating nature for food, shelter and beauty for thousands of years. Botanical gardens represent the best aspects of both …

A Chopped-Up 1960s Home Gets Modernized

Located in Palo Alto, California, this 1960s home, designed by Brown and Kaufman, was in need of a major renovation. The house was dark and …

Get the Look: A Rustic Meets Sleek Kitchen

Designer Axel Vervoordt conjures a completely up-to-date kitchen within an 18th-century structure on an island in northern France.<p>The hearth-like wood-burning oven is the room's focal point, while the massive hardwood countertop makes another dramatic statement and provides plenty of space for …

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How to Create Magnificent Mosaic

Mosaic has moved from pitter-pattering into one’s décor to being injected in larger amounts. The result? Something trendy and colorful, plus an easy …

Oculus of Trees: Lush Courtyard Separates Two Homes

A two-story courtyard featuring an oculus for six willow trees, surrounded by a peaceful reflecting pool on the upper level, provides a sense of …

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