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Joel Sanders updates mid-century-modern home on verdant site in Connecticut

A new bedroom wing and an opened-up entertaining area are among the modifications that US studio Joel Sanders Architect has made to a 1950s house in …

Architecture

Caterpillar House by Feldman Architecture winds across central California terrain

Rammed earth and glass form the walls of this house by US studio Feldman Architecture, which was designed for a hilly property in an eco-friendly …

Architecture

Port Ludlow House

Port Ludlow, Washington<p>The Port Ludlow House is a compact, 2400 SF modern house located on a wooded waterfront property at the north end of the Hood Canal, a long, fjord-like arm of western Puget Sound. The house creates a simple glazed living space that opens up to become a front porch to the …

Architecture

This Glass House and "Shiny Shed" Merge With Nature in Minnesota

Expansive glass walls and a reflective mirrored shed blissfully blend this home with its natural setting.<p>Minneapolis–based firm ALTUS Architecture + Design have designed a unique 2,850-square-foot residence in Woodland, Minnesota, by marrying glass-house architecture with a reflective "shiny" shed. …

Architecture

Two Families Embrace Off-Grid Living in This Sustainable Prefab Home

Two families live large and comfortably in this beautiful, self-sufficient prefab in rural Australia.<p>Peacefully placed in an open field, Franklinford is more than just a pretty rural retreat. Completed by Australian–based prefab specialists Modscape, this energy-efficient 2,370-square-foot …

Architecture

Stunning California home was inspired by oak trees

Field Architecture crafted a gorgeous modern home of concrete, steel, cedar, and glass<p>When Field Architecture first saw the build site in Portola Valley outside of San Francisco, it was a lush wooded hillside dotted with oaks—and the clients wanted to keep it that way. A retired couple with a …

L’Angolo Estate / LEVER Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This new family-owned winery is located on 23 acres outside of Newberg, Oregon in Yamhill County. The …

The Defining a Style Series: What Is Contemporary Design?

Whether you’re new to the world of interior design or have been an aficionado for years, sometimes it can be hard to tell design styles apart. …

Interior Design

A Tranquil Lakeside Abode in Quebec Unfolds Over Six Levels

Resting lightly on the terrain, this gorgeous vacation home stays connected to its surroundings through natural materials and emphatic views.<p>When architect Eric Tremblay of Boom Town was asked to construct this home in Harrington, Quebec, he was already familiar with the clients. He had recently …

AG House / WRarq + Atelier de Luz

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The AG house is located in a residential area at Sierra Gaucha, in the city of Canela, Rio Grande do …

Sky High House

Situated at the foot of Mt Franklin, Sky High House is surrounded by 50 acres of Australian wilderness. The majority of the home offsets its rustic …

16 Extra Filling Meals That Will Reaffirm Your Commitment to the Whole30 Diet

Cooking

Australia's Glasshouse blends minimalism with a tropical resort-like twist

Sarah Waller of Sarah Waller Architecture seized on a chance to build her dream home after a move took her from the UK to Australia. Channeling her …

Casa Yos / Cañas Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Casa Yos owes its name to the existing tree which we surrounded by a deck, turning it into a focal point …

Glasshouse

Encased in a glazed facade, the Glasshouse merges its mid-century modern design with the Australian landscape. The home is minimal in almost every …

La Mira Ra

France<p>La Mira Ra house, located in the South of France, is the fruit of a long reflection about the marriage of the wild nature of the Mediterranean and the minimalist purity of contemporary architecture - a marriage resulting in a unique architectural project. Realized between 2015 and 2017 by …

Living Rooms

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
Los Angeles

Modern Tahoe retreat frames stunning views

The expansive, minimalist home uses a limited palette of materials to full effect<p>The latest home from Faulkner Architects—a firm known for building dramatic modern dwellings—is an artfully boxy vacation home on Lake Tahoe.<p>The clients, a couple with two children, wanted a space that connected with …

Architecture

Shou Sugi Ban House

Los Gatos, California<p>Enlarging an existing home that has an already strong and complete architectural character can be challenging. Here, we anchor the existing one-story home with a new two-story independent volume, using it both as punctuation mark and counterpoint to the existing …

Silicon Valley

The Latest Front Door Ideas That Add Curb Appeal, Value to Your Home

One of the first things about a house that a guest or home buyer notices is the front door. If you want to make a statement, upgrading or revamping …

Home Improvement

Tropical Home

Orlando, Florida<p>Situated on a small lake in Orlando, Florida, this custom residence brings open, airy living to its tropical garden site.<p>A bioclimatic design creates a cool, loft-like environment with dramatic cantilevers to provide much-needed shade and shelter from frequent thunderstorms.<p>To …

Architecture

Recipe: One-Pot Pasta e Fagioli (Italian Pasta and Bean Stew)

Combine the water and 1 1/2 tablespoons salt in a large mixing bowl and stir to dissolve the salt. Add the beans, cover the bowl, and let stand at …

Food Preservation

The Fusion House

Pune, Maharashtra, India<p>Fusion House<br>The bungalow is an outcome of highly contemporary design idea combined with client’s urge of ornamentation and traditional decoration. The fusion of two thoughts makes this project unique. The ornamentation, the blend of colors and patterns has always been …

Architecture

A Modest Lake House Rises Above The Landscape To Bring The Views In

There’s no definite way of accurately comparing houses between them since each one is unique and depends on its location, the landscape that …

25 sliding door designs to take inspiration from

Sliding doors are not only great to look at , they offer a practical and modern solution to the issue of cramped spaces where conventional doors …

An Old House Rediscovers Its Charm And Gets Updated With New Features

Once upon a time (in 1969 to be more exact) there was a talented architect by the name of Gilbert Colyn who decided to build a beautiful house for …

Wood_Mood

Wood_Mood is the interpretation of wood in porcelain stoneware inspired by the elegant and strongly contrasting colors of antique floors made from original woods, reclaimed and given new life.

A Layered Home in Coastal Australia That Merges With the Limestone Terrain

Located in Victoria, Australia, on a site that's lined with limestone shelves and underground caves, this house was designed as a series of layers with intersecting zones that frame private vistas.<p>Though the 4,844-square-foot house is close to the beach, it didn't have panoramic sea views. So, when …

This Home Was Designed With A High Sloping Roof That Allows Large Windows To Capture The Lake Views

FARQ Arquitectos have designed a new house in Jocotepec, Mexico, that sits on a sloped site and features high ceilings, open spaces, and lake …