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Midcentury modern home with “scotch and music” room and indoor fountain asks $199K

John Randal McDonald designed the home in 1953<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Racine, Wisconsin<p><b>Price:</b> $199,900<p>“This is a natural house for …

Modern house cantilevers over stone wall in England

Two long concrete planes make up the floor and roof<p>Any modern house with long planes and windows-as-walls never fails to entice, and this cantilevering bungalow—two other catch words we can’t pass up—is certainly no exception.<p>Designed by Hampshire, U.K.-based Ström Architects for a retired couple, …

Living Rooms

Honomobo Shipping Container Homes

Shipping container conversions can be low-cost, efficient ways to build a home. They can also be overly spartan. Honomobo Shipping Container Homes …

The Cleary Meerkat Is a Bike Worthy of Your Kid

This kids’ bike is so fun, it inspired our first comic-strip review<p>Cleary was founded in Marin County, California by Jeff Cleary, a cyclist and former lawyer who started building bikes when he couldn’t find the level of quality and light weight that he wanted for his own kids. The Meerkat ($649 at …

Frank Lloyd Wright’s forgotten prefabs

The American System-Built Homes were the architect’s attempt to bring better housing to the masses<p>A famous pack rat, Frank Lloyd Wright left an almost incomparable archive as far as American architects go, with countless records and sketches available to modern researchers. Within that trove of …

Echoes of Falling Water in Wright’s Unbuilt Projects

<i>by Hector Fernando Burga</i><p>Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water (1935) is among the most renowned architectural icons of the 20th century. In this post I …

Grass Roof Home Is Built Into the Ground for Energy-Conserving Camouflage

There is almost no setting more perfect for a living space than the stunning Colorado Rocky Mountains. When architecture, construction, and development firm GLUCK+ was hired to construct a house in the area, the architects made sure their work integrated harmoniously with the beautiful landscape. …

11 Frank Lloyd Wright homes you can rent right now

Add some architecture to your vacation<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in September 2016 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>As one of America’s most prolific and renowned architects, Frank Lloyd Wright is best known for buildings like Fallingwater, Taliesin West, …

Modern Lake House in Missouri

Nautical nods ground a weekend retreat in its surroundings on the shores of Table Rock Lake.<p>In 2009, Cory and Kerry Watts approached Dake-Wells Architecture to redesign the offices of their company, KLF Architectural Systems, a Springfield, Missouri-based supplier of aluminum curtain-wall systems. …

Blue Ridge Mountains

This is Your Body On Altitude

The higher you go, the weirder stuff gets. Here’s what to expect while up in the clouds…and what to watch out for.<p>I can’t say I wasn’t warned.<p>My fellow teammates and even my competitors gave me their best advice as I headed out to race the Breck Epic, a six-day mountain bike stage race that was …

Why Midcentury-Modern Architecture Endures

A new book on the masterful architect William Krisel documents the golden age of midcentury-modern design.<p>The midcentury-modern houses of Palm Springs, California, are unmistakable. With their strong geometric lines, post-and-beam construction, open-plan interiors, and floor-to-ceiling windows, …

Amazing Photos of Abandoned Soviet Infrastructure Will Show You the Meaning of Desolate

When the snow reclaims a nation.<p>From 2013 to 2015, Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko traveled thousands of miles to some of the most remote regions of the country to photograph once-proud structures of the Soviet Union that have fallen into ruin. The collection, titled Restricted Areas, focuses …

Restricted Areas: Haunting images of abandoned Soviet hardware

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Home of the Day: Modern elegance in La Cañada Flintridge

Awarded the prestigious Architectural Merit Award by Pasadena Foothill AIA in 2012, this Midcentury Modern-inspired home was built in 2008 by designer Jamie Bush and the team at Osborne Architects. Redwood plank walls and exposed steel beams are among the defining features of the flat-roofed …

Swimming Pools

Articles about midcentury home keeps history alive on Dwell.com - Dwell

With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.<p>These midcentury modern homes showcase the design of Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Gwathmey, Willis & Lillian Leenhouts, and more.<p>In Handcrafted Modern, photographer Leslie Williamson captured precisely these …

Design

Matthias Wandel Demonstrates the Superiority of the European Window Design

Tilt-and-turn vs. crouch-and-hoist<p>The merits of architectural styles from different regions can be endlessly debated. But there is no question that …

Heritage Division brings handmade Italian city riding classics to the USA

New San Fransisco based Heritage Division has developed a new line of premium, classic urban bikes with one of Italy’s longest running bike builders. …

Fabulous Modern Lake House in Minnesota Asks $1.8M

It comes with a little private beach and fire pit<p><b>Location:</b> Chanhassen, Minnesota<p><b>Price:</b> $1,799,000<p>Sumptuous modern lakeside living awaits in this 2012-built contemporary in Minnesota, which is further proof that the state known for its nice folks also has some pretty nice architecture. Designed by …

Story of cities #22: how Hitler's plans for Germania would have torn Berlin apart

Hitler’s megalomaniacal project to raze much of Berlin and transform it into his global Nazi capital killed thousands. Today, its few remnants are chilling, mundane, even graceful – and inseparable from a barbaric chapter in history<p>Read more articles in the series here<p>Resembling a huge, ripe, …

Germany

Fallsview Residence / Setless Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Sited above the intersection of Tew’s Falls and Webster’s falls on the Bruce Trail, this house makes a …

Architecture

The Birth Of Midcentury Modernism, As Photographed By Its Architects

If Instagram existed back in the day, Pierre Koenig and Fritz Block would’ve been blowing up your feed with their architectural snapshots.<p>Architectural photographers can make us fall in love with buildings–and today, smartphones and Instagram have given the medium new life, letting us act like …

Impeccably Updated 1960 Eichler in the Bay Area Asks $1.2M

Just wow<p><b>Location:</b> San Rafael, California<p><b>Price:</b> $1,150,000<p>Designed by noted SoCal architects A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons as the model home for an Eichler development 20 miles north of San Francisco, this 1960 post-and-beam dream is exemplary as ever half a decade later. Clocking in at 1,814 …

Get the Look: Midcentury-Modern Kitchen in New Orleans Photos

Tire Pressure Take-Home

What is the “correct” tire pressure for your bike? The simple answer is: Whatever feels right to you. Confused? Here is how it works:In the past, …

Roads

Nab a Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Stunner in Ohio for $700K

And live in a whole community of homes designed after Wright's principles<p><b>Location:</b> Worthington, Ohio<p><b>Price:</b> $699,900<p>It may not be an original Frank Lloyd Wright design, but this Usonian-style home in Worthington, Ohio has a distinction of its own. Completed in 1957, it's one of almost 50 homes in …

Vintage-Inspired Wooden Drawing Machine Produces Complex Designs with the Turn of a Crank

Long before there were plastic drawing toys like the Spirograph, there were wooden drawing machines. Dating back as far as the 1880s, these mechanical devices produced intricate geometric images using a pendulum or working along a curve, known as a cycloid. While both approaches created complex …

Drawing

studio dwell architects designs intimate river view house in illinois

<b>studio dwell architects designs intimate river view house in illinois</b><br>all images by marty peters, courtesy of studio dwell architects<p>the ‘river view …

Architecture

Selling the Future: Virtual Reality’s Potential Role in Real Estate

With the technology projected to gain more mainstream acceptance this year, many realtors and tech firms see VR headsets becoming a key sales tool<p>When the sales offices for Luma, a new 24-story condominium development in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood, opened last summer, it stood out from …