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Don’t the Berkshires get plenty of snow? Those minimally pitched roofs in “Full Circle” [January/February] seem like they’ll need a lot of roof raking in winter. Even if they can handle the weight, I’d be concerned about ice damming and leaks. FRED H
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Paola Velez
An Afro-Dominican woman from the Bronx, Paola Velez graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in 2009 before going on to work as sous chef to household-name chocolatier Jacques Torres in New York City. She was earning acclaim for her work in the kitchen at Kith
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Economies of Scale
You might have glimpsed the three thirtysomething couples laughing and strolling through the Santiago, Chile, district of Las Condes over the last few years. They would invariably steer toward the French restaurant Baco, where the conversation always
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Modern Market
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Inside and Out
At the end of a long road that winds through a dense spruce forest, just north of the small town of Kongsberg, Norway, sits an enormous greenhouse by a stream. Inside, an abundance of fruit trees—figs, grapes, citrus, cherries, and plums—and vegetabl
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How Have You Made Your Bathroom More Spa-like?
Added a wood feature wall with wood pegs to hang wood bath pieces—brush, loofah, scrubbers, etc. @dmesher Separated the tub and shower. And lighting! It’s all about lighting! @joshhenrydesign Opened the courtyard to the bathroom and added an outdoor
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Design for Everyone
In 1988 Betsey and Sam Farber had a lightbulb moment as Betsey struggled to peel apples with a metal vegetable peeler. Two years later, Sam helped launch the OXO line of Good Grips kitchen tools. The goal might have been to make day-today tasks easie
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an Open Invitation
When Sherry Birk and Anthony Orona moved into their dream house, it wasn’t the ideal time to meet the neighbors. It was April of 2020, and Austin, like much of the world, was under stay-at-home orders. But the couple soon discovered that their house
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Urban Bite
Architect Giles Bruce’s south London house, built in 2019, sits at the end of a Victorian terrace that was partially destroyed during World War II. A pocket park now occupies the spot where the bombs fell, with Giles’s home filling the gap between th
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The Household Is Changing
It’s already a cliché to say that the pandemic has accelerated changes in social norms that had been underway even before the first lockdowns. But nowhere does it ring more true than in how we share our homes. In the wake of the 2009 recession, many
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The Sum of Its Parts
Most people would have torn it down. But David and Hannah Hodson had become attached to their 1950s home in the Hendra suburb of Brisbane after living in it for a year—even though the weatherboard house was dark, architecturally uninspired, and awkwa
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Back To The Future
The coronavirus crisis has caused a sea change in how we use space—and a surge in reconfigured households, especially young adults moving back in with parents. According to the Pew Research Center, 52 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds in the United Stat
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Breathing Rooms
Just off a busy thoroughfare and a stone’s throw from a major freeway, Maria and Louis Gabriel’s street in Los Angeles’s West Adams district is an island of friendly normalcy—the kind of place where neighbors wave and kids ride their bikes and skateb
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Vanity Projects
According to Babba Rivera, marketing phenom and founder of hair-care brand Ceremonia I feel like the products are what should shine in a beauty space. I don’t think you need a designated vanity with a chair. When I think about how I live my life, I d
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Working The Angles
According to Michael Hsu, architect of homes, hotels, and other spaces with memorable bathrooms Fixtures are like the jewelry of a space—they’re usually bright and shiny, and your eye goes directly to them. So even though they’re not the first thing
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Top-shelf Tiny Kitchens
According to Kate Oliver, cofounder of The Modern Caravan and Airstream renovator extraordinaire It’s really important to think about how you cook. Are you a messy or clean cook? There’s a common misconception that we’ll change our behavior when we l
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Heart of Glass
On a gently sloping field in the Swiss canton of Valais, a stone barn stands amid rows of grapevines before a looming mountain peak. Local farmer turned cattle trader Pierre-Joseph Huguet built the barn in 1854 to shelter his herd, and it’s still in
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One Last Thing
I grew up in a rural town in southwest Russia, Stavropol. We didn’t have magazines. We didn’t really have any art museums. We didn’t have Internet. I got my first computer in my twenties. But my sense of curiosity was always very strong, and I would
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It’s so great that you are bringing attention to [the affordability] issue [Affording America, November/December]. We recently moved to Boston, where the idea of a starter home is nonexistent; single-family home sales are up 37 percent compared to th
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Dank Is In The Details
In 2011, through an act of what Lizz Wasserman calls “real estate divination,” she and her husband, Isaac Resnikoff, found a plot of unbuilt land in the Highland Park section of Los Angeles. To them, it was the perfect place to build a house and rais
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What Would You Love To See Automated In Your Home?
Watering my plants. They’re so varied in terms of exposure to light, distance to forced hot air vents, and their own biology. @dprivitera Folding the laundry after it’s dried and then putting it on shelves in a closet. @this_julie_young Why can’t we
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Variations On A Scheme
Justine Cormack and Marc Taddei are something of a classical music power couple. He is the music director of both Orchestra Wellington in New Zealand and the Vallejo Symphony, near San Francisco (their seasons are at opposite times of the year). She
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2020 Dwell Design Awards
CASA COSMOS On a rustic strip of coastline near Puerto Escondido, Mexico, S-AR designed a beach getaway with an open concrete grid that frames its natural surroundings. COCKPIT IN WILD PLANTS Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP created a sunken retreat in Karuiza
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Step by Step
Christopher James vividly recalls when he and his wife, Kristin Beinner James, first laid eyes on the pink and maroon house in L.A.’s Los Feliz neighborhood in 2000. Divided into upstairs and downstairs apartments, the house was a wreck, and the thre
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Screen Play
A few months after moving from Salt Lake City to the east side of Austin, Texas, Creede Fitch and his wife decided to transition from renting a house to settling in and building a home. They soon found a lot they loved—5,837 square feet with a beauti
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Welcoming Addition
On a recent evening in Denton, Texas, Anthony Marks and his partner placed a projector and screen in front of the new 672-square-foot guesthouse in their backyard. A dozen or so people spread around the adjacent pool deck and watched Young Frankenste
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Modern World
A dedicated office is now an essential component of many of our homes, but a lot of us have been making do with ad hoc, hastily set up spaces. It’s time to give your office a more intentional upgrade, but that doesn’t mean you have to make it look li
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Modern Market
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To Your Health
If your work-from-home setup is more cubbyhole than corner office, consider installing this 4K UHD simulated skylight to brighten your space and boost your mood. We see you raising your eyebrow, but its eight-hour playlist of serene, cloud-filled vie
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