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Slideshow: The Golden State: 5 Great Homes in California | Dwell

The qualities that made Johnny Bellas's property on British Columbia’s Gambier Island attractive—a steep slope draped with trees overlooking a waterfront panorama of Howe Sound—are also a builder’s nightmare. However, Bellas was confident that the TD3 2490 model from Lindal Cedar homes, designed by Turkel Design and part of the Dwell Homes Collection, would rise to the challenge. He fell in love with its midcentury sensibilities, great room with soaring 18-foot-high ceilings, ample ...

Slideshow: 7 Modern Spaces in the Pacific Northwest | Dwell

Because they also dampen the sounds of the city, the garden is a peaceful retreat, even though it’s located next to the road. Photo by: Alexi Hobbs

Slideshow: Separate Boîte Equal | Dwell

Because the night air cools the walls in summer, the home has no air-conditioning—though daily highs often rise into the mid-90s and above. Photo by: Kirk Gittings

Slideshow: A Sustainable Rammed Earth Home in New Mexico | Dwell

Naturally built homes use local, minimally processed, abundant and/or renewable natural materials. They are designed to suit their climate and geography, providing a modest shelter that lasts for many centuries. Ideally they, and the way they are lived in, are in balance and harmony with the environment. Follow the picture to find out more about each home on

Natural Building Around the World

The spruce panels that coat the second-floor exterior will fade in tandem with the zinc-coated steel that rims the glazed windows and doors. "They will go gray like we do," says Claesson. Photo by: Åke E:son Lindman

Slideshow: Sum of Its Parts | Dwell

The house that Dake-Wells Architecture designed for Cory and Kerry Watts in the Ozarks in southwestern Missouri is defined by subtle nods to its lakeside setting, such as an elevated wooden plank that carries visitors over a bed of river rock to the north entrance. Courtesy of: Gayle Babcock, Architectural Imageworks LLC

Slideshow: Modern Lake House in Missouri | Dwell

Darkshadow House Floor PlanA    PorchB    Dining RoomC    KitchenD    Living RoomE    Powder RoomF    StudyG    BathroomH    BedroomI    Dressing RoomJ    Terrace

Slideshow: Toronto Tudor Becomes Bright, Luxurious Home | Dwell

The kitchen features cabinets from Bulthaup’s B3 line and a hearth made of ironspot brick. Evans and his wife, Susan Wilson, bought the wall clock at Habitat in London. Courtesy of: Nathan Dykstra

Slideshow: Toronto Tudor Becomes Bright, Luxurious Home | Dwell

In the rear of the house, a new addition extends the living space and adds a roof terrace off the second-floor master bedroom. A garden is accessible through a wall of sliding glass doors with Sapele mahogany frames, set back to control solar gain. Courtesy of: Nathan Dykstra

Slideshow: Toronto Tudor Becomes Bright, Luxurious Home | Dwell

This is the reading room in the new addition; The T&G wood wall and ceiling finish are made from a reclaimed grain silo in eastern Washington built in the early 1900s.

Slideshow: Changing the Point | Dwell

Architects David Arkin and Anni Tilt found a balance between passive design strategies—plenty of natural light, maximized winter sun, shaded harsh summer rays, and cross-ventilated breezes—and the latest in green technologies in this Santa Cruz strawbale house. Photo by Gabriela Hasbun. See the house come together in a "bale-raising" gathering here. Photo by: Gabriela HasbunCourtesy of: GABRIELAHASBUN©2012

Slideshow: Green Zero-Energy Family Home in Santa Cruz | Dwell

Hornby Island house has curious ex factor - The Globe and Mail

Hornby Island house has curious ex factor

Sliding doors on either side of the living room and along the kitchen open all the way, allowing the breeze from the canyon to spin right...

Slideshow: L-Shaped Indoor-Outdoor LA Home | Dwell