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August 23, 2013
Each week Dwell.com delivers more than 50 original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top stories of the week. Take a look and see what you might have missed.

Barbara Bestor's Colorful Modern Home in Silver Lake

We first documented the ten-month renovation of Los Angeles-based architect Barbara Bestor's 1950s bungalow here, but gather your things and get ready to soak in some sun rays yet again by visiting the beautiful sunny Silver Lake.

photos by: Dabito

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Originally appeared in Barbara Bestor's Colorful Modern Home in Silver Lake
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Modern prefab lakeside home in New Jersey

Top 5 Houses on Dwell This Week

As the weekend slowly draws to a near, we've gathered up five of our most clicked on homes on Dwell this week for your perusal.

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Mark Mahaney
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Modern cottage renovation in Marin County

8 Great Homes from the September Issue

From the quirky home of Vancouver-based designer Omer Arbel to a minimalist family loft in Copenhagen, click through to see eight of the homes recently featured in our September issue.

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Originally appeared in Charming Weekend Cottage Renovation in Marin
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Eric Logan's guest house is adjacent to his family’s home. The interiors are made up of oiled masonite wall paneling, raw MDF cabinetry, and an oiled concrete floor.

5 Modern Mountain Homes

Homes at high altitudes enjoy solitude and panoramic views, but they also have to be resilient against inclement weather and difficult foundations.

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Originally appeared in Jackson, WY
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Watch an Unassuming House Unfold into a Community Theater

The tiny city of York, Alabama, is located a three hour drive west of Montgomery, near the Mississippi border. There, artist Matthew Mazzotta has created a project with the Coleman Center for the Arts, a local organization, that's part kinetic sculpture, part architecture, and part public outdoor theater. It's called Open House and it seeks to provide York's 3,000 residents with much-needed public space. What looks to be a typical gabled house unfolds to become a 100-seat outdoor arena.

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Extended outdoor view of modern house with wraparound porch

5 Modern American Farmhouses

A pitched roof doesn’t necessarily mean a home is stuck in the dark ages of the American architectural vernacular. In fact, the following modern farmhouses—which either underwent a transformation or were built with the style in mind—prove that gables and porches can be very modern indeed.

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Originally appeared in Modern Take on a Traditional Farmhouse in Missouri
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5 Fun Wall Storage Ideas

We all have stuff to store—it's a necessity—but why do we have to do it the boring way? Here we've gathered five great examples of creative ways to make wall storage fun!

Originally appeared in 5 Creative, High-Design Bookshelves
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Barbara Bestor's Colorful Modern Home in Silver Lake

We first documented the ten-month renovation of Los Angeles-based architect Barbara Bestor's 1950s bungalow here, but gather your things and get ready to soak in some sun rays yet again by visiting the beautiful sunny Silver Lake.

photos by: Dabito

Photo by Dabito.

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