Ohio’s Dwell House is a family-sized forest retreat in the heart of Amish Country

The sounds of mooing cows and hooves trotting down the lane provide a soothing soundtrack to this Ohio chalet, which overlooks an apple orchard and grazing valley in Tuscarawas County.

The Dwell House is part of Dwellbox, located in Sugarcreek in Amish Country. The village is known as the ‘Little Switzerland’ of Ohio thanks to its alpine-inspired architecture, cheese making and famous town cuckoo-clock, all brought to the valley by Swiss-German settlers.

Lush grassy hills and wooded valleys surround the property, and these views are celebrated via oversized windows and corner nooks and a large rooftop terrace atop the boxy building. It’s a modern spin on the Alpine style, with a vertical layout and dark-clad exterior.

Ohio’s Dwell House is a family-sized forest retreat in the heart of Amish Country
Ohio’s Dwell House is a family-sized forest retreat in the heart of Amish Country
Ohio’s Dwell House is a family-sized forest retreat in the heart of Amish Country
Ohio’s Dwell House is a family-sized forest retreat in the heart of Amish Country
Ohio’s Dwell House is a family-sized forest retreat in the heart of Amish Country

Inside, exposed brick, wood panelling and dark colours lend the US holiday home a rustic feel, emphasised by woodburning stoves, leather sofas, bespoke cabinetry and contemporary furnishings. Dwell House starts from $425 per night and sleeps up to 12 across, with bedrooms outfitted with mattresses made by local Amish craftsmen.

There are plenty of local hiking trails and natural beauty spots, including the picturesque Dundee Falls surrounding the holiday home, as well as farms, wine cellars and breweries. Hillcrest Orchard (the owners’ family orchard) is adjacent for fresh fruit and locally grown vegetables.

Ohio’s Dwell House is a family-sized forest retreat in the heart of Amish Country

Photography: Dwellbox
Ohio’s Dwell House is a family-sized forest retreat in the heart of Amish Country

Photography: Dwellbox
Ohio’s Dwell House is a family-sized forest retreat in the heart of Amish Country

Photography: Dwellbox

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Refurbed Richard Neutra home in Los Angeles lists for $3.3m

The J N Baldwin house has hit the market in Los Angeles’s Woodland Hills enclave, having been largely restored to Richard Neutra’s original midcentury design.

The current owners, who have had the house since 2000, used the original blueprints and construction drawings to dial back some of the changes since it was built in 1962. That includes returning the property’s over-garage deck to Neutra’s exact original plans – planter models and all – and removing some Usonian elements that had crept in over time.

Other details, such as the home’s small galley kitchen, have been expanded and modernised, with the addition of a custom Balthup island and cabinetry.

Refurbed Richard Neutra home in Los Angeles lists for $3.3m
Refurbed Richard Neutra home in Los Angeles lists for $3.3m
Refurbed Richard Neutra home in Los Angeles lists for $3.3m
Refurbed Richard Neutra home in Los Angeles lists for $3.3m
Refurbed Richard Neutra home in Los Angeles lists for $3.3m
Refurbed Richard Neutra home in Los Angeles lists for $3.3m

Wraparound ribbon windows bring the light into its open plan living space, replete with Neutra’s original built-ins, and offer views over the outdoor pool.

The four-bedroom Los Angeles property is listed for $3.3m with Sotheby’s International Realty. It occupies a leafy, tree-filled (though compact) 0.4-acre site in the suburb and is surrounded by pine, orange and lemon trees.

Take an armchair tour of the breezy California modernist home in the gallery above.

Refurbed Richard Neutra home in Los Angeles lists for $3.3m

Photography: Anthony Barcelo / Sotheby’s International Realty
Refurbed Richard Neutra home in Los Angeles lists for $3.3m

Photography: Anthony Barcelo / Sotheby’s International Realty
Refurbed Richard Neutra home in Los Angeles lists for $3.3m

Photography: Anthony Barcelo / Sotheby’s International Realty
Refurbed Richard Neutra home in Los Angeles lists for $3.3m

Photography: Anthony Barcelo / Sotheby’s International Realty
Refurbed Richard Neutra home in Los Angeles lists for $3.3m

Photography: Anthony Barcelo / Sotheby’s International Realty
Refurbed Richard Neutra home in Los Angeles lists for $3.3m

Photography: Anthony Barcelo / Sotheby’s International Realty

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1stDibs celebrates the craft tradition with an auction curated by Alex Tieghi-Walker

#Auctionwatch: Gallerist Alex Tieghi-Walker has curated a collection of historic design and art pieces for online marketplace 1stDibs, bringing together his love of off-kilter objects.

‘I lean towards the slightly wonky, the wabi sabi: wobbly, rusty, bent, mottled, chipped, burned,’ says Tieghi-Walker, who is the founder of Los Angeles craft gallery and online store Tiwa Select.

His auction collection brings this to the fore with an eclectic mix of objects ancient and less so, including a nearly 2000-year-old ceramic dog effigy, a midcentury lounge chair and a collection of Lalique fish sculptures.

1stDibs celebrates the craft tradition with an auction curated by Alex Tieghi-Walker
1stDibs celebrates the craft tradition with an auction curated by Alex Tieghi-Walker
1stDibs celebrates the craft tradition with an auction curated by Alex Tieghi-Walker
1stDibs celebrates the craft tradition with an auction curated by Alex Tieghi-Walker
1stDibs celebrates the craft tradition with an auction curated by Alex Tieghi-Walker
1stDibs celebrates the craft tradition with an auction curated by Alex Tieghi-Walker
1stDibs celebrates the craft tradition with an auction curated by Alex Tieghi-Walker
1stDibs celebrates the craft tradition with an auction curated by Alex Tieghi-Walker

Many of his chosen pieces lean into his idea of slightly lopsided craft, retaining the hand of the original creator – for example, a hand-embroidered bedspread, woven fruit baskets, vases and other ceramics with distinct patinas or irregularities.

Other items from the sale include a pair of 1960s Stillnovo wall lamps and a glossy ceramic sculpture by Steen Ipsen. Prices for lots range from £42 to £12,000, which will snag you an 1880s Persian Kermanshah rug.  Tieghi-Walker’s curated auction runs for seven days, ending on 17 August 2022.

1stDibs celebrates the craft tradition with an auction curated by Alex Tieghi-Walker

Midcentury Contoured Lounge by Klaus Grabe. Image: 1stDibs
1stDibs celebrates the craft tradition with an auction curated by Alex Tieghi-Walker

Rope Petite Shelf Unit by Audoux Minet, France, 1960s. Image: 1stDibs
1stDibs celebrates the craft tradition with an auction curated by Alex Tieghi-Walker

Italian Midcentury Teakwood Cabinet by La Permanente Mobili Cantù, 1950s. Image: 1stDibs

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Doha will become a supersized ‘outdoor museum’ for the 2022 Qatar World Cup

It has been long said that football is art. But Qatar is doubling down on this connection by turning the streets of Doha into a 100-piece-strong outdoor art museum for winter’s 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Some 40 new commissioned pieces will be added ahead of the competition to 70 existing works as part of the expanded Qatar Creates public art programme. This fresh cache will bring installations by the likes of Jeff Koons, Ugo Rondinone, Yayoi Kusama, Katharina Fritsch, Shilpa Gupta and Shouq Al-Mana to the streets of Doha.

The aim is to transform the city’s streetscape into an ‘outdoor museum experience’, studded with works by the world’s biggest international artists.

Doha will become a supersized ‘outdoor museum’ for the 2022 Qatar World Cup
Doha will become a supersized ‘outdoor museum’ for the 2022 Qatar World Cup
Doha will become a supersized ‘outdoor museum’ for the 2022 Qatar World Cup

Artworks will not be football themed, however. Jeff Koons’ Dungong is a giant steel version of the marine mammal native to the Persian Gulf; Shilpa Gupta is installing a light installation at Stadium 974, while Yayoi Kusama’s ephemeral polka dots and pumpkins are likely to make an appearance. But they will be installed in time for 20 November, when 1.5m fans are expected to descend for the start of the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

Said Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, chairperson of Qatar Museums: ‘These works vary in size and form, and they encompass a wide range of subject matter, but all further our mission to make art more accessible, engage our publics, celebrate our heritage, and embrace the cultures of others.

‘More importantly, artists from every corner of the world – representing all continents – have been invited to express their artistic creativity with our very own diverse population. Our longstanding commitment to public art is visible across Qatar, and we hope these works will be welcomed by locals and enhance the experiences had by the millions of visitors we expect to welcome to Doha this year.’

Doha will become a supersized ‘outdoor museum’ for the 2022 Qatar World Cup

Daniel Arsham, Sports Ball Galaxy, 2012. Photo: Iwan Baan, courtesy of Qatar Museums.
Doha will become a supersized ‘outdoor museum’ for the 2022 Qatar World Cup

Shouq Al Mana, Egal, 2022. Photo: Iwan Baan, courtesy of Qatar Museums

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Bowlus reimagines the classic aluminium trailer for an electric age

California company Bowlus has unveiled its latest trailer – an all-electric RV that riffs puts a Scandi twist on the midcentury-style aluminium shell.

The off-grid Volterra trailer features a sleek, 24-ft-long aluminium panel shell with elliptical and portable windows and an aerodynamic design. A floor-to-ceiling door leads into a breezy Scandinavian modernism style interior with timber flooring and built-ins and vegan leathers reminiscent of a cosy cabin.

Bowlus reimagines the classic aluminium trailer for an electric age
Bowlus reimagines the classic aluminium trailer for an electric age
Bowlus reimagines the classic aluminium trailer for an electric age

Specs-wise, the Volterra EV is the first RV quipped with Aero Solar, a system that charges the battery while driving, and its 480W PERC cells are 12 per cent more efficient than conventional solar panels. The 17kWh battery system is capable of powering A/C, heated floors, high-speed satellite internet and induction cooking, pushing the Volterra to new capabilities for the electric market. It also has a 50-gallon fresh water tank and could theoretically let you ‘live off-grid indefinitely,’ says Bowlus CEO Geneva Long.

Bowlus is pitching the Volterra caravan as the world’s first production EV RV, with prices starting from $310,000.

Bowlus reimagines the classic aluminium trailer for an electric age

Photography: Bowlus
Bowlus reimagines the classic aluminium trailer for an electric age

Photography: Bowlus
Bowlus reimagines the classic aluminium trailer for an electric age

Photography: Bowlus
Bowlus reimagines the classic aluminium trailer for an electric age

Photography: Bowlus

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Casa Kera offers slow living in the Sicilian countryside

Casa Kera offers slow living in the Sicilian countryside
Casa Kera offers slow living in the Sicilian countryside
Casa Kera offers slow living in the Sicilian countryside
Casa Kera offers slow living in the Sicilian countryside
Casa Kera offers slow living in the Sicilian countryside
Casa Kera offers slow living in the Sicilian countryside
Casa Kera offers slow living in the Sicilian countryside
Casa Kera offers slow living in the Sicilian countryside
Casa Kera offers slow living in the Sicilian countryside
Casa Kera offers slow living in the Sicilian countryside
Casa Kera offers slow living in the Sicilian countryside
Casa Kera offers slow living in the Sicilian countryside
Casa Kera offers slow living in the Sicilian countryside

Turn off at Casa Kera, an architect-designed villa outside the Sicilian town of Scicli, where serene interiors and carob tree surrounds encourage slow living.

Architect Raffaella Anzaldo designed the three-bedroom Sicilian holiday home around its views of meadow-covered hills rolling down to the south coast of the island and the shimmering sea beyond.

Living spaces open up at different levels thanks to the villa’s hillside position, with terracotta-coloured plaster and natural materials playing a pivotal role across the interiors. Think wooden furniture, bamboo lighting and an earthy colour palette that draws on the landscape via stony greys, clay reds and dark carob-tree greens.

Casa Kera offers slow living in the Sicilian countryside

Photography: Urlaubsarchitektur

Casa Kera costs around €4630 per week (book via Urlaubsarchitektur )  and sleeps six to eight guests across its two volumes.

Scicli, Modica, Ragusa Ibla, Noto and the fishing village of Sampieri (with its large pristine beach) are close by for shops, café and restaurants, while the temples of Agrigento and extraordinary Roman encampment Villa Casale are to the west.

Casa Kera offers slow living in the Sicilian countryside

Photography: Urlaubsarchitektur
Casa Kera offers slow living in the Sicilian countryside

Photography: Urlaubsarchitektur
Casa Kera offers slow living in the Sicilian countryside

Photography: Urlaubsarchitektur
Casa Kera offers slow living in the Sicilian countryside

Photography: Urlaubsarchitektur

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Webber + Studio restore a 1960s midcentury home in Austin

Webber + Studio restore a 1960s midcentury home in Austin
Webber + Studio restore a 1960s midcentury home in Austin
Webber + Studio restore a 1960s midcentury home in Austin
Webber + Studio restore a 1960s midcentury home in Austin
Webber + Studio restore a 1960s midcentury home in Austin
Webber + Studio restore a 1960s midcentury home in Austin
Webber + Studio restore a 1960s midcentury home in Austin
Webber + Studio restore a 1960s midcentury home in Austin
Webber + Studio restore a 1960s midcentury home in Austin
Webber + Studio restore a 1960s midcentury home in Austin
Webber + Studio restore a 1960s midcentury home in Austin
Webber + Studio restore a 1960s midcentury home in Austin

Webber + Studio’s redesign of this 1960s midcentury house in Austin preserves its original modernist design while bringing in serene, soft hues.

The voluminous Pemberton Heights house was built in 1968 by Roland Roessner and featured in Architectural Digest that year. Roessner designed many daring midcentury residential homes in Austin while teaching at the University of Texas. His lauded ability to create modern spaces that offer both privacy and openness can be seen throughout the home.

Photography: Kuper/ Sotheby’s International Realty

The Austin property’s centrepiece sitting room has church-like, vaulted proportions. It is flanked by 19ft-high brick walls and has striking lattice brickwork above its curved fireplace. Its opposite wall is counterpointed by varnished redwood panelling, while its skylighted, wooden ceiling is braced with pale beams.

Local practice Webber +Studio custom rebuilt the 1960s house to bring it up to date,  using pale redwood flooring and neutral walls throughout and adding richness through buffed copper accents and handmade brick features.

Over in its dining room, there’s a mezzanine and double-height glass walls with courtyard views. It also has a double-aspect master bedroom and a sunroom capped with roof trusses that capture elevated foliage views. Projecting balconies and eaves and clerestory windows further connect it to its tree-closed surroundings.

Fresh from its refurb, the 6,900sq ft Austin house is being listed for $7.595m via Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty.

Webber + Studio restore a 1960s midcentury home in Austin

Photography: Kuper/ Sotheby’s International Realty
Webber + Studio restore a 1960s midcentury home in Austin

Photography: Kuper/ Sotheby’s International Realty

Webber + Studio restore a 1960s midcentury home in Austin

Webber + Studio restore a 1960s midcentury home in Austin

Photography: Kuper/ Sotheby’s International Realty

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An iconic Belgian modernist landmark is now an art gallery

The Dr De Beir House in the seaside town of Knokke is home to a new art and design exhibition which is bringing furniture, lighting, and sculpture to the interiors of the earliest example of Belgian modernism.

Architect Huib Hoste was tasked with creating an imposing modern home, explicitly in the ‘new style’ of the time. His brief embraced the popular Stijl movement, led in the art world by Mondrian and Van Doesburg, which prioritised a kind of geometric minimalism as a universal language for the early 20th century.

The modernist home is now the backdrop to MAGELLAN – an art and design show that’s filled the building’s sparsely decorated rooms with work by a long list of established and up-and-coming creatives.

An iconic Belgian modernist landmark is now an art gallery
An iconic Belgian modernist landmark is now an art gallery
An iconic Belgian modernist landmark is now an art gallery
An iconic Belgian modernist landmark is now an art gallery
An iconic Belgian modernist landmark is now an art gallery
An iconic Belgian modernist landmark is now an art gallery
An iconic Belgian modernist landmark is now an art gallery
An iconic Belgian modernist landmark is now an art gallery
An iconic Belgian modernist landmark is now an art gallery
An iconic Belgian modernist landmark is now an art gallery

Named for Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, the exhibition is hosted by Barbé Urbain and Atelier Ecru Gallery and offers a ‘total package’ for gallery-goers, whether they’re keen collectors or admirers. Each room is laid out as an individual experience, with furniture and lighting alongside wall pieces, hangings and sculptures.

It’s all brought to life by the distinctive interior colour palette of Dr De Beir’s House,  which sees doorways framed in red or blue, as well as expanses of glossy crimson floorboards. Artists including Joost Pauwaert, Adelheid De Witte and Charlie De Voet are showing work alongside designers such as Maria Scarpula and BRUT Collective, with the exhibition on display until 28 August.

MAGELLAN in Knokke at ​Dr. De Beir Huis, Dumortierlaan 8, ​Knokke-Heist Belgium

An iconic Belgian modernist landmark is now an art gallery

Magellan installation view at the Dr De Beir house in Knokke. Courtesy Atelier Ecru Gallery and Barbé Urbain
An iconic Belgian modernist landmark is now an art gallery

Magellan installation view at the Dr De Beir house in Knokke. Courtesy Atelier Ecru Gallery and Barbé Urbain
An iconic Belgian modernist landmark is now an art gallery

Magellan installation view at the Dr De Beir house in Knokke. Courtesy Atelier Ecru Gallery and Barbé Urbain
An iconic Belgian modernist landmark is now an art gallery

Magellan installation view at the Dr De Beir house in Knokke. Courtesy Atelier Ecru Gallery and Barbé Urbain
An iconic Belgian modernist landmark is now an art gallery

Magellan installation view at the Dr De Beir house in Knokke. Courtesy Atelier Ecru Gallery and Barbé Urbain
An iconic Belgian modernist landmark is now an art gallery

Magellan installation view at the Dr De Beir house in Knokke. Courtesy Atelier Ecru Gallery and Barbé Urbain

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