Top 5 Homes of the Week With Party-Ready Dining Rooms

Dinner party, anyone? Take a look at the crowd-pleasing dining rooms from the Dwell community that caught our editor’s eye this week.

DeForest Architects designed and renovated Orcas Island Retreat to be the perfect sustainable getaway for a young couple.

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1. 1330 Brook Street House

The hanging pendant in the dining room of 1330 Brook Street House is an original Louis Paulsen fixture, crafted in Denmark and purchased by Studio 804 for reuse in the project.

The hanging pendant in the dining room of 1330 Brook Street House is an original Louis Paulsen fixture, crafted in Denmark and purchased by Studio 804 for reuse in the project.

Photo by Corey Gaffer Photography

Architect: Studio 804, Location: Lawrence, Kansas

From the architect: “1330 Brook Street House an example of Studio 804’s mission to build creative sustainable housing in established, but marginal urban neighborhoods. It is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,300-square-foot house that makes extensive use of salvaged material and minimizes energy consumption. 16 net metered solar panels on the roof provide up to 4.8 kilowatt-hours of power and will generate enough electricity to operate the house at net zero energy use over a calendar year. It was designed to be clearly contemporary while still fitting into its working-class surroundings of small, unassuming homes.”

2. Orcas Island Retreat

DeForest Architects designed and renovated Orcas Island Retreat to be the perfect sustainable getaway for a young couple.

DeForest Architects designed and renovated Orcas Island Retreat to be the perfect sustainable getaway for a young couple.

Photo: Tim Bies

Architect: DeForest Architects, Location: Orcas Island, Washington

From the architect: “A young couple asked [us] to help create ‘a place to share with friends, a place for adventure and exploring, being a kid again, cooking together, experiencing nature, and being part of something bigger.’ The result is a long-term plan for ‘restoring the soul of the property’—including designing this main house, renovating a number of existing cabins, and generally creating a more sustainable landscape and building infrastructure for future generations.”

3. Des Érables Residence

Living areas in Des Érables Residence revolve around the double-height dining room. Naturehumaine sought to

Living areas in Des Érables Residence revolve around the double-height dining room. Naturehumaine sought to “modulate a degree of intimacy according to the usage.”

Photo: Adrien Williams

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