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This Luxurious Apartment in Greenwich Village Is Only 520 Square Feet

A designer of grand homes packs all the essentials—and more—into a Manhattan studio of his own.
October 31, 2015
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A Modern Addition in Chicago Retrofits an Office Building for Living

Architect John Ronan recast a former office building as a private home in a fast-evolving Chicago railroad corridor.
October 31, 2015
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An Archaeological Renovation Adds Precious Space to a Tiny Boston Apartment

In Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood, where space is tight and the cost of a home averages close to $1,000 per square foot, architect Chris Greenawalt of Bunker Workshop dug up some room for a minuscule apartment—literally.
October 21, 2015
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Movable Walls Instantly Transform a Small Vacation Home from a Two-Bedroom to a Studio

A complete renovation by PKMN architectures smartly reimagines a tiny, dated space in Spain. For more compact remodels, pick up our
October 20, 2015
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A Hands-On Renovation Makes a Cramped City Kitchen Wheelchair-Accessible

A renovation in Boston helps bring a family together—at home and in the kitchen.
October 18, 2015
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5 Unexpected Building Transformations

Renovations so stunning they raise the question: You live where?!
October 15, 2015
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This Dramatic London Renovation Boasts a Five-Story Bookcase

The London town house of a former British politican undergoes a total rebirth. Today its Victorian facade hides a sophisticated modernist plan and a towering library structure with 330 linear feet of books.
October 15, 2015
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10 Bright, Light-Filled Renovations

These architects, designers, and homeowners set out to resolve one of the most common residential complaints we receive: not enough light.
October 14, 2015
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7 Victorian Renovations that Blend Past and Present

"Victorian" is both a style and a period: the latter being anything constructed from 1837 to 1901, a period that saw the growth of a bourgeois class and construction of their new dwellings across the Western world. Stylistically, Victorian usually means asymmetrical facades, porches, a pitched roof, decorative trim, and textured exteriors (such as shingles or masonry). These modern additions and renovations meld the Victorians' eclectic quasi-gothic designs with equally expressive modern additions.
October 14, 2015