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  1. A Memphis Landmark Finds New Rhythm
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    A Memphis Landmark Finds New Rhythm

    The storied residence of blues musician John Len Chatman—aka Memphis Slim—kicks off its next chapter as a creative hub.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ken West
    06.24.14

  2. A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England
    Houses We Love

    A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England

    In southwestern England, an architect transforms a former postman’s cottage on a sprawling estate into a home that radiates from its original foundations.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Joakim Boren
    02.12.14

  3. Renovating to Maximize Light
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    Renovating to Maximize Light

    Who doesn't want a little more light in their lives? In these eight projects we explore the power of illumination, from a modernist skylight in Harlem to concrete-clad funnels that mitigate the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.25.13

  4. KBIS 2011: Part 1
    Travel Reports

    KBIS 2011: Part 1

    This week, we headed to the annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (more commonly referred to as KBIS, pronouced "k-biz") in Las Vegas, Nevada, to check in with favorite manufacturers and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.29.11

  5. Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin
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    Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin

    With the goals of improving storage and flow in their midcentury home, two Austin residents hired Rick and Cindy Black Architects to reunite their kitchen with an open-plan living space.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.26.14

  6. Twice as Nice
    My House

    Twice as Nice

    Within the mix of warehouses, detached brick bungalows, and dusty pubs of the Sydney, Australia, suburb of Alexandria, local architect David Langston-Jones has built an intricate and finely...

    written by: Marcus Trimble
    photos by: Nick Bowers
    01.14.09

  7. Actor Bryan Cranston's Green Beach House Renovation
    My House

    Actor Bryan Cranston's Green Beach House Renovation

    The star of Breaking Bad opens the doors to his family’s recently completed beach house located just outside of Los Angeles.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Art Streiber
    06.13.13

  8. Oakland Aesthetics
    My House

    Oakland Aesthetics

    Perfectly content in San Francisco, the Pfeiffers couldn't help falling in love with a charming mid-century house, across the Bay in Oakland, with stunning views, plenty of trees, and a murky past.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Mark Seelen
    03.16.09

  9. In the Nick of Time
    Design 101

    In the Nick of Time

    Though contractors are unusually deft with tools, accidents do happen. SawStop puts an end to that.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  10. 8 Ways to Modernize a Farmhouse
    Houses We Love

    8 Ways to Modernize a Farmhouse

    Inspired by architect Lucy Marston's edited farmhouse in the English countryside (featured in our March 2014 issue), we've rounded up a few more modern farmhouse renovations.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.18.14

  11. 6 Airy Attic Renovations
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    6 Airy Attic Renovations

    With a little ingenuity, attics under the eaves can be transformed into bright, light living spaces.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.12.13

  12. Going Green Again

    Going Green Again

    If going green at home was so simple, everyone would do it right? And though it makes sense in theory, actually bringing a sustainable plan to life is often easier said than done. Over the past few...

    written by: Jordan Plaut
    07.19.12

  13. Four Houses and a Future
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    Four Houses and a Future

    When we first visited Beat Schenk and Chaewon Kim two years ago, they were in the process of building the second house on what has turned into a Cambridge compound. Four houses later, we find that...

    written by: Hillary Geronemus
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    01.16.09

  14. Building the Maxon House: Week 13
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    Building the Maxon House: Week 13

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    photos by: Thor Radford
    05.25.11

  15. A Detroit Business Incubator with an Industrial Edge
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    A Detroit Business Incubator with an Industrial Edge

    Ideas are forged inside this garage-turned-next gen startup space.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.03.14

  16. Building the Maxon House: Week 18
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    Building the Maxon House: Week 18

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    07.06.11

  17. Why Is Joe Frowning?
    Design 101

    Why Is Joe Frowning?

    So you’ve brought home a bumbling new contractor who’ll turn your Ritz into a wreck. How to avoid it? Read on.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  18. A Modern Beachside Trailer Home in Malibu
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    A Modern Beachside Trailer Home in Malibu

    Having spent many years pining for her own space at the beach, Sofie Howard—photographer agent and owner of Los Angeles–based Commune Images—finally found it at Paradise Cove Mobile Home Park in...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    05.31.13

  19. Mission Statement
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    Mission Statement

    A house that survived the Great Quake and the intervening decades is reborn after a serious intervention by a modernist architect. David Baker’s carefully crafted rehabilitation kept the...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    02.26.09

  20. Modern Renovation of a Midcentury House in Los Angeles
    House Tours

    Modern Renovation of a Midcentury House in Los Angeles

    With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.

    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    05.27.14

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