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  1. Raise High the Roof Beams
    House Tours

    Raise High the Roof Beams

    Creative bartering and a healthy dose of sweat equity allowed a young Charleston couple to transform a derelict 19th-century structure into an inspired living space.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Daniel Shea
    08.29.11

  2. 10 Minute Interview: Renzo Piano
    Interviews

    10 Minute Interview: Renzo Piano

    I met with Italian architect and Pritzker Prize winner Renzo Piano one week before the official opening of his latest museum project, an addition to the historic Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston,...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.19.12

  3. Hope Floats
    House Tours

    Hope Floats

    A self-taught designer embarks upon a solo mission to resuscitate a 19th-century homestead.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    04.25.12

  4. Facade Focus: Wood
    Houses We Love

    Facade Focus: Wood

    A Boston couple with a big extended family wanted to enlarge their brick neo-Georgian with an addition that would fit a generous kitchen and hangout space, all while avoiding superfluous detail....

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: John Horner
    05.02.12

  5. Polished Minimalism: A Modern Abode in Atlanta
    House Tours

    Polished Minimalism: A Modern Abode in Atlanta

    Designer Barbara Hill applies her polished take on minimalism to a traditional 1920s abode in Atlanta for a transplanted Houston family.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Gregory Miller
    06.14.12

  6. Virtue Street Before and After
    Renovation

    Virtue Street Before and After

    Reigo & Bauer's facade makeover for a house in Toronto's West End updated a run-of-the-mill and rundown family home at the end of a cul-de-sac into a modern beacon.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.02.13

  7. 6 Airy Attic Renovations
    Post

    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

  8. 7 Architectural Preservation Projects in San Francisco
    Renovation

    7 Architectural Preservation Projects in San Francisco

    Rounding up a few remarkable renovation and preservation architecture projects in the Bay Area, courtesy of SPUR and San Francisco Architectural Heritage.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.15.13

  9. 6 Remarkable Mid-Century Modern Updates
    Renovation

    6 Remarkable Mid-Century Modern Updates

    If you're lucky enough to own a home with "Neutra bones," here are six examples of how to update the mid-century feel for modern living.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.15.13

  10. How To Navigate Modern Building Codes
    Design 101

    How To Navigate Modern Building Codes

    Dwell's handy-dandy how-to guide on learning and implementing building codes.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.29.13

  11. 5 Top-to-Bottom Brownstone Renovations
    Renovation

    5 Top-to-Bottom Brownstone Renovations

    A classic New York or Brooklyn brownstone may not be the obvious Dwell-style dwelling—at least not until an enterprising architect has opened it up for a modern renovation. Here are six great...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.26.13

  12. 7 Best Kitchen and Bath Renovations
    Renovation

    7 Best Kitchen and Bath Renovations

    Revamped kitchens and bathrooms make for high-impact upgrades to any home. From Roman relics to brass fixtures, we unlock the secrets to these inspiring modern renovations.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.21.13

  13. Renovating to Maximize Light
    House Tours

    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

  14. 10 Dwell Houses, In Their Own Words
    My House

    10 Dwell Houses, In Their Own Words

    Dwell's "My House" section has been an integral part of the magazine since it was founded in 2000. Homeowners get the opportunity to describe how their modern home works for them, and supplies...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.13.13

  15. Family-Sized Addition for Renovated Austin Bungalow
    Renovation

    Family-Sized Addition for Renovated Austin Bungalow

    Austin architect J.C. Schmeil converted his family's 1935 bungalow into a spacious modern family home on a modest budget and with tons of ingenuity.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.18.13

  16. 10 Modern Brick Homes
    House Tours

    10 Modern Brick Homes

    Brick is most often associated with traditional building styles, from Gothic to Georgian. Brickwork and mortar can be applied to a fresh, modern house, however—just look to these ten examples for...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.20.13

  17. A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin
    Renovation

    A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin

    A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Brent Humphreys
    01.13.14

  18. 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

  19. How To Remodel with Douglas Fir
    How To

    How To Remodel with Douglas Fir

    Warm up a new addition or highlight existing architecture with the right choice of wood—we recommend Douglas fir, an evergreen conifer native to the western coast of North America.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.05.14

  20. 7 Ways to Use Salvaged Wood
    Renovation

    7 Ways to Use Salvaged Wood

    As dedicated modernists, we consider sustainability a baseline need, not an added bonus. One method is reusing existing materials in new way, so we've rounded up a few inspiring projects that...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.18.14

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