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  1. WestEnders
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    WestEnders

    One of Portland, Oregon’s, up-and-coming neighborhoods can thank a modern reinterpretation of a previously decrepit building for inspiring a wave of rather chic downtown development.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: John Clark
    01.16.09

  2. Three Great House Blogs
    Renovation

    Three Great House Blogs

    People blog about just about everything, so why not the massive undertaking of building your house? More and more, we're coming across great chronicles of how a prefab comes together or a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.24.11

  3. Sparano Mooney's Kimball Q&A
    Renovation

    Sparano Mooney's Kimball Q&A

    With the jury going into deliberations at the end of the week, the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, is poised to announce the architect and design of its new extension. I've reported on the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.01.12

  4. Southern Greens
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    Southern Greens

    A change of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, neighborhood for Rick and Susan Moreland meant a chance to create a thoroughly modern house that owes its sleek, sustainable form to its vernacular roots.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: João Canziani
    09.24.10

  5. Santa Cruz Home's 'Bale Raising'
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    Santa Cruz Home's 'Bale Raising'

    For "Gotta Bale," the Off the Grid story in our October 2012 issue, we visit the Santa Cruz, California, home of college professors Bernie Tershy and Erika Zavaleta. Though there's a lot...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.18.12

  6. Salvaged Bathroom with a Vintage Touch
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    Salvaged Bathroom with a Vintage Touch

    For his upstate-New York farmhouse, designer Tom Givone found the perfect marriage of high design, architectural salvage, and homespun hardware. In the light-filled master bathroom, Givone added a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    03.20.13

  7. Renovate Today! Hits Newsstands
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    Renovate Today! Hits Newsstands

    Our latest special issue, Renovate Today!, is dedicated to the finest modern renovations that the vast Dwell archive has to offer, and it's on sale now. Cruise through 168 pages of inspiration as...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.01.13

  8. QuaDror in Action
    Renovation

    QuaDror in Action

    In this month's issue, Prefab Perfected, we report on QuaDror, a structural joint system devised by designer Dror Benshetrit that Contributing Editor Marc Kristal calls a "diabolically brain...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.30.11

  9. Oakland Museum Preview
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    Oakland Museum Preview

    Last week I got a sneak preview of the Oakland Museum of California, a Kevin Roche-designed museum in Oakland that's set to reopen on Saturday, May 1st. Mark Cavagnero Associates has completed...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.26.10

  10. 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

  11. NHR Apartment by Gut Gut
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    NHR Apartment by Gut Gut

    In our March 2012 issue we toured this small Bratislava, Slovak Republic, apartment in the story True Value. Now we're having a look at another hip flat by the same firm, Gut Gut. This time the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.30.12

  12. Modern Victorian House Preservation in Oakland
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    Modern Victorian House Preservation in Oakland

    Mike McDonald, an Oakland, California–based builder, faced a common problem for Bay Area homeowners: an aesthetically pleasing, historically significant, but structurally shaky Victorian.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Jason Madara
    01.15.09

  13. Models of the Kimball Art Center
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    Models of the Kimball Art Center

    As I reported earlier, the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, is just days away from choosing which of the five plans for their extension will go into construction. The jury makes its...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.30.12

  14. Minneapolis, MN
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    Minneapolis, MN

    Linden Hills, a leafy neighborhood in southwest Minneapolis abutting recreational Lake Calhoun, is a spot where few fences divide the ranch houses from the Cape Cods and the bungalows, most of them...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Chad Holder
    01.16.09

  15. Lincoln Center Inside Out
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    Lincoln Center Inside Out

    Lincoln Center Inside Out is a new book chronicling Diller Scofidio + Renfro's renovation of the famed New York City venue. Not only does it tell the story of the firm's fantastic and arduous...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.14.13

  16. Kimball Art Center Finalists
    Renovation

    Kimball Art Center Finalists

    Last week I was in Park City, Utah, home of the Kimball Art Center. Founded in 1976, and housed in what was once the Kimball Bros. auto garage, the Kimball is a living museum offering the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.25.12

  17. Industrial Shipping Container Bathroom
    Renovation

    Industrial Shipping Container Bathroom

    When a pair of San Franciscans recast their loft with a pair of shipping containers, their bathroom got the full industrial treatment. Exposed pipes, copper fittings, and a slate of custom work by...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    07.12.13

  18. Home Tour: Pearson Trent Residence
    Dwell on Design

    Home Tour: Pearson Trent Residence

    Last October we covered the lovely Pearson / Trent Residence by the Los Angeles firm Escher GuneWardena, and next month at Dwell on Design you'll get a chance to see it in person! One of six houses...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.30.11

  19. Hoagies' Heroes
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    Hoagies' Heroes

    Best friends since middle school, Casey Patten and David Mazza have a passion for their up-and-coming slice of Washington, DC, matched only by their commitment to making you the best damn sandwich...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: João Canziani
    07.16.09

  20. Glazed Old Fashioned
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    Glazed Old Fashioned

    On a shady street just off the main drag of Melbourne, Australia’s hippest inner suburb, a pair of creative types and their two kids have made a bright, cheery home by renovating an 1860s...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Stephen Oxenbury
    07.22.10

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