Latest Articles in Renovation

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A Mind-Bending Renovation Brings a Bold, Modern Addition to an Old Farmhouse

Self-taught designer Tom Givone continues his practice of updating 19th-century farmhouses with unexpected details and salvaged materials with his latest creation—a torqued-volume addition to an 1850s family homestead in Pennsylvania.
April 9, 2015
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Minimal Apartment in Lisbon Divvied Up by Sliding Doors

Architect José Andrade Rocha recognized the beauty hidden in a historic flat.
April 8, 2015
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6 Sensitive Renovations of Iconic California Architects

We've pulled together a "who's who" list of California homes, originally designed by Richard Neutra, Pierre Koenig, Frederick Monhoff, A. Quincy Jones, Joseph Eichler, and John Lautner, that were carefully restored to their midcentury modern perfection.
April 7, 2015
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Storage-Savvy Apartment Renovation in NYC

An unremarkable, 1,400-square-foot apartment on New York's Upper East Side received a complete overhaul from Sweeten, a service that pairs users in need of a renovation with architects, interior designers, and contractors. The update introduced a clean, modern aesthetic to the formerly haphazard space.
April 7, 2015
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7 Preserved Modern Architecture Icons in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Conservancy announced the recipients of its 34th Annual Preservation Awards, and has honored architect and Googie preservationist, Alan Hess, with this year’s President’s Award. Here's a peek at this year's winners.
April 6, 2015
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North Carolina Home Renovated with a Swiss Aesthetic in Mind

A couple channel their Swiss roots in the American South.
April 5, 2015
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Brooklyn Loft Renovation Masters Storage with a Custom Cabinet Wall

A creative tear-down renovation exposes a loft to natural light.
April 5, 2015
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5 Midcentury Modern Living Rooms

Sunken seating areas, Eames lounge chairs, and brick fireplaces adorn these classic midcentury living areas.
April 3, 2015
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5 Budget-Friendly Home Makeovers

Imported materials, online auctions, upcycling, and other canny solutions prevent costs from spiraling out of control at these contemporary renovations.
April 1, 2015