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  1. Somewhere Under the Tuscan Sun
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    Somewhere Under the Tuscan Sun

    A complex of farm buildings from a less than glorious period in Italy’s history is magically transformed. The result? A sophis­ticated yet kid-friendly retreat that seamlessly fuses...

    written by: Paul Bennett
    photos by: Jacob Langvad
    07.02.09

  2. Near Boston, a Red House Designed to be Green
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    Near Boston, a Red House Designed to be Green

    A teardown renovation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, comes with a mandate for maximum efficiency.

    written by: William Lamb
    05.21.14

  3. A Renovated Tribeca Loft with a Modern Aesthetic
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    A Renovated Tribeca Loft with a Modern Aesthetic

    To revamp their loft in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood, a family enlisted Matthew Miller of StudioLAB. Their goal: turn the dreary loft into a modern space that offers ample room for their...

    written by: Monique Valeris
    05.28.14

  4. Artful Midcentury Remodels
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    Artful Midcentury Remodels

    Renovating a historic home can be daunting, but these seven remodels balance past, present, and future.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.30.14

  5. Top Notch
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    Top Notch

    Tom Hanks is not known for horror films, but his 1986 flop, The Money Pit, has a terrifying premise: A seemingly small renovation consumes a couple’s life, devouring their reserves of time,...

    written by: Reyhan Harmanci
    photos by: Doug Adesko
    01.15.09

  6. 7 Outdoor Entertaining Areas Done Right
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    7 Outdoor Entertaining Areas Done Right

    The season for pool parties, barbecues, and eating al fresco is afoot. Take a spin through our collection of fire pits, backyards built for cookouts, and dining areas tailored for consummate...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.03.14

  7. 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

  8. Self Preservation
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    Self Preservation

    With the help of DSH Architects, a pair of intrepid Angelenos restored (and gently updated) Rudolph Schindler’s iconic Bubeshko Apartments.

    written by: Alissa Walker
    01.23.12

  9. 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

  10. Renovating the Swan House: Part 3
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    Renovating the Swan House: Part 3

    In this three-part series, expanding on our July/August 2012 "Designers at Home" theme, Los Angeles–based architect Barbara Bestor tracks her hands-on, ten-month renovation of the...

    written by: Barbara Bestor
    07.24.12

  11. 10 Innovative Urban Homes
    Houses We Love

    10 Innovative Urban Homes

    These 10 urban homes run the gamut from renovated commercial spaces to new constructions on small, irregular plots.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.17.14

  12. Modern Brooklyn Row House Renovation
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    Modern Brooklyn Row House Renovation

    A Brooklyn couple transforms a 150-year-old house into an elegant home for the future.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    05.15.14

  13. Carreau du Temple: Parisian Poetry in Glass and Steel
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    Carreau du Temple: Parisian Poetry in Glass and Steel

    Studio Milou’s restoration of a public pavilion showcases the beauty of the Marais.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.10.14

  14. Young Novice Architect Completes Solo Studio Renovation
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    Young Novice Architect Completes Solo Studio Renovation

    Matthew Preston Kimmel has quite a knack for architecture and design. At the mere age of fifteen, Kimmel decided to redesign and transform the third floor of his family’s Chicago home. Here, Dwell...

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.03.14

  15. 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

  16. Renovation Opens Up a London Apartment
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    Renovation Opens Up a London Apartment

    In Clerkenwell, an architect re-imagines a space to bring out the "dramatic geometry" of its concrete ceiling.

    written by: William Lamb
    06.12.14

  17. A Mid-Century Manhattan Loft
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    A Mid-Century Manhattan Loft

    When you're running a company out of your home, you'd better hope you've got the space to keep everything in its place. Luckily, that's not a concern for Bob Weinstein.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    09.15.09

  18. A Prefab Boathouse in Texas
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    A Prefab Boathouse in Texas

    Designed as a prefabricated monolithic steel grid, the boathouse’s orthogonal frame was delivered from Houston by truck and then transported by barge to the site.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Paul Bardagjy
    11.02.13

  19. Dwell Home Venice: Part 22
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 22

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 22, May...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    11.17.13

  20. Kitchen Solutions: Smart Storage Design
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    Kitchen Solutions: Smart Storage Design

    For a Toronto couple with a love of minimalist Japanese architecture, a sleek, storage-packed kitchen was the first priority in their home's renovation.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Bob Gundu
    01.18.13

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