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  1. The Director's House: Cranbrook
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    The Director's House: Cranbrook

    After fifteen years of disuse, a Saarinen-designed house on the Cranbrook campus has been renovated and updated by the school's Director, Reed Kroloff, and interior designer Lynda Charfoos.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.18.11

  2. Portland's Cape Cod Remodel
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    Portland's Cape Cod Remodel

    With its slim profile and sleek gray exterior, Lola Oyibo and Eric Boardman’s home in Portland, Oregon bears little resemblance to the house it used to be. Unable to afford the 40% down...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    01.24.11

  3. It Takes A Village
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    It Takes A Village

    Civic leaders in Oakland, California, have been battling hard for decades to make the city as socially and economically healthy as possible. One of their recent endeavors is Tassafaronga Village,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    08.27.10

  4. Long Island Summer Home Gets a Modern Addition
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    Long Island Summer Home Gets a Modern Addition

     “I can show you what it was…and what it is,” 
Joe Dolce says, delineating the slight, 250-square-foot addition to his Long Island summer home.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    03.04.09

  5. Modern Shipping Container Home in San Francisco
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    Modern Shipping Container Home in San Francisco

    Two San Francisco art and travel addicts overhauled a loft—and customized a pair of shipping containers—to accommodate their collection and reflect their passions.

    photos by: Drew Kelly
    11.16.11

  6. Cabin Fever
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    Cabin Fever

    Built-ins abound in this renovation of a 1970s lodge perched high in the French Alps. H2O Architectes devised a plan to increase livable space while leaving the structure intact. What results is a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.22.12

  7. Modern Views: Consultation

    Modern Views: Consultation

    When Dwell president Michela O'Connor Abrams and her husband, Alan, embarked upon a renovation of their home-begining with a southern-facing wall-they partnered with Marvin Windows and Doors to...

    04.08.13

  8. A Converted Factory Building in Italy
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    A Converted Factory Building in Italy

    It may be hard to believe, but the polished, open-plan loft that architect Paola Navone renovated for Andrea Falkner-Campi and husband Feliciano Campi was an abandoned tobacco plant before it...

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.05.13

  9. 4 Modern Homes in Germany
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    4 Modern Homes in Germany

    Innovative green design meets historical renovation in the world of contemporary German architecture.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.02.13

  10. 5 Modern Historical Home Renovations in Italy
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    5 Modern Historical Home Renovations in Italy

    In compliance with strict regulations on historical renovations, these five Italian homes deftly incorporate original structure into modern remodels.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.23.13

  11. 8 Ways to Renovate an Airstream
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    8 Ways to Renovate an Airstream

    The iconic, and slightly atomic, form of the shiny silver Airstream is embedded in our cultural and design milieu. Here are 8 Airstream renovations that promise to inspire you to hit the road in...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.06.13

  12. 9 Renovations in Brooklyn
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    9 Renovations in Brooklyn

    What’s not to love about Brooklyn? Here we present 9 funky, space-saving renovation projects from Dwell’s pages that will make you fall even harder for the borough.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.22.14

  13. 7 Green Renovations
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    7 Green Renovations

    Building green can be a challenge to really pull off—not to mention afford—but as the following seven houses from our pages show, the payback is huge.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.05.13

  14. 5 Midcentury Renovations We Love
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    5 Midcentury Renovations We Love

    While some midcentury gems merely need a spruce up, others require a complete overhaul. Here are 5 that have gained new life, inside and out.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.14.13

  15. Onstage Preview: A Renovation by Mike Jacobs
    Dwell on Design

    Onstage Preview: A Renovation by Mike Jacobs

    The cover story on our June furniture issue details the Los Feliz residence of actors Adam Jones and Jayma Mays. Now it's a sterling example of modern design, but prior to architect Mike Jacobs's...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.09.13

  16. 5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part One
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    5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part One

    From an Edinburgh family home to a hillside mid-century gem in Texas, peep to see five of our favorite home renovations around the world.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.18.13

  17. Modern Views: Installation

    Modern Views: Installation

    We check back in with the Abrams family and reveal their dramatic living room remodel. Thanks to a fleet of new windows and doors from Marvin, the space now boasts more natural light and expansive...

    07.24.13

  18. 5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part Three
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    5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part Three

    From a young couple's loft in Emeryville to a much-needed summer vacation home upgrade in Norway, peep to see five more of our favorite home renovations around the world. View Part One and Two here.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.29.13

  19. 20 Great Home Renovations Around the World

    20 Great Home Renovations Around the World

    From Australia to Los Angeles to London to Texas, we invite you to twenty of our favorite home renovations around the world. 

    09.03.13

  20. 5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part Four
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    5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part Four

    From a textile designer's bright London home to a modern farmhouse in Missouri, peep to see five more of our favorite home renovations around the world. View Part One, Two, and Three here.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.10.13

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