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A Historic Sydney Harbor House Gets a Bright Refresh

This 100-year-old house, located in the upscale Sydney suburb of Mosman, features a stunning vista but had been plagued by a dark and disorganized interior, the result of multiple renovations over the decades. The clients, a family of five, approached Sydney and New York-based firm Burley Katon Halliday with a tight budget to bring light and views of the harbor into the interior. The architects brought new clarity to the house by implementing a more open and sensitive room plan.
January 7, 2015
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Sunny Renovation of an Eichler Great Room

Two tech professionals living in an early 1970s Eichler home in Silicon Valley desired a more open space for their young kids to play. Klopf Architecture started removing walls, and ended up with a light-filled great room that seamlessly integrates kitchen, dining, and living spaces.
January 7, 2015
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This Bold Renovated Victorian Spells Out "Hello" on Its Facade

A new addition and a bold exterior treatment transformed this Victorian house in Melbourne into a neighborhood gem.
January 3, 2015
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Two Apartments Were Combined into This Inviting Brooklyn Home

In an industrial part of Brooklyn, architect Sarah Zames transforms two unremarkable apartments into one modern space full of color and texture.
January 1, 2015
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L.A. Renovation Respects Midcentury Bones (While Adding Some Flair)

A couple return their A. Quincy Jones house in Los Angeles to its former glory—and add some soul of their own.
December 31, 2014
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Most Popular Homes of 2014: Renovations

The data is in! To celebrate 2014, we're rounding up the homes that were most popular on Dwell.com this year. First up, a look at the five renovations that readers loved, from a DIY transformation in Alabama to a midcentury preservation in Austin.
December 23, 2014
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Remaking New York's LGBT Community Center

A $9.2 million renovation looks to the future while preserving the past.
December 21, 2014
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DIY Kitchen Renovation: IKEA Cabinet Hack

In a centuries-old building in Montreal, Belgian architect and designer Gaeten Havart undertook a DIY kitchen renovation that makes the most of inexpensive materials.
December 17, 2014
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"Unfortunate" Shed Off a Modernist Home Becomes a Cozy Guesthouse

An architect and an interior designer convert a dilapidated toolshed into a modern guesthouse.
December 15, 2014
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