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  1. Actor Bryan Cranston's Green Beach House Renovation
    My House

    Actor Bryan Cranston's Green Beach House Renovation

    The star of Breaking Bad opens the doors to his family’s recently completed beach house located just outside of Los Angeles.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Art Streiber
    06.13.13

  2. 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

  3. In the Nick of Time
    Design 101

    In the Nick of Time

    Though contractors are unusually deft with tools, accidents do happen. SawStop puts an end to that.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  4. 8 Ways to Modernize a Farmhouse
    Houses We Love

    8 Ways to Modernize a Farmhouse

    Inspired by architect Lucy Marston's edited farmhouse in the English countryside (featured in our March 2014 issue), we've rounded up a few more modern farmhouse renovations.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.18.14

  5. 6 Airy Attic Renovations
    Post

    6 Airy Attic Renovations

    With a little ingenuity, attics under the eaves can be transformed into bright, light living spaces.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.12.13

  6. Going Green Again

    Going Green Again

    If going green at home was so simple, everyone would do it right? And though it makes sense in theory, actually bringing a sustainable plan to life is often easier said than done. Over the past few...

    written by: Jordan Plaut
    07.19.12

  7. Four Houses and a Future
    House Tours

    Four Houses and a Future

    When we first visited Beat Schenk and Chaewon Kim two years ago, they were in the process of building the second house on what has turned into a Cambridge compound. Four houses later, we find that...

    written by: Hillary Geronemus
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    01.16.09

  8. A Detroit Business Incubator with an Industrial Edge
    Renovation

    A Detroit Business Incubator with an Industrial Edge

    Ideas are forged inside this garage-turned-next gen startup space.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.03.14

  9. Why Is Joe Frowning?
    Design 101

    Why Is Joe Frowning?

    So you’ve brought home a bumbling new contractor who’ll turn your Ritz into a wreck. How to avoid it? Read on.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  10. A Modern Beachside Trailer Home in Malibu
    House Tours

    A Modern Beachside Trailer Home in Malibu

    Having spent many years pining for her own space at the beach, Sofie Howard—photographer agent and owner of Los Angeles–based Commune Images—finally found it at Paradise Cove Mobile Home Park in...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    05.31.13

  11. Mission Statement
    House Tours

    Mission Statement

    A house that survived the Great Quake and the intervening decades is reborn after a serious intervention by a modernist architect. David Baker’s carefully crafted rehabilitation kept the...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    02.26.09

  12. Modern Renovation of a Midcentury House in Los Angeles
    House Tours

    Modern Renovation of a Midcentury House in Los Angeles

    With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.

    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    05.27.14

  13. 5 Midcentury Renovations We Love
    Renovation

    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

  14. San Juan, PR
    House Tours

    San Juan, PR

    After three rainless weeks a welcome tropical shower blew into San Juan, Puerto Rico, one afternoon last May, awakening Casa Delpin with the sound of trickling water.

    written by: Michael Cannell
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    02.26.09

  15. The Golden State: 5 Great Homes in California Part Two
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    The Golden State: 5 Great Homes in California Part Two

    From a sleek Eichler-inspired prefab in Emeryville to a barnhouse-turned family home in Oakland, we highlight five more of our favorite abodes from the west coast. Click here to view our previous...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.15.13

  16. Building Green in Albany
    Travel Reports

    Building Green in Albany

    This year, Build it Green celebrates the completion of its 10,000th GreenPoint rated home. Through the Greenpoint system, Build it Green awards points for energy efficiency, resource conservation,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.09.11

  17. Q&A With American Dream Builders Finalist Lukas Machnik
    Profiles

    Q&A With American Dream Builders Finalist Lukas Machnik

    Over the past 10 weeks on NBC’s new series American Dream Builders, host Nate Berkus has led us through inspiring interior design makeovers, meant to help a family in need. (Read Berkus's...

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    05.22.14

  18. A Garage Converted Modern Playroom
    Outdoor

    A Garage Converted Modern Playroom

    It could have been a Sheetrock box, but as the house’s most frequently used point of entry, it deserved the same architectural respect.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.04.09

  19. Boston Translation
    Green

    Boston Translation

    Boston's rich history is potently infused into its dense, bustling neighborhoods, where the same brick walls that once contained cobbler shops now house Internet startups. The adaptive reuse of...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Jason Lee
    03.16.09

  20. 5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part Two
    Renovation

    5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part Two

    From a hit actor's beach house retreat to a high design Mill Valley abode, peep to see five more of our favorite home renovations around the world. View Part One here.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.22.13

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