Latest Articles in Renovation

Calle Segunda facade and balcony.

A Historic Mexican Home Is Restored and Given a Modern Addition

This unique hybrid home in Mexico was designed for an architect by his student.
September 21, 2015
Dining room with sliding doors to garden in Brooklyn renovation by Elizabeth Roberts.

A Light-Filled Brooklyn Townhouse Features A Large Indoor-Outdoor Space for Entertaining

At more than 150 years old, this structure was a ruin when the architect and her clients found it. Now it's a stunning home designed with a growing family and hosting in mind.
September 20, 2015
Hutong entrance to Archstudio's renovation of a historic Beijing building.

An Historic Beijing Structure Gets a Modern Makeover

Chinese firm ARCHSTUDIO transforms a Qing Dynasty-era structure into a tea house that blends new and old.
September 14, 2015
Boston renovation with Fitzfelt prototype felt mural, carpet by Flor, chair and table by Jens Risom for Knoll.

Boston Renovation Accents Minimalist White with Rich Felt Murals

In Boston’s South End, a design-savvy couple creates a clean-lined home with a textural surprise.
September 13, 2015
Renovated DC Row House living room with white brick walls.

A D.C. Row House Renovated to Host Artwork and a Bold Furniture Collection

An artistic couple envisions a traditional home as a blank canvas.
September 10, 2015
an original painted cupboard remains in the open black and white space of the renovated dining room

6 Stunning Renovations in Belgium

These contemporary renovations bring new life to a range of building types—from a converted industrial loft, to a 1970s Brutalist structure, and even a concrete water tower.
September 10, 2015
modern renovation aqua lair exterior lake view

5 Renovated Midcentury Modern Gems

Examples of the midcentury modern style, practiced by nationally and locally prominent architects alike, dot the American landscape. We've assembled just a few of those homes that found new life through new owners, architects, and builders.
September 9, 2015
White oak floors, exposed concrete, and steel beams in renovation by Erica Severns.

A San Francisco Renovation Mixes Industrial and Refined Materials

Among the directives for architect Erica Severns from her client, John Parker Willis, was “some chaos in the kitchen design” of his home in a converted San Francisco garage.
September 6, 2015
standford street townhouse houston chris nguyen living room

A Streamlined Town House Makes Way for a Modern Furniture Collection

When renovating a middling 1970s town house in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston, designer Chris Nguyen added a modern edge by subtracting existing elements to optimize flow and functionality.
September 5, 2015