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6 Space-Savvy San Francisco Renovations

With an eclectic intermingling of skinny Victorians, gritty warehouses, earthquakes, and impossibly steep streets, San Franciscans have much to contend with when planning their built environment. Here are 6 inspiring renovations that highlight the city's innovative architects, designers, and DIYers.
February 26, 2015
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New Addition Yanks a New England Home into the 21st-Century

A pavilion adds modern edge to a Dutch Colonial–style house in Rhode Island.
February 24, 2015
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5 Pretty Sitting Rooms

These living rooms are as nice to look at as they are to lounge in.
February 24, 2015
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A Sophisticated Renovation of a 19th Century Manhattan Town House

Historic details and modern interventions commune in two bathrooms in a renovated West Village town house.
February 24, 2015
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House of the Week: Historic Hybrid in Phoenix

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.
February 24, 2015
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Light-Filled Renovation Brings Cohesion to a San Francisco Home

A couple bring cohesion to an architectural mishmash in San Francisco.
February 24, 2015
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1830 Schoolhouse Salvaged as a Cozy Cabin

Joining Shobac—a historic farm in Nova Scotia now filled with cabins available for rent—is a 1830 schoolhouse converted into a two-bedroom cottage. Rehabilitated by Brian MacKay-Lyons of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, the one-room schoolhouse hails from the town of Chebogue. MacKay-Lyons purchased the decrepit structure—it had closed in 1950 and fallen into misuse—to save it from demolition, and restored and transported it to the Shobac site.
February 23, 2015
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Amazing House is Half Historic and Half Modern

A historic home in Phoenix steps into the 21st century.
February 18, 2015
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Clean Update for a Midcentury House in Pennsylvania

A midcentury house in Bucks County, Pennsylvania—an hour from New York City—was given a necessary update by Stonefox Design for residents Tammy and Robert Sherman.
February 17, 2015
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