Latest Articles in Renovation

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Clever House Resembles an Entire Village

A playful renovation in Melbourne creates a series of gabled structures.
April 11, 2015
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A Glass Addition Blends Right in at This London Victorian

A wraparound glass wall connects the first-level of this East London extension to the garden, and creates the appearance that the second-level floats on thin air.
April 11, 2015
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5 Modern Farmhouse Makeovers

These country farmhouses began life anew as modern residences with rustic bones.
April 10, 2015
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A Mind-Bending Renovation Brings a Bold, Modern Addition to an Old Farmhouse

Self-taught designer Tom Givone continues his practice of updating 19th-century farmhouses with unexpected details and salvaged materials with his latest creation—a torqued-volume addition to an 1850s family homestead in Pennsylvania.
April 9, 2015
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Minimal Apartment in Lisbon Divvied Up by Sliding Doors

Architect José Andrade Rocha recognized the beauty hidden in a historic flat.
April 8, 2015
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New Era: 5 Modern Victorian Renovations

Out with the old, in with the new? Not necessarily. These five renovations show that with careful consideration Victorian bones and modern details can coexist beautifully.
April 8, 2015
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6 Sensitive Renovations of Iconic California Architects

We've pulled together a "who's who" list of California homes, originally designed by Richard Neutra, Pierre Koenig, Frederick Monhoff, A. Quincy Jones, Joseph Eichler, and John Lautner, that were carefully restored to their midcentury modern perfection.
April 7, 2015
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Storage-Savvy Apartment Renovation in NYC

An unremarkable, 1,400-square-foot apartment on New York's Upper East Side received a complete overhaul from Sweeten, a service that pairs users in need of a renovation with architects, interior designers, and contractors. The update, by Glickman Schlesinger Architects, introduced a clean, modern aesthetic to the formerly haphazard space.
April 7, 2015
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7 Preserved Modern Architecture Icons in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Conservancy announced the recipients of its 34th Annual Preservation Awards, and has honored architect and Googie preservationist, Alan Hess, with this year’s President’s Award. Here's a peek at this year's winners.
April 6, 2015