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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.

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House Tours

8 House by Bjarke Ingels Group

Good things come in threes and for Danish superstarchitect Bjarke Ingels, it’s no different.
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My House

Lucky's Break

With a very limited budget and no construction experience, Lucky and Kim Diaz overhauled a wreck of a house into a sweet, 1,100-square-foot Los Angeles home with just $55,000 and a whole lot of…
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House Tours

Appetite for Construction

Six years ago, architect Jorge Gracia came to Dwell’s attention with a house he built for his family that was radically different from any other in his hometown of Tijuana, Mexico, where the…
kansas city, missouri, modern house
Green

A Lot to Love

In a leafy residential area a few miles from downtown Kansas City, Missouri, an enterprising architect saw opportunity where others saw trouble.
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Renovation

Emeryville Renovation: Part 1

In our latest Backstory series, we'll be previewing the loft renovation that will be the featured My House in Dwell's November issue—our first-ever online sneak peek.
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Green

A Grand Entrance

Expansive glass openings play an essential energy-saving role at the Minarc House, alternately pulling breezes and the sun’s warmth inside.
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House Tours

A Renovated Ray Kappe Abode in Manhattan Beach

Up-sizing from a small bungalow, Kristopher Dukes and Matt Jacobson take a minimalist approach to renovating and furnishing a soaring ’80s-era Ray Kappe–designed house.
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Renovation

5 Exterior Home Renovations

From an aging Italian sandstone farmhouse to a 1955 four-bedroom home, take a look at these five extraordinary renovations.

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Orchard Jam

The McKenzie residence sits within the grid of a commercial apple orchard, its roof and upper parts floating above the trees to echo the surrounding hills.

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Building Green in Harlem: Too Late to Turn Back

In this video series, Dwell follows a New York couple with a passion for building green through the challenges—and triumphs—of renovation, from finding the design-build team to finalizing the design.
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