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2014

8 Modern Renovations

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February 2014,
Vol. 14
Issue 03.
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A Sustainably Built Weekend Home

Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.
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A Midcentury Modern Renovation in Hudson Valley

Seeking an escape from bustling city life, a Manhattan couple embarks on a renovation in the verdant Hudson Valley.
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A Brick-Clad Modern Family Home in Chicago

Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part retreat and part public stage.
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A Sleek Kitchen Renovation in San Francisco

In a San Francisco kitchen, a sleek series of custom cabinets camouflages an armada of professional features.
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An Affordable Modern Home in Atlanta

On a sloped creekside site in Atlanta, Georgia, architect Staffan Svenson elevates humble materials and basic geometries to craft an affordable modern home.
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A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin

A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred.
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A Modern Home on Scotland's Isle of Skye

A modern house steeped in heritage, history, and spirituality emerges on the fringes of Scotland’s Isle of Skye.
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Designer Spotlight: Alvaro Catalán de Ocón

An emerging Spanish designer redefines his role by pursuing philanthropic projects with indigenous peoples in Colombia.
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Products We Love: Winter Blues

Color consultants have preached the gospel of indigo since the dawn of trend forecasting.
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The Feiz Brothers: Pursuing Clarity in Design

Two Iran-born brothers—each running multidisciplinary studios, 5,000 miles apart—discuss the similarities and differences in designing like a Feiz.
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A Brooklyn Couple Rehabilitate a 19th-Century Duplex

A couple gets their hands dirty in Brooklyn by rehabilitating a 19th-century tenement to reveal decades of layers and scores of possibilities.
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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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The Ultimate Indoor-Outdoor Bedroom

Thanks to a folding glass wall and a custom-built bed, dreams of sleeping under the stars came true for a Cincinnati, Ohio, couple.
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A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England

In southwestern England, an architect transforms a former postman’s cottage on a sprawling estate into a home that radiates from its original foundations.
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Nature-Influenced Bathroom Fixtures

Sinewy lines and subtle contours abound in organic bathroom fixtures—plus, three engineered materials that are increasingly indistinguishable from their natural counterparts.
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Flat Design for Kitchen Appliances

We've noticed a curious trend of disappearing appliances, planar sinks, and subdued surfaces.
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