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  1. New Beginnings
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    New Beginnings

    Uni, an international group of designers in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is riding out a self-professed renovation high that never seems to cease.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    04.21.09

  2. New Addition Yanks a New England Home into the 21st Century
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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.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    photos by: John Horner
    02.24.15

  3. Near Boston, a Red House Designed to be Green
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    Near Boston, a Red House Designed to be Green

    A teardown renovation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, comes with a mandate for maximum efficiency.

    written by: William Lamb
    05.21.14

  4. Narrow Modernist Three-Story Home in Toronto
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    Narrow Modernist Three-Story Home in Toronto

    Facing tight building codes and an even tighter space, Karen White and David MacNaughtan needed an architect who could turn lemons into lemonade. Donald Chong devised a refreshing solution.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    12.01.09

  5. Mutual Fulfilment
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    Mutual Fulfilment

    In Santa Monica, architect and activist Cory Buckner is working to preserve the living monuments of L.A.'s mid-century-modern past, including her own home by A. Quincy Jones.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Darcy Hemley
    06.16.09

  6. Most Popular Homes of 2014: Renovations
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    Most Popular Homes of 2014: Renovations

    The data is in! To celebrate 2014, we're rounding up the homes that were most popular on Dwell.com this year. First up, a look at the five renovations that readers loved, from a DIY transformation...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.23.14

  7. More Modern on the Inside: Slab Apartment, Athens
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    More Modern on the Inside: Slab Apartment, Athens

    Athens, Greece, the cradle of classical architecture, is home to this modern renovation of an 810-square-foot apartment. The pied-à-terre's location in Plaka, the historic neighborhood at...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.05.12

  8. Modern Vintage: 2241 House
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    Modern Vintage: 2241 House

    Tres Birds Workshop design principal Mike Moore likes making people think. For the renovation of an over 80-year-old home in Boulder, Colorado, where his firm is located, he mixed modern and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.07.09

  9. Modern Victorian House Preservation in Oakland
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    Modern Victorian House Preservation in Oakland

    Mike McDonald, an Oakland, California–based builder, faced a common problem for Bay Area homeowners: an aesthetically pleasing, historically significant, but structurally shaky Victorian.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Jason Madara
    01.15.09

  10. Modern Undercover
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    Modern Undercover

    Just three weeks before their wedding, Jason Greenman and Jeanne Williams purchased their home in September of 2000. Having set their hopes on a mid-century modern home nestled in the Hollywood...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    photos by: Michael Wells
    02.20.13

  11. Modern Take on a Traditional Farmhouse in Missouri
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    Modern Take on a Traditional Farmhouse in Missouri

    Thanks to Matthew Hufft, their envelope-pushing architect and longtime friend, Hannah and Paul Catlett have a new home in southwestern Missouri that’s a fresh, unconventional take on the...

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Joe Pugliese
    10.08.12

  12. Modern Space-Efficient Family Home in San Francisco
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    Modern Space-Efficient Family Home in San Francisco

    To convert a musty mid-century house with a nonsensical floor plan into a modern and space-efficient family home, three intrepid designers played a bit of architectural Tetris.

    written by: Rachel Levin
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    10.20.11

  13. Modern Shipping Container Home in San Francisco
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    Modern Shipping Container Home in San Francisco

    Two San Francisco art and travel addicts overhauled a loft—and customized a pair of shipping containers—to accommodate their collection and reflect their passions.

    photos by: Drew Kelly
    11.16.11

  14. Modern Rowhouse Renovation in New York
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    Modern Rowhouse Renovation in New York

    With a little faith and a lot of foresight, Keisha Martin entrusted Laura Briggs and Jonathan Knowles to revitalize a derelict rowhouse, returning it to its original splendor and then some. Martin...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    01.16.09

  15. Modern Renovations of Period Homes
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    Modern Renovations of Period Homes

    Some of our favorite renovation stories involve recasting period architecture into modern residences, and these seven projects give historic structures a new history to call their own.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.12.14

  16. Modern Renovations of 19th Century Homes
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    Modern Renovations of 19th Century Homes

    From a Greek and Gothic revival to the birth of suburbs, the 1800s brought about new innovations in technology and architectural styles embody those historic changes. Careful to walk the line...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.15.13

  17. Modern Renovation of the South African Embassy in D.C.
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    Modern Renovation of the South African Embassy in D.C.

    Davis Brody Bond—a firm responsible for a number of prestigious cultural building projects, including the 9/11 Memorial Museum and the forthcoming Frick Collection expansion in New York—recently...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.12.14

  18. Modern Renovation of a Midcentury House in Los Angeles
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    Modern Renovation of a Midcentury House in Los Angeles

    With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.

    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    05.27.14

  19. Modern Renovation of a Classic London Home
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    Modern Renovation of a Classic London Home

    A bay window build-out helps a turn-of-the-century home look forward.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.18.14

  20. Modern Renovation in Austin
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    Modern Renovation in Austin

    Situated in the heart of Austin,Texas, just blocks from the University of Texas campus, the Avenue G House offers a unique and abstract perspective on a thriving historic neighborhood. Kevin Alter,...

    written by: Wilson Barr
    08.25.10

  21. Modern Meets Traditional in a Swedish Summer House
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    Modern Meets Traditional in a Swedish Summer House

    On an 18th-century farmstead in rural Sweden, two Copenhagen designers handcraft a summerhouse that seamlessly melds the modern and the traditional.

    written by: Lindsay J. Westley
    01.25.13

  22. Modern Meets Ancient in a Renovated Italian Vacation Home
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    Modern Meets Ancient in a Renovated Italian Vacation Home

    The acclaimed Italian designers Ludovica+Roberto Palomba carve a serene retreat out of a 17th-century oil mill in Salento, filling it with custom creations and their greatest hits.

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    photos by: Francesco Bolis
    05.24.13

  23. Modern Los Angeles Bungalow Renovation
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    Modern Los Angeles Bungalow Renovation

    When artists Ramona Trent and Anthony Pearson teamed up with architects Escher GuneWardena for a full-scale renovation, they bestowed a remarkable view upon an unremarkable bungalow.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Noah Webb
    09.18.10

  24. Modern Live/Work Space in a Former Chicago Funeral Home
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    Modern Live/Work Space in a Former Chicago Funeral Home

    A gut rehab turns a quixotic old building into a model live-work space near Wicker Park.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.22.14

  25. Modern Kitchen Renovation with Mid-Century Roots
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    Modern Kitchen Renovation with Mid-Century Roots

    Architect Janet Bloomberg infused a mid-century kitchen with her 21st-century taste to create a whimsical yet thoughtful new space.

    written by: Jennifer Sergent
    07.24.13

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