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  1. Living in a Mini House
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    Living in a Mini House

    When San Francisco–based architect Christi Azevedo and her partner bought an investment property in Oakland, what was billed in real estate listings as a 'detached garage' turned out to be a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.17.10

  2. Worth the Wait
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    Worth the Wait

    Tucked into the side of a scenic San Francisco hill, one of the city’s more diminutive houses battles everything from dry rot to obstructionist neighbors in order to grow up.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Zubin Shroff
    04.30.09

  3. Farmhouse Redux
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    Farmhouse Redux

    Two years ago architect Chad Everhart came across an old farmhouse near Boone, North Carolina. He could tell it dated back to the Great Depression by the 1930s-era cardboard—once used as...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    10.05.09

  4. Double Time: Bungalow Redux
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    Double Time: Bungalow Redux

    Upon the birth of their first child, artist Stas Orlovski and food stylist Alise Arato felt that their 700-square-foot 1930s bungalow in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles was too small to...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.09.10

  5. Top Notch
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    Top Notch

    Tom Hanks is not known for horror films, but his 1986 flop, The Money Pit, has a terrifying premise: A seemingly small renovation consumes a couple’s life, devouring their reserves of time,...

    written by: Reyhan Harmanci
    photos by: Doug Adesko
    01.15.09

  6. 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

  7. Modern Awakening
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    Modern Awakening

    In Salt Lake City, a place not renowned for progressive architecture, Brent Jespersen built a luminous canyon retreat—using his architect father and a famed Utah modernist as his guides.

    written by: Heather Bradley
    photos by: Zubin Shroff
    06.01.09

  8. Self Preservation
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    Self Preservation

    With the help of DSH Architects, a pair of intrepid Angelenos restored (and gently updated) Rudolph Schindler’s iconic Bubeshko Apartments.

    written by: Alissa Walker
    01.23.12

  9. Building the Maxon House: Week 12
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    Building the Maxon House: Week 12

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    05.18.11

  10. Hollywood Renovation: Week 11
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    Hollywood Renovation: Week 11

    When you have a small footprint and you need more space, sometimes the only place to go is up. Our downstairs space is only 750 square feet and accommodates both living and working, so space is at...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    07.17.11

  11. Renovating the Swan House: Part 3
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    Renovating the Swan House: Part 3

    In this three-part series, expanding on our July/August 2012 "Designers at Home" theme, Los Angeles–based architect Barbara Bestor tracks her hands-on, ten-month renovation of the...

    written by: Barbara Bestor
    07.24.12

  12. House, Rotated: Prototype 180
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    House, Rotated: Prototype 180

    On November 11, 2010, New York artist Mary Ellen Carroll rotated a single-family home in Houston’s aging first-ring suburb, Sharpstown, a neighborhood characterized by rows of post-WWII...

    written by: Michelle White
    photos by: Kenny Trice
    12.02.10

  13. A Mid-Century Manhattan Loft
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    A Mid-Century Manhattan Loft

    When you're running a company out of your home, you'd better hope you've got the space to keep everything in its place. Luckily, that's not a concern for Bob Weinstein.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    09.15.09

  14. The Brick Weave House in Chicago
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    The Brick Weave House in Chicago

    Born as a horse stable, the Brick Weave House in Chicago is all about transportation and transparency. A clever renovation has made it the most compelling architecture on the block and home to a...

    written by: Blair Kamin
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    08.31.09

  15. Living in a Polish Water Tower
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    Living in a Polish Water Tower

    I received an unexpected postcard from the petite Polish town of Dąbrówno last week, sent by my friend Tim who was backpacking through Europe. He mentioned that he was shacking up in a...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.27.10

  16. Rising Above It All
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    Rising Above It All

    Set atop a 1908 warehouse in the Courtenay Precinct of Wellington, New Zealand, the three apartments by Architecture Workshop glow like lanterns at dusk, signaling a new day for this once-seedy...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Richard Powers
    01.17.09

  17. Light Box
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    Light Box

    For Tad Beck, making a home out of a stolid, windowless warehouse meant opening it up from the inside out.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.15.09

  18. A Potrero Hill Renovation
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    A Potrero Hill Renovation

    San Francisco architect Cary Bernstein recently completed this renovation and expansion of an old cottage in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood. The cottage had suffered a series of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Cesar Rubio
    12.05.11

  19. Noe Valley Renovation
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    Noe Valley Renovation

    It's rare that in a resident-architect collaboration, the resident picks the more dramatic design scheme than the architect. But the homeowners of this recently renovated San Francisco Victorian,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Sharon Risedorph
    09.22.09

  20. Parksite Residence, Rotterdam
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    Parksite Residence, Rotterdam

    A former ambulance garage may seem like an unusual option for a home, but in the hands of innovative Rotterdam design office Doepel Strijkers it proved to be an inspired choice. The strongest point...

    written by: Jane Szita
    02.16.12

  21. Oakland Museum Preview
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    Oakland Museum Preview

    Last week I got a sneak preview of the Oakland Museum of California, a Kevin Roche-designed museum in Oakland that's set to reopen on Saturday, May 1st. Mark Cavagnero Associates has completed...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.26.10

  22. Pastoral Manner
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    Pastoral Manner

    Santiago Suarez is a man who craves challenge, a knight errant, if you will, whose exploits are in the realm of the intellectual and artistic. His wife, Bonnie, has been his game companion and...

    written by: Jaimie Epstein
    photos by: Juliana Sohn
    01.16.09

  23. Salvage Love
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    Salvage Love

    The first year out of college is a wildcard for most people. Whether spent bumming around Europe with a backpack or slogging through a suffocating desk job, it’s often a year with little...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Misty Keasler
    01.14.09

  24. Interiors by Kathryn Tyler, Linea Studio
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    Interiors by Kathryn Tyler, Linea Studio

    Judging by all the great feedback we've received on Kathryn Tyler's lovely Falmouth, England, home (Collector's Choice, June 2012), you all loved her style—and awesome collections of vintage...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.12.12

  25. Norwegian Wood
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    Norwegian Wood

    Designing a house for this setting was a thrilling puzzle of aesthetics and terrain for a young architect. The house they built that year suited the couple for 30 years of long summer vacations,...

    written by: Margit Bisztray
    photos by: Pia Ulin
    03.04.09

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