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  1. Pacific Heights Remodel
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    Pacific Heights Remodel

    In the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, what started off as a decorating job turned into a full-blown renovation for Nicole Hollis, founder of Nicole Hollis Interior Design. "...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.24.09

  2. All in the Family
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    All in the Family

    Young architects often design homes for their parents. But for Toronto's Julia Knezic, it was an especially intimate job: her mom Susan Farkas's new house is next to her own. When the property...

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Sean Galbraith
    08.06.12

  3. Glass House with Stunning Pacific Ocean Views
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    Glass House with Stunning Pacific Ocean Views

    Seeking a respite from the city, a Portland couple create a beachfront getaway on Oregon’s rugged coast.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    09.16.14

  4. Brick Garage Transformed Into Family Home
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    Brick Garage Transformed Into Family Home

    An architect reimagines an outdated brick garage by designing a graceful new family home atop its foundation.

    photos by: Simon Devitt
    09.18.14

  5. A Dramatic Cliffside Kitchen Gets a Sharp and Sculptural Update
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    A Dramatic Cliffside Kitchen Gets a Sharp and Sculptural Update

    In North Vancouver, D’Arcy Jones Architecture undertook a methodical kitchen renovation on behalf of a creative couple.

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    photos by: Sama Jim Canzian
    03.01.15

  6. Flower Bulb Factory Transformed Into Gorgeous Home
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    Flower Bulb Factory Transformed Into Gorgeous Home

    A former flower bulb warehouse becomes a bright home fit for large-scale gatherings.

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    03.10.15

  7. With a Bright Plywood Extension, This May Be the Least Stuffy Victorian Ever
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    With a Bright Plywood Extension, This May Be the Least Stuffy Victorian Ever

    Prism-like wood and glass panels replace a musty conservatory in Dublin.

    written by: David Rudin
    photos by: Alice Clancy
    05.16.15

  8. Modern Meets Rugged at This Off-the-Grid Retreat in Ontario
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    Modern Meets Rugged at This Off-the-Grid Retreat in Ontario

    Clad in a rich wood palette, architect Charles Gane's summer cottage on the Georgian Bay draws all its energy needs from a mighty solar array.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    05.17.15

  9. Black Marble Runs Through This Refined Berlin Apartment
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    Black Marble Runs Through This Refined Berlin Apartment

    Bruzkus Batek Architects transformed this apartment in a classical building in Berlin into a streamlined space lined with rich materials.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.20.15

  10. Luminous Modern Apartment in an Industrial Montreal Building
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    Luminous Modern Apartment in an Industrial Montreal Building

    Interior designer Anne Sophie Goneau gave an apartment in a former factory a bright makeover.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    photos by: Adrien Williams
    06.10.15

  11. Ten Darling Apartment Building
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    Ten Darling Apartment Building

    When you live in an apartment, the surrounding city becomes an extension of your home. The nearby parks act as your backyard. The local coffee shop is your reading room. In South Yarra, a bustling...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.03.09

  12. The Farm by Cindy Rendely
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    The Farm by Cindy Rendely

    Draw a barn. Now look at the shape. It almost certainly features a triangular roof. When a Canadian couple approached Cindy Rendely to design a home for them in the Ontario countryside, however, it...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Tom Arban
    05.09.11

  13. A Transformative Apartment Renovation in Brooklyn
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    A Transformative Apartment Renovation in Brooklyn

    A cramped apartment in a prewar apartment building becomes an inviting space for a young family.

    written by: William Lamb
    05.20.14

  14. Modern Lakeside Retreat Stripped Down to the Basics
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    Modern Lakeside Retreat Stripped Down to the Basics

    Two Washington, D.C.–based writers balance life in the city with a low-key vacation spot.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Christopher Wahl
    10.30.14

  15. In Montreal, a Modern Addition Captures Views of the Horizon
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    In Montreal, a Modern Addition Captures Views of the Horizon

    A young firm updates a midcentury house with a contemporary two-story expansion.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.25.15

  16. This Woodland Home in Virginia Was Built for Modern, Multigenerational Living
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    This Woodland Home in Virginia Was Built for Modern, Multigenerational Living

    An adventurous indoor-outdoor home by the Boston practice

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    05.24.15

  17. Family Matters
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    Family Matters

    The open spaces and transparency of modern architecture turn out to be extremely useful when there’s a house full of relatives.

    written by: Lydia Lee
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    07.18.11

  18. Family-Sized Addition for Renovated Austin Bungalow
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    Family-Sized Addition for Renovated Austin Bungalow

    Austin architect J.C. Schmeil converted his family's 1935 bungalow into a spacious modern family home on a modest budget and with tons of ingenuity.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.18.13

  19. Pitched-Roof Family Home on an Amsterdam Canal
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    Pitched-Roof Family Home on an Amsterdam Canal

    A family’s house outside the hustle of Amsterdam makes the most of local materials and forms.

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Tim Van de Velde
    10.23.14

  20. A Renovated Eichler Home in San Rafael, California
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    A Renovated Eichler Home in San Rafael, California

    Faced with the unique challenge of renovating the work of mid-century master, design principal Stephen Shoup of building Lab worked to replace austerity with intimacy. Adding fencing and windows,...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: Scott Hargis
    03.25.14

  21. Energy-Efficient Prefab Responds to Seattle Climate
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    Energy-Efficient Prefab Responds to Seattle Climate

    In Seattle, the Aurora Greenfab 2100 Series by Hybrid Architects achieves energy efficiency in a modular, compact frame. With an open floor plan, automatic sliding doors, and a rooftop deck, the...

    written by: Anne Reagan
    11.21.14

  22. Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin
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    Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin

    With the goals of improving storage and flow in their midcentury home, two Austin residents hired Rick and Cindy Black Architects to reunite their kitchen with an open-plan living space.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: Whit Preston
    03.26.14

  23. Modern Home Designed for Live Music in Beverly Hills
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    Modern Home Designed for Live Music in Beverly Hills

    An old barn in a Beverly Hills canyon inspires a new, clean-lined guesthouse and concert venue.

    written by: Rico Gagliano
    photos by: José Mandojana
    05.20.14

  24. Textural Bachelor Pad Wrapped in Modern Tile
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    Textural Bachelor Pad Wrapped in Modern Tile

    A husband-and-wife design team revived a 1940s home in East Los Angeles's Mt. Washington area for a single man. Bearing few tell-tale signs of bachelorhood, aside from a photography and music...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    photos by: Marcia Prentice
    03.18.15

  25. Danish Prefab Feels Much Larger Than Its 861 Square Feet
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    Danish Prefab Feels Much Larger Than Its 861 Square Feet

    Sigurd Larsen created the illusion of space with high ceilings and tall windows.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    03.28.15

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