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  1. The Midcentury Spirit is Alive and Well in This Hudson Valley Escape
    Houses We Love

    The Midcentury Spirit is Alive and Well in This Hudson Valley Escape

    Seeking an escape from bustling city life, a Manhattan couple embarks on a renovation in the verdant Hudson Valley.

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    photos by: Jon Snyder
    06.22.16

  2. The Lake House That's a Living Piece of Architecture History
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    The Lake House That's a Living Piece of Architecture History

    A retired couple retreats to the modern masterpiece by Richard Meier.

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    06.15.16

  3. A Couple Tackles Conversion Challenges and Builds a Modern Renovation
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    A Couple Tackles Conversion Challenges and Builds a Modern Renovation

    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
    06.10.16

  4. Rising Tides Are No Match for This Coastal Home
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    Rising Tides Are No Match for This Coastal Home

    Thanks to some smart design and sound engineering, this small coastal house handles the waves.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Mathew Scott
    06.09.16

  5. Bauhaus by the Sea
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    Bauhaus by the Sea

    No nautical nonsense here. How Walter Gropius built the Hagerty House, his first commission in the United States.

    written by: Jaci Conry
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    05.14.16

  6. "A Home Should Never Feel Like a Hotel Lobby"
    My House

    "A Home Should Never Feel Like a Hotel Lobby"

    Jamie Hayon takes us on a personal tour of his home in Valencia, Spain and shares some design tips along the way.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Nienke Klunder
    04.11.16

  7. These Shop Owners Have a Killer Apartment Right Upstairs
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    These Shop Owners Have a Killer Apartment Right Upstairs

    A pair of Toronto boutique owners and their architects surpass expectations for above-the-shop living with a renovation that celebrates clean design and serene space.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Derek Shapton
    03.28.16

  8. The Restored Rudolph Schindler Project That Was Inspired by a Greek Village
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    The Restored Rudolph Schindler Project That Was Inspired by a Greek Village

    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
    03.23.16

  9. 6 Tips for a Pain-Free Kitchen Renovation
    How To

    6 Tips for a Pain-Free Kitchen Renovation

    With the average kitchen remodel costing around $55,000, it’s easy to see why homeowners look for ways to save money on a renovation. And considering how many decisions are made with this highly...

    written by: Anne Reagan
    10.28.14

  10. Danish Farmhouse Turned Contemporary Art Studio
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    Danish Farmhouse Turned Contemporary Art Studio

    At first sight, the plain barn adjacent to Lone and Søren Asmusson’s home in Farum, Denmark, looks like any other thatched barn on a country estate. Upon closer inspection, however, it becomes...

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    08.28.14

  11. 8 Light-Filled Renovations
    Renovation

    8 Light-Filled Renovations

    A major renovation is the perfect opportunity to bring more light into a space. These remodeled homes incorporate vast swathes of windows to help bring the outside in.

    08.06.14

  12. A Renovated Ray Kappe Abode in Manhattan Beach
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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.

    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    01.31.14

  13. A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin
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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.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Brent Humphreys
    01.13.14

  14. 7 Modern Mezzanines
    A Great Idea

    7 Modern Mezzanines

    Mezzanines are, by definition, in-between spaces—neither here, nor there; neither upstairs nor down. But mezzanines needn't be wasted space. Here, from Dwell's archives, are seven examples of...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.17.13

  15. Renovating to Maximize Light
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    Renovating to Maximize Light

    Who doesn't want a little more light in their lives? In these eight projects we explore the power of illumination, from a modernist skylight in Harlem to concrete-clad funnels that mitigate the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.25.13

  16. A Renovated Tribeca Loft with Skylight
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    A Renovated Tribeca Loft with Skylight

    American history lives on in a family’s Tribeca, New York, loft after a renovation by a couple of enterprising architects.

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    photos by: João Canziani
    06.26.13

  17. Jens Risom's Block Island Family Retreat
    Renovation

    Jens Risom's Block Island Family Retreat

    Designer Jens Risom returns to his 1967 prefab off the coast of Rhode Island, readying it for his family's next generation.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Floto + Warner
    12.24.12

  18. City Modern Home Tours: Brooklyn
    House Tours

    City Modern Home Tours: Brooklyn

    A rainy start to the Brooklyn Home Tour—the closing event of City Modern—didn't deter those who turned out for a peek into five unique homes in Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, and Boerum...

    written by: Sara Dierck
    photos by: Sara Dierck
    10.12.12

  19. An Airy Addition to a Historic Boise Home
    My House

    An Airy Addition to a Historic Boise Home

    An airy addition on the back of a historic house in Boise is a model of sensitive renovation, seamlessly melding new and old.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Lincoln Barbour
    10.01.12

  20. Modern Bright Family Home Renovation in Washington, DC
    Renovation

    Modern Bright Family Home Renovation in Washington, DC

    One family’s effort to “smuggle a modern house into a historic district” in Washington, DC, results in a brightly transformed space made for family life.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Eli Meir Kaplan
    09.10.12

  21. Hope Floats
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    Hope Floats

    A self-taught designer embarks upon a solo mission to resuscitate a 19th-century homestead.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    04.25.12

  22. Lighting Up
    Finishing Touch

    Lighting Up

    A dim Toronto Tudor gets an airy new look, thanks to a top-level remodel and some bright ideas.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    01.25.12

  23. New McDonald
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    New McDonald

    For Katie and Scott McDonald, moving into a Rhode Island family home meant recasting the previously renovated house as a sanctuary of peaceful, Japanese-inspired design.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: John Horner
    01.08.12

  24. Storage Savvy Renovation in Emeryville
    My House

    Storage Savvy Renovation in Emeryville

    Persistence paid off for this Cali­fornia couple who worked overtime for two years to tackle their all-in-one loft renovation.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    10.10.11

  25. A Well-Grafted Home
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    A Well-Grafted Home

    Working creatively to meet strict preservation codes, architect Roberto de Leon affixes a modern annex onto a historic Louisville house.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Noah Webb
    09.06.11

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