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  1. A Childhood Home in Madrid Grows Up
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    A Childhood Home in Madrid Grows Up

    A man and his wife make an emotional return to an apartment building he loved as a kid.

    written by: Suzanne Wales
    photos by: Luis Diaz Diaz
    04.28.16

  2. Can You Believe This House Used to be a Dilapidated Toolshed?
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    Can You Believe This House Used to be a Dilapidated Toolshed?

    An architect and an interior designer put the tools to the test for this impressive renovation.

    written by: Brian Bruegge
    photos by: Brian W. Ferry
    04.29.16

  3. History Stays Alive in This Brooklyn Home
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    History Stays Alive in This Brooklyn Home

    A creative couple flips the script on their family home, a former workman’s cottage on the northern edge of Brooklyn.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.02.16

  4. Lincoln Center Inside Out
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    Lincoln Center Inside Out

    Lincoln Center Inside Out is a new book chronicling Diller Scofidio + Renfro's renovation of the famed New York City venue. Not only does it tell the story of the firm's fantastic and arduous...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.14.13

  5. Q&A With American Dream Builders Finalist Lukas Machnik
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    Q&A With American Dream Builders Finalist Lukas Machnik

    Over the past 10 weeks on NBC’s new series American Dream Builders, host Nate Berkus has led us through inspiring interior design makeovers, meant to help a family in need. (Read Berkus's...

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    05.22.14

  6. Preserved Modernist Gems in the U.S.
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    Preserved Modernist Gems in the U.S.

    From Richard Neutra's drive-in church in Orange County to Louis Kahn's New Jersey bathing pavilion, the winners of Docomomo's Modernism in America Awards—which celebrate the documentation,...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.13.14

  7. 5 Midwestern Renovations We Love
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    5 Midwestern Renovations We Love

    From a 19th-century stable in Chicago to a former one-room schoolhouse in Wisconsin, these renovations in the Midwest marry charming histories with modern sensibilities.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.30.14

  8. Planning for a Historic Home Renovation
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    Planning for a Historic Home Renovation

    The most successful historic home renovation is the one planned in detail. Having a plan identifies the work to be done at the approved cost and at the expected quality level. Click through the...

    written by: Porch
    07.18.14

  9. 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

  10. Iconic Midcentury Bank Repurposed in Palm Springs
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    Iconic Midcentury Bank Repurposed in Palm Springs

    E. Stewart Williams’s Santa Fe Federal Savings and Loan building from 1961 gains new life as the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center.

    written by: Lawrence Karol
    09.30.14

  11. 6 Impressive Urban Renovations
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    6 Impressive Urban Renovations

    Renovating in dense urban zones comes with its challenges: little space to work with, strict building codes, and neighbors with strong opinions, to name a few. These renovations in cities were able...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.14.14

  12. Modern Homes in Italy that Blend Old and New
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    Modern Homes in Italy that Blend Old and New

    From renovations of centuries-old structures to new constructions that respond to local vernacular, these houses in Italy combine history with modern sensibility.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.21.14

  13. Three Sisters Renovate Their Parents' Midcentury Home
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    Three Sisters Renovate Their Parents' Midcentury Home

    When a couple was looking to update their 1960s house in Brentwood, California, they didn't have to look far for help. Their daughters, who make up the Los Angeles- and New York-based design...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.01.14

  14. 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

  15. Sunny Renovation of an Eichler Great Room
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    Sunny Renovation of an Eichler Great Room

    Two tech professionals living in an early 1970s Eichler home in Silicon Valley desired a more open space for their young kids to play. Klopf Architecture started removing walls, and ended up with a...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    01.07.15

  16. Indoor-Outdoor House Looks Completely Unfinished, And That's the Point
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    Indoor-Outdoor House Looks Completely Unfinished, And That's the Point

    A pre-WWII bungalow in Victoria, Australia is now a bold experiment in indoor-outdoor living.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    01.14.15

  17. Traditional Homes with Surprisingly Modern Interiors
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    Traditional Homes with Surprisingly Modern Interiors

    You'd never guess the modern sensibility inside these homes with traditional facades.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    02.04.15

  18. Clean Update for a Midcentury House in Pennsylvania
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    Clean Update for a Midcentury House in Pennsylvania

    A midcentury house in Bucks County, Pennsylvania—an hour from New York City—was given a necessary update by Stonefox Design for residents Tammy and Robert Sherman.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    photos by: Jane Beiles
    02.17.15

  19. House of the Week: Historic Hybrid in Phoenix
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    House of the Week: Historic Hybrid in Phoenix

    Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    02.24.15

  20. Houses with Distinctly Modern Additions
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    Houses with Distinctly Modern Additions

    A modern addition can save an older house from seeming stuck in the past.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    03.09.15

  21. San Francisco Loft in a Former Movie Palace
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    San Francisco Loft in a Former Movie Palace

    This San Francisco home in the Theatre Lofts building, built in 1926 as a movie palace, was given a sophisticated upgrade by LOCZIdesign.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    03.24.15

  22. 5 Incredibly Clever Renovations
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    5 Incredibly Clever Renovations

    Rather than stick with the visual language of the existing house, the architects of these structures go bold with mind-bending updates.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.01.15

  23. 5 Midcentury Modern Living Rooms
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    5 Midcentury Modern Living Rooms

    Sunken seating areas, Eames lounge chairs, and brick fireplaces adorn these classic midcentury living areas.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.03.15

  24. Clever House Resembles an Entire Village
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    Clever House Resembles an Entire Village

    A playful renovation in Melbourne creates a series of gabled structures.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    photos by: Peter Bennetts
    04.11.15

  25. 5 Modern Renovations in London
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    5 Modern Renovations in London

    Whether dealing with historic neighborhoods or small footprints, the architects of these London renovations successfully created new, modern living spaces.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.16.15

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