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A Sydney Couple Polish Up Their Heirloom Midcentury With Industrial Details
Alaina and Geraldine love to hang by the pool, host dinners, and throw dance parties—so they asked Studio Prineas to refine their home for entertaining.
Asking $2.9M, This Topanga Canyon Home Has Arches Galore
Dating back to the 1940s, the Spanish-style residence has been reimagined with curved details, smooth plaster, and a backyard oasis.
Before & After: A Design Visionary Gives a Neglected Istanbul Apartment a Fresh Outlook
Efe Kababulut turns a ’70s perch into a serene family home with a Zen garden and views over the Bosporus Strait.
Budget Breakdown: A Dilapidated Desert House Springs Back to Life for $165K
After falling victim to several hasty renovations, a midcentury home near Joshua Tree is stripped to its studs and fully rebuilt by an L.A. director with a DIY sensibility.
Between a DJ Booth and a Therapy Room, This Home Extension in North London Has It All
Simon Knight Architects designed an add-on for a family home with budget-friendly ideas like plywood cabinets, Ikea shelving, and a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams.
This Garden Studio Wrapped in Charred Timber Shingles Acts Like a Giant Bug Hotel
HyperSpace tunes up a garage in Hertfordshire, England, with a dramatic facade that shelters bees, moths, and butterflies.
An Architect Perches His Brick-Forward Family Home High on a Catalonian Cliffside
To make the most of a steep plot with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, Mesura partner Benjamín Iborra Wickstead builds down instead of up.
The Neighborhood Was Great. But the House Needed Help to Become a Family Home
Wanting a home to raise their kids and host their parents, Ben and Sarah gave their Coburg residence a two-level extension that fosters intimacy and connection.
Before & After: A Couple Crack Open a Cramped Brick House on a Washington Oyster Farm
SHED Architecture + Design refreshes a Kitsap Peninsula home by taking down walls, doubling down on dormers, and polishing up its interior with pearly-white shiplap.
Budget Breakdown: A Barcelona Bachelor Pad Gets Radically Reimagined for €10,000
How do you pull off a renovation on a shoestring budget? If you’re Takk Architecture, do the opposite of what’s expected.
Before & After: A Couple Turn a Bare-Bones Barn Into an Off-Grid Cabin
Barlis Wedlick Architects blend old and new to create a solar-powered getaway for friends, family—and the homeowners themselves, when the power goes out.
In Chile, an Architect Couple Build an A-Frame Cabin in Just Six Months
The principals of Max-A Arquitectura use off-the-shelf materials to create a cozy refuge in the Los Lagos region.
Budget Breakdown: A Woodworker Couple Make $10K Go the Distance Renovating a 2006 Camper
Following a flurry of work during the pandemic, Casey and Brandon Smith refashioned a ho-hum trailer as a ’70s-inspired home-on-wheels—and then hit the road.
Before & After: A Kandinsky Print Inspires a Seattle Rambler’s Radiant Remodel
Best Practice Architecture livens up a tired midcentury with brilliant color, a moody library, and a new deck with views for days.
On British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, a Family Builds an Environmentally Attuned Home
The house harvests rainwater, lets in tons of natural light, and has a vivid viridian bathroom that matches the surrounding foliage.
Foul Weather Is No Match for This Boxy New Brunswick Home—or the Steel Stair Wrapped Around It
Along the coast where gable homes squat low to fend off driving wind and rain, Peter Braithwaite Studio created a resilient three-level residence with a rooftop patio.
Before & After: A Designer Fixes Up a Collapsing House on a Kentucky Horse Farm
Natalie Officer refashions her country home with a custom mural, an experimental backsplash, and cozy living areas that welcome friends and loved ones.
A Secret Garden Springs to Life Around a Glassy Olson Kundig Home
Tom Kundig conjures up transparent pavilions on a verdant property in Venice,...
Budget Breakdown: A New Zealand Architect’s $96K Plan to Become a First-Time Homeowner
William Samuels leased land to save dough and then DIY’d a tiny home he can relocate using a flatbed truck.
Before & After: A Next-Level Revamp Elevates a Three-Story Hillside “Cabin”
35th Collective stitches up the plan of a Bay Area midcentury while sticking to its palette of wood, cork, and stone.
A Tiny Timber Cabin Touches Down on a Private Island in Norway
Seeking to “build smaller, build smarter,” Line Solgaard Arkitekter perches a pint-size getaway on stilts above the rocky shore.
This Chicago Architect’s Vision for a Buzzy Live/Work Space Started With a Café
The rest of Mike Shively’s brutalist-inspired plan includes his firm’s office, an Airbnb rental, and he and his partner’s luminous residence on the top floor.
My House: Artist Kari Kroll Paints a Pretty Picture of Life at Her Los Angeles Midcentury
Untouched since her husband’s parents bought the Pasadena home in the ’50s, Kroll, known for her colorful abstract work, applied a few broad strokes and let the rest speak for...
A Surprising Venice Beach A-Frame Reaches Its Peak Potential
Following a renovation that better connected it to the outdoors, designer Katie Gebhardt punched it up with a West Coast palette.
This L.A. Home Has a Yellow Crane That Relocates the Dining Table, Because Why Not?
Architect couple John Friedman and Alice Kimm brought a playful attitude to their Silver Lake home, including the industrial arm and a hot-pink ADU.
Before & After: Siblings Turn a Neglected Victorian Into a Dreamy Catskills Hotel
The couple behind Field Theory help their brother reimagine a dreary 1890s estate as the irresistibly chic Hotel Lilien.
Budget Breakdown: A Seattle Family Builds a Rugged Cabin on a Remote Island for $41K
Working with salvaged and donated materials (and without ferry service), the Stinns assemble a dreamy getaway piece by piece.
Before & After: Just-Right Furnishings and a Few Shades of Paint Punch Up a Brooklyn Brownstone
A young family’s furniture didn’t fit in their new home, so Studio Nato designed custom cabinetry and sourced sofas, lighting, and artwork that elevate every room.
Before & After: Two Architects Bring Balance to a Shaky Toronto Home
LAMAS Architecture gets to the root of the problem by shoring up its unsettled foundation and fixing damage from a fallen tree.
A Radically Open Bali Home Catches Tropical Breezes and Jungle Views
Working without a blueprint, indigo artist Sebastian Mesdag crafts a dreamy dwelling over the course of six years.