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In a place where real estate and rent prices are among the highest in the USA, these projects reinforce the wisdom of working with what you've got.

A Sleek, Two-Story Addition Hides Behind a Traditional Cottage in Sydney
Taking cues from the original home, Madeleine Blanchfield Architects creates a seamless transition from old to new—and the result...
This Renovated Pad in São Paulo's Iconic Lausanne Building Is a Breath of Fresh Air
Led by AR Architects, the update mixes Brazilian Brutalism with contemporary cool.
What's the Best Way to Save Space in a Small Bathroom?
To find out the answer, we surveyed our panel of Dwell Pros.
What's the Most Overlooked Feature When Planning a Kitchen Renovation?
We turned to our panel of Dwell Pros for the answer—here's what they said.
A Sleek Renovation in London Ushers Light Into a Family Home
A streamlined and modernized design transforms this London terrace house into a refined, bright, and spacious home that supports...
Actor Bryan Cranston's Green Beach House Renovation
The star of Breaking Bad opens the doors to his family’s recently completed beach house located just outside of Los Angeles.
An Old Horse Barn Is Repurposed as a Chic Desert Guesthouse
Former horse stalls now serve as concrete room dividers in this modernist guest home in Phoenix, Arizona.
A Minimalist Retreat Rises From Old Stone Walls in Hudson Valley
Perched atop a mountain on over six acres of woods, a young couple's weekend getaway incorporates the old with the new.
A Professor and Designer Tests a New Hybrid Material on His Miami Beach Home
Using his Miami Beach home as a laboratory, professor and designer Nick Gelpi tests a material that recasts concrete’s tough...
No Walls Were Knocked Down in the Making of This SF Pad
Materials and furniture transformed the layout of this San Francisco house, without the need for dramatic structural intervention.
Rebooting One Kansas House at a Time
Working part-time from a tiny studio building, architect Chris Fein redesigns dwellings from a range of eras.
A Couple Transform a Vintage Airstream Into a Scandinavian-Inspired Tiny Home
An ambitious couple's DIY overhaul of a decrepit 1971 Airstream Sovereign—purchased for less than $5,000—creates an airy retreat...
An Old Factory in Copenhagen Is Now a Photographer's Dream Home
A central glass atrium brings natural light and glimpses of nature to all three floors.
This Chapel-Turned-Office in Belgium Is Unbelievably Cool
Klaarchitectuur fashions an office space for their firm that balances the building's communal past with modern workplace needs.
Recycled Wood Stars in an Ogle-Worthy Renovation in Australia
Melbourne architect and designer Travis Walton elevates a rustic retreat with a strategic combination of recycled wood, concrete,...
An Ingenious Gold Island Transforms an Industrial Apartment in Paris
Completed for about $120,000, a custom aluminum insertion reinvents a loft in a 1920s industrial building by adding privacy...
You Can Now Rent Frank Lloyd Wright's Gloriously Restored Eppstein House
In Kalamazoo County, Michigan, the Usonian design welcomes guests through Airbnb.
A Silver Lake Home Built in 1939 Is Renovated From Top to Bottom
A prewar house in Los Angeles is extensively renovated to enhance lakeside views and create a fresh, modern aesthetic.
A Renovated Usonian Gem Shows Off Modern Organic Architecture
Originally built in 1952, the Masson House gets an addition and renovation that honors Frank Lloyd Wright's intent and vision.
Dwell’s Top 10 Renovations of 2017
The end of the year is the perfect time to celebrate change and renewal.

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