Second to None
With House 2.0, architect Pieter Weijnen demonstrates the exponential rate at which green design is advancing.
A Couple’s Cherished Vacation Home is Given a Second Life
By building a modern property next to their traditional cabin, a couple starts fresh on familiar land.
Saved From Demolition, a Japanese Sake Warehouse Sees a Second Life
In a provincial town of Japan's Yamanashi prefecture, locals band together to reboot a derelict inner-city site.
One of Melbourne's Oldest Prefab Timber Cottages Gets a Second Chance
A historic Melbourne property that was shipped over from England around the 1850s is carefully rescued and restored.
A 400-sq-ft New York Apartment Gets a Second Chance
New Yorkers often work, eat, sleep, and entertain in a single room.
A Lovingly Renovated Midcentury in Connecticut Just Listed For $1M
A meticulous renovation gives a neglected midcentury home a second chance.
The World’s First Fully Accessible Water Park Raises the Bar for Inclusion
In San Antonio, Morgan’s Inspiration Island opens for its second season.
One of Richard Neutra’s Stilt Homes in L.A. Hits the Market at $1.4M
Thoughtfully updated and structurally reinforced, this is the second of 17 stilt homes up for grabs this year.
This A-Frame Chalet in Los Angeles With an Ingenious Kitchen Wants $1.1M
This Mount Washington A-frame features a lofted second bedroom and an indoor/outdoor kitchen with a retractable back wall.
BLDG Workshop Breathes New Life Into a Lakeside Home and Outdoor Hut
On the shores of Canada’s Kalamalka Lake, a dated home gets a second chance with a redesign that embraces the outdoors and...
Own an Iconic Midcentury in Austin For Just Under $500K
Recognized as a National Historic Landmark, this second unit in an architecturally significant triplex features 858 square feet...
A Renovation Breathes New Life Into a Thatched Cottage in Brittany
A thatched cottage on the French coastline gets a second chance with a stunning renovation that blends past and present.
A Luminous Plywood Addition Crowns This Mallorca Townhouse
City House by SMS Arquitectos features a second-floor townhouse extension that explores new possibilities with plywood.
An Australian Renovation Gives New Life to Midcentury Style
Take a second look at Nest Architects, an Australian firm featured in our September 2016 renovation issue with this MCM update.
This Little House in Washington Has Mighty Big Ties to Nature
Nestled in a second-growth forest, this Pacific Northwest retreat is deliberately simple yet modern.
A Historic Melbourne Home Sports an Angular Addition and a Batten Screen
WALA renovates and expands a heritage listed home with a second-floor addition that presents a graphic, batten-screen facade.
One Couple's Contemporary Coastal Retreat Celebrates Their Irish Roots
A contemporary interpretation of a traditional Irish cottage, a couple’s second home celebrates their shared heritage and the...
A Chicago Renovation Taps Into its Attic to Almost Double its Square Footage
Careful craftsmanship, spiral stairs, and an airy catwalk help define this Second City architect's home.
A London Penthouse Is Flooded With Dreamy Shades of Blue
Perched above London's Covent Garden district, a penthouse is revamped into a stylish second home.
Before & After: A Dated Hamptons Home Is Now a Luminous Retreat
Brooklyn–based practice Isaac-Rae reimagines an outdated beach house in as a modern year-round second home for a family of four.