Renovations

Before & After. Modern renovations can give new life to midcentury gems, old industrial buildings, and other outdated spaces. Take notes on these revamped spaces—from whole-house overhauls to kitchen and bath remodels, these projects reinforce the wisdom of working with what you've got.

A 1960s Canadian Ski House Is Rebuilt Into a Gorgeous Abode
A 1960s Canadian Ski House Is Rebuilt Into a Gorgeous Abode
In the mountain town of Saint-Sauveur in Quebec, an outdated ski house gets modernized into a simple and elegant family home.
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A London Penthouse Is Flooded With Dreamy Shades of Blue
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.
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A Small Australian Cottage Becomes an Airy Gathering Hub
A Small Australian Cottage Becomes an Airy Gathering Hub
When a couple needed more space for their weekly family dinners, local architects transform their tiny abode into an entertaining oasis.
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A 1940s Beach Home Is Restored Into a Gorgeous Clubhouse in L.A.
A 1940s Beach Home Is Restored Into a Gorgeous Clubhouse in L.A.
Sited in a historic Venice Beach Craftsman, Habitas is a new exclusive clubhouse that marries the past with the present.
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An Architect Couple Give This 18th-Century Townhouse a Sumptuous Refresh
An Architect Couple Give This 18th-Century Townhouse a Sumptuous Refresh
Formerly a tavern and a weavers' house, a Huguenot-era building in East London (that once belonged to Keira Knightley) is reincarnated as a richly layered, atmospheric home.
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A Dark Sydney Home Finds Light With a Unifying Expansion
A Dark Sydney Home Finds Light With a Unifying Expansion
A dark and disconnected cottage is beautifully transformed into a light and airy, two-story abode.
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Before and After: A Neglected 1960s Ranch-Style Home Gets a Sunny Outdoor Connection
Before and After: A Neglected 1960s Ranch-Style Home Gets a Sunny Outdoor Connection
From the front door to the backyard, no space was left behind in the dramatic overhaul of a derelict midcentury in Southern California.
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A Melbourne Home Gains a Marvelous Modular Addition
A Melbourne Home Gains a Marvelous Modular Addition
In a leafy Victorian suburb, a prefab extension offers a superb solution to a family’s need for extra space.
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A Renovated Midcentury in San Diego Is Sharp and Sustainable
A Renovated Midcentury in San Diego Is Sharp and Sustainable
Danish architect Jesper Pedersen reimagines a Lloyd Ruocco midcentury, putting sustainability at the forefront of the Scandinavian-inspired design.
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A Neglected Chapel Is Reborn as an Artist's Live/Work Space
A Neglected Chapel Is Reborn as an Artist's Live/Work Space
After a thoughtful restoration, a former chapel in South London embraces a new calling as a vibrant, contemporary space for a local artist.
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An Old Belgian Fortress Breathes New Life as a Charming B&B
An Old Belgian Fortress Breathes New Life as a Charming B&B
With barracks dating back to 1785, this former fort has been carefully renovated and extended to now house a family, as well as their small business.
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An Old Stone Building in Tuscany Becomes a Modern Hideaway
An Old Stone Building in Tuscany Becomes a Modern Hideaway
A clever renovation transforms an irregularly shaped dwelling in Trequanda, Italy, into a tiny retreat that's bursting with character.
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A Lush Wallcovering Brings the Feeling of Nature Into This Tiny New York Apartment
A Lush Wallcovering Brings the Feeling of Nature Into This Tiny New York Apartment
A Manhattan pied-à-terre provides a homey retreat for Canadians who frequently visit New York.
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A Historic Apartment in Rome Is Treated to a Dramatic New Look
A Historic Apartment in Rome Is Treated to a Dramatic New Look
Carefully selected colors and textures add subtle Italian luxury to this contemporary home in Rome.
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Before and After: A Dark 1880s Row Home Gets an Airy Makeover
Before and After: A Dark 1880s Row Home Gets an Airy Makeover
After suffering years of neglect, a historic row home breathes new life as a chic and modern residence.
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A Minimalist Bungalow in Miami Welcomes a Sleek New Addition
A Minimalist Bungalow in Miami Welcomes a Sleek New Addition
In South Miami, a thoughtful revamp and extension embraces the outdoors on an intimate scale.
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Budget Breakdown: One Couple Give a 1969 Airstream Globetrotter a Dreamy Makeover For $19K
Budget Breakdown: One Couple Give a 1969 Airstream Globetrotter a Dreamy Makeover For $19K
The husband-and-wife duo behind Colorado Caravan transform a 1969 Airstream Globetrotter for $19,180.
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An Australian Home's Brick Addition Creates a Private Backyard Haven
An Australian Home's Brick Addition Creates a Private Backyard Haven
Inspired by the surrounding industrial neighborhood, a brick addition to a heritage cottage outside Melbourne creates a private backyard retreat.
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A Parisian Abode Is Reborn With a Fresh, Unexpected Color Palette
A Parisian Abode Is Reborn With a Fresh, Unexpected Color Palette
A historic Haussmann-style apartment breathes new life after a contemporary renovation.
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A Melbourne Home Decreases in Size to Amp Up Its Outdoor Connection
A Melbourne Home Decreases in Size to Amp Up Its Outdoor Connection
By reducing the overall floor area, local architects transform the space into a lighter, brighter, more functional modern home.
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An Old Grain Silo Makes an Enchanting Tiny Home in Phoenix
An Old Grain Silo Makes an Enchanting Tiny Home in Phoenix
Tucked into the urban grid, a 340-square-foot grain silo becomes an unexpected desert oasis that overcomes several design challenges.
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A Japanese-Inspired Flat in Singapore Embraces Flexible Spaces
A Japanese-Inspired Flat in Singapore Embraces Flexible Spaces
A couple integrate clever space-saving techniques learned from Japanese micro homes via a flat renovation in Singapore.
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Wooden Screens Shade This Sustainable Melbourne Residence
Wooden Screens Shade This Sustainable Melbourne Residence
A renovation and addition clad in operable, wooden screens turn an Edwardian in Camberwell into a breezy home that's strongly connected to the outdoors.
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Each Generation Builds on the Last at This Rural Retreat in Western Pennsylvania
Each Generation Builds on the Last at This Rural Retreat in Western Pennsylvania
An architect adds a pair of rustic modern wings to her childhood home outside Pittsburgh, becoming the third generation to make its mark.
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A Cramped Midcentury Bungalow Gets a Luminous New Addition
A Cramped Midcentury Bungalow Gets a Luminous New Addition
Edward Ogosta Architecture renovates and extends a Californian dwelling, creating a breezy, light-filled home for a family of five.
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A Shabby Attic Becomes a Chic, Cathedral-Style Living Space
A Shabby Attic Becomes a Chic, Cathedral-Style Living Space
Inspired by Parisian lofts, local architects create a dramatic living space for a young couple in London.
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An Iconic Portland Midcentury Is Seeking a New Owner For $1.6M
An Iconic Portland Midcentury Is Seeking a New Owner For $1.6M
Once home to a famous artist, a historic midcentury is reimagined as an stunning modern-day dwelling.
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An Australian Cottage Gets a Mediterranean-Inspired Revamp
An Australian Cottage Gets a Mediterranean-Inspired Revamp
With crisp, white stucco walls and a lush garden setting, this airy space will mentally transport you to the Mediterranean.
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An 18th-Century Coach House Is Reborn as an Assisted Living Residence
An 18th-Century Coach House Is Reborn as an Assisted Living Residence
Once upon a time, this historic space was part of a larger Irish estate. Now, it welcomes new residents to celebrate its fascinating past.
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An Iconic T-Shaped Apartment Receives a Modern Makeover
An Iconic T-Shaped Apartment Receives a Modern Makeover
A unit in Montreal's historic housing complex Habitat 67 is reborn into a sleek, airy abode.
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