Renovations

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.

An 1850s Farmhouse in Iowa City Gets a Modern Makeover
A modest 1850s farmhouse gets an addition and renovation that respect the vernacular of rural Iowa while modernizing the...
An Architectural Mishmash in Montreal Becomes a Long-Term Family Home
A couple turns a cramped Montreal quadruplex into a spacious and flexible family home on the very street where one of them grew...
A Luminous Renovation in Portugal Creates a Bright and Airy Apartment
An Álvaro Siza-designed apartment in Lisbon undergoes a renovation that results in a more spacious, light-filled interior.
A 1974 Kit House Is Gutted in a Frenzy, Then Fine-Tuned For Close to a Decade
A couple rehab and refine a drab suburban home outside of New York City.
This Venetian Apartment Is Bursting With Incredible European Furnishings
A renovation breathes new life into an apartment and its access stairwell in a historic Venetian building.
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After a stealth makeover, a California Craftsman gains light, space, and a partial facelift.
A New Hip Roof Rejuvenates a California-Style Bungalow in Melbourne
This Melbourne house inspired by California bungalows was renovated and extended without neglecting its original form or...
2 New Gable Roofs Brighten Up an Edwardian Cottage in Melbourne
The Melbourne beachside suburb of Sandringham is filled with period houses such as this Edwardian timber home—but this one has...
This Compact Apartment in NYC Is Full of Crafty Solutions
A transforming apartment in New York offers ingenious solutions for making the most of limited square footage.
Soak In the Greatness of This Gorgeous Melbourne Addition
Pandolfini Architects melds steel, concrete, and oak in an elegant, double-height rear addition to a 100-year-old residence.
A Hudson Valley Home's Renovation Is Guided by its Best Midcentury Feature
High on the east bank of New York's Hudson River, a special midcentury home receives a stunning renovation inspired by the...
Family-Friendly Renovation of a Brick Warehouse in Alabama
In Alabama, a commercial building with a multifarious past begins a fresh chapter for a young family after a modern renovation.
A Tiny Apartment in Slovakia Makes Clever Use of Space
A lesson in efficiency, this flexible, 237-square-foot apartment in Slovakia uses custom-made storage and furniture to its full...
A Renovation Elevates This Humble Ranch Among its Iconic Midcentury Neighbors
An architect immersed in the history of California modernism restored a nondescript Los Angeles ranch house bordering a...
Spirit of the South
With neighboring duplexes supplying rental income, two Knoxville architects patiently—and affordably—craft their dream home.
Reinvigorating a Classic Midcentury Home in Portland
Architect Risa Boyer deftly redesigns the interior of this 1950 home to ensure it still feels original.
A Cramped Amsterdam Apartment Is Transformed Into an Airy Loft
A formal rental apartment in Pijp, Amsterdam, previously broken up into many rooms with minimal light, now provides gleaming,...
A Victorian Cottage in Houston Finds New Life as a Local Firm's Office
In Houston's historic Old Sixth Ward, a neglected, 1904 Folk Victorian cottage is relocated and restored as a modern office.
Creative Renovation in Brooklyn
When graphic designers Jeanette and Mike Abbink left behind their loft in San Francisco—with collected ephemera, a voluminous...
A Maine Farmhouse Built With Salvaged Materials
Caleb Johnson Studio combined materials recovered from a vintage farmstead, as well as a midcentury modern teardown, to create...
Long Island Summer Home Gets a Modern Addition
“I can show you what it was…and what it is,” Joe Dolce says, delineating the slight, 250-square-foot addition to his Long Island...
A Hidden Penthouse Sits Atop a Historic Cast-Iron Building in New York
Located in Tribeca, this residential development consists of a complete renovation and new construction—both concealed behind one...
An Old Amsterdam School Is Converted Into 10 Apartments
In Amsterdam’s Bellamy neighborhood, an old school is repurposed and transformed into modern, lofty apartments.
An Old Cattle Barn in Slovenia Is Saved and Transformed Into a Family Home
A former Alpine cattle barn in Slovenia becomes a lofty family vacation home.
9 Traditional-Turned-Modern Cottages You Can Rent in the UK
Escape to a classic cottage in the UK that's been updated with modern elements—bringing together the old and the new.
A Salvaged Apartment on Mallorca Leaves its Roots Exposed
As if undertaking an archaeological dig, architect Carles Oliver peels back layers of his home over the course of three years.
Airstream Dream Team: These Women Travel the Country, Turning Retro RVs Into Homes
These women left their full-time jobs to remodel Airstreams.
An Old Grain Warehouse on the River Thames Is Transformed Into an Industrial-Modern Home
In Rotherhithe Village on the banks of the River Thames in England is an old grain storage warehouse that was refurbished and...
An Old Row House in Montreal Gets a Colorful Modern Upgrade
Warm, repurposed building materials are favored in this savvy renovation by MARK + VIVI.
7 Warehouse Conversions: Turning Industrial Buildings Into Modern Commercial Spaces
When it comes to repurposing old buildings, warehouses hold tons of potential.

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