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How Many Apartments Does it Take to Make One Home?
Three 1930s apartments become one for a family of five in Paris.
April 10, 2016
One Renovation to Rule Them All
A firm restores a home from a number of unorganized additions.
April 10, 2016
Imagine All The Delicious French Meals You Could Eat Here
A renovated house on the outskirts of Paris features a peaceful outdoor space.
April 9, 2016
Get a Little R&R by Going Off the Grid
How solar power and a self-sufficient water system keeps a family relaxed in Chile.
April 5, 2016
This House Looks Great After 107 Years
The renovation of a 2,000-square-foot property updates a century-old design for a family of four.
March 28, 2016
A Bungalow Outshines Seattle’s Infamous Weather
One couple’s 1,900-square-foot residence finds harmony with a view.
March 28, 2016
Furniture on Wheels Makes This Home's Kitchen Super Flexible
An artist and his wife convert an historic structure into a 1,000-square-foot getaway.
March 18, 2016
You'd Never Guess That This Warehouse-Turned-Home Stores an Entire Vintage Car Collection
A family of three—and their six vintage American cars—all find their home within this historic 4,500-square-foot building.
March 14, 2016
Our Daydream of Living on an Untouched Island Comes True in Washington
Seeking a quiet retreat, a couple builds a 1,600-square-foot property where simplicity reigns.
March 9, 2016
Everything's Hotter in Texas Too, That's Why This Lake House Has Plenty of Places to Lounge in the Shade
A couple builds a 2,800-square-foot property on five acres of waterfront land.
March 8, 2016
A Couple Builds Their Ideal Retirement Home in the Forest
After years of visiting the area as vacationers, one couple builds this striking home for their retirement outside Greenwater, Washington.
March 1, 2016
Renovation Idea We Love: Old Horse Stable to Cute Guesthouse and Studio
This 760-square-foot stable outside Seattle was converted into an artist's studio, guest bedroom, and more.
February 25, 2016
A Space-Savvy Architect's Home Sandwiched Between Two Buildings
The opportunity to build a 900-square-foot home on a constrained lot in London was a creative challenge for London architect Charles Thomson and designer Kate Blee.
February 18, 2016
A Couple Rescues and Expands a Neglected 1939 Art Moderne Stunner
Carefully working with the community and two architecture firms, this family of three restores a historic structure and adds a glass second floor.
February 16, 2016
Our Modern Farmhouse Dreams Come True in this North Carolina Gem
When the clients (and parents of two) are an an organic farmer and radiologist, you know the results are going to be unique.
February 14, 2016
Splashes of Color Enliven an Abstract Painter's Crisp White Home
Built atop the foundation of a flood-damaged home, this 3,000-square-foot Maryland home features vibrant furniture placed in front of stunning views of a nearby estuary.
February 8, 2016
An Addition Creates a Sublime Indoor-Outdoor Space Behind an Old Edwardian
A 1,500-square-foot home in Melbourne welcomes a modern black and white kitchen, dining, and living area.
February 3, 2016
A Stunning Alpine Home with Sweeping Views and Custom Crafted Interior
Built for a mother and her daughter, this dwelling features local materials and craftsmanship.
February 1, 2016
A Denver Home Gets Raised Six Feet to Create a Sheltered Patio
Moving from Lake Michigan, a savvy couple builds a dream home that's also a wise investment.
January 27, 2016
A Richly Detailed Seattle Home Built Around a Family's Active Lifestyle
A couple builds a five-bedroom lakeside house with their three kids and their athletic pastimes in mind.
January 26, 2016
A Retired Couple Transforms A Beloved Island Retreat into a Modern Dwelling
By building a modern property next to their traditional cabin, a couple starts fresh on familiar land.
January 19, 2016
This Home's Design Took 72 Drafts to Get Right
The 1,700-square-foot home’s unusual design resists excess with rugged minimalism.
January 19, 2016
A Couple Builds Their Dream Retreat in the Hudson Valley
Long before a 3,500-square-foot home stood on this secluded 12-acre site, this land was just a favorite campsite for two New Yorkers.
January 15, 2016
A Renovation Simplifies Life at a Wood Beach House in the Hamptons
A 4,130-square-foot vacation home finds harmony in a cohesive design.
January 12, 2016
A California Ranch Renovation Opens to the Outdoors
When a family relocated to Los Angeles, they tapped Montalba Architects to revitalize this 2,400-square-foot home with a simple, open, minimal style in mind.
January 7, 2016
A Renovation in New York City's Suburbs Stays True to Its Midcentury Roots with a Modern Upgrade
Select upgrades separate this 3,000-square-foot property from its past.
January 4, 2016
A Bright Blue Kitchen Hides Within This Minimalist Quebec Renovation
Stripped to its original wooden structure, this house was reborn for a young family.
December 22, 2015
A Minimalist Home Negotiates a Tricky Site in Saint Paul
A 1,700-square-foot home features a bevy of modern furniture and oak-surfaced interiors.
December 18, 2015
A LEED Platinum Family Home Takes the Place of an Abandoned California Farmhouse
Set outside Petaluma, California, an idyllic property is a site for sustainable living.
December 17, 2015
A Dilapidated Garage Transformed Into a Small Modern Cottage
An architect builds a 432-square-foot dwelling behind his home.
December 8, 2015
A Retired Couple Gives Their Home of Three Decades a Modern Renovation
This Austin house with views of Hill Country combines a diverse selection of wood with curving white walls and plenty of natural light.
December 7, 2015
A Montreal Renovation Uncovers Rich, Century-Old Architecture
A renovation opened up a property built in 1910.
December 4, 2015
A Toronto Couple's Light-Filled Dream Home
Dissatisfaction with a high-rise rental inspired the construction of a new home.
December 3, 2015
A Traditional Facade Hides A Light-Filled Modern Delaware Renovation
Modern additions and a restoration transform a 2,930-square-foot home.
November 28, 2015
Surprisingly Spacious Home Fits on a Narrow Plot
A couple’s nearly 2,800-square-foot property was once adjacent an alleyway.
November 17, 2015
A Family Starts Fresh at a Seattle Home with Stunning Lakeside Views
Locally sourced materials create a thoroughly Pacific Northwestern home for a newly-arrived East Coast family.
November 8, 2015
A Restaurant Constructed from 19 Salvaged Shipping Containers
This 6,000-square-foot prefab design in Asheville, North Carolina, features artwork and furniture crafted by locals.
November 2, 2015
A Richly-Crafted and Spacious Boston Apartment Renovation
Ruhl Walker Architects designed custom furniture and a new, luminous atrium for a 3,100 square foot city dwelling that can now host its resident's large social gatherings.
November 1, 2015
A Calgary Home Makes Space For Three Generations
Equal doses of seclusion and cohesion allow one family to live comfortably.
October 28, 2015
A San Francisco Renovation Creates Two Apartments from One
The matching properties, each about 1,325 square feet, share an open courtyard and a unique collection of exterior materials.
October 23, 2015
A Midcentury Modern Renovation Opens Interiors and Admits More Sunlight
Thanks to one client and architecture firm, this modern dwelling stands out in Hingham, Massachusetts, where traditional homes abound on historic streets.
October 20, 2015
A Quebec Vacation Home Uses Natural Materials to Blend with the Landscape
Lakeside views influence a property’s low-impact design.
October 14, 2015
A Montreal Duplex Is Transformed Into An Elegantly Simple Light-Filled Home
A home’s historic façade gives way to a uniformed design.
October 11, 2015
This Retreat in the Cascades is a Bold Take on the Modern Cabin
An unorthodox design is a comfortable escape from city life.
October 9, 2015
A Vancouver Renovation Transforms a Backyard into a Giant Living Room
Sliding glass doors and new landscaping fulfill a family's outdoor needs.
September 26, 2015
A Light-Filled Brooklyn Townhouse Features A Large Indoor-Outdoor Space for Entertaining
At more than 150 years old, this structure was a ruin when the architect and her clients found it. Now it's a stunning home designed with a growing family and hosting in mind.
September 20, 2015
A D.C. Row House Renovated to Host Artwork and a Bold Furniture Collection
An artistic couple envisions a traditional home as a blank canvas.
September 10, 2015