Gable-Roofed Rural Weekend Home in Connecticut
To create their rural Connecticut getaway, Gray Organschi Architecture layered their modern design sensibility atop an early 20th-century stone foundation.
Photo by: Andrea Chu
With the addition of two small boys and demanding jobs, this couple in London craved order, light, and space but were prepared to settle for a washing machine. In came architect William Tozer with a plan that inserted clean white planes into the envelope of their Victorian terrace house in London. This renovation collates Tozer’s decade of experience making small partial renovations into a complete overhaul that builds on, rather than obliterates, its Victorian origins.
Photo by: Matthew Williams
Dwell founder Lara Hedberg Deam's home in Mill Valley, California gets the renovation treatment from her husband and architect Chris Deam. Additions include carving out a spacious outdoor area and utilizing more kitchen space.
Photo by: Dustin Aksland
Two Houses are Better Than One
Architect Jesse Bornstein's Santa Monica home renovation-construction project involved a 700 square feet addition, one-story transformation, three-bedroom, one-bath structure into a two-story house with a master suite and bath on the upper floor. “We gutted it and stripped everything,” says Bornstein. “Bringing in light and opening up the walls," was also crucial for the architect and his growing family.
Photo by: Catherine Ledner
Actor Bryan Cranston's Green Beach House Renovation
The star behind the hit television show Breaking Bad opens up his Malibu home that he shares with wife Robin Dearden. Fun fact: He previously lived in a shack! Says Cranston, “Part of the green philosophy is not just what is cheaper; it’s what’s sustainable,” Cranston explains. “The titanium cladding was more expensive, but this is a house we plan to be in for the rest of our lives, so we wanted something that needed virtually no maintenance.”
Photo by: Art Streiber