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.

Sunny Renovation of an Eichler Great Room
Two tech professionals living in an early 1970s Eichler home in Silicon Valley desired a more open space for their young kids to...
A Minimalist Townhouse Provides Serene Accommodations in Historic Kyoto
Located in the 1,200-year-old historic center of Kyoto, Japan, and surrounded by green hills, Nichinichi Townhouse is a holiday...
A Careful Renovation Brings New Life to a Family’s Heritage Home on the Spanish Coast
Thanks to a careful renovation that included a handful of preservation challenges, a family's Spanish beach house is given new...
A Modern Liquor Market in Culver City Reminds the Neighborhood to Drink Well
Los Angeles-based Project M Plus turns a dilapidated liquor store into a European-inspired retail space that caters to a wide...
A Miami Renovation That Blends Concrete and Rich Wooden Interiors
Designed with Floridian sensibilities, this bright loft gives an otherwise industrial space some warmth.
Vertical Gardens Spruce Up a Dusty Monument
Some serious greenery transforms a 1940 building in Lisbon, Portugal.
A Chic Portland Hotel Offers Lodging As Affordable as $35 a Night
The Society Hotel in downtown Portland brings new life to an old sailor's hotel and provides adventurous travelers with a...
A Breezy Midcentury Renovation in the Hollywood Hills
For this 1957 Fickett, a closed off kitchen gets thoughtfully reimagined with the help of Dan Brunn Architecture and Bosch Home...
A Stunningly Restored Midcentury by Case Study Architect Craig Ellwood Asks $800K in San Diego
The Bobertz Residence, designed in 1953, emerges from years of modification and wear to become a luminous example of midcentury...
History and Modernity Meet in This Industrial Hotel and Restaurant in Philadelphia
Housed in a 19th-century whiskey blending and bottling facility in Philadelphia's trendy Fishtown neighborhood, Wm. Mulherin's...
Grids and Colors Inspire the Renovation of a Graphic Designer's Pink L.A. Bungalow
On a sloped plot in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, an almost 100-year-old anonymous bungalow was rendered in pink,...
A New Book Examines the Art of Breathing Life Into Forgotten Architecture
"We often hear that we live in a time that has no respect for the past: that ours is an era that disregards the architectural...
A New Chicago Bed-and-Breakfast Occupies a Former Publishing House
Aptly named The Publishing House, a just-opened bed-and-breakfast in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood avoids the kitsch of...
A Brooklyn Carriage House Is Revamped With a Penthouse Made From Shipping Containers
On a tree-lined street in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, a former carriage house from the 1930s is now a colorful modern home that...
Elegantly Renovated, a Midcentury Home in Raleigh Asks $975K
Rescued from disorder and disrepair by In Situ Studio, a revived midcentury abode in Raleigh, North Carolina, is in search of a...
Merging Inside and Out, an L.A. Firm Modernizes a 1940s Abode
When HH Design first saw this compact, 1940s stucco home outside Santa Monica, California, its street appeal was nonexistent.
An Unused Garage Is Transformed Into a Light-Filled Backyard Studio
An inspiring renovation gives new life to a San Francisco family's old, unused garage.
A Pair of Designers Renovate Their Brooklyn Brownstone With a Bright Monochromatic Palette
With a monochromatic makeover, a pair of designers revive a common Brooklyn brownstone apartment.
A Portland Couple Renovate a 1982 RV, Turning It Into Their New Home
When Liz Kamarul first set her eyes on a 1982 Winnebago for sale a few blocks from her home in Portland, Oregon, she saw past the...
A Converted Ink Factory in Downtown Indianapolis Asks $2.6M
The 6,275-square-foot residence boasts bright, open interiors in an industrial shell.