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Della Torre

I love an expansion project that is a study in contrasts. This addition to a family home in Ivanhoe, Australia, is a fine example designed by Maynard Architects. In a neighborhood where houses span the width of their lots, let’s just say you’re cozy with your neighbors. In this particular house, the only way to expand was in to the garden. Fortunately, it’s a north facing garden so it’s the ideal location for the family’s open living space in this tropical climate. Continue reading

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St-Philippe Residence

The renovated interior of this Montreal house never reveals the building’s age. Atelier General left behind the dark enclosed spaces of the home’s 150-years-old interiors to create a spacious contemporary dwelling for a young couple. Continue reading

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Tiny Apartment Makeover

In this tiny, 35 sq.m. Parisian apartment, Éléonore Bridge’s creative talents shine through. When she purchased the apartment, it did not fill her needs, tastes, or lifestyle. So she stripped it down to its beautiful bones and started from scratch. The bedroom now lies at the back interior wall and the bath now is street-side so she has a window there. Open living, cooking, working, and entertaining span the length of the space between. Continue reading

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Toy Management House

Learn refreshing new lessons in transforming an urban apartment in to a home for a family with children. This story does not end up as you imagine with the family succumbing to the needs and stuff of kids and retreating to the suburbs for more room. Continue reading

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Generator Hostel Berlin Mitte

Look no further if you desire a hip hostel in Berlin. The Generator Hostel gives a completely new meaning to what you may envision in a hostel. From the public spaces to the private or shared rooms, you’ll be impressed by its boutique style and amenities. Continue reading

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Woods Hollow

Close your eyes and picture a rural retreat in Vermont… On four secluded wooded acres of rolling hills, there’s a white timber cottage with a field stone foundation. So far, so good, it’s just what you’d expect of a New England home. Now step inside for a welcoming surprise. Continue reading

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Small Studio Apartment

Behold a spec apartment that oozes personality. Int2Architecture designed this Moscow studio for an unknown future fortunate tenant. The rich space of only 40 sq.m. never reveals its fast design and construction pace. Nor would you guess the limited budget within which it was developed. Continue reading

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Du Tour Residence

You would never guess that this modern interior fills a 1950s ranch style house. Perhaps if you look closely you’ll see the low-slung lines and a drape of the original chimney stone. Clairoux designed the transformation to honor the spirit and memories within the home that’s been owned by the same family for decades. Continue reading

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Transform an attic in to a bookcase

I love a renovation that raises the roof! L. McComber ltée completely reimagined this home in Montreal. Built in 1880, the house, as expected, received numerous alterations as it adapted to the needs of its occupants over the decades. Surprisingly, one of these renovations involved installing a flat roof over the original sloped roof. Their first step in transforming the attic space in to a main bedroom retreat was to remove the roof structure, both the centuries old and more recent. This roof raising added five feet to the height of the spaces inside. It also provided gorgeous hemlock boards, salvaged from the roof deconstruction. Continue reading

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Design of a pastry shop, storefront

This pastry shop is a delicious recipe based upon restraint. Well, at least the architecture is restrained. Atelier Moderno & Anne Sophie Goneau blended elegance with texture to highlight the colorful confections showcased in a shop on a vibrant street. Continue reading