A modern renovation of a townhouse for empty nesters in Washington, DC

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Fowlkes Studio is responsible for the modern renovation of a 1909 townhouse in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, D.C., which is known for its historic, millionaire mansions on tree-lined lanes overlooking Rock Creek Park.  Text description provided by the architects: “Empty nesters Tabandeh Farahbaksh and Bahram Pourmand wanted to be closer to the action — […]

Tour this playful lakefront cabin retreat on Blackhawk Lake, Idaho

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This breathtaking four-season lakefront cabin retreat was designed by Epikos Land Planning + Architecture, located on Blackhawk Lake in McCall, Idaho. The original home on the property had been enjoyed by the owners for year-round outdoor activities. However, the original dwelling on the property was a log home kit that had been constructed in 1999 […]

An inviting lakeside cabin gets a fascinating makeover in Minnesota

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SALA Architects has completely renovated this lakeside cabin to reconnect the owner with her childhood dream house in her hometown of northern Minnesota. The owner thought this home was particularly memorable because of its distinct bowed roof. The interior of this 1963 cabin was a time capsule, featuring a spiral staircase, and a copious amount of […]

This modernist brick house in Chicago gets a remarkable renovation

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dSPACE Studio is responsible for the complete overhaul of this modernist brick house that was constructed in 1979, located in Chicago, Illinois. The new owners had a lofty vision for their urban family home, which stands in striking contrast to its neighboring historic row homes. They desired a full-scale renovation with an open floor plan […]

A Greek Revival home gets restored to its former glory on Cape Cod

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Patrick Ahearn Architect and Digs Design Company have renovated this clapboard-fronted Greek Revival home in Chatham, a seaside town at the southeastern tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Originally constructed in 1870, this dwelling is called the Josiah Nickerson House. It was expanded with early-twentieth-century additions that compromised its character. The goal was to restore its original charm while […]

A Seattle home remodel is inspired by midcentury modern desert living

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This modern home in Seattle, Washington has undergone a remodel by Hoedemaker Pfeiffer, drawing inspiration from midcentury desert living. The homeowner wanted a “vacation in the city”. The scope of this project was to evoke an authentic midcentury Palm Springs vibe in this early 1970’s house without having to hop on a plane. The challenge was […]