Breakfast Nooks

Your grandmother probably had one. You probably don't. When and why did breakfast nooks go out of fashion? Has the breakfast bar made them obsolete? Of course the challenge with…

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Newtown Revival

Newtown (Sydney)  Australia  -  Zugai Strudwick Architects Builder:     Henarise Pty Ltd Colour Consulting :      Beth Adderley Photography:      Cameron Ramsay Newtown got its name about…

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Minneapolis Loft Renovation

Minneapolis  Minnesota USA  -  A and H Architecture Year built:     2013 Photography:     Dana Wheelock The end of industrialization! Western cities are full of empty or near empty…

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The Lotus Centre

Wujin China  -  Studio 505  Year built:     2013 Cost:     $12 million Hey Mum... look what we can get for just AUD$12 million (USD$11.2)!  Seriously, the second…

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Sonoma locavore
No prizes for guessing the 'after' in this home!

Sonoma locavore

Sonoma CA USA  -  Cooper Joseph Studio Renovated:    2012 Built area:     2,200 sq. ft. ( 204 m2) Lot size:     Acreage Built as a "spec" home in…

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Mona Vale House

Mona Vale, NSW - Choi Ropiha Photography: Brett Boardman Built area: 265 sqm Project Year: 2005 - 2008 Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key…

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Maison Leguay

Bois-Colombes, France - Moussafir Architectes Associés Project area: 232 sqm Project year: 2005 – 2011 Photographs: Courtesy of Jacques Moussafir, Gilles Poirée Harmony is always a challenge in a renovation…

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A Home Built From Two Shipping Containers
A home built from two shipping containers!

A Home Built From Two Shipping Containers

Shipping containers can offer very affordable accommodation and are great for remote locations. Even though they are technically a box, they can be converted in an infinite number of ways.…

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Cloud Street Residence

Menlo Park, CA - Ana Williamson Architect Built area: 1465 sq. ft. Completion Date: 2010 Photography: David Wakely Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key…

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Bogbain Mill

Lochussie, Dingwall Scotland - Rural Design Architects Built area: 350m2 Completion: June 2011 Photography: Andrew Lee Newly renovated houses which hold a little bit of their past are always interesting. The site,…

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Idea Garden
Bright lights, including the LED strips installed in the steps illuminate this house at night.

Idea Garden

Healdsburg, California - Arkin Tilt Architects Completion year:     2011 Victorian houses have a definite charm, but many have small, poorly ventilated rooms. That has resulted in most undergoing…

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