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Instead of Tearing It Down, They Rescued It

Instead of Tearing It Down, They Rescued It

A couple of experienced renovators were looking for a house in the Bay Area to demolish — until one with a strong ‘midcentury vibe’ won their hearts. Matthew Millman for The New York Times By Tim McKeough March 24, 2020 When Mike and Kari Zazzara began looking...
25 of the Biggest Design Mistakes New Homeowners Make

25 of the Biggest Design Mistakes New Homeowners Make

Signed, sealed—doh By Meaghan O’Neill December 26, 2017 Photo: Glow Images/Getty Images You put on your big girl pants, met with your financial adviser, got a mortgage, and bought a house. Hooray! Now comes the hard part: making it your own. Whether you’re...
A Childhood Crush, Updated for the 21st Century

A Childhood Crush, Updated for the 21st Century

As a child in Austin, Texas, he admired the house from afar. As an adult, he made it his own. Casey Dunn By Tim McKeough Feb. 11, 2020 Even as a child, Joe Malina admired the midcentury-modern house down the street. His family lived in Austin, Texas, a few doors away...
Where Does the House End and the Yard Begin?

Where Does the House End and the Yard Begin?

In one Los Angeles home, it’s difficult to tell. And that’s the way the owners like it. Matthew Millman By Tim McKeough Dec. 31, 2019 At David and Jamie Thompson’s house in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles, it’s easy to lose track of where the house ends...
Dwell’s Top 10 Renovations of 2019

Dwell’s Top 10 Renovations of 2019

By Lauren Conklin — December 13, 2019 From adaptive reuse to midcentury rehabs, these deft renovations deserve a second look. The year’s most memorable transformations ran the gamut from gut renovations to respectful facelifts—regardless of the level of...