rada renovation stories

  • folsom street residential laboratory, san francisco

    To convert the top floor of a leased commercial building into a residence, Todd Verwers created spaces that live comfortably but could be packed up and relocated when the lease expires.

     
  • via de la paz residence, pacific palisades, calif.

    It's a significant accomplishment when an architect is entrusted with a Richard Neutra house. Peter Grueneisen has had the good fortune to work on this particular 1949 Neutra design not just once, but twice—and for two different clients.

     
  • wilson residence, alexandria, va.

    It's one to thing to overhaul a poorly designed home by an unknown architect, but things get trickier when the house is a classic mid-century Modern by Charles Goodman and sustainability is integral to the program.

     
  • farmhouse, virginia

    The owners of this rural Virginia farmhouse, parts of which date back to the 1750s, wanted what so many modern families want: larger rooms that make better sense.

     
  • dog team too, san antonio

    Leave it to Lake/Flato Architects to transform a pair of old warehouses into a gracious home and studio.

     
  • pool house at little falls, mclean, va.

    The pool pavilion reduces the architecture of the house to its minimal essence," says architect Randy Mars of this late addition to a house he also designed. The jury agreed, calling the pavilion "a little gem" and "just a great space to be in."

     
  • rappahannock bend, king george, va.

    The stunning guest wing that Mark McInturff, FAIA, added to a 1930s home in rural Virginia incorporates a raft of traditional elements from the American South. He chose white-painted brick for the walls "because it's a material I love and is appropriately Southern."

     
  • martin shocket residence, chevy chase, md.

    If there were ever a project that was a no-brainer, this was it," laughs Mark McInturff, FAIA, describing his renovation of a 32-square-foot photographic studio behind a house in suburban Maryland. The original studio was fitted with tiny windows that looked onto a wide lot.

     
  • private residence, rural minnesota

    Before its remodel and addition, this award-winning project consisted of a 1930s cottage, a garage/workshop, and a root cellar.

     
  • windyridge, keyser, w.va.

    Sometimes a spectacular view inspires living spaces that are purely for fun.

     
 
 
 
 
 
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