More stories about renovation

  • Overall House, Concord, Mass.

    Presented with a handsome late 19th-century house burdened with awkward additions, architect James Estes saved only the good part.

  • wheatland farms log cabin, waterford, va.

    The jury liked that this sensitive addition to a nearly 200-year-old cabin "grew organically around the original structure." And they felt a contemporary glass catwalk gave the design "that extra oomph."

  • waverly house, waverly, pa.

    When Bohlin Cywinski Jackson renovated the house and guest cottage on Peter Bohlin's own rural Pennsylvania property, it preserved the compound's modest qualities but overlaid it with a Modernist's sense of space.

  • sisson cottage, goosewing farm, little compton, r.i.

    If great art elevates the ordinary, this renovated cottage is architecture at its best. Bohlin Cywinski Jackson preserved an old farmhouse's simple proportions while adding magic with light and lath.

  • fine renovation, jamestown, r.i.

    This summer-cottage addition and renovation in Jamestown, R.I., won the judges' approval for its sensitive weaving of old and new elements. Architect James Estes' clients had asked him to add on two guest bedrooms and to improve the existing, 1,060-square-foot residence.

  • cozzens residence, washington, d.c.

    Bethesda, Md., architect Mark McInturff, FAIA, was wary of working with the local design review board when he took on this renovation in the historic Georgetown section of Washington, D.C. His plan for the structurally unsound row house involved stabilizing the building with helical concrete piers...

  • mankins-camp residence, san francisco

    The house enjoys a spectacular hilltop vista of San Francisco's skyline, but four decades of unfortunate remodels made it difficult to get past the bad taste to the great view.

  • houghton residence, omaha, neb.

    One programmatic move transformed the kitchen of a traditional builder house into an urbane space that works as well for intimate dinners as it does for large parties.

  • Town House, Washington, D.C.

    Converted long ago to office space, this townhouse in the heart of Washington, D.C.'s downtown commercial district seemed an unlikely candidate for a return engagement as a residence.

  • Peterson Residence, Chevy Chase, Md.

    As remodeling candidates, some houses offer architects more to work with than others.