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  • Something Old, Something New
    An antiques dealer continues a long relationship with Franck & Lohsen Architects, and brings context to his historic Washington, DC, home.

    From House to Garden
    Page Duke Landscape Architecture designs a fitting setting for a renovated Georgian farmhouse in Nashville, TN.

    Beaux-Arts Boudoir
    Kirk E. Peterson & Associates Architects renovates a master bath and dressing room to complement a 1912 Beaux-Arts home in Piedmont, CA.

    Penthouse Tribute
    A storied apartment within NYC's Osborne building is newly renovated by Zivkovic Connolly Architects.

    Country Manor Overhaul
    A 1930s home in Holmby Hills, CA, is updated and revitalized by Richard Manion Architecture.

    Equestrian Lifestyle
    A once-neglected barn in Gwynedd Valley, PA, is transformed into a rustic residence for the clients and their horses.

    Greek Excursion
    Inspired by the Greek Revival houses of Wiscasset, ME, Jan Gleysteen Architects re-imagines a home in Weston, MA. By Annabel Hsin

    Not by the Book
    New York architect Gary Brewer creates his dream house in the Park Hill neighborhood of Yonkers, NY. By Lynne Lavelle.

    Green Living
    Frens & Frens Restoration Architects renovates and expands a late-19th-century Queen Anne in Pennsylvania. By Annabel Hsin

    Enlarging Tradition
    An addition to an English Cottage home in Fairfield County, CT, by Huestis Tucker Architects includes a new kitchen, mudroom and sunroom. By Annabel Hsin

    Additional Spaces
    Jan Gleysteen Architects doubles the size of a 1938 Colonial Revival in Needham, MA, while maintaining its small scale and historic character. By Will Holloway

    Habitat's Historic Rehab
    The derelict Armstrong Row Houses in Bridgeport, CT, are revived in a comprehensive effort orchestrated by Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County. By Nancy E. Berry

    Waterfront Redesign
    David Jones Architects creates a Southern Colonial Revival weekend house in St. Michaels, MD. By Nancy E. Berry

    Time and Space
    Meyer & Meyer Architecture and Interiors orchestrates the additions and upgrades to an 1890s Tudor Revival residence in Cambridge, MA. By Gordon Bock

    Square Roots
    The renovation of an 1850s townhouse in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Philadelphia is complete after a 12-year project designed by Voith & Mactavish Architects. By Lynne Lavelle

    Home Mediation
    A 1920 Georgian Revival structure in Annapolis, MD, returns to its residential roots after a comprehensive overhaul overseen by Charles E. Anthony Architects. By Annabel Hsin

    Italianate, Hyphenated
    A ca. 1860 brick Italianate in Dexter, MI, is enlarged and updated by Architectural Resource. By Dan Cooper

    A Living History
    A restoration and renovation by David Harlan Architects begins a new chapter in the history of an 18th-century farm in New Canaan, CT. By Annabel Hsin

    Case in Point
    Working with various community groups in Brooklyn, NY, Urban Architectural Initiatives converts a Romanesque Revival-style former police precinct into affordable housing. By Lynne Lavelle

    Modest Additions
    Harrison Design Associates reinvents a modest Tudor-style cottage through a thoughtful renovation and respectful additions. By Annabel Hsin

    Okie Inspired
    Peter Zimmerman Architects draws inspiration from famed Colonial Revival architect R. Brognard Okie for the renovation of a ca. 1800 farmhouse. By Nancy E. Berry

    A Natural Balance
    Using archaeology, garden science and landscape architecture, Graham Landscape transforms an 18th-century Maryland estate into a model of environmental stewardship. By Lynne Lavelle

    Connecting to the Past
    An early-19th-century stone farmhouse in Oley, PA, is renovated, expanded and updated with modern conveniences by Peter Zimmerman Architects. By Martha McDonald

    Family Ties
    An Arthur Kelly-designed Spanish Colonial Revival house near Los Angeles is renovated and nearly doubled in size by Michael Burch Architects. By Will Holloway

    Site Development
    The expansion and renovation of an 1840s brick farmhouse near Pittsburgh, PA, by Cochran Associates Architects prompts the transformation of its 39-acre hillside site.

    Scale Progression
    Working with an unconventional site, Eric Stengel Architecture creates an 800-sq.ft. conservatory addition to a Nashville, TN, home that complements its revised façade, entry hall and stair hall.

    Historic Charm
    Aided by Perennial Homes and Ford Architectural Group, Jim Blahut and family save a Queen Anne-style summer cottage on Long Beach Island, NJ, from demolition and renovate it as a bed and breakfast.

    Art History
    A Georgian-style carriage house on Manhattan's Upper East Side is transformed into a five-bedroom family home and studio by Fairfax & Sammons Architects.

    The Dowager's Facelift
    Rosario Candela's 1926 Stanhope Hotel on the Upper East Side of Manhattan is transformed into a 26-room apartment house under the direction of John Simpson & Partners.

    Windows on the Gulf
    Opticos Architecture's renovation of a Seaside, FL, house gives new detailing, a new color scheme and a timber-frame porch and balcony to a design that was never fully realized.

    Back to Its Roots
    Donald Lococo Architects LLC renovates and sympathetically expands a 3,020-sq.ft. stone farmhouse in rural Loudoun County, VA, that had fallen into disrepair.

    Mature Growth
    John Milner Architects, of Chadds Ford, PA, designed the most recent expansion and restoration of a 200-year-old stone house in Baltimore County, MD, preserving its original character while accommodating a contemporary program.

    Turret Living
    From hospital to luxury condominiums – the transformation of 455 Central Park West on Manhattan's Upper West Side was recently completed by New York City-based Rothzeid Kaiserman Thomson & Bee Architects.

    A Townhouse Grows Up
    Steven Kratchman Architect, of New York, NY, recently turned a three-story brick building on Manhattan's Upper East Side into a five-story limestone townhouse – an atypical approach in a city dotted with Modernist additions.

    American English
    Drawing on English interior-design traditions, New York, NY-based Brockschmidt & Coleman re-imagines the furniture plan and the color and lighting schemes of a 1928 Wilmington, DE, residence that includes a recent addition by Chadds Ford, PA-based John Milner Architects.

    Taking the Castle
    Working with poor conditions and little original evidence, New Canaan, CT-based Wadia Associates, LLC, designs the comprehensive renovation of a 1920s Italianate "castle" in Greenwich, CT.

    History Retold
    Barnes Vanze Architects, Inc., of Washington, DC, designed the most recent renovation of an 18th-century Virginia residence, creating an addition and carefully incorporating its historic log-house core into a thoroughly contemporary residence. By Lynne Lavelle

    Safe Harbor
    By converting a row of 19th-century commercial buildings to residences on Historic Front Street, New York, NY-based Cook+Fox Architects has breathed new life into Manhattan’s Financial District. By Eve M. Kahn

    A Place in the Sun
    West Chester, PA-based Archer & Buchanan, Ltd., brought light and air to a dark, underused interior of a Philadelphia townhouse by gutting the first floor, opening up the rear of the house for a terrace with glass doors and adding a skyllight at the top of a newly siutuated stair. By Marieke Cassia Gartner

    From the Inside Out
    Martin Brandwein Architect of Brooklyn, NY, created an addition to a 1934 Tudor Revival in Scarsdale, NY, that was true to the style, yet appropriate for contemporary living. By Marieke Cassia Gartner

    Set in Stone
    A 20th-century stone house in Darien, CT, undergoes a renovation and expansion designed by Vicente-Burin Architects. By Annabel Hsin

    New York Story
    Timothy Bryant Architect's renovation of a 1917 John Carpenter-designed apartment in Manhattan combines pre-war elegance with Bohemian art, fabrics and furnishings. By Lynne Lavelle

    Summer Ensemble
    A Colonial Revival house and accompanying guesthouse in Talbot, MD, are renovated for modern family life by Neumann Lewis Buchanan Architects. By Lynne Lavelle



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