Architect Nick Daver purposefully incorporated affordable materials when renovating a formerly dilapidated duplex outside of Austin, using galvanized metal and locally quarried Lueders limestone for the home's exterior.
After buying adjacent apartments in a 19th century tenement building in Brooklyn, Alex Gil and Claudia DeSimio created a multi-level space that included a rooftop addition clad in Cor-Ten steel. While the interior is both modern and whimsical, the couple also made an effort to incorporate many of the building's original features that were revealed during the renovation process.
Previously defined by small, dark rooms with low ceilings, this home in Montreal was completely reimagined by architect Alexandre Blouin. By unifying the interior spaces and adding double-height windows Blouin was able to make the space feel bigger, brighter, and better connected to the outdoors.
Prior to renovating a recently purchased duplex on a historic street in Kansas City, the homeowners and architects had to attend numerous meetings with the Landmarks Commission. The design, which was finally approved after six months, reads as a modern variation of the city's famous Shirtwaist style houses.
Architect Kevin Alter completely transformed this 1,500-square-foot duplex just blocks from the University of Texas' Austin campus. While he retained the original brick walls and metal-framed casement windows he added an ipe-clad modular addition and completely redesigned the home's interior.