Homes With History

June 2007,
Vol. 07
Issue 07
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Mixing Modern With Tradition
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Modern Victorian House Preservation in Oakland

Mike McDonald, an Oakland, California–based builder, faced a common problem for Bay Area homeowners: an aesthetically pleasing, historically significant, but structurally shaky Victorian.

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Mid-Century Mash-Up

Although postwar California modernism is generally associated with Southern California, the Bay Area’s own tradition has begun in recent years to be more widely acknowledged, and its surviving…

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Palace Intrigue

In the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, architect Rytis Mikulionis spent several years property hunting for his first nesting ground and finally ended up inside a former Soviet army barrack, which was,…

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Modern Rowhouse Renovation in New York

With a little faith and a lot of foresight, Keisha Martin entrusted Laura Briggs and Jonathan Knowles to revitalize a derelict rowhouse, returning it to its original splendor and then some.

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Plain and Sempé

A maker of unfussy, elegant design objects, Inga Sempé delights in things both great and small—even if she doesn’t own any.

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Dog Beds

Dear Dwell: Our dog is spending more time in bed than my husband; I think its time to get her one of her own. Can you recommend designs that a pampered pup will enjoy?

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The Country's Best Yurt

Lakes of ink have been spilled over a peculiarly American wanderlust, whether it’s our ancestors’ push westward or our current penchant for cross-country moves at the drop of a promotion,…

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All Aboard!

While styles, and items in the overhead compartment, may shift, these comely carry-ons will make you feel like a member of the jetset, even on JetBlue.

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A Note on Our Expert: John Sencion

John Sencion is “cocaptain” of Flight 001, the travel store that is every frequent flyer’s jet dream.

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Stoked to Soak

Compelling custom solutions to off-the-shelf problems are often hard to come by. But landscape architects James A.

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Pooling Our Resources

After disappearing almost 70 years ago, the New York floating pool is making a comeback.

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Stuck Inside of Somerville

In the late winter of 2003, I watched out my window as a fuel truck idled below, belching black smoke.