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Restoration, Residential

  • Home at Last
    New York City's 31 East 38th Street, New York City, is made whole once more by Cooper, Robertson & Partners.

    Resurrected Quarters
    William Bates Design re-imagines a derelict 19th-century outbuilding as two historically- inspired apartments.

    A Community Rebuilt
    Following the devastation of Hurrican Katrina, Urban Design Associates renews and improves the New Orleans, LA, neighborhood of Faubourg Lafitte.

    Ragdale Refreshed
    An 1898 artists' house in Lake Forest, IL, undergoes a comprehensive overhaul orchestrated by Johnson Lasky Architects. By Katie Bloudoff-Indelicato

    Harlem Renaissance
    Zivkovic Connolly Architects brings new life to a late-19th-century row house in the West Harlem neighborhood of New York City. By Nancy Ruhling

    Best Face Forward
    Page Ayres Cowley Architects transforms the façade of a townhouse in the Upper East Side Historic District of New York City. By Lynne Lavelle

    Creating a View
    Ralph L. Duesing Architect re-imagines the landscaping of a 1928 Tudor Revival house in Fort Worth, TX. By Annabel Hsin

    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

    Pioneer Spirit
    Working with local preservationists, Susan Richards Johnson & Associates brings an early-19th- century house in New Franklin, MO, back from the brink. By Lynne Lavelle

    Beaux-Arts Beauty
    A European-inspired estate overlooking the Potomac River is restored and reinterpreted by Barnes Vanze Architects. By Nancy E. Berry

    A Wing Aloft Again
    Guided by Thomas Jefferson's Palladian design principles, Mesick, Cohen, Wilson, Baker Architects rebuilds the office wing at Poplar Forest, complete with early-19th-century technologies. By Eve M. Kahn

    Poverty Preserved
    The hardships of New York City's 19th-century immigrant families are brought to life at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, where a recent restoration by Perkins Eastman has re-created six apartments. By Eve M. Kahn

    Order of Succession
    Oehrlein & Associates Architects and Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates join the long line of distinguished architects who have worked on Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC. By Eve M. Kahn

    Plantation Revival
    An historically significant mid-19th-century Greek Revival plantation house in Howardsville, VA, is restored by Frazier Associates. By Annabel Hsin

    Scotland on the Hudson
    Drawing on extensive historical research, Stephen Tilly Architect restores a 22-room 1856 Gothic Revival mansion in suburban New York.

    An Artist's Home
    McIntosh Poris Associates' five-year restoration of an 1896 Dutch Colonial home in Detroit, MI, includes the replacement of plumbing, bath and heating systems and the re-creation of the former garage.

    Puritan's Progress
    The 1661 Elder James Blake House, the oldest house in Boston, MA, and one of the oldest American houses built with the thick beams typical of England's West Country, is given a facelift by Historic Preservation & Design.

    Stick Style Ingenuity
    River Architects' overhaul of the 1892 Herman C. Timm House in New Holstein, WI, preserves one the country's best examples of the notoriously fragile Stick Style.

    Crash Test
    The late-18th-century Butler-McCook House, the oldest house in Hartford, CT, recovers from damages brought on by a runaway automobile with the help of Roger Clarke, AIA.

    Wright Reconstructed
    Under the direction of the Martin House Restoration Corporation and Buffalo, NY-based Hamilton Houston Lownie Architects, the original pergola, conservatory and carriage house of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo have been re-created.

    Restoring Harmony
    Under the direction of Kelly Sutherlin McLeod Architecture, Inc., of Long Beach, CA, the restoration and renovation of a California bungalow reverses earlier inappropriate alterations and recreates Craftsmen details, reviving the home's historic feel.

    Museum Quality
    The restorations of three National Historic Landmarks – Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center, Cosy Cottage at Olana and the Florence Griswold Museum – showcase not only fine preservation treatments, but also the efforts of America’s house museums to engage the public. By Eve M. Kahn

    The Temple in the Field
    The relocation and restoration of a Landmark 19th-century Greek Revival house in Massachusetts provides an opportunity for a carpenter to utilize traditional craftsmanship skills acquired at Boston’s North Bennet Street School. By Nicole V. Gagné

    Another Hundred Years
    The restoration of an 1889 shingle-style cottage in Jamestown, RI, by the local firm Ronald F. DiMauro Architects, Inc., undoes a series of unsympathetic 20th-century renovations. By Hadiya Strasberg

    By the Book
    Throughout the city of Norfolk, VA, hundreds of homeowners have implemented the traditionally inspired, cohesive design principles presented in Urban Design Associates’ A Pattern Book for Norfolk Neighborhoods. By Eve M. Kahn

    Victorian Revival
    The restoration of a 1900 New Jersey Queene Anne by Clawson Architects, LLC, of Maplewood, NJ, centered on expanding and refining the kitchen and bath for a family of five. By Nicole V. Gagné

    Pure and Simple
    A stone farmhouse in Chester County, PA, dating to the early 18th centur, is restored by Archer & Buchanan Architecture. By Lynne Lavelle

    Saltbox for a New Century
    The comprehensive restoration of the Colonial-era David Field House in Madison, CT, is completed by Gulick & Spradlin. By Gordon Bock

    Return to Form
    A Minneapolis couple orchestrates the painstaking restoration of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Willey House. By Will Holloway


  • Renovation, Residential

  • 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.

    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

    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


  • New Construction, Residential

  • Modern Antebellum
    Harrison Design Associates roots a Greek Revival residence in the old South.

    A Home for All Seasons
    Rafe Churchill, LLC, makes a client's fantasy a reality in rural Connecticut.

    A New Perspective
    Landscape architect Wade Weissmann designs an elegant folly for a Georgian Colonial property in Nashville, TN.

    South Coast Vernacular
    Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects creates a Shingle Style home on Massachusetts' south coast. By Nancy E. Berry

    North Shore French
    Melichar Architects designs a French-inspired house in Winnetka, IL, that balances a range of client goals. By Will Holloway

    Natural Progression
    A new house in Fairfield, CT, by Peter Zimmerman Architects honors an historic site and provides for future generations. By Annabel Hsin

    Country Views
    A new hilltop home by Barnes Vanze Architects captures the spectacular views and architectural heritage of Virginia's Hunt Country.

    Georgian Approach
    L. Barry Davidson Architects bring the English countryside to Houston, TX, with a new Georgian-style residence at Hunters Grove.

    San Fran Georgian
    Andrew Skurman Architects enjoys a rare opportunity to design a Neoclassical residence in San Francisco.

    Scandinavia on the Panhandle
    At the firm's first house at Seaside, Robert A. M. Stern Architects references Gustavian Classical, Art Deco and Jeffersonian precedents. By Eve M. Kahn

    Beachfront Palladian
    Designed by de la Guardia Victoria Architects, a two-story house in the Bahamas combines local vernacular traditions with Palladian principles. By Annabel Hsin

    The Precast Cabin
    A lakeside residence in eastern Idaho, designed by Buccellato Design and built with man-made timbers, blends outdoor ambience with 21st-century efficiency. By Gordon Bock

    Vintage Vernacular
    A 2,000-acre former hog farm in Cornersville, TN, provides an ideal setting for a fox hunting farmstead designed by Eric Stengel Architecture. By Nancy E. Berry

    Country Club Setting
    A Shingle Style house by Brian Kent Jones Architects blends seamlessly with traditional informal gardens in the central Ohio countryside. By Annabel Hsin

    Georgian Character
    Mark P. Finlay Architects designs a visually modest five-bedroom, 11,000-sq.ft. Georgian- inspired residence in New Canaan, CT, with Colonial Revival additions. By Annabel Hsin

    Gothic Lineage
    SGA Companies' Butterfield House apartment complex in Washington, DC, pays homage to the Gothic Revival specialist William Butterfield within the Capitol Hill historic district. By Eve M. Kahn

    Setting Standards
    In collaboration with Habitat for Humanity, Ariel - The Art of Building, LLC, creates an affordable 1,200-sq.ft. Greek Revival-inspired house in the Susan B. Anthony neighborhood of Rochester, NY. By Will Holloway

    Vintage Style
    Ferguson & Shamamian Architects designs a 4,500-sq.ft. waterfront residence on Martha's Vineyard, MA, that reflects the local Shingle Style and follows an unusual planning tradition. By Lynne Lavelle

    Estate Planning
    A carriage house in Lloyd Harbor, NY, by ADL III Architecture P.C. recalls the richly detailed outbuildings found on the Gold Coast estates of the Gilded Age. By Annabel Hsin

    Creole Cottage
    Charrette Design Group Architects of Mandeville, LA, re-creates a piece of Louisiana's architectural history with an almost 5,000-sq.ft. Creole "cottage" in Houma, LA. By Martha McDonald

    Southern Retreat
    Historical Concepts' design of a single-story warm-weather getaway on South Carolina's Spring Island is informed by the Low Country vernacular of the region.

    Informal Federal
    A farmhouse in Montgomery County, MD, designed by Neumann Lewis Buchanan Architects takes inspiration from the Federal-style farmhouses of the surrounding countryside.

    The Best of Both Worlds
    Historical Concepts' design of a 5,500-sq.ft. house on Spring Island, SC, combines the formal Greek Revival style with informal Low County vernacular traditions.

    Production Design
    The Edenville production house is one of eight floor-plan types designed by Donald Powers Architects for the Traditional Neighborhood Development of Warwick Grove in Warwick, NY.

    Ad Hoc Georgian Revival
    A 9,000-sq.ft. brick residence in Charlotte, NC, designed by Grenfell Architecture, PLLC, is an unusual marriage of French Norman and Georgian Revival styles.

    Good As Old
    John Milner Architects' design of a 6,000-sq.ft. residence along Philadelphia's Main Line draws on 19th-century French precedents and the architecture of local estates constructed at the turn of the 20th century.

    Open Ended
    A 2,800-sq.ft. residence in Columbia County, NY, designed by Kate Johns, AIA, balances local Greek Revival and Federal traditions with an open, contemporary plan.

    Hudson Valley Stronghold
    A residence overlooking the Hudson River in Cold Harbor, NY, designed by Zivkovic Connolly Architects, uses Irish Palladian precedents to create a sense of solidity and mass.

    The Art of Conversation
    New York, NY-based Zivkovic Associates Architects recently worked with London-based John Simpson & Partners on Horace Trumbauer’s Carhart Mansion. The new building shows that additions to historic urban fabric can successfully complement their surroundings – and gain the approval of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Reviewed by Steven W. Semes

    American Neoclassicism
    A formal limestone residence in rural northern Virginia designed by Washington, DC-based Franck Lohsen McCrery, Architects, incorporates the owner’s art collection and takes advantage of the surrounding landscape. By Martha McDonald

    Model Home
    A 2,500-sq.ft. cottage plan available from Beaufort, SC-based Moser Design Group was recently realized at the New Urbanist development of Habersham; its design continues the tradition of Southern vernacular architecture. By Nicole V. Gagné

    East by Northwest
    By drawing on European Classicism and the New England vernacular tradition, a new 10,000-sq.ft. residence by Sullivan Conard Architects of Seattle, WA, breaks from the prevailing styles of the Pacific Northwest. By Lynne Lavelle

    Fluid Forms
    A new five-bedroom residence in southeastern Pennsylvania designed by West Chester, PA-based Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd., was inspired by English and American Arts and Crafts houses. By Hadiya Strasberg

    Ranch Revival
    A rural Texas ranch house designed by Michael G. Imber, Architect, of San Antonio, TX, reflects the clients’ local heritage while invoking more refined Mediterranean references. The one-story residence combines a plaster-finished main façade with Classical elements and other façades of limestone for a formal, yet rugged, exterior. By Hadiya Strasberg

    In Palladio's Shadow
    A traditionally styled house in Rosà, Italy, designed by Parma, Italy-based architect Andrea Pacciani, draws from Palladian precedent – albeit with reduced dimensions and a simpler language – and offers all the comforts of modern living. By Marieke Cassia Gartner

    In the Swim
    A 3,300-sq.ft. natatorium – or indoor swimming pool – added to a residence in Princeton, NJ, was designed by Bernardsville, NJ-based Kennedy-Grant Architecture to complement the 1920s Georgian-style main house. By Martha McDonald

    Sublime Sanctuary
    Ken Tate Architect combines a Federal floor plan with Greek Revival details for a fresh take on both narratives in Oxford, MS. By Nancy Berry

    Classical Language
    A new Palladian-inspired villa designed by Peter Pennoyer Architects houses a collection of Federal furniture and Hudson River School paintings. By Nancy A. Ruhling

    Redefining the Barn
    David Scott Parker Architects’ new carriage house on a Colonial Revival estate in Weston, CT, combines traditional detailing with a modern program. By Annabel Hsin

    Vermont Villa
    For a new house in Windsor County, VT, Albert, Righter & Tittmann combines 19th-century German design precedents with local farmhouse traditions. By Will Holloway

    England on the Potomac
    O'Neill Development and a team of five firms create an English-inspired residential development in Maryland. By Nancy Ruhling

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