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Rustic Renovation Celebrates Minimalism in Canada

Scott & Scott Architects completed North Vancouver House, a rustic renovation of a 1950s post-and-beam house in Canada. The project is the result of a collaboration between the architect and the client, two history professors, and their shared interest in traditional buildings and materials.“The house, while extensively renovated over the years, had a modest ...

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Duplex in Sweden Proves That Small Can Feel Spacious

Spotted by Freshome on real estate broker Alvhem‘s website, this two-story duplex in Gothenburg, Sweden, features a delightful terrace. Blending refinement and functionality, the 668-square-foot home accommodates living areas on the main floor and a cozy loft bedroom on the upper level.Whitewashed walls and floors painted a light gray ensure a spacious feel. A custom-built stairway, made ...

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Small Apartment in Sweden Has a Charming Bistro Feel

We love the dynamic character this small apartment in Sweden exudes. Discovered by Freshome on real estate broker Alvhem‘s website, the 430-square-foot crib has a combined kitchen and living space, a bedroom and a bathroom.The apartment, overlooking the central Kungsgatan (King’s Street) in Gothenburg, has a charming bistro feel. From the tiny south-facing balcony, the inhabitants can ...

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São Paulo Apartment Loses Walls and Ceiling, Gains Space and Style

Apartment Joaquim was recently upgraded by the creative team at RSRG Architects and displays an intriguing open layout. The project is located in a 1950s-era building in São Paulo, Brazil. “After the demolition of some walls and placement of structural reinforcements, the apartment layout turned out almost completely free of physical boundaries,” the architects said. The ...

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Minimalist Swiss Chalet Embraces Surrounding Vistas

Savioz Fabrizzi Architects designed this chalet in the village of Val d’hérens, Switzerland. Constructed of concrete, this home has wood-clad upper levels that allude to the style of the barns in the area. This wood is carried inside for a smooth and sleek look.“On the ground floor, the daily rooms center ...

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5 Design Resolutions for 2016 to Make Today

Image: BG Architecture“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” — Oprah WinfreyWhile Oprah probably said this in reference to self-improvement, why not take her quote and apply it to home improvement? We’ve put together five design resolutions to help you get your home’s design ...

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Every Day Is a Staycation in This Minimalist Home in Belgium

Dutch firm JUMA Architects completed the conversion of a 1976 bungalow in Belgium into a modern villa with a peaceful ambiance. Entitled Project K, the residence features minimalist interiors, with bright finishes and a harmonious design scheme throughout.“An L-shaped volume containing a covered terrace and the master bedroom was built around the swimming pool,” ...

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Chicago Brownstone Gets a Thoroughly Modern Update

Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, this beautifully renovated brownstone updated by Hufft Projects seamlessly merges old and new. The facade of the 5,100-square-foot Webster House preserves the original detailing of the historic building.The back of the home, however, displays a contemporary look, with two levels of fully glazed floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the backyard. The ...

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Rich Textures Maximize Small London Apartment

Studio Keir Townsend shared photos and information about Bramham Gardens, a stylish redesign of a small apartment in London’s South Kensington neighborhood. The updated crib, a mere 430 square feet, features an open plan that includes kitchen, dining and living areas, plus a bedroom and a three-quarter bathroom.The project developers tore down all unnecessary walls to make moving around ...

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