A 1970s Sausalito Home Is Renovated by Feldman Architecture

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                                After a newly retired couple visited Sausalito, California, on their way from Hong Kong to South America, they decided to plunk down roots and buy a 1970s home, now called <a href="http://feldmanarchitecture.com/project/sausalito-outlook/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sausalito Outlook</a>, overlooking the San Francisco Bay. They hired <a href="http://feldmanarchitecture.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Feldman Architecture</a> to update the outdated interior and help them put their own unique stamp on it, which included making room for their collections of vinyl records, design books, and vintage Coca-Cola bottles.
In the main living area, they removed a wall to open the space up and added a 9 foot tall shelving system to hold their books. The floor-to-ceiling shelving unit continues down the wall and transitions into storage for their vinyl. The library replaced two spare bedrooms and is connected to a sitting room with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the views. Photos by Joe Fletcher.
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A Refurbished Victorian Cottage in Melbourne by SWG STUDIO

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This Victorian cottage is an attached, single story row house in Melbourne, Australia, that keeps its original exterior charm while being refurbished on the interior. Designed by SWG STUDIO, the non-original addition of the Jazz Up Residence was renovated while increasing its square footage resulting in a modern, more functional house. The original hallway still accesses two bedrooms and leads to the newly designed back area of the house. The kitchen was opened up and is now part of a larger space that includes a dining area and a sitting area. They were also tasked with adding as much storage as possible. Soft grey built-ins were installed matching the kitchen cabinets helping to unify the open room. Slate tiles in the addition were removed and replaced with wood floors that match the rest of the house Photos by Sarah Anderson.
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A 70s Condo Becomes a Modern NYC Apartment with a Sleeping Loft

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This second floor apartment began as a dated 1970s condo stuck in time before STADT Architecture were hired to renovate it for a young professional. Located on the Upper West Side in New York City, the apartment’s new plan divided it into three levels – a vertical loft – with walnut wood floors and paneling connecting them. A wall of white, built-in storage cabinets rests along one side of the living room, a contrast to the warm walnut wood. Two main requests came from the owner: to enlarge both the sleeping loft and the bathroom. To make that happen, the wall overlooking the living area was taken down and the bed was moved to create a bed and headboard structure with storage. That eliminated the need for a guard rail, thereby making more space. The now opened up space on the other side of the loft becomes a wall of
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A 70s Condo Becomes a Modern NYC Apartment with a Sleeping Loft

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This second floor apartment began as a dated 1970s condo stuck in time before STADT Architecture were hired to renovate it for a young professional. Located on the Upper West Side in New York City, the apartment’s new plan divided it into three levels – a vertical loft – with walnut wood floors and paneling connecting them. A wall of white, built-in storage cabinets rests along one side of the living room, a contrast to the warm walnut wood. Two main requests came from the owner: to enlarge both the sleeping loft and the bathroom. To make that happen, the wall overlooking the living area was taken down and the bed was moved to create a bed and headboard structure with storage. That eliminated the need for a guard rail, thereby making more space. The now opened up space on the other side of the loft becomes a wall of
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A 1950s Micro Apartment Is Renovated for Modern Times

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-1950s-micro-apartment-is-renovated-for-modern-times/george-micro-apartment-j-in-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/George-micro-apartment-J-IN-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A 1950s Micro Apartment Is Renovated for Modern Times" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.j-in.com.au/george/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">George</a> is among several identical studio apartments that once housed nurses in the 1950s in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia. With just 28 square meters, the micro apartment needed a major renovation to make it work for today&#8217;s standards and that&#8217;s where <a href="https://www.j-in.com.au/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">J-IN&#8217;s</a> Douglas Wan comes in. All internal walls were removed and with a new steel beam installed, the interior no longer required load-bearing walls to keep the ceiling up. That opened the design plan up to just about anything.
The new living space takes up a large portion of the square footage, blocked from front door by a corridor of wooden storage. The same light plywood continues into the living area with a floating multipurpose unit that goes from a large seating area for eight people to a bed that sleeps two in a matter of minutes. Built-in storage surrounds it and keeps things concealed when not in use. Back
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The Beach Cottage: A 1957 Beach House in Southern California Goes Modern

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-beach-cottage-a-1957-beach-house-in-southern-california-goes-modern/surfside-beach-lab-house-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/Surfside-Beach-Lab-House-1-810x589.jpg" alt="The Beach Cottage: A 1957 Beach House in Southern California Goes Modern" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.surfprojects.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Surfside Projects</a> set out to turn a 1957 ranch in the coastal city of Encinitas, California, into a fun, environmentally conscious modern home called <a href="http://www.surfprojects.com/portfolio/the-beach-cottage/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">The Beach Cottage</a>. They used the project as a bit of an experiment to test out new materials and techniques while keeping the charm of the original beach bungalow intact.
The original two-bedroom, one-bathroom structure remained the same but they upgraded it to code. The new angled volume replaced a dilapidated 60’s addition, built right on top of the old concrete slab. Around back, long overhangs offer shelter from the sun while allowing natural light into the interior. Massive sliding glass doors open up to create that indoor/outdoor living feel. Succulents and desert friendly plants were planted to add life to the once bare backyard (see before photos below!). The cabinet doors in the kitchen are decked out with sheets of Marine-grade plywood right off the
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Homelabdesign Renovates a 60m2 Apartment in Valencia

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                                <a href="http://homelabdesign.com/index.html"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Homelabdesign</a> renovated <a href="http://homelabdesign.com/reforma-piso-quart.html"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">a flat</a> near Towers Quart in the city center of Valencia, Spain, for a young couple and their baby. Spanning 60m2, the space boasted high ceilings and historic details they chose to restore while giving it a contemporary spin and new layout.
The new layout has a better flow between the rooms and feels more open. One of the family’s requests was lots of storage which is incorporated throughout. The kitchen is separated from the living room by a new wood and glass wall that keeps the sight lines open while offering definition. Detailed moldings were added to work with the original ones for a more cohesive look. The floors are covered in two materials – wood in a herringbone pattern and classic black and white tiles in the kitchen, hallway, and bathroom.
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