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House Calls

House Calls

Curbed's weekly original tours series takes you inside homes with eye-catching style and big personality—from modern tiny homes to pedigreed midcentury gems and everything in between.

In Denver, a family puts a modern twist on the classic ranch house

Embracing the indoor-outdoors in the Mile High City.

A former pub becomes a couple’s home sweet home

A couple walks into a bar—but this renovation was no joke; fitting out the house for full-time occupancy took work.

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In San Francisco’s Alamo Square, an architect embraces all things vintage

John Toya has filled his apartment with furniture from the ’60s, objects from his travels, and vintage stereo equipment, artwork, and various finds.

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Inside a net-zero ‘cabin in the city’ by Olson Kundig

The homeowner and architect have been friends for five decades.

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A Northern Liberties Victorian becomes an architect’s family home

Combining color, character, and serendipity in one townhouse.

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In Park Slope, reviving a 1901 townhouse—with a contemporary twist

Period details and contemporary art coexist in a knockout turn-of-the-century Brooklyn townhouse revamped by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design.

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How an interior designer turned an Oakland one-bedroom into two

Interior designer Justina White had to compromise on size in her Oakland, California home—she shares a one-bedroom with her daughter—but that was no excuse to give style a short shrift.

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A midcentury kit house becomes weekend getaway for two families

In Stinson Beach, California, a revived 1958 kit house is a co-owned weekend retreat for two families.

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A Spanish bungalow is reimagined in Beverly Grove

Cole Martin and Jack Rayner opened up their small 1920s home, adding a deck and a music studio in the garage. The result is perfectly customized to fit their needs.

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In Brooklyn, a creative director embraces color, pattern, and plants

"I have to laugh when stylists and designers talk about a single pop of color."

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A 684-square-foot architectural gem gets a polish at California’s fabled Sea Ranch

A Bay Area couple goes up the coast to take on a classic.

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A West Loop loft gets a tailored remodel

Before the remodel, the loft looked like the sort of place Gordon Gekko of Wall Street might want.

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In Nolita, a creative woman makes a home—and her mark

A creative woman makes her mark in a Nolita apartment

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A hilltop midcentury modern time capsule gets a sensitive remodel in Berkeley

"[Fischer Architecture] wanted to be reverent and respectful to what the home was, bring it up to date, and make it my home."

Rescuing a 1910 Craftsman cottage from a series of unfortunate remodels

A designer combines an array of styles in her own Tacoma home.

In Richmond, a creative couple makes an old house their canvas

Even though their tastes skew modern, one couple saw how an 1895 brick home could have a classic shell and a modern heart.

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Making a modern home 75 feet from the L train on Chicago’s Southport Corridor

The architect saw the unique site as an opportunity.

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A 190-year-old Tribeca townhouse is reborn with historic—and eclectic—touches

Two artists revive a piece of old New York.

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In Palm Springs, a couple embraces midcentury style—and green design

Earth-friendly features include solar energy, water-saving systems and appliances, and low-VOC paint—things nearly unheard of in the middle of the 20th century.

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A remodel brings a couple closer together

"I can still picture her with that drum sander. Who else would do this with me?"

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In Logan Square, a defunct grocery store turned modern live-work space

It took the couple, co-founders of Moss Design in Chicago, two years to find the right building for the home and office they envisioned.

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Classic midcentury modern home dazzles after careful remodel

This Sacramento midcentury gem had fabulous bones, which were updated and polished for how people live today.

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A dancer-turned-designer makes a graceful Fort Greene home

John Sorensen-Jolink uses a sense of movement to create a Brooklyn home.

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In Noe Valley, an architect couple transforms a teardown

Two architects scrap an uninhabitable house and start over.

11 midcentury homes for the holidays

Midcentury modern homes are often featured in our House Calls column and the reason is simple: Great design is eternally appealing.

A couple scores the ultimate midcentury time capsule

If anything could be considered a midcentury modern miracle, this is it.

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In Dallas, a developer creates an enclave of modern houses—and her dream home

A modern architecture lover taps Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects to build her dream house in Dallas.

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A home of her own

A Dallas woman creates a house that’s built to last—and just for her.

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Marfa modern: Inside an adobe home turned monastic retreat

Architect Michael Morrow of Kinneymorrow Architecture redesigns a classic adobe house in Marfa, Texas.

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‘I wanted something authentic’

A memory of a vintage Texas ranch house inspires a modern home.

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A vintage dealer and stylist remakes a ranch house

In the Santa Monica Mountains, Jennifer Maxcy turned a dark, dreary ranch into a light-filled, accessible home.

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An interior designer makes a debonair home—and statement—on the Lower East Side

Inspired by an early-20th-century raconteur, bicoastal interior designer Tim Campbell makes a home on the Lower East Side.

‘Do you think I could ever afford to build a modern house?’

That’s what the Walker family asked their architect. He answered by designing a home for under $200 per square foot.

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A pair of architects create a home for their grand collection

A husband-and-wife architect team has created a museum-like home to house their collection.

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In a charming East Falls home, art runs in the family

A family of artists with three dogs makes a childhood home their own

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‘Nature is the ultimate luxury, and no fancy city house can match it’

New York City residents find peace upstate in an historic farmhouse

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Falling for a pristine midcentury home—and each other

In Echo Park, an interior designer and fashion designer team up to update a gorgeous midcentury home.

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Russian Hill home brings together a couple’s eclectic tastes

A designer and her husband make their first home together in San Francisco.

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‘We never dreamed we’d live in a Neutra house’

A midcentury modern-loving couple finds their dream house where they least expect it.