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Renovation Week

A Classic Eichler Home Steps Into the 21st Century

After living in London and Hong Kong, an international family realizes its dream of calling an Eichler house in California home.

5 Renovation and Decor Tips From Chic Paris Apartments

With housing stock made up largely of historic buildings in various states of repair, and an entrenched, vibrant design scene, Paris is chock-full of eye-candy—and renovation inspiration.

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10 New York City fixer-uppers on the market

For many, fixer-uppers may be the only option in New York's escalating real estate market. Here, we've highlighted ten properties in need of some major TLC that could be true gems.

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Remaking Goose Island, one of Chicago’s great industrial hubs

After years of neglect, many of Chicago's industrial corridors are making big comebacks. Attention continues moving up the Chicago River's North Branch to areas like Goose Island.

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Timeline: LAX's Big Overhaul

Traveling to and from Los Angeles International Airport can be a terrible experience, but a host of completed and upcoming changes promise to make the airport a little more tolerable. Here's a helpful timeline detailing the work that's now underway.

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Inside the House that Built Detroit Hustle, Part 1

Detroit Hustle follows the journey of Amy Haimerl and Karl Kaebnick as they restored a 1914 Georgian Revival home in West Village that they bought in 2013 for $35,000. It was recently appraised for $300,000.

The Biggest Renovation Mistakes—And How to Avoid Them

Architect Melody Emerick reveals the biggest renovation mistakes, and offers advice on how to make sure they don't happen. Spoiler: Stop worrying so much about who might live in your home next.

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The NYPL's Rose Main Reading Room Dazzles, Even Mid-Renovation

As the New York Public Library wraps up construction on its iconic reading room, get a peek behind the scaffolding

8 tips for renovating a small space

Interior designer Jessica Helgerson, tiny home designer and inhabitant, shares her time-tested strategies.

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Exclusive: Inside the Divine Lorraine Renovations

The historic Divine Lorraine Hotel is on track to open at the end of the year after a $44 million top-to-bottom renovation. Curbed Philly got an exclusive tour of the property's apartments.

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Father and Son Architects Transform a Century-Old Park Slope Brownstone

Over a year ago, Zachary Lewis came across a townhouse on sale in the Park Slope Historic District Extension. His family was looking to purchase a townhouse to renovate, and so they jumped on the offer, and today it's a modern rental building.

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10 Renovated Homes For Sale in Los Angeles

We're kicking off Renovation Week with a look at some recently updated houses around the city, from midcentury fortresses to studio apartments. Some remodelers have tried to preserve historic elements, some have updated just about everything.

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Map: 10 SF Cultural Institutions Undergoing Major Renovations

It's still renovation week, so why should SFMOMA have all of the fun? San Francisco's cultural scene is always changing, growing, expanding, and for that matter moving. If you want to keep cultured, you've got to stay au courant.

The 10 Best Renovated Homes for Sale Across the U.S.

From a midcentury stunner in Washington state to a modest, but no-less lovely, townhouse in Washington, D.C., we've got you covered.

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Revisiting 10 Celebrity Homes in NYC With Epic Renovations

Most everyone likes some good celebrity real estate gawking, so in that spirit and in honor of Curbed's first-ever Renovation Week, we've rounded up 10 of the best finished and on-going renovations in celeb-owned homes.

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10 D.C. fixer-uppers on the market

Fixer-uppers don't often have the most attractive listing photos, but they do gush with pride with words that prove that sure this isn't the best looking house on the block, but it could be with your help.

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LA Cultural Institutions Undergoing Renovations

From theaters to museums to theme parks, take a look at some of the LA sites now getting updates. Some renovations are minor and some will be transformative, reinventing familiar LA landmarks for a new generation of visitors.

First Look: Yale Center for British Art, a Restored Louis Kahn Gem

After eight years of planning and a 16-month closure for renovations, the storied museum reopens to the public once again, giving patrons and visitors a new appreciation for Louis Kahn’s vision.

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New Orleans Fixer-Uppers on the Market

Looking for a project? Roll up your sleeves with any of these fixer-uppers on the market in New Orleans right now. Including stately mansions needing updates, blighted shotguns, and everything in between, representing a range of price points.

5 Design Blogs Every Renovation Obsessive Should Know

From New York's Hudson Valley to Palm Springs-area California, homes across America are getting the renovation treatment. Here are five blogs tracking their progress.

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How One NYC Design Firm Brings Our Best Historic Buildings Back to Life

Even if you don't know the name EverGreene Architectural Arts, there's a good chance that you know the firm's work. It would be difficult not to; the firm has been involved in the care and upkeep of some of the country's most recognizable landmarks.

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Tour the Designers' Show House 2016

The 5,300-square-foot 1927 Tudor in Grosse Pointe Park opens for tours this weekend and proceeds benefit the Junior League of Detroit.

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East Austin Demolition Fight Highlights Preservation Issues

Discussion over the possible demolition of an older home on a historically important Eastside street is part of the rising awareness of how inequitably historic designations were allotted in the past. It also brings up the question of whether such designations serve the particular community they’re in or only contribute to gentrification.

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Inside the House that Built Detroit Hustle, Part 2

Author Amy Haimerl tells us about the not-so-glamorous financial aspects of renovating a historic home in Detroit.

Restoring a Historic House: 7 Tips and Tricks

Restoring a historic house can be one of the most exciting—and overwhelming—experiences. We spoke with interior designer (and serial old-house renovator) Steven Gambrel to find out his must-know tips for taking on any restoration project.

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Renovating a House? Bookmark Brick + Beam

The group has a wealth of resources for your home renovation, including historic district info, insurance, security, diy info ... and general support.

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Renovation Week Recap: What You May Have Missed This Week

Catch up on the best of Curbed NY's first-ever Renovation Week

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Curbed Comparisons: Which Renovated Apartment Would You Rent?

This week you can choose from a hot pink Bywater shotgun with one bedroom, a two-bedroom industrial loft in the Lower Garden District, a very, very, very nice Uptown victorian, a French Quarter two-bedroom, or a brand new studio in the CBD.

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Strolling Long Island City's Jackson Avenue, Where New Buildings Abound

New condos, rentals, hotels, and offices are popping up on Long Island City's Jackson Avenue at a breakneck pace. Here, we visit the short throughway to catch up on all that's going on.

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Austin Curbed Comparison: Renovation Week Edition

It's Renovation Week at Curbed, so we're offering a bonus Curbed Comparisons: five recently renovated properties for rent right now, all around the city.

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Atlanta Rent for Renovated Properties

For a special Renovation Week installment of Curbed Comparisons, let's journey to renovated rentals throughout Atlanta, from gritty-chic in Reynoldstown, farm fresh in Oakhurst, to one decadent for-lease estate in Buckhead. Price range: $1K to $10K.

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Five Times the City of Seattle Got 'Renovated'

It's Renovation Week so we might as well dig in to the many times Seattle itself received a bit of a remodel

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Restoration Work Progresses at Rosenwald Courts

Located in the heart of Chicago’s south side Bronzeville neighborhood, work continues on a massive renovation project to turn shuttered 1929 apartments back into residences. The historic property was once the home of a number of notable residents.

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Curbed Comparisons: Detroit Renovated Properties Edition

We looked all over the city for renovated rentals for you!

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Landmark Oscar Mayer Mansion Receiving Big Overhaul

After years of neglect, the historic Oscar Mayer mansion in Evanston is being completely renovated and returns to market seeking $2.95M.

Restored Hamptons Victorian Asks $5.75M

With beautiful grounds and impressive interior details, this circa-1900 home in is a real Hamptons dream. Look out for kitchen and bathroom updates that equip the 5,000-square-foot home for comfortable modern living.

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The Hills in the Harbor

Take a sneak peak at Governors Island's newest attraction: three man-made hills that allow visitors to climb 70 feet above the New York Harbor for some of the most jaw-dropping views around.

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Inside Atlanta Bestselling Author's Tybee Beach Homes

Upcoming book launch party benefits Beltline's "Light the Line" initiative. The event is scheduled for May 15 at Ponce City Market. In addition to owning a home in Avondale Estates, author Mary Kay Andrews rents renovated cottages on Tybee Island.

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Renovated Boston Apartments for Rent

Our latest Curbed Comparisons deep dives into recently renovated apartments asking around $5,000 a month. These include units in Back Bay, Charlestown, and Beacon Hill.