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Renovation Week

A Progressive Synagogue Finds a Home in a Historic NYC Building

In a 1929 building, New York City firm Architecture Research Office carves out a new home for a 43-year-old synagogue, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST), that has been a champion for LGBT equality.

6 Stellar Renovation Stories from Curbed Readers

Here are the best renovation stories from our community.

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10 Cultural Renovations in Detroit

Some of the renovations happening in parks, art spaces, and cultural centers in the city.

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Inside the Beautifully Restored Highland Park Bowl

The gleaming, freshly refurbished bowling alley was hidden under drop ceilings, false walls, and a lot of old trash and treasure. Using tons of vintage and original items from the space's past, the new proprietors revealed what's always been there.

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Ronald Reagan's House Remodeled Into $33M Monster

The sweet midcentury GE Showcase House has been remodeled into another generic mansion, although it does still include the shower where Reagan found out he was going to be president. Aside from that, it's a completely new place.

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Cultural Institutions Undergoing Major Renovations in the Hamptons

From Southampton to Montauk

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Cornerspotted: The New & Improved Union Stables

Yesterday we asked you to guess what this building is and where it's located. It's the Union Stables, which was constructed in 1909 as an urban horse stable. Over the years it's been used as a parking garage, an auto body shop, and warehouse.

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Betsy-South Beach Expansion Underway, Includes New Rooftop Pool

The Betsy-South Beach recently announced an upcoming renovation on their website, describing it as "a careful expansion of The Betsy, preserving our commitment to a high level of intimate, personalized service...

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New Architecture Changing Look of Georgia Tech Campus

A series of new and planned buildings on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus could breathe new life into the architectural feel of the 131-year-old institution. Here we examine five new or upcoming additions to the institution.

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10 NYC Cultural Institutions Undergoing Major Renovations

Some of the biggest cultural institutions in the city are set to undergo some dramatic transformations in the upcoming years including the Met, the MoMA, and even the New York Public Library's Fifth Avenue. Here's a map looking at 10 of them.

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Big Reveal: $899K For This Renovated Redmond 4-BR

Yesterday we asked you to guess the asking price for this renovated 4-BR in Redmond. Apparently it was a real stumper because we didn't see any close guesses. So we'll just go ahead and tell you that the actual asking price is $899K.

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Fully Renovated Six-Unit Building in Rogers Park Seeks $3M

The building features finishes generally seen in downtown rentals

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A Contemporary Renovation in the Amagansett Dunes

This 1960 beach house in the Dunes needed interior spaces reconfigured for modern living. Existing windows were relocated and windows and doors added to allow for more light and easier access to outdoor spaces.

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$975K Renovated Issaquah House Built on a Rock

A geologist built a dream house, so naturally it's built on a rock and has geothermal heat; and then the renovations began.

Impressive Converted Chapel Just Outside of NYC Asks $739K

We've seen our fairshare of converted church abodes, but to cap off this Renovation Week, here's one particularly homey example about 20 miles north of Manhattan. It's got beautiful arched beams, many windows, and a shiny new kitchen.

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How Atlanta is Making Bridges Architecturally Cool

Most metro ATL bridges are pretty boring, constructed of basic concrete or painted steel But now, spruced-up designs include decorative arches, plantings, and lighting. What were once merely necessary pieces of infrastructure are becoming showpieces.

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Handsomely Renovated Tuckahoe Home with Secret Passage to the Pool House

How often does this happen to you? Your kids/weekend guests/mother-in-law are driving you nuts, and you think to yourself, "Self, if only I had a spacious pool house to escape to via a secret passage from the main house. That would be sweet."

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Big Reveal: the Renovated Cambridgeport Victorian

Our special Renovation Week edition of PriceSpotter concludes with the results! Turns out a plurality guessed the correct asking for this 4-BR, 3-BA attached townhouse, with barbecue, in busy, busy Cambridge.

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10 New Orleans Institutions Getting New Lives

In New Orleans, there is so much yearning for places that "ain't dere no more." Here's a map of New Orleans' favorite places, city cultural institutions, and old buildings making a comeback or getting big makeovers.

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D.C. Cultural Institutions Undergoing Renovations

From the National Cathedral to the Watergate Hotel, here are the cultural institutions you should keep your eye on for the next few years. Each one is either currently undergoing or planned to undergo major renovations.

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Recently Redone Cultural Institutions in Boston

The Boston area has seen several notable museums undergo transformative renovations of late, never mind major work on the world's oldest commissioned battleship and New England's biggest aquarium.

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19th-Century Bed-Stuy Townhouse Wants $3M After Gut Renovation

Furniture designer Christiaan Bunce purchased this townhouse last year and has since worked to transform the four level home by adding woodwork, moldings, floors, and of course furniture.

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What $2,400/Month Rents You in San Francisco

In honor of Renovation Week, we'll only be focusing on apartments that have undergone a recent renovation. The amount? $2,400/month. Most are studios, but there is one-bedroom apartment in Portola. Which would you choose?

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Once a Home For Horses, Now a Home For Business

Cornerspotter is the Curbed Seattle feature in which we show you a historical photo taken somewhere in the city and you identify the location. Impress fellow Curbed readers with your knowledge by leaving guesses in the comments.

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What $2500 Rents Across Miami: Renovation Week Edition

Because it's Renovation Week, we decided to add the caveat that the unit or building must have been renovated. Which Miami residence would you choose? Today's budget is $2,500.

Kitchen Remodel Wish List: Which Features Do You Covet Most?

We've already explored what people don't want in their kitchens (Open shelving! Chalkboard walls! Glass-tile backsplashes!) But now it's time—especially in the spirit of Renovation Week—to discuss what you do want.

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How Much For This Renovated Redmond 4-BR?

PriceSpotter is Curbed's asking price guessing game. We provide you with some details and pictures from a real estate listing, and you take a crack at the price in the comments. Tomorrow we reveal the answer. And hey, no cheating!

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What $3,000 Rents in NYC Right Now

This week, in a special edition of Curbed Comparisons, we're looked at renovated apartments across the city that are available for around $3,000. The listings featured include choices from one-to-three bedroom units and are in diverse neighborhoods.

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What $2,600 Rents in Los Angeles

In honor of Renovation Week, we've picked five renovated apartments renting for around the same price across the city—Santa Monica, the Historic Core, Mid-Wilshire, the Cahuenga Pass, and Studio City—but which one is the best deal? You decide!

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5 Pro Tips on Tackling a Renovation

Thinking about taking on a renovation? Before you get your hands dirty, learn a thing or two from local designers, homeowners, and developers who have recently tackled their own projects.

Before and After: Inside a California Winery's Extreme, Modern Makeover

Artisanal design for a maker of small-batch wines

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What You Can Buy Renovated in the Hamptons for $4M

In this week's installment of Curbed Comparisons, we're looking at properties for sale in East Hampton, Water Mill, Quogue, and Southampton. Which one is the best?

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Five Different Studios That Can be Rented for $1,000

New to Chicago or just ready to break free from your room mates and just want to live alone? The good news is that there are always studios for rent throughout the city.

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What $1,500/Month Gets You Around Seattle

Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, where we scour Seattle's rental listings to see what your monthly budget will get you across the city. We decided to find out what $1,500/month can get you around town in a renovated apartment.

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Looking at New Orleans Parks, Then and Now

It's Renovation Week, and that doesn't just apply to homes and buildings that have been fixed up. New Orleans' parks have also gone through big transformations over the years. Here, photos of New Orleans' biggest parks through the years.

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Newly Renovated Oceanfront Townhome on Miami Beach for $4M

A four-story townhouse with ocean views in Mosaic on Miami Beach was just reduced to $3.99 million, down $1 million from its original ask last August, including a private rooftop lounge and a barbecue.

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What $1,500 Rents in Philly Right Now

For Renovation Week, here are five rentals that have been renovated and are up for grabs. Is one person's loft makeover another person's revamped townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $1,500/month.

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Inside a Top-to-Bottom Renovation in Cambridge

A previous owner of 10-12 Malcolm Road in West Cambridge renovated it from top to bottom earlier this decade. That work left behind a modern look and an open floorplan. The whole shebang is now asking $2M-plus.

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5 Places That Renovated Their Hauntings Away

Can a little bit of careful restoration exorcise the demons of the past? Since it's Renovation Week, let's take a look at a few places—from murder houses to cult dens—that have been renovated, or even rebuilt, to seem a little less haunted.