Even at 100, San Francisco City Hall couldn't be greener
June 9, 2015, 11:25 a.m. by Matt Hickman
The palatial Beaux-Arts beauty completed in 1915 is named the oldest LEED Platinum-certified building.
England's 19th century sea forts are being converted into offshore party hubs
April 24, 2015, 10:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Let your hair down and party like it's 1899 in a converted Victorian sea fort off of the Isle of Wright.
Inside the micro-apartments of America's oldest indoor shopping mall
January 27, 2015, 6:35 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Indie retail and urban downsizing collide at this smart example of adaptive reuse that breathes new life into a historic shopping center.
Hollyhock House: Frank Lloyd Wright beauty to bloom again following 6-year facelift
January 23, 2015, 4:40 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The architect's flower motif-stamped Los Angeles masterpiece is set to reopen as a museum following extensive renovations.
Students transform leaky bungalow into super-efficient off-campus roost
December 23, 2014, 7 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Who said old houses can't learn new energy-saving tricks?
Mark Zuckerberg antagonizes neighbors with nonstop home renovation
September 22, 2014, 7:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
If there was an 'unlike' button for home renovation projects, the 30-year-old social media tycoon would have earned himself more than a few thumbs down.
Architect behind the 'ugliest house in Queens' responds to his critics
August 21, 2014, 1:15 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Complimentary or not, Thomas Paino welcomes all the attention that his super-efficient Long Island City renovation is getting.
A California homeowner who pays his mortgage by living in the garage [Video]
June 2, 2014, 4:55 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Explaining that his car 'doesn't need its own little home,' L.A. County resident Chris Aune converted his 2-car garage into a cottage and rents out his main house.
Stunning garage-to-cabin conversion enjoys sweeping Puget Sound views
April 17, 2014, 1:05 p.m. by Matt Hickman
A Seattle-based design firm best known for its repurposed cardboard creations tries its hand at small-scale adaptive reuse with absolutely gorgeous results. When can I move in?
Coop du jour: Inside a run-down hen house-turned-rustic family cottage [Video]
April 14, 2014, 1:40 p.m. by Matt Hickman
A Petaluma, Calif. family proves that even the most ramshackle out buildings can be transformed into cozy living spaces with a bit of hard work and creative design.
Preservation work to begin on Buckminster Fuller's dome-shaped digs
March 21, 2014, 2:15 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Naturally, the man who invented the geodesic dome also lived in one. There's no place like dome, right? Now, Bucky's landmark 1960 structure will be restored and opened as a museum.
Electric car charging is on the house at L.A. apartment complex
March 6, 2014, 7:09 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The developers of an office tower-turned-apartment complex near Downtown Los Angeles don't think you really need to own a car to live there. But if you do, it helps to own an EV.