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.
In California, a stylish carport-to-guest cottage conversion [Video]
January 22, 2014, 12:48 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Instead of filling a small storage space attached to their carport with old exercise equipment and boxes of junk, Craige and Jennifer Walters transformed it into a 150-square-foot tiny house with plenty of midcentury modern flair.
In Beijing, a ghost-plagued fixer-upper that eludes renovation
October 28, 2013, 5:10 p.m. by Matt Hickman
In Beijing, a city positively lousy with supernatural hotspots, one historic mansion in desperate need of some long-overdue TLC just can't seem to catch a break due to its ghostly reputation.
Rapper-turned-home-renovator goes Amish for new show
October 22, 2013, 9 a.m. by Matt Hickman
In his latest home improvement adventure for the DIY Network, renaissance man Vanilla Ice moves to Ohio's Amish country to learn some old-school renovation techniques.
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