Rearranged home layouts, refreshed kitchens, and updated dining rooms take these modern home renovations to the next level. Take a look at the sleek renovations and remodels from the Dwell community that piqued our editor’s interest this week.

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1. Hampstead House

Architect: RobitailleCurtis, Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

From the architect: “A vintage 1960’s property, the existing house was divided into a series of small rooms with a decor from another era. Our clients wanted to freshen up the look & feel of their new home and granted [us] full license to re-imagine how best to transform the house into a home designed for a thriving modern family.Our first instincts were to open the spaces to one another to create a less compartmentalized living experience. We demolished walls separating the kitchen and dining room, as well as walls between the living room and den. Large areas of new modern glazing were introduced to bring daylight into the home and to connect the main living areas to the outdoors and to one another.By combining the kitchen and dining experience in one large room a generous space was created where the family can easily interact or entertain in an open space that is modern and inviting. The large glass doors open to a new south facing terrace.”

Custom kitchen island and cabinets designed by RobitailleCurtis, built by Kastella. Solid wood C401 stool by Kastella in rustic walnut with oil rubbed finish.

Custom kitchen island and cabinets designed by RobitailleCurtis, built by Kastella. Solid wood C401 stool by Kastella in rustic walnut with oil rubbed finish.

Photo: Adrien Williams

2. FA2 House

Architect: Urbanscape Architects, Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada



From the project uploader: “The FA2 house, is a renovation of a 1960’s side split home, completed in 2017. Designed for a creative, middle-aged couple with adult children, the house is an exercise in accommodating opposite, yet complementary personalities.Without art on the walls, the art of the FA2 house is in the way it is lived in. The mélange of activities [available are] organized around the central structure, a bright light well connecting the basement to the top floors. The couple remains connected and visible to each other even when participating in varied activities: one could be tuning a car and the other cooking a meal, each master of their respective domains. The open structure of the house, both internal and external, extends into how it is used, interpreted, and lived-in by occupant and neighbor.”

Photo: Revelateur Studio

3. The McCarthy Project

Architect: Linton Architects, Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

From the builder:  “We revitalized this 1972 Jon Condoret design with a full-house renovation … by Linton Architects and decorated by Robin McCarthy. We switched the locations of the kitchen and dining room, adding a folding door unit out into the new screen porch for a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor eatery. The new kitchen boasts Statuario marble counters, custom cabinetry, open white oak shelving, top of the line gourmet appliances, and a new folding door from LaCantina out into the new screen porch. Jon Condoret was a huge part of the modernist house movement in NC, and we hope this project brings more attention to the one-of-a-kind work he has done throughout our state.”

We lost two doors and a window, and installed this massive folding door unit from LaCantina, creating a seamless flow from indoor to outdoor eatery.

We lost two doors and a window, and installed this massive folding door unit from LaCantina, creating a seamless flow from indoor to outdoor eatery.

Photo: Actual Size Builders, Inc.

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