September 2007 Table of Contents

Relationship by Design Relationship by Design

The excerpts above are part of a June 2007 discussion on kitchen designer Peggy Deras' blog, Although the bloggers are kitchen designers and architects, the same discussion could just as well have occurred between remodelers and architects. Read more

The 2007 REMODELING Design Awards

The winners of the 2007 REMODELING Design Awards showcase the best in residential and light commercial remodeling across the country. From an island house addition to a log house update to a paint factory renovation, these projects highlight the work of talented design and construction teams. Read more

Merit Award: Additions: East Meets West

The client, a Harvard professor of Japanese sociology, wanted a multipurpose addition ó a beautiful entryway, a functional and spacious home office, and a serene sitting area. Read more

Merit Award: Design/Build: Backyard Embrace

Architect Kai Tong, with Hopkins & Porter in Potomac, Md., said that “the porch is doing exactly what the owners want it to: It embraces their backyard, is functionally connected to what happens inside the house, and it gives them good access through two different locations for landscaping tasks.” Read more

Merit design/build remodeling design award

The homeowner didn't like the visibility of the laundry machines upon entering the home; she wanted them accessible but unseen. Designer Shawn Sweeney created open “lockers” for each family member along with shelving for shoes and drawers for miscellaneous items. Read more

Best design/build remodeling design award

It was a "gutsy move" to replace a gabled roof with a shed roof, said the judges of this "beautiful" renovation of a 1920s bungalow. "But they made it work." Read more

Merit Award: Old-House Renovation: Mile-High Mediterranean

Every lovely old neighborhood has an eyesore, and this 1926 Denver home had been sufficiently neglected and insensitively expanded to fit the bill. Read more

Merit whole-house remodeling design award

By rethinking the space and maximizing sun exposure, architect Mary Cerrone and remodeler Charles Fisher transformed this dark, cramped row house into a dramatic, coherent home. Read more

Grand Award: Whole-House Remodeling: A Modern Classic

The front porch is an enduring icon of the American Craftsman style, but the porch on this 1920s bungalow was buried by a dark mass of shingles encasing a sculpture gallery when its owners bought it in 1994. Read more

Whole-house remodeling design award

It all began when an interior designer friend asked architect Stephen Muse whether an interior wall could be moved to increase the size of a wet bar in this 1970s home. Read more

Best whole-house remodeling design award

Driven by the clients' passion for gardening and art, this home is the dazzling synthesis of a big idea and a modest slice of mid-century architecture. Read more

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