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House Calls

House Calls

Curbed's weekly original tours series takes you inside homes with eye-catching style and big personality—from modern tiny homes to pedigreed midcentury gems and everything in between.

A family makes an I.M. Pei townhouse their own in Society Hill

A couple relishes the challenge of restoring a midcentury modern gem in Philadelphia.

A Chicago loft fit for a dinner party—and a disco

Inside artist and restauranteur Nate Chung’s plant-filled apartment.

In Bushwick, a designer’s own home embodies a quirky, open ethos

Inside Brooklyn designer Michael Yarinsky’s carefully crafted two-bedroom apartment.

A 1950s tract house turned eclectic, colorful sanctuary

A journalist from Mississippi and a photographer from Brooklyn spend four decades making a Santa Barbara tract house their home.

Spice up your life: Paint and accent-color inspo for spring

Springtime color inspiration from some of our favorite Curbed home tours.

A sleek renovation brings sunlight into a 1970s condo

Seattle’s Shed Architecture & Design revamps a unit in a 1970s Green Lake condo, bringing light into dark, low-ceilinged interiors.

A gorgeous renovation sweats the small stuff

A multidisciplinary studio revamps the circa-1980s home of a special client—a founding partner’s mother.

A couple trades their 1800s townhouse for a new-build

An Indianapolis couple trades a 19th-century townhouse for a carefully crafted new-build home

This Atlanta apartment was once an elementary school cafeteria

A media director makes her home in the former cafeteria of a converted school on the National Register of Historic Places.

This striking black house hides light-filled interiors

In Mar Vista, California, a fun family’s bright, minimalist home hides behind a striking, dark facade.

How a ‘swinging ’60s bachelor pad’ became a family home in Silver Lake

How did a hillside bachelor pad transform into a family home for five, twice the size of its original footprint? With the help of five different architects and as many renovations.

In Seattle, multifamily living done right

An architect couple creates a home in a newly developed trio of townhouses in Squire Park.

Making a home in a former candy factory in Brooklyn

Writer, food editor, and podcaster Julia Bainbridge returns to New York City from Atlanta.

Inside a California couple’s DIY Eichler renovation

A California couple transforms an ailing Eichler house to make their midcentury modern fantasies a reality.

Inside New York City’s best homes

From a converted factory in Gowanus to a designer’s own apartment on the Upper East Side

A couple finds their midcentury dream home

Inside a sensitively renovated circa-1965 house in Waikanae, New Zealand.

Inside an 1800s farmhouse turned family home near Philadelphia

What’s old is new again in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

This 400-square-foot studio in Williamsburg is one couple’s home sweet home

A Brooklyn duo makes their home sweet home in a small space.

A Central Park West apartment gets new details that make all the difference

Yun Architecture works with a couple—and a master plaster-worker—to refinish an apartment with stellar views.

Year in Curbed: The best of 2018 House Calls

This year, our weekly column of original home tours took us everywhere from Denver and San Francisco to Paris and Ghent, Belgium.

A midcentury time capsule with an ’80s flair gets a modern update

A Colorado couple gives a 1957 gem a respectful renovation.

‘Energy-efficient design can be simple’

An Indiana couple builds their eco-friendly dream house on 8.5 acres.

In Paris, mixing flea market finds and scores from ‘the French Craigslist’

Writer, creative director, and pastry chef Jackie Kai Ellis makes a home near the Canal St. Martin in the City of Light.

A couple embraces nature with a minimalist house in North Carolina

"We tried to create something that felt very sculptural and responded to the scale of the property," says one of the architects of the house.

After Hurricane Sandy, a couple rebuilds—on 6-foot-tall stilts

"They literally went around with a jigsaw and cut out floors and raised the house without them."

Inside a groovy live-work Maine ranch

A couple—the creative force behind Wary Meyers, a soap and candle company—has made a new ranch home outside Portland, Maine, the ultimate live-work space.

A renovation 47 years in the making—and a mother-son dream team

An interior designer takes on a project with clients he knows well—his parents.

A Ladera Heights designer finds—and remakes—her midcentury dream home

"The specs were perfect. I just knew we would make an offer before I even saw it," says Natalie Myers of Veneer Designs.

A ‘1971 dream palace’ becomes a family’s home sweet home

Making a "totally bizarre, Brutalist, postmodernist" house into a home.

Inside a ‘timeless yet modern’ home in Encino

Proem Studio works with a couple to figure out what the "nuts and bolts" of their life are like—and design a home accordingly.

A micro cabin in Vermont offers an artist refuge

The "Micro House," in Camel’s Hump, Vermont, is a 430-square-foot refuge for an artist.

Inside a hilltop oasis with a pool and ocean views in Mar Vista, California

Design-build firm Marmol Radziner creates a hilltop retreat for a special client—its COO.

Inside an architect’s light-filled family home in a pedigreed Chicago tower

With a view of the city—and Lake Michigan.

A 1949 Hollywood Hills home melds Old Hollywood glamour and midcentury cool

And marries the couple’s East Coast roots with their distinctly Los Angeles house.

Creating an art-filled oasis in Fort Greene

"I like that mix of a high-low feeling—but I try to keep as far away from craftiness as possible."

A Portland couple trades in a farmhouse for their midcentury dream home

They bid an 1890s farmhouse adieu for this 1966 gem.

Two architects turn an 1889 factory into their home and studio in the South Loop

They had dreamt of finding a freestanding building with a little outdoor space and space to grow into: a tall order in the neighborhood, but not impossible.

‘If you take out the art, the building itself can’t stand’

Architect Davide Macullo and artist Daniel Buren collaborate on a whimsical house that combines familiar and the fantastical in a small Swiss town.

Inside a sunny Glendale bungalow that doubles as an artist’s studio

Mixing vintage finds and art by friends, a couple creates a colorful sanctuary.