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    A Fidi Loft With Room for the Pokémon: Before and After PhotosArchitect Shane Neufeld’s streamlined renovation for Yuan Jiang and William Chen.
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    Mort & Me in Bed-StuyThe artist Simone Bodmer-Turner lives in this apartment of her own devising with her rescue dog, Mort.
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    Let’s Make Our New Townhouse Feel Like This Biophilic HotelThe couple who bought this new townhouse loved the natural feel of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, so they hired its architects.
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    The Couple That Built Very Different, His and Hers Apartments, Side by SideShe collects stuff, he likes pared-down traditionalist Japanese rooms. After years of marriage, Dorothy and Stephen Globus grew apart. What to do?
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    Joni Mitchell, Meet Edith WhartonMusician Chase Cohl checked into the Lafayette House early in the pandemic — and never left.
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    Quilts, Nan Goldin, and a Cello-Shaped DresserArtist Sam Roeck’s Williamsburg apartment is full of art he made, art by his friends and family, and many quilts.
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    Saving the Modernist Scull House in the HamptonsDesigner Lisa Perry has restored it and is turning it into Onna House, a gallery for women artists.
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    A Neo-Moderne Reinvention of a Derelict Village House, Abandoned for 10 YearsBefore and after photos.
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    When a Gallerist Asks One of Her Artists to Redo Her Farmhouse UpstateValerie Goodman enlisted Jacques Jarrige to create a new interior — plus all the furniture and the art.
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    Fashion Designer Maryam Nassir Zadeh Is Raising Two Kids in This All-White Loft“We’re working on becoming more minimal.”
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    A Mid-Pandemic Move to a Former YMCA in Hudson“It was the Brooklyn lifestyle we always wanted…without the crowded streets and the inflated prices.”
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    The 17-Year Bed-Stuy Brownstone RenovationRodney Lawrence and Terry Sonterre took their time.
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    Just for Men No More: Before and After Photos of a Former Uptown Men’s ClubRiver Terrace has always been a Washington Heights power building. Its renovated men’s club now welcomes all.
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    Artist Andres Serrano’s Medieval-Style Greenwich Village Triplex“I realized that the things that made the most sense here were religious in nature.”
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    Before and After: Revival of an Actress’s Dated CondoTess Soltau enlisted White Arrow to gut-reno her apartment with showstopping views.
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    A Two-Bedroom, With Room for a ScooterInterior designer Kammi Reiss created a serene apartment her husband could navigate with ease.
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    Then-and-Now Photos: Staying Put In the Same One-Bedroom for 60 YearsArchitectural historian Andrew Alpern bought his one-bedroom Chelsea apartment in 1962 with no intention to ever leave. And he hasn’t.
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    Meet the Residents of a New Low-Income Building by Robert A.M. Stern ArchitectsIn Brownsville, Brooklyn, not on Billionaires’ Row.
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    Curbed’s 10 Most-Read Great Rooms Stories in 2021They include stories about a storefront church, a rock-star journalist, and a 300-square-foot East Village studio.
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    Wait, You Bought a Used Lighthouse on Long Island?Randy Polumbo won the 1899 Orient Point landmark in a government auction and turned it into an artists’ retreat.
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    Making an 1840s Cobble Hill Townhouse Whole Again: Before and After PhotosA project by Peter Guthrie and Susanne Schaal’s Yellowtrees studio.
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    A Very Modern Life in a Very Old Stone HousePeter Speliopoulos and Robert Turner bought the 1720s Hudson Valley house and took their time with it.
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    J. Morgan Puett’s 94-Acre Industrial-Chic Country CompoundIt’s featured in photographer Simon Upton’s book, New York Interiors.
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    A Blue-Floored Loft That ‘Looks Like a Hardware Store Exploded’An impromptu visit with artist and How to Make Mistakes on Purpose author Laurie Rosenwald.
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    A Dated Fifth Avenue Penthouse Sees the LightWORKac architects let the views in.
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    How Peter Lane Created His 32-Foot Wall of Clay for the Salon of Art and DesignIn the studio with the ceramicist and his team as they prepare an immersive installation for the Park Avenue Armory.
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    A Sleek, Cozy Postwar Alcove Studio Gut Renovation: Before and After PhotosShawn Henderson knew just what to do when he moved from a prewar walk-up to a smaller postwar apartment. Before and After Photos.
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    Living in a One-Bedroom MuseumThomas Lollar — ceramicist, teacher, and, most of all, collector — can always find space for his latest discovery.
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    A New Book Asks Artists, Designers and Writers: What Is Home for You?Excerpts from Charlotte Moss’s new book, ‘Home: A Celebration.’
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    Bed in a BoxJust how much drama can you pack into a studio apartment?
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    An Urbane Connecticut FarmhouseThe architecture firm Husband Wife’s clients didn’t want their country house to be too country.
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    An Artist’s Bed-Stuy House That Feels Like It’s in the CountryAdrian Nivola found what he wanted.
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    A Brooklyn Storefront Church, Resurrected As a Family HomeVirginie Sommet’s latest project, in Ocean Hill.
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    The Bingo Heiress’s Fantastical DuplexWith its Fragonard staircase, koi-pond bathroom, and rodeo-themed kitchen, Gail Ann Lowe Maidman’s home is like nothing else on the Upper East Side.
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    A Horse Trailer Named Beauty Gets a MakeoverGraphic designer Laura Valenzuela’s upstate pandemic project (she learned how to weld!)
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    A (Semi) Fixer-Upper in Stuyvesant HeightsInterior stylist J.C. Garcia-Lavin and real-estate broker George Fesser each deployed their complementary skills when they took on a townhouse.
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    A Joyful Brownstone in BushwickAttorney, influencer, and mother Cynthia Andrew and her husband, Les, teamed up with the Brownstone Boys on their first renovation.
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    She Lost a View But Gained a GalleryConstruction of a hotel next door to Han Feng’s loft covered her east-facing windows, so she came up with a plan.
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    A Book About the Influential Brooklyn Design Firm, WorksteadTheir work is “tied to the past and … living in today.”
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    From Townhouse to BauhausAfter years in a Greenwich Village brownstone, Alexandra Pappas wanted to live her modernist dream. To a point.
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    His Harlem One-Bedroom Became His Pandemic Artist’s GarretStuck at home during lockdown, Larry Bentley finally had time to paint.
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    A Live-in, Surf-Out Rockaways DIY Design LabDaniel King and Emma Hastil started their company, Locus of Occult, at home by the beach during the pandemic.
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    A Country Home (With a Fireplace and a Mini-Forest) on a Nomad RooftopDavid Nosanchuk designed a penthouse that blots out the city for his client, Tom O’Shea.
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    This Used to Be the “Ugliest House on Mt. Merino”Jeff Hayenga and Michael Belanger’s long-simmering upstate project.
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    A Flatbush Brownstone That Feels Like The CaribbeanShelley Worrell’s friends and family reno project
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    A Maximalist Tries Living Like Donald Judd“More is more” designer Brock Forsblom tries living with less.
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    Halloween Director David Gordon Green’s Kubrick-Inspired NYC LoftA high-tech space odyssey.
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    A Williamsburg Loft Just Waiting on Its 3-D-Printed BirdsSebastian Errazuriz refuses to accept life as it is.
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    A Visit to the Soon-to-Open Museum of American Restaurant ChinaIt’s upstairs at Fishs Eddy on 19th Street and Broadway in the private sanctum of proprietor Julie Gaines.
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    Barbara Jakobson Thinks of Her Art-Filled Townhouse As Her AutobiographyShe’s lived here since 1965 and now gets up and down its five floors on her spiffy new stair-climbing “worm.”
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