5 creative façade facelifts

Transforming an outdated home can be as simple as renovating the façade. These five renovations via Dwell illustrate how to bring modern details to existing facades.

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1. Architects decided to paint the old-fashioned facade gray and cover the box next door in light-colored larch, according to Dwell.

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2. Opening up the roof of this old factory building in Toronto created a second-floor courtyard. The front door is hidden into an ivy-covered.

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3. Architecture firm SsD added square footage to this Newton, Massachusetts house without sacrificing his home’s lawn, by adding a second floor and roof deck.

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4. San Francisco architect couple Andrew Dunbar and Zoee Astrakhan renovated their 1908 Edwardian in the Mission District by adding salvaged double-insulated window glass panels.

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5. A Michigan couple renovated this lakeside cottage by building around the twin trunks of a maple tree. [Dwell] Christopher Cameron

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