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19th Century engine house becomes rough-luxe retreat in Cornwall

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Spotted on Unique Home Stays, this heavenly retreat will offer you the opportunity to vacation in an historically preserved 19th century engine house, located in Trelion, Cornwall, United Kingdom. Named “The Stack”, this self-catering retreat offers its guests phenomenal sweeping vistas of Fal Valley. The feeling you will get from staying at this home is one of […]



Luxury restored in a 300 year old house in St. Moritz, Switzerland

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Built in 1680, this beautifully restored home is ideally located near St. Moritz, a luxury alpine resort town in Switzerland’s Engadin valley. This dwelling is typical to the region carefully restored over the past three years to a jewel, where no wishes have been left unfulfilled. Throughout this dream home, all floors and roof structures were restored to their […]

Creekside retreat surrounded by a grove of California redwoods

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Originally constructed in 1954, this creekside retreat has been completely transformed by Richardson Architects, located in Mill Valley, a city in Marin County, California. The residence is nestled in a redwood grove, on a gently upsloping property that is bordered by a creek. The site features a distinctive old wooden bridge that crosses over the creek, while walls […]

Historic cloth merchant’s villa in Gloucestershire gets makeover

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We are real estate stalking again and this time we are bringing you a cool mid-19th century home renewed by London-based theater designer, Niki Turner. This spectacular 3,499 square foot, five-bedroom dwelling is located near the heart of of the popular Gloucestershire town of Stroud. The home was originally a spacious cloth merchant’s villa, now the structure has been […]

Charming historic beach cottage gets modern update in California

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This historic beach cottage mixes contemporary and traditional styles to create an eclectic aesthetic by Evens Architects, located in an historic district of Santa Monica, California. This charming house was built in 1903 as a weekend retreat, typical of the original houses in this seaside neighborhood. A craftsman style house, it was once only accessible by driving […]

Boston brownstone with an historical past gets an inviting update

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Built in the 1800’s, this brownstone in Boston, Massachusetts has played host as both a commercial and residential property, recently transformed into a sophisticated urban flat by Siemasko + Verbridge. The project involved renovating living spaces, the kitchen, four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms and a private rooftop deck. The layout was re-configured into a cohesive floor […]

Masculine style pad with a rooftop perch in Copenhagen

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This fabulous apartment featuring exposed brick and recycled wood is the home of Michael Lauritzen, a consultant and partner in The Good Wood, located in Nyhavn a waterfront district in Copenhagen, Denmark. Michael’s company, The Good Wood makes unique wood furnishings from recycled wood from historical buildings. His masculine style apartment encompasses 1,291 square feet (120 square […]

Historical renovation in Nashville receives a touch of whimsy

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An historical foursquare home has been completely renovated, the personal digs of principal interior designer of JL Design, Jessica Davis, located in the Belmont area of Nashville, Tennessee. The designer resides in this whimsical home with her two young sons. Built in 1920, the residence is comprised of 3,520 square feet with six bedrooms and […]