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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 […]

17th century Andalusian country house in Carmona, Spain

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The reform of this country house, a Moorish building of the 17th century, was carried out by designer Javier González Sánchez-Dalp, located in the town of Carmona, in the province of Seville, Spain. The designer was given a carte-blanche to let loose on his creativity, creating a very personal space infused with natural light. When […]

Eco-friendly retreat in Sydney offers tranquil riverside living

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This stunning sandstone mansion was built in 1877, exquisitely re-designed in 2007 by Alwill Design in collaboration with Lesiuk Architects, located in the affluent suburb of Hunters Hill, Sydney, Australia. Once the home of Cate Blanchett, this riverside estate is nestled on a 3,642 square meters of beautiful property that encompasses a pool pavilion, championship tennis court, […]

Absolutely breathtaking historical estate in rural Pennsylvania

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This stunning  redevelopment of a private estate is situated on 640 acres of agricultural land in rural Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, offering a modern interpretation of historic stone structures to reconfigure and connect interior and exterior spaces. The 60,000 square foot structure took three years to complete and includes buildings dating back to the early 1800s. Encompassing 14 […]

San Francisco home melds modern design with traditional elements

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A 1920’s dwelling was renovated with historic character and modern warmth by William Duff Architects, located in Pacific Heights, a neighborhood in San Francisco, California. The new home features a restored shingled facade on the front of the home and focuses on natural, modern elements to the interiors. The interior layout was completely transformed and takes full advantage […]

School house converted into loft style dwelling in Seattle

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An historical school house has been converted into a stunning loft style dwelling by Mark Ashby Design, located in the historic Queen Anne district of Seattle, Washington. This grand residence is set in a privileged location just blocks from the water. The project entailed a full scale remodel of the property, preserving structural details and infusing the spaces with […]