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Church conversion to breathtaking family home in Chicago

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This beautiful church conversion project of 5,500 square feet was carried out by interior architecture firm Linc Thelen Design, located in Chicago, Illinois. The home is very grand in scale, designed for a family of five, hosting seven bedrooms and six full bathrooms with plenty of space for family interaction. The open plan living, kitchen and dining area features […]

Historically preserved 17th century villa in the Italian countryside

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This 17th century country residence was renovated and historically preserved for a family with a passion for art and design by Visionnaire, located in Bologna, Italy. Rolling hills covered with cypress trees surrounds the ancient villa, an imposing structure that features classical lines. The three-story home had been abandoned and neglected for years and was in […]

Stylishly designed 400 year old cave-like house in Ibiza

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Whitewashed stone walls and wood beams are characteristic of this 400 year old cave-like home in Ibiza, one of the Balearic islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Two New Yorkers call this place home, where they happily live off the beaten path, surrounded by almond trees, cactus and olive trees. The interior was barely touched since the building […]

Abandoned 250-year-old stone farmhouse revival in France

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A derelict 250-year-old stone farmhouse has been transformed by a couple who gets enjoyment out of fixing up abandoned spaces, located in the Gers region of southwest France. No one had lived in this home, which includes a few outbuildings on the property, for 50 years prior to the homeowners purchasing it in 1998 for $125,000. Now, 16 […]

Exquisite Spanish Colonial Revival house restoration in Texas

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Windsor Residence is the restoration and addition of a Spanish Colonial Revival house by Clayton & Little Architects, perched on a steep site in West Austin, Texas. From its privileged location, the home offers amazing city views from every level. In keeping with the historical references of the old home, the architects honored the structure’s past and gave […]

Williamsburg townhouse transformed to comfortable modern living

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This Williamsburg townhouse is an extension and renovation project by architecture firm Agencie Group, located near the Domino Sugar refinery in Brooklyn, New York. The interior of the 1860’s masonry townhouse was extensively gutted and refurbished after suffering severe fire damage. Together with the client, the architects worked to actively recreate some of the historic features […]

Historic converted church in London with mega-stylish interiors

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This beautiful four bedroom converted church showcases unique preserved features, situated in the heart of Kenmont Gardens, North Kensington, London, England. The 6,167 square foot residence is distinguished by jaw-dropping open plan interiors with soaring ceilings that encompasses a kitchen, dining area and living spaces. Arched windows flood the home with light, imposing white walls helps to […]

Contemporary makeover of an Australian home: Bell Street Tree House

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Bell Street Tree House is an historical home renovation recently completed by architecture studio Robert Nichol & Sons located in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia. This is an 1850’s home that includes a 1970’s addition. The rambling house is very complex, providing a unique narrative on which to build. Recently completed in 2014, the addition itself is quite unique. […]