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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 […]

Magnificent 18th century estate reborn in Palo Alto: Gray Gables

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This once magnificent estate entitled “Gray Gables” has been given a major overhaul by Ken Linsteadt Architects, located in Palo Alto, California. The home had fallen into complete disrepair for quite some time, but when the new homeowners purchased the property, it had great potential. The original front facade featured a beautiful Victorian wrap-around porch, […]

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 […]

Fabulous multi-level Victorian townhouse renovation in London

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This classic Victorian townhouse was renovated for a family of four by interiors studio Leivars, located in Wimbledon, a district of southwest London, England. The goal of the project was the retrofit the home to meet the needs of a modern family, all the while preserving its Victorian facade. The renovation went beyond just preservation. During the work, […]

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 […]

Brooklyn brownstone renovation features a beautiful restoration

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A four-story brownstone was converted from a three family into a contemporary single family residence by Lang Architecture, located in Brooklyn, New York. The original details were carefully retained and restored, while the back wall refinished to integrate floor to ceiling and wall to wall steel windows.  The first level offers an office and den area with views out […]