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Stunning renovation of an American Foursquare house in New York

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NewYork-based architecture firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects renovated this American Foursquare house built in 1906. The property is set in Park Hill, a neighborhood in southwestern Yonkers, New York. The residence was most likely built from plans in a house pattern book of the period. Set high above the street, this home features stone retaining walls […]

An historic caretaker’s cottage in Georgia rescued from demolition

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Historical Concepts was responsible for the restoration of this primitive caretaker’s cottage located on the Ford Plantation in Richmond Hill, Georgia. Built in the 1930s this was the winter retreat of the auto pioneer and magnate, Henry Ford. Nestled just outside of Savannah, this was the former caretaker’s cottage, which had been abandoned for decades! […]

Gorgeous 1920s English Cotswold home gets exquisite update in Chicago

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This classic 1927 English Cotswold home was completely redesigned by Michael Abraham Architecture, located in Hinsdale, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois. Ideally sited on a corner lot, this gorgeous home was originally built by famed architect R. Harold Zook. The entire residence was taken down to the studs and updated to today’s modern standards. The property […]

Historic oceanfront home in New England gets a fresh look: Sea Glass

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This historic oceanfront home was renovated by architectural studio Siemasko + Verbridge, located in Boston, Massachusetts. The project known as “Sea Glass” began with the homeowners desire to create a more contemporary and zen-like ambiance to this turn-of-the-century stone and stucco home. A full-scale interior renovation was the driving force behind this sophisticated design, presenting the interiors […]

Renovation of an old stone refuge overlooking the Ocejón Peak, Spain

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Overlooking the western slope of the Ocejón Peak, in the Sierra de Guadalajara, Spain is this stone refuge designed by architecture studio Ciria Alvarez. In this region we find towns known for their Black Architecture. This name refers to the color of the small farmhouse construction, with irregular black slate flakes and very few technical means. One […]

Mediterranean style Santa Barbara home gets beautifully restored

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A Mediterranean style home has been historically restored by Harrison Design in collaboration with builders Giffin & Crane, located in downtown Santa Barbara, California. This project entails a comprehensive preservation of a 120-year-old luxury vacation home, without the help of any original blueprints! The project team began with the replacement of the home’s original boulder foundation. It was […]

1895 Victorian reimagined into light-filled modern home in California

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This stunning 1890s Victorian renovation project was historically preserved by Ken Linsteadt Architects, located in Larkspur, a city in Marin County, California. The architects wished to respect and preserve the history of this old traditional style home, which called for a series of skillful moves both inside and out. Due to its historic designation in Larkspur, the front facade of the […]

Farmhouse-inspired residence with a fabulous greenhouse in Pennsylvania

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Design build studio JLF Architects was responsible for this gorgeous farmhouse-inspired residence, nestled in the hillside of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. This scope of this project entailed the revival of an historical property that resulted in an inviting exterior that is equally amazing on the interior. This home began as an early 19th century Dutch farmstead, offering […]